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3/8/12 3:44 P

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I had it narrowed down to Allopurinol, and too much potassium. My doctor allowed me to reduce my potassium to its former level, and no it didn't cause much of an issue this morning. My allopurinol though I am going to take by itself this afternoon, and see if it causes a reaction. If it does, I will talk more to my doctor, and try to get off the meds eventually.

I did google, but it never said yes, it did.. most of it was people asking if it did, or saying maybe.

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3/7/12 6:48 P

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Russell, if yu Google "Allopurinol shortness of breath" there are a ton of hits, which (in their gross aggregate, to me) suggests but not prove some linkage. I'd ask the Doc - as shortness of breath can mean a host of scary things. Get them ruled out... hope this helps.

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3/7/12 6:39 P

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I started having shorteness of breath when I took my pills a week ago, so I started taking my pills one at a time to see if they caused it. I have problems with Allopurinol, and potassium pills. I recently doubled my potassium, and my doctor cut it back down to 1 pill, so hopefully this takes care of the problem with potassium.

However when I took the Allopurinol, I also had shortness of breath for about 45 minutes 3 days in a row.

None of the other pills cause a problem. I have been taking them for 10 years. The potassium was only doubled recently, and has been lowered as I said.

I am wondering if anyone has had an issue with shortness of breath from the Allopurinol, if they take it for gout. I take 300 mg, and have not had an issue. No problem from December-February. Now I wake up , go walk an hour at gym, come home, have breakfast, and take just the Allopurinol, and 10 minutes later, I am wheezing a bit. Not dangerously short of breath, just uncomfortable. If I skip the Allopurinol, I am fine.

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