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And he's taking me off the statin!!!! My lipids had improved even more this time, but when I first asked, he fussed a little like he didn't want me to stop them. But he looked at my chart & saw I take only 20mg anyhow, and decided I prob'ly CAN get along without!


The trade-off is that I have to start allopurinol after all. He took pains to explain that we aren't just heading off another gout attack, but are preserving kidney function all the way around. He hadn't ordered a uric acid test this time, so dunno if it's still hanging at 8mg/dl or not. And my GFR is still a little low, so I'll acquiesce on this one.

And of course, any old codger who walks through the door this time of year is gonna get a flu shot, like it or not! heheh. So we both got our flu shots. All in all, it was worth the trip! :D
 

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That is excellent news. Congratulations!
 

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And he's taking me off the statin!!!! My lipids had improved even more this time, but when I first asked, he fussed a little like he didn't want me to stop them. But he looked at my chart & saw I take only 20mg anyhow, and decided I prob'ly CAN get along without!


The trade-off is that I have to start allopurinol after all. He took pains to explain that we aren't just heading off another gout attack, but are preserving kidney function all the way around. He hadn't ordered a uric acid test this time, so dunno if it's still hanging at 8mg/dl or not. And my GFR is still a little low, so I'll acquiesce on this one.

And of course, any old codger who walks through the door this time of year is gonna get a flu shot, like it or not! heheh. So we both got our flu shots. All in all, it was worth the trip! :D
Shanny,
There is enough evidence that Statins do protect the heart. There is therefore no need to stop the 20 mg you are on [I assume it is Rosuvastatin which is the best]. I am glad you are starting on Allopurinol. It is much better than going on to Colchicine for an acute attack which will affect your renal function. Great news all around, but do not stop the statins. :)
 

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Yayyyyy, Shanny!
 

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This is awesomeness and the best thing that ive read all day!

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I saw my Endocrinologist today.

Neither he nor I were happy with my "progress" (lack of it, that is.)

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And he's taking me off the statin!!!! My lipids had improved even more this time, but when I first asked, he fussed a little like he didn't want me to stop them. But he looked at my chart & saw I take only 20mg anyhow, and decided I prob'ly CAN get along without!


The trade-off is that I have to start allopurinol after all. He took pains to explain that we aren't just heading off another gout attack, but are preserving kidney function all the way around. He hadn't ordered a uric acid test this time, so dunno if it's still hanging at 8mg/dl or not. And my GFR is still a little low, so I'll acquiesce on this one.

And of course, any old codger who walks through the door this time of year is gonna get a flu shot, like it or not! heheh. So we both got our flu shots. All in all, it was worth the trip! :D
That is great news Shanny! I am so happy for you!
 
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