Reply To: Gout Analogies

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Keith Taylor
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I just thought of another gout analogy. Because, they often pop into my head when I’m trying to understand why people develop crazy notions about gout. Such as when I’m thinking about the wonders of natural alternatives to allopurinol.

So, I was thinking of people avoiding allopurinol when they have gout pain. Although, this applies to all forms of XOI.

As I have often said, there’s no point in avoiding uric acid treatment just because you have a gout flare. But, the gouty myth persists. Therefore, today’s gout analogy is:

Avoiding allopurinol when a gout flare visits, is like hiding the birth control pills when your friend brings her baby round.

When you understand that. You understand gout.