Keith’s GoutPal Story 2020 Forums Please Help My Gout! Uric Acid Daily Uric Acid Levels

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    Daily UA Levels

    Almost daily values of my UA levels, notice the highly variations (measured with a Kernel UA meter).

    1.    Checked twice the value of the Kernel meter with lab values and the results differed less than 4%.

    2.    The high spike at the right of the graph corresponds to the next day of a knee arthroscopy; needed to remove uric acid deposits.

    3.    Since the arthroscopy my surgeon put me on Alopurinol. After 4 days my UA levels are bellow 6.



    Yes, that is AMAZING…thank you for posting that very illustrative graph.

    Lesson to be learned is that getting an annual serum urate level at the doctor and showing “normal” is no guarantee that tomorrow or after tonight's dinner or over the coming weekend, one's uric acid is not going to be high enough to easily precipitate. The swings in uric acid are quite dramatic. That's why I often say that while 6.0 is usually deemed safe, a 4.5 is FAR safer and less likely to give you an 9.0 after tomorrow's delicious shrimp scampi.

    (I hope your doctor has you on 300 mg. allopurinol, esobogal.)

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