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wikkydoo .
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In a similar place here, although really only 10 years of infrequent attacks and even more infrequent intense attacks. My UA is almost identical to yours. With age the attacks seem to become more frequent.

Most likely I will get on allopurinol the next time I see my doctor. I have high blood pressure and have been on Losartan Potassium for at least a decade. That actually REDUCES UA studies have shown, but it is now on the list of BP medications that the FDA is recalling. So once I make a BP switch, my UA will likely go up, hence the decision to get on allopurinol seems like an easier one for me to make.