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June 13, 2017 at 11:37 pm in reply to: Allopurinol dosage and gout pain relief #4164Ruben KParticipant
Hey guys. I received my blood results and my SUA has decreased to 6.0. I’m still on 200mg per day of Allopurinol. My kidney and liver results are fine aswell. My target is under 4 since I’ve had chronic episodes. Would you guys increase your dosage to 300mg to reach that? I have not spoke to my doctor yet as these results were posted on my patient portal. Thanks.May 17, 2017 at 5:22 am in reply to: Allopurinol dosage and gout pain relief #3749Ruben KParticipant
I typed a lengthy response and then lost it ugh.
I’d like to thank you guys for the replies. I appreciate it.
Keith, Colchicine and Naproxen have worked, but it’s been awhile since they’ve helped.
I had my first gout attack when I was in college and back then I was not thinking about daily medication. I agree that lowering SUA is extremely important because of the effects on the cardiovascular system. This is why i’m sticking to the drug therapy this time around. In the past I stopped because the flares were too brutal and nothing helped the pain. That’s why I went the natural route through diet and supplementation which worked for a good amount of time. I also have a genetic mutation (MTHFR) which plays role a in uric acid excretion.
My only concern is my dosage (100mgs twice a day) because of my really high levels of SUA I have a feeling this might not be enough. I know my target should be 5 & under, but how long does it take to get there if this is the correct dose? I will be getting blood work done in 2 to 3 weeks to see where I’m at.