10 Simple Solutions to Migraines: Recognize Triggers, Control Symptoms, and Reclaim Your Life

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New Harbinger Publications, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 143 pages
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Get Migraines Under Control

If you're a migraine sufferer, you want to know what you can do to make the pain go away-now!

This collection of straightforward tips cuts through the hype about migraine headaches to offer you the simple, scientific truth about how to get your migraines under control. It begins by helping you get a correct diagnosis, and then it guides you to track your own personal headache triggers. Medical treatment is sometimes the best way to deal with migraine pain, but you'll also learn fast and simple ways to make relaxation, stress management, and alternative therapies work for you to stop painful migraines-now!

Dawn A Marcus, MD - 2007 National Headache Foundation Media Excellence Award

 

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Contents

2 Get a Proper Diagnosis
12
3 Track Your Symptoms and Triggers
30
5 Use Medication and Nonmedication Therapies to Prevent Migraine
61
6 Manage Your Stress Response
78
7 Use Vitamins and Herbal Therapies
92
8 Communicate Effectively
102
9 What to Try When Nothing Is Helping
114
10 Get UptoDate Migraine Information
121
References
127
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Now deceased, Dawn A. Marcus, MD, was associate professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Marcus was a neurologist with the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute in Pittsburgh and coordinator of the institute's Interdisciplinary Headache Clinic. In addition, she was an active member of the American Pain Society and the American Association for the Study of Headache. Marcus received research grants to investigate various issues in headache, including headaches in pregnant women and the mechanisms of recurring headaches.

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