By Diane Stafford and Jennifer Shoquist M.D.
#9255 If you get migraines you know how laughable it is to hear them described as headaches. There are now medically sound approaches that are relatively simple and inexpensive – and they dont leave scars or involve extreme fashion statements.
Your complete guide to taking charge of your migraines and getting your life back, Migraines For Dummies offers a focused, fleshed-out program that works in the real world. This friendly guide fills you in on what you need to know to:
- Understand migraines and why you get them
- Relieve symptoms
- Pinpoint pain triggers
- Sort through the various medications
- Evaluate alternative remedies
- Make simple migraine-busting lifestyle changes
- Stop migraines from disrupting your family and work lives
- Find a good doctor to help you manage the beast
The authors look at the whole spectrum of the problem – from dealing with the number-one issue of pain relief, to handling the peripheral problems like absences from work skepticism from friends, and impact on family. They also explore a range of critical related issues, including:
- Different types of migraines, including abdominal, ocular, hemiplegic, opthamoplegic, and womens hormonal migraines
- Triggers, such as environmental allergens, stress, dietary triggers, and even exercises that can cause migraines
- Over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplements
- Biofeedback, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and other alternative remedies
- The pros and cons of prescription remedies, including ergotamine derivatives, antidepressants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, botox and more
336 pages. Softcover. 2003. $19.99.