Robert: I might add here that weight loss can also raise your uric acid levels and cause flares. Allopurinol is often given prophylactically when patients are in an accelerated weight loss program. So you are in a catch-22 place….She says you must lose weight before you go on medication, but the simple act of losing weight will make you more likely to flare, and then you can’t exercise…and round and round we go.
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