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Hi Patrick / Keith

Thank you both for your encouraging posts.
I did my blood test today and I’ll have the results on Tuesday. We’ll know were we stand then. It’s more then likely they will increase the dose but we’ll find out soon.

I was just wondering and wanted to confirm, is it when crystals form and get stuck in joints or when crystals break away from joints does inflammation occur and the pain start? The reason I’m asking is because I was curious as to whenever it’s crystals breaking away from let’s say ankles and getting trapped in other joints (like my elbow) or if it’s just crystals breaking from the same plac and causing pain there?

How long or how many attacks did you have to endure until you got to your therapeutic stable doses?