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  • Anonymous
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      Barb,

      An excellent book you may want to pick up in the library is called:
      Coping with Prednisone- It may work miracles, but how do you handle the side effects? (and other cortisone- related medicines)
      Author: Eugenia Zukerman and Julie R. Ingeltinger, MD
      ISBN 0-312-15502-6

      Anonymous
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        Barb,
        Yes, it’s true Jake has taken steroids off and on for the swollen eye muscles. It did help some, however, he still has had 12 eye surgeries in 3 1/2 years. The one he took has some nasty side effects, i.e. bloating, elevated blood pressure, hunger, irritability, hyperness,
        flushed face. Know there are more but they escape me at the moment. My sister also took this one for graves eye disease as a teen and the side effects were horrific! But I will say, it did save her eye sight. Choices to be made. Only each individual can make it for themselves.

        JAN

        Anonymous
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          For those of you struggling with their weight gain after treatment, I would like to recommend a book, entitled “40-30-30 Fat Burning Nutrition – The Dietary Hormonal Connection to Permanent Weight Loss and Better Health” by Joyce and Gene Daoust. This book is sort of the Zone Diet for dummies – a lot less technical and easier to understand than the books by Barry Sears. As I have said in prior posts, this is the only type of diet plan that has been successful in helping me with my post-RAI weight gain. FYI.

          Luci

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