I have been regularly taking medrol for my pain. But habitual use of corticosteroids seem to dampen temporarily the pain. But what I notice is the progressive increase needed in my dosage when taking corticosteroids.
Since then, I have taken up charcoal drugs which seem to alleviate my arthritic woes. I recommend you use it to prevent further attacks.
Corticosteroids should never be taken for more than a few days. They are available in various medicines, as a boost to the body's own naturally produced corticosteroids. Unfortunately, taking them as medicines reduces the ability to produce them naturally.
The only research I can find relating to charcoal is a study showing that it reduces uric acid when included in the filtration process of dialysis machines, used when people have acute kidney failure. I can find no evidence to suggest that charcoal can help ordnary gout sufferers.
I woul be pleased to learn of any research that you may know about concerning charcoal and gout.
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