In an earlier discussion about prednisone for gout, we had a lot of contributions, but no conclusions. I summarize the main points of the discussion below, but first let me introduce prednisone as one of many gout remedies for pain relief.
Prednisone for Gout 2018
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It is not gout specific, it is one of the steroid drugs that reduce inflammation, thus relieving pain. It belongs in my Gout Pain Relief pages, which I am currently reviewing. The steroid family of drugs causes much debate, with some people opting for them immediately, as their first choice pain relief, whilst others view them as a last resort. I would like to update my comprehensive guide to gout pain relief, but I'm still not sure how to include prednisone and similar steroids. I may need to include it as an open option, to...