User Reviews for Prednisone to treat Gouty Arthritis
Also known as: Rayos
Prednisone has an average rating of 9.1 out of 10 from a total of 79 ratings for the treatment of Gouty Arthritis. 91% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 6% reported a negative effect.
“Been having gout for the last 3 weeks in my knee/ankle with colchicine and indo just holding it at bay, finally had enough went to the doctor and got a 3 day regiment of prednisone 50mg the first day and almost all pain gone and could walk the next morning unaided, nearly forgot what it felt like, do yourself a favour and give it a try next time you have a acute attack.”
“A dose of 25-30 mg of Prednisolone knocks out my excruciating gout pain in hours. I’m aware of the long-term risks of using steroids but I never have to take the prednisolone for longer than three or four days for gout relief. I don’t get an upset stomach either on preds which I do with NSAIDs . I always try and take them first thing in the morning as they have interrupted my sleep when I’ve taken them at bedtime.”
“Prednisone has been a miracle for me. I have stage 4 Polycystic Kidney Disease, and my uric acid levels are really high. I suffer from chronic, crippling gout in my feet, ankles, and knees. It never goes away. I've started Uloric but the gout hasn't subsided. It was to the point that my job was in jeopardy. The only thing I could take for the pain was Tylenol. My Nephrologist prescribed Prednisone, and after 1 day all gout pain had subsided. Blessed relief! After a week, the edema in my feet had disappeared. My side effects include acne, increased appetite, constipation and some insomnia, but I'll take all of it if it means no more gout pain.”
“I started writing a novel based off my experiences with gout and the different medications I took for them,and ran out of room. So here is the short version. I hate Indomethacin and colchicine with a passion. So much so, this last attack had me crawling on my hands and knees, and I refused to take the stuff. I lasted a month and Today I went in. By chance my Doctor was out ill. The new Doctor looked at it and prescribed prednisone and started me on allopurinol. I have heard of prednisone before and was eager to try it. I'm sticking with the new doctor. This drug is amazing. I dont believe in miracle drugs, but this is damn close. After 8 hours of taking my first dose, 80-90 percent of the pain is gone. Screw Indomethacin!!!!!!!!!!”
“Prednisone has been a miracle, having severe gout for years has been a life changing experience. Gout has turned my life upside down and I've taken everything. Prednisone has given me back my normal life. With prednisone its actually given me an extra boost during work and while I coach my little league sports. Minor side effects like increase of appetite, puffy face and once in a blue moon I'll get a little short of breath (when I've taken over the prescribed dose) hasn't interfered with my daily routine enough to stop taking prednisone. I stop doing that and only take the recommended dose. I've only taken prednisone only when I need it, I've gone without it from 2 weeks to a month. Prednisone has worked miracles for me.”
“I work at farmers markets 6 days a week and have for many years been a sufferer of rheumatoid arthritis. More recently I have had major attacks of gouty arthritis. The pain from these attacks can be excruciating. I tried all the painkillers under the sun. Being on Coumadin as a blood thinner I have to be careful what medicines I take. I had a major attack this week and tried the usual NSAIDs off the shelf with no relief. I rang my doctor and he prescribed Prednisone (he has consulted me in the practice in the last week). The results have been amazing. I took my first days dose (4 tablets) and the pain subsided within less than two hours to the level that I could actually walk! My joints are now less swollen and painful and I am so thankful for Prednisone.”
“Thank you for the guys who mentioned prednisone below. My foot looked like a football and the pain was excruciating. Tried to manage it with Tylenol, ibuprofen, colchicine, cherry juice, etc. Suffered for 3 days then realized I had prednisone from 5 years ago. One 20mg pill and a few hours later, 90% of pain from gout was gone. That was a life changer.”
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“Wonderful medicine for gout pain. I have been fighting gout for 7 years and I'm fairly young. My attacks have moved from the left big toe to the right big toe to the little toes now its taken my whole left side of my left foot. Colchicine and Vicodin didn't give me relief. Went back to the doctor got a steroid shot and some prednisone was walking within hours all the swelling that caused me excruciating was cleared. It's better than Indocin too me, trust me on this give it a try.”
“I've been dealing with gout attacks for years. Throughout for some reason during the winter months, my feet really start to flare up? I've tried everything, from changing my whole diet to drinking cherry juice like its my day job. Nothing seemed to help. I went to the doctors, they prescribed me prednisone. After two hours of taking it, my ankle subsided. I went to bed, woke up feeling like a million bucks.”
“I've had chronic gout for about 10 years now. I've been to the doctor multiple times and the ER when it gets really bad. Tried many home remedies including black tart cherry juice with no relief. Trust me when I say this! Prednisone is the ONLY thing that has ever helped. I tell the doctor to not even prescribe me pain killers anymore cause it doesn't help. Prednisone is a miracle for my gout flare ups. VERY FAST RESULTS!!!!!”
“I am in the middle of my first gout attack. It started during the night, waking me with an unexplainable pain. My work nurse practitioner gave me an anti-inflammatory and checked my blood. My uric acid levels were very high. After three weeks I returned to her because the pain would not subside. This vivit she gave me a 5 day 20mg/day dose of prednisone and allopurinol to lower my uric acid. My toe started feeling better within 2 hours and drastically improved during the 5 day dose. I believe she told me the uric acid crystals form in your joints and your bodies immune system starts the fight which leads to swelling and soreness. The prednisone turns the immune system down, therefore reducing the pain and swelling. It worked for me.”
“I've been getting chronic gout for about 9 years. Was given Prednisone for the first time last week (50mg once a day) it seems to work fast but I found that the pain starts coming back between doses. Still find it to be working better than the usual indomethacin and colchicine. The only side effect I've noticed is trouble sleeping.”
“I had my gout almost a month now but it on and off. For my 1st attacked my Dr. Prescribed me ibupropen 80mg 3x a day and it worked. My second attacked the ibupropen and it didn't help anymore. So I went to my Dr. and he gave me a new medication predinisone 20 mg. Once a day and it works. It took 5 days to heal completely. Then my 3rd attack was just a week apart & I felt pain in my big toe I knew this is going to be in my 3rd attacked in just a month but I managed it with predinisone. Then the next day no more pain in my big toe. It is such a relief. Prednisone is better than colchicine and ibupropen.”
“Prednisone is the wonder drug when it comes to gout. I am on allopurinol and I was on colchicine. I'm not convinced the allopurinol works at all because I still get a flare up every six weeks or so. And the colchicine was useless. My doctor keeps telling me that prednisone is not good for you - but until you've experienced gout in your toe, or ankle, or bottom of your foot (mine moves around) you really can't understand the level of pain - and what you'll do to get rid of it. As others have said here, Prednisone works very quickly - sometimes the same day. One thing to watch out for is if you're diabetic, it will mess with your sugar numbers. One day I did my sugar reading and it was 550!! So I guess it's tough on your body, but so is gout.”
“Prednisone is excellent for killing gout inflammation and pain. I have tried colchicine and had no relief, but prednisone works within hours. One or two doses is usually enough if taken at first sign of pain. The only side effect is it sends sugar readings high for a day or perhaps two if you need to continue taking it. After a few days it brings the sugar readings down quite low. For me its great - use it.”
“I’m a 32 year old male and I’ve experienced a few cases of gout over the last couple years. This latest one was much more intense than the others. I was prescribed Indomethacin which has worked in the past. Almost a week later and zero ability to walk or even sit without pain, I went back to urgent care and was prescribed Prednisone. 4 hours after taking the first 60 mg and zero pain and swelling. I can walk gingerly and even took the dog on a short walk. I had almost forgot how it felt to walk without pain. I’m hoping the remaining regiment will kick this to the curb.”
“Prednisone takes away the extreme pain of my gout in my big toes and wrist . Is the only drug that works . I've been taking Uloric gout medication daily for 8 years , but I still get the occasional flare up . That's when I take prednisone for 3 days .... The pain is 80% gone after the first of 3 daily doses . Good luck”
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“Okay, I had a very brutal gout attack that started Friday in the knee, I didn't know that it was gout because it was so painful and not in the toe as usual. The Dr. at the emergency told me I had a bursitis and told me to go back home and take tylenols. Alright...after two days in bed and totally not helping at all, when I tried to get up I would scream from pain and couldn't move without extreme pain. So I went back at the emergency, I knew something was wrong there we go, this doctor reacted accordingly and investigated and found uric acid in my knee. Was at the emergency at 15:30 p.m. this afternoon they gave me the prednsione- amazing - I went out of the hospital on my feet at 20:00 p.m. still hurting but nothing compared to the last days. Its 1100 p.m. I am cleaning my house before getting ready to sleep. Never seen works wonder like that. Long story short...you have gout attack get this.”
“Thank you Prednisone you are my best friend. Within 3 hours the I could walk with a limp and little pain. By morning I could wear a shoe on my foot. The swelling was almost completely gone. Gouty Ankle and mid foot.”
“I've never written a review on anything really, but I thought it was important in this case. I've been dealing with Gout for probably 15 years. I was essentially given 2 choices, go on Allopurinol and hopefully prevent myself from getting flare-ups. However, I'd have to take a pill every day, and this medication has upset my stomach in the past. Option 2 is to treat a flare-up when it happens with medication, and I went this route, colcichine being the medication to treat this. The problem is it never seems to work, and I recently had an awful bout of Gout. I was given prednisone, and it really worked miracles. I was probably about 70% better after 1 full day, and now almost 100% after 3 days. I'm beyond happy about this medication!”
“Rare attacks, but when they hit, they're bad. Atypical, knee, ankle, 5th metatarsal (long foot bone behind the little toe), but always only one joint at a time, and never the big toe. Severe pain, can't bear any weight on that side. This last time around, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen had no effect whatsoever; hydrocodone took the leading edge off but that's all. After first dose of Prednisone, 80% pain reduction in 12 hours, remaining pain disappeared completely over the following 2-3 days.”
“I was dealing with a huge flare up for two weeks. It didn't seemed to go away until they gave me prednisone. It worked like a miracle. After not been able to walk on my own for almost two weeks, I was up and running the next day after taking this medicine.”
“I've tried most NSAIDS and non of them work for me when the gout attack is severe. My doc prescribe Prednisone after taking an initial 6 x 5mG I can feel the inflammation draining away. It's absolute bliss”
“The prednisone is the drug that works. I went to get a shot of steroids, but my doctor was in the hospital. (Ha) I had been taking indocin , Colcrys, and Vicodin. The indocin seems to work on very mild attacks, if I take it right away. However, this latest attack turned into an acute one. I had a dorsal pack of methprednasone in my medicine chest, that I was saving. This was a good test proving that , for me, the steroid , prednisone, was the operative drug. In the dorsal pack, you start off with two 4 mil. Pills. Within 2 hours signification pain loss. By the end of the day, the word miracle was appropriate. This is the start of my 3rd day and it looks like it's almost completely gone!! Thank you God for this medication.”
“Have been getting gout on and off for over ten yrs. In the beginning 1-2 times a year now much more frequent. I would take indomethacin, and although it would make me dizzy it seemed to help acute attacks. I didn't feel ready to take a daily pill, like allopurinal or Colchicine. I finally caved in after last attack in my ankle, that lasted a month, and my Doc started me on allopurinol. It seemed to make things worse! Then a friend suggested prednisone. In 24 hrs my ankle is almost 100% better! (4 doses of 20 mgs- 80 mgs total) awesome results!”
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