Book Reviews of Coping with Prednisone : It May Work Miracles, But How Do You Handle the Side Effects (*And Other Cortisone-Related Medicines)

Coping with Prednisone : It May Work Miracles, But How Do You Handle the Side Effects (*And Other Cortisone-Related Medicines)
Coping with Prednisone It May Work Miracles But How Do You Handle the Side Effects - *And Other Cortisone-Related Medicines
Author: Eugenia Zukerman, Julie R. Ingelfinger
ISBN-13: 9780312195700
ISBN-10: 0312195702
Publication Date: 8/15/1998
Pages: 208
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Coping with Prednisone : It May Work Miracles, But How Do You Handle the Side Effects (*And Other Cortisone-Related Medicines) on + 32 more book reviews
It may work miracles, but how to you handle the side effects? This book helps understand Prednisone and other cortisone related medications. Very informative.
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A small, yet ever so comprehensive book which provides detailed medication information, as well as a much needed description of the patient's experience/perspective while on long-term prednisone therapy. From diet guidelines,mood swings, possible side-effects (both short and long-term), resources, and effects of withdrawal, the authors have provided concrete information interlaced or interwoven with the patient's experience. In this case, the patient, Ms.Zukerman, has, I feel, captured the essence of the experience, which may either validate other patient's experiences, or, minimally, provide support for what can be a very isolating situation. Each patient, of course, will react/respond to prednisone in their own specific or particular manner, which is dependent on many variables. (The disease itself, personality characteristics, amount and duration of the medication.) For some, seeking only concrete information, the book provides that in a clear, succinct manner. For others, who experience mood swings, difficulty with coordination, cognitive functioning, and physical side effects caused by the medication, it is Ms.Zukerman's ability to convey the experience which makes this book outstanding.
The book should be read by patients before they embark on long term prednisone therapy, and by family members, as well. Any physician who places patients on prednisone should, I believe, read Ms.Zukerman's account. Thanks to the authors for this much needed book !