Thankyou for your response.
I have had gout treated with colchisine in the past, but I think youre right – there could be other conditions at work here. As for the allopurinol dose, it was raised very quickly from 100mgs to 200mgs to 300mgs in about a fortnight. I found the 300mgs to be too much (started getting tired and had a rash on my hands) so I went back down to 200mgs. I will be having uric acid tests every three months – the second one is coming up actually, so I’ll see how that goes. As for other stuff Im taking, I take fluoxetine, but apparently there isnt much interaction between the two of them. The tiredness could be from the depression, of course, as could the digestive disturbance.
I havent been tested for anything else, but I will be speaking to them when I go back to discuss the uric acid test. Thanks again. 🙂