Do I need to take prednisone with gout? Does it really help or worth the side effects?

For the past week and a half my toe was hurting, went to the doctor a few days ago and they said it’s gout, prescribed me indocim and prednisone for it but after reading the side effects I don’t wanna take prednisone. Should I take it anyways? It still hurts and my Uric acid level is 8.9 but my doctor said it... show more For the past week and a half my toe was hurting, went to the doctor a few days ago and they said it’s gout, prescribed me indocim and prednisone for it but after reading the side effects I don’t wanna take prednisone. Should I take it anyways? It still hurts and my Uric acid level is 8.9 but my doctor said it should be a 8.0 or under
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