Reply To: UV variations

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nobody
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Hi,
I don’t know if all doctors would say the same thing in your country but this “more than 4 attacks a year” thing isn’t a good way to decide if allopurinol would be helpful. Testing your uric acid on the other hand, now that would be the first step in making a decision about allopurinol.
About your home testing: you won’t get the full effect of the food you eat within 90 minutes. In my opinion, changes throughout the day shouldn’t be your guide and you should try to measure the effect of any changes over several days minimum. Exercise for instance might cause an immediate increase in the amount of uric acid in your blood but that doesn’t mean moderate exercise would increase the amount of uric acid in your system in the long run. But my opinion is irrevelant: whatever works for you in the long run is good.