I was diagnosed with gout in left foot. It has been bothering me for a couple of weeks. Last month, I had issue with my elbow and took Prednisone. Recently, doctor said I cannot take Prednisone again so soon and was essentially screwed. Are there any other treatment options or drugs? How long should one have to wait until it is safe to take Prednisone again?
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I was diagnosed with gout in left foot. I had it about 3 years ago. I also have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both feet. Typically, that itself shows in my big toes but also has popped up in other foot joints. The urgent care doctor said that if you restart prednisone so soon, it does something to your brain. Two weeks later, I have started to get pain in big toe. It started on top of foot and has moved around. The last couple of days my ankle joint has been painful and swollen. I do not have any allergies. I do not smoke and I drink about three times a week.
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Thanks for providing with a more complete picture and attaching the images of your foot (attachment removed to protect patient identity) Gout can well be treated with the following:
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