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by Julie R. Ingelfinger M.D.,Eugenia Zukerman

  • ISBN: 0312375603
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Author: Julie R. Ingelfinger M.D.,Eugenia Zukerman
  • Subcategory: Addiction & Recovery
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 2nd edition (December 10, 2007)
  • Pages: 256 pages
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Read Coping with Prednisone, Revised and Updated by Eugenia Zukerman, Julie R. 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.

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Wile these medicines may have unpleasant. Coping with Prednisone, Revised and Updated: ( and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines)

Wile these medicines may have unpleasant. Coping with Prednisone, Revised and Updated: ( and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines). When flutist Eugenia Zukerman developed a rare lung disease and began taking the powerful drug prednisone as part of her treatment, she was subjected-with little choice and less preparation-to a barrage of side effects: intense mood swings, bloating, changes in her hair and skin, gastrointestinal problems, and more.

and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines). Eugenia Zukerman and Julie R. Eugenia Zukerman is an internationally renowned flutist, the arts correspondent for CBS-TV News's "Sunday Morning," and the writer of many articles, two novels, and several screenplay. Martin's Griffin. She lives in New York City. Her sister, Julie R.

Coping with Prednisone (and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines): It May Work Miracles, but How Do You . I'm really grateful to Zukerman and her sister for sharing their experience with others and putting this book out there

Coping with Prednisone (and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines): It May Work Miracles, but How Do You Handle the Side Effects? ISBN. 0312375603 (ISBN13: 9780312375607). I'm really grateful to Zukerman and her sister for sharing their experience with others and putting this book out there. I highly recommend it for anyone who's been on prednisone or has just begun taking it for the first time (or any other corticosteroid).

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Coping with Prednisone, Revised and Updated: ( and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines).

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and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines). 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.

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.


Reviews about Coping with Prednisone, Revised and Updated: (*and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines) (7):
Vobei
Very useful book for those facing long-term use of prednisone, which means more than a week or two! The dual view points of the sisters - one as patient and one as a doctor - was very helpful. I have had experience with prednisone for asthma for a month and a half, but now that my Mom is facing a year on it for temporal arteritis, I needed more information. One thing not stressed in the book, but Mom has experienced, is intestinal distress as the med messes with your good intestinal bacteria. Can become C Diff, so I think that should have been discussed.
Thoginn
Faced with the potential of having to submit to prednisone because of my ocular myasthenia gravis, I looked for whatever literature exists independent of what physicians promise or promote or admonish. This book to be fair has both. I realize that several others have criticized the author because her prednisone use was not as long as others...but for someone with no experience and a lot trepidation, she provided insights that are critical to determining whether or not to take the drug. And, more importantly, what to expect.
Gtonydne
I wish I had this book when I started on my journey with Prednisone. The patient describes her process and reaction to being prescribed this drug (which is often said to be "love it and hate it"), but her information is well balanced by her co-writer, her sister, who is a pediatric nephrologist, who prescribes it. It is personal and and speaks to the difficult side-effects, which physicians generally don't discuss until after the patient is well into the process. Prednisone may be temporary for some, and a life-long need for others, but patients are seldom told that it is more difficult to live through the tapering process of weaning off it than it was to live with its often-magic cure.
I would encourage anyone who is prescribed the drug to read this book, and can only hope that more is written on the subject. Patients should not have to research all of this on the internet - they should be offered printed information up front. They will still have to take it, but will be informed from the start. Thank you to the author(s) for this book.
Pedora
this book is really helpful for patients tapering down from Prednisone and tells you so

many things the doctors never mention. Has helped me alot, I was taking 80 mg in hospital,

then 60 mg at home and currently taking 10 mg and going down to 5 mg. Book talks all about

possible side effects or "flair ups" as they call them and what to do. I highly recommend it
Obong
I love this book! It's been the most helpful source since my diagnoses. My so-called specialists don't even know or comprehend all that's involved with steroid use. Now I have something to refer to and guide me as I carry on with my life. Also, I appreciate the perspectives of both of these ladies. Breathe easy!
Nalmergas
This book is extremely helpful if you are taking prednisone long-term or if you live with someone who does. As those who live with the drug understand, it is a lifesaver but also creates a multitude of potential side effects that can affect the way you look, feel, and interact with others. The first important thing that this book does is assure you that the changes you are experiencing are real and are attributable to the drug, rather than some sort of personal failing. Some of her suggestions are going to be a step too far for many (the diet she describes is extremely limiting, for example), but it's helpful to understand what the range of possibilities are for dealing with the side effects, and giving you back a sense of control over your own life. Some of her suggestions are easy to implement and can make a big difference. She also gives complete safety advice that doctors sometimes forget to give when prescribing prednisone. It also describes the tapering process for those that are able to stop taking the drug. I've bought this multiple times for family and friends when they complained about their prednisone regimens - it's full of advice worth having if prednisone is part of your life, from somebody who's been there.
Funky
This is the best book I have ever bought! I have been on prednisone for about 9 months and I hated the side effect, I couldn't handle it. I felt alone with it. Like no one didn't know what I was going through. I ordered this book from the many great reviews and I thought this would help me out. I read and skip through this book and I love it! I relate so much to this book. I feel like its really going to help me out! There are also excersices and low sodium recipes which is great. It also tells you about why we get these certain side effects. I reccomend this book to someone who is taking or is about to take prednisone.
This book was heavy on the experience of one individual and her search for hope. She articulates her fear vividly as well as the prednisone mental turmoil that many experience. The story of her husband's and physician sister's experience with her treatment was supportive if tedious. Why does a book about prednisone go into changing from her specialist to an important New York doctor?

Recipes and suggestions for avoiding the apparently unavoidable side effects in many instances were not particularly helpful unless you can live on lemon juice and bad dietary advice although there were some enlightening observations.

The most worthwhile part was sketchy. It was about the interactions of other medications with prednisone along with some information about absorption rates and other common over the counter and prescription medications that can slow absorption. There are also charts to allow the reader to put steroids in perspective as a family of medications.

Incomplete information concerning other aspects of diet and exercise were helpful but begged for more information.

The focus was on a recovering patient. Nothing was noted about the effects of very long term use and the time frame in which to expect various side effects along with their eventual outcome.

This book was worth the nominal cost.

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