Starting allopurinol is a worrying move for most gout sufferers.
First, there's the psychological trauma of committing to a daily pill for the rest of your life.
Second, there's the worry of the risk of horrendous side affects that affect some allopurinol users.
Third, there's more worry about gout attacks during the first few months of allopurinol usage.
These are the 3 main concerns that gout sufferers ask about in the gout forums. There are many other concerns about starting allopurinol, such as getting the right dose, or if allopurinol should be started during a gout flare. My main concern is that gout patients do not seem to get the right answers from their doctors.
Whatever concerns you might have about starting allopurinol, you can be certain you will get good advice in the gout forum. Your best place to start is by reading my allopurinol guidelines. My guidelines give you all the facts you need about allopurinol. If you are specifically looking for information...