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Keith Taylor
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Hi Andy,

“during that 2 months, the uric acid was keeping below 4, I assume that crystal has been removed in my body”

I think the problem is time. 2 months is not really long enough to get rid of old crystals. They grow very slowly, so if you noticed 2 years ago, they will have started long before that. Some dissolve quite quickly, but others are trapped behind dead white blood cells.

I always regard 6 months as the minimum time for getting rid of crystals. You did the right thing by increasing febuxostat, but I think you should have kept that going longer. Of course, there is always the chance that your recent pain is something other than gout, so if it persists, it’s better to get it checked.