- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (August 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312195702
- ISBN-13: 978-0312195700
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,464,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Coping with Prednisone (and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines): It May Work Miracles, but How Do You Handle the Side Effects? 1st Edition
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Her sister, Julie R. Ingelfinger, M.D. (right), is chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital, directs her own research laboratory, and is an associate professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Julie has written more than 130 articles, authored a book on pediatric hypertension, and is the editor of a textbook that comes out every other year, Current Pediatric Therapy. She lives in Boston.
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I certainly enjoyed the chatty tone this book takes when describing the changes Eugenia was going through, especially since they echoed my own claims of the changes the prednisone was giving me. I knew that these 15 extra lbs. weren't just slips in a healthful eating regime nor were natural the farewell I bid to a once delicate waist or an angulated face or the spacey feeling that assaults me each afternoon. Just the fact that someone acknowledged these symptoms made me feel less alone in my suffering. It made me understand a great deal.
However, the book is severely lacking long(er)-term solutions. The authors claim that "while on prednisone therapy, you should/shouldn't...", "avoid (whatever) while on prednisone". All this when making observations to avoid sugars, salt, and some other stuff. Well, I'm quite glad for the author that she ONLY had to take this medicine for a measly 10 months (even if she was sort of whiny about it at times), but there's so many of us looking at a lifetime treatment here and well, I, for example, teach several baking courses so avoding all sorts of sugar for the rest of my life is definitely not an option. The author says she got through by thinking "this is only temporary", well guess what? Sometimes it's not. There is no "while I'm on prednisone" for so many of us and that's a big mistake to make as well as a separate point the book lacks to address. An important one too, if you ask me.
I've been blessed enough to have my disease under control for a while now and my hopes for a really small dose of prednisone remain high as do a reduction of symptoms. This book helped me make sense of the things that are happening to me, knowing what to blame on the meds and what not to. However, there is no way I can use this book as a guide, not even to "cope with prednisone", as the title suggests. I enjoyed the book (read it cover to cover the day I received it) but I think the authors lacked a little more sensibility to think about people who are cursed with this remedy for more than mere months at a time and address these more serious concerns.
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.