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

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New Harbinger Publications, May 3, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 152 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

Understand Your Migraine 1
1
Get a Proper Diagnosis 15
15
Track Your Symptoms and Triggers 35
35
Treat Acute Migraine Symptoms 47
47
Use Medication and Nonmedication Therapies to Prevent Migraine 67
67
Manage Your Stress Response 85
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Use Vitamins and Herbal Therapies 99
99
Communicate Effectively 109
109
What to Try When Nothing Is Helping 123
123
Get UptoDate Migraine Information 131
131
References 137
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Dawn A. Marcus, MD, is associate professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a neurologist with the Pain Evaluation and Treatment Institute in Pittsburgh and coordinator of the institute's Interdisciplinary Headache Clinic. She is an active member of the American Pain Society and the American Association for the Study of Headache. She has received research grants to investigate various issues in headache, including headaches in pregnant women and the mechanisms of recurring headaches.

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