normally given prednisone for gout flareup. ALWAYS given script of big dose and then tapered off, for a few days. All of a sudden doc gave me script for 4 pills for 4 days. No tapering off. Voiced my concern but was told I did not know what I am talking about. Is this a normal treatment for Gout? Is it ok to take 4 pills for 4 days with no taper off?