Very grateful for your reply.
I suppose the confusing thing for me was whether to take Allupurinol at all because my migratory joint pains were not typical of gout and my uric acid levels were moderate – apart from that stabbing pain in the right toe. Specialists put it down to arthritis wear-and-tear which to me is crazy as the pain would move round my body – even in my jaw one morning – and I’m not a great talker…
Having started on allupurinol, that recent ‘proper’ gout attack seems to be telling me something.
I forgot to mention that I had very low Vit D and moved to a warmer country a year ago to get away from those British grey skies – this is why I have little medical back-up here. In fact, I have not had kidney or liver function checked since starting Allupurinol (although no rash or obvious problems with it) because every blood test is expensive here and I have not found work yet.
So, yes, it is hotter here and I don’t drink enough water and must work harder on that.
All the best
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