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Keith Taylor

Thanks Patrick, for some very interesting information.

All I can add, is to ask for more facts. I’ve heard low blood pressure is harder to treat than high blood pressure. But, most important are the numbers. I say this, because I’ve heard people say “low blood pressure” when they actually mean “not high”.

Anyway, we’re not professional medics here. I think if gout is complicated by other conditions, it has to be managed by a professional. The dangers of giving someone un-prescribed allopurinol in normal gout are bad enough. I shudder to think what the dangers might be when the situation is compounded by hypotension and malnutrition.

Pamela, I urge you to get your partner to a doctor. It might be inconvenient and expensive. But, what’s a life worth?