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What I’ve experienced is seemingly random changes in uric acid test results. I’ve given up on understanding them. Maybe this puzzling change you experienced was caused by a virus and maybe there is another cause. Lots of things can affect uric acid.
My solution is simply to look at averages. Of course that won’t satiate your curiosity but chances are, it’s all you really need to get rid of gout.
A spike cause cause problems during your uric acid lowering therapy but after the therapy, spikes shouldn’t be a problem anymore.
And hello Keith! Long time no see.