Week 1 of Allo

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    Johnson
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    Well, this past week I’ve had the flu…so its very hard to tell the effect of the allo in terms of how I feel or side effects. Possibly it has a slightly draining effect but I’m not sure. I need to make sure I’m getting plenty of water regardless.

    The blood test result was interesting. 3.7… but the strip area didnt get 100% covered. Still, I think i’ve put even less blood on it before and got a 4.4 or something, so it seems its going down. I’m content to wait for further weeks’ data to see the real effect.

    No difference in tophi and I have to remind myself those things don’t correct overnight.

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    Keith Taylor
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    I’ve also had the flu. So, you have my sympathies. Thankfully getting better now.

    It’s very wise to keep hydrated. Allopurinol can cause problems if you have insufficient urine to clear it’s by-products. Problems are rare, but it’s good to be aware of them.

    Tophi shrinking is definitely a long term outcome. But, you’re going in the right direction 🙂

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