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Hi Nobody

I am back.

One of the side effects I have now experienced is extreme wheezing and coughing the last few days, I had to take my Asthma pump (Ventolin) about 6 times yesterday.
Going back to my gout diary I started wheezing 1 week after taking allopurinol , and so now I have been wheezing for 16 days now so not good.

Went to the Dr and she referred me to a rheumatologist,

The thing is the appointment is only next week and I desperately want to stop the allopurinol as it can’t be healthy to wheeze like this.

I dont have a cold or anything.

I read one of the rare side effects is wheezing and you should see your GP straight away if this occurs

So I asked what the alternatives are febuxostat(Uloric) , but my Dr seems to think that I will still get the wheezing, so she said I need to see the specialist to make that decision.

I really want to stop the allopurinol even though I know I have only been taking it for 1 month and the crystals cannot be dissolved yet.

So the choice is walk or breathe !!!what a decision to make

I had another uric acid blood test and kidney and liver function test as you suggested., so lets see what the results are.

My last measurement for UA was 0.51 and she said the normal is 0.42

Any ideas would really help 🙂

Thanks