Reply To: First posting in Personal Gout Diary

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Steve Krause
Participant


I am at day 10 and taking 100mg per day. I will step up to 200mg in about the 4th week and get tested in the 6th week while taking that dosage. My doctor has said that is not the standard way to ramp up, testing at 6 weeks is, but that a slow ramp up might be helpful to prevent gout attacks that can happen while people are starting to increase dosages. That’s what my rheumatologist at Kaiser in California is telling me.

BTW, as part of this personal diary and as info for others, in the first 5 or 6 days I was feeling a lot of itching, mostly in legs, but I am feeling less itching since then.