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Keith Taylor
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I’d say 388 is a kiss away from danger. It’s certainly very much in a range of Gout Hell. I’ve upgraded my article to try and make it clearer. See http://www.goutpal.com/9942/ouch-why-does-gout-recovery-hurt/why-does-gout-recovery-hurt-history/ and find the [*] explanation.

So, I believe you cannot tell if your flares are from new crystals forming, or old ones dissolving. And the sooner you get the right dose of allopurinol the better. There’s far less chance of a flare below 300. And, the lower you get your uric acid, the quicker your gout is fully recovered.