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Keith Taylor

I don’t think you need a rheumatologist for gout, unless there are treatment complications. The key thing is to make sure you keep returning to your GP for allopurinol dose assessment until your uric acid is safe. Never settle for anything over 300 μmol/L. But, accept that it will take several months to get rid of old uric acid crystals.

So, as Patrick advised, you must be prescribed gout pain control. It’s up to you whether that is preventative or as required. You mentioned earlier, you took naproxen. Did that work out OK for you?