My labs for the past six weeks or so have continued to be level and although I am nervous about the PCR next Friday, so far it isn't bothering me as much as I though it would.
Have my latest labs and my uric acid has increased over 2 points in the last 14 days.
GFR less than 60
Uric acid 7.5 (last lab it was 4.1)
The scale the lab uses that is associated with the uric acid is from 2.6 - 6.0
Because it was Good Friday, oncologist and hematologist were closed, but regular PC called stating I needed to call one or both on Monday about the uric acid level. I have Allopurinol here, but don't want to take it until I know I need.
I researched a bit before posting this, and I did read dehydration could be a cause for uric acid to rise but this did not show up on my labs yesterday and my kidney numbers all are within a good range. The only sign I have is extremely dry lips, yesterday morn when I woke up they were peeling, (yuk) using the heck out of the moisturizer since then.
I feel great, I have been doing more than I have for months this week, but I did work outside at some manual labor tasks, it is still cool, so I admit to not stopping for water breaks like I would if it were hot out.
Any thoughts anyone? I did look up Ritalin and could not find any significant side effects of dryness associated with the drug, unless it and the Sprycel are working together, but still, if I am dehydrated enough to raise uric acid, wouldn't that show up on the labs.
Just wondering, any thoughts, I would appreciate.