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Coping with Prednisone, Revised and Updated:…

Coping with Prednisone, Revised and Updated: (*and Other Cortisone-Related…

by Eugenia Zukerman

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This book is a great overview of prednisone. I would recommend it to anyone who has to take large amounts of the medication so that he or she is aware of the side effects and can focus on preventing them.

Very nice to have a book that is scientific enough to tell the way prednisone works and what it is, while at the the same time it is readable by the non-scientist.

The only thing I didn't like too much were the long explanations of the author's personal experiences with the medication. They were too long. When it comes down to it, prednisone affects everyone differently, so a closer focus on the different scenarios of possible side effects would have been more useful.

Overall, great resource for anyone considering taking prednisone.... I would recommend it to everyone because the doctors really do not tell you as much as you need to know ( )
  logmanw | Aug 16, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312375603, Paperback)

Approximately one million Americans per year take high doses of prednisone and related drugs. While these medicines may be necessary to treat serious illnesses, they may also have unpleasant, and even devastating, side effects, including changes in mood, weight, and physical strength, and vulnerability to infection.

In 1997, after acclaimed flutist Eugenia Zukerman was prescribed prednisone for a rare lung disease, she teamed up with her sister, Harvard physician Julie Ingelfinger, to write the first book that helps patients deal with the side effects of the prescription.

This welcome update to a superb resource—which is still the only book on the subject— covers the latest knowledge about bone health, the use of steroids for children, and new steroid compounds, along with additional strategies and exercises based on their own experiences and responses from other patients and physicians.

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