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Keith Taylor
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My belief is that when you start uric acid lowering, you should have a good pain treatment plan in place first. Then, there is no need to wait for the flare to subside before you start. I believe this because of the work done by Taylor (no relation!) in 2012. Which, I reported in Start Allopurinol Quickly, But Carefully.

But, this only works when you have a supportive doctor. By that, I mean a doctor who understands gout pain. Which usually means a combination approach that the informed gout patient can vary according to their degree of pain.