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nobody
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Like I said, you should re-evaluate the dose “every few weeks” until you found a dose that works. Sorry if that’s vague but it depends. If your doctor doesn’t have a reason to do it differently and since you seem healthy, maybe make the interval a month? I wouldn’t wait so long for the very first blood test and dose upgrade after starting allopurinol however.

Getting frequent and less severe attacks (you still get the bad ones, just not as frequently as the minor ones) seems to be a common evolution of gout separate from the “gout hell” phenomenon which can be worse than what you described. Your test results don’t rule out either explanation (with so few tests, it’s hard to tell) but if I had to guess, I’d say this wasn’t “gout hell”.