I have never written a review on anything really, but I thought it was important in this case. I have been dealing with arthritis for probably 15 years. I was essentially given 2 choices, go in Allopurinol and hope they prevent me from getting sprouts. However, I would have to take 20 mg pill every day, and this medication has upset my stomach in the past. Option 2 is to treat an outbreak when it occurs with the medication, and I went this route, Colcichine which is the medication to treat this. The problem is that it never seems to work, and I recently had a terrible gout attack. I got Prednisone, and it really worked miracles. I was probably 70% better after 1 full day, and now almost 100% after 3 days. I am more than satisfied with this medication!
Steroids killed nine-year-old Lexie McConnell after only five and a half weeks. In August 1993, Lexie was diagnosed as having toxoplasmosis. The consultant put her on 80 mg per day of prednisolone. Immediately, she suffered severe side effects, huge weight gain , terrible pains, holes in her tongue and black stools. After nearly a month, at her parents' pleading, the doctors quickly lowered the dosage to 60 mg, 40 mg, 20 mg. In excruciating pain, Lexie was taken to a hospital, where it was discovered she'd contracted chickenpox. Four days later, she died. A few years later, another eye specialist declared that a simple course of antibiotics could have cleared up her infection. The above excerpt is from Ursula Kelly's site
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