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

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ISBN-10: 0312375603

ISBN-13: 9780312375607

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Eugenia Zukerman, Julie R. Ingelfinger

List price: $19.99
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.35" wide x 8.31" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Foreword: Coping with Prednisone: Who Needs This Book?
Terms Used in This Book
How Bloated Will I Be?
Aren't Wet Feet Petty at a Time Like This?
They've Kicked In
Tell Me in Plain English, What Is This Stuff and Why Do I Need It?
Depression-Singing the Blues
Diet Guidelines-Beating the Bloat and the Munchies
Coping with Other Side Effects
Special Situations: Glucocorticoid Treatment in Pregnant Women, the Very Young, and the Very Old
Changing Doctors
Attitude: A Personal Attempt to Think Positive
Weathering Withdrawal: You Can't Stop Cold Turkey
The Future: Life After Steroid Treatment
Living with Prednisone: What If It's Forever?
Lessons Learned from a Tough Cure
Recipes to Help You Beat the Bloat
Partnership for Health: A Reexamination of the Doctor-Patient Relationship and Prescribing Practices
Steroids: Types, Potency, Brands
Resources That Can Help
Selected References about Glucocorticoids