Reply To: First posting in Personal Gout Diary

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Keith Taylor
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That’s great news, Steve.

I’ve no data about what happens during the first few months of allopurinol use. But, logic tells me that it might fall further. Because, you will have fewer old uric acid crystals to dissolve.

However, we’ve seen elsewhere that a single test is not the full picture. Because, there are natural variations in uric acid. But, the main objective is for old crystals to dissolve, and gout attacks to reduce to zero. And that is likely to take months rather than weeks. So, you should see gout symptoms reducing in intensity and frequency. Then, the magic day comes when you can’t remember when you last had an attack.

I’m looking forward to that happening for you 😀