Keith: first off let me thank you for a very well explained answer. Makes a lot of sense and you are awfully good at guessing… right on the money.
Let me then pick your brain a bit further: my Uric acid level has been below 4,5 since Feb 2016. A month after starting allopurinol 300 it went from 7,0 to 4,1. So I’ve been clearing crystals for a year now but according to your guesstimates, I could be clearing for 20 months since I have had gout for 20 years now. Therefore I could stay put for 8 more months -in theory- or increase the Allopurinol dose and get faster clearance. I am tempted to use colchicine as prophylactic and up the dose. What would be your dose of choice? 400? 500? Don’t worry, express your thoughts and I will run it by my doctor. This is the only med I take, my health is fine otherwise.
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