Migraines For Dummies
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 themRelieve symptomsPinpoint pain triggersSort through the various medicationsEvaluate alternative remediesMake simple migraine-busting lifestyle changesStop migraines from disrupting your family and work livesFind 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 women s hormonal migrainesTriggers, such as environmental allergens, stress, dietary triggers, and even exercises that can cause migrainesOver-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal supplementsBiofeedback, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and other alternative remediesThe pros and cons of prescription remedies, including ergotamine derivatives, antidepressants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, botox and more
You ve tried Aunt Edna s camphor-soaked head cloths. Now explore a sensible, medically sound approach, and get on the road to full-fledged pain relief with Migraines For Dummies.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 185.42 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
- 01 Dec 2003
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
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About Diane Stafford
Jennifer Shoquist, MD, is a family practice physician. This author team also wrote the popular Potty Training For Dummies.
Back cover copy
You can get rid of the pain! This no-nonsense guide debunks migraine myths and gets you on the road to full-fledged pain relief. You'll discover how to find a good doctor, sort through the various medicines, make positive changes in your lifestyle, and prevent your headaches from disrupting your work and family life.
Praise for Migraines For Dummies
"Migraines For Dummies is a practical guide full of useful information for the migraine sufferer, presented in an easy-to-read and entertaining format."
- Jennifer L. Wright, MD
"Migraines For Dummies provides insightful, practical, and helpful tips for dealing with the mother of all headaches: the migraine. This highly comprehensive book arms readers with the facts they need to make the transition from pain-challenged to migraine-empowered, in as simple a leap as possible."
- E. Fred Aguilar, MD
Table of contents
Part I: Looking at the Big Picture: Migraines Demystified.
Chapter 1: Knowing What You re Dealing With: An Overview.
Chapter 2: Coping with the Symptoms.
Chapter 3: Knowing Your Foes.
Part II: Getting Diagnosed.
Chapter 4: Distinguishing a Migraine from Other Head Pain.
Chapter 5: Finding a Good Migraine Doctor.
Chapter 6: Having Your Head Examined and Coming Up with a Plan.
Part III: Giving Migraines a Knockout Punch.
Chapter 7: Spelling Relief without a Prescription.
Chapter 8: Taking Care of Pain with Prescription Drugs.
Chapter 9: Sampling Alternative Remedies.
Chapter 10: Making Medical Decisions Even When You re Migraine-Hazy.
Part IV: Committing to Lifestyle Changes.
Chapter 11: Catching and Rejecting Food Triggers.
Chapter 12: Getting Physical with Your Migraines.
Chapter 13: Eyeballing Environmental Enemies.
Chapter 14: Looking at the Link between Migraines and Sleep.
Part V: Staying Connected to the People in Your Life.
Chapter 15: Living the Good Life Despite Migraines.
Chapter 16: Managing Migraines at Work.
Chapter 17: Handling Your Homelife.
Part VI: Managing Special-Situation Migraines.
Chapter 18: Spotting the Dangerous Headache.
Chapter 19: Let s Hear It for the Girls: Hormonal Migraines.
Chapter 20: Helping a Child with Migraines.
Chapter 21: Holding Off the Sex Migraine.
Chapter 22: Sideswiping Migraines Caused by Stress.
Chapter 23: The Senioring Effect: Aging and Migraines.
Part VII: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Dealing with Folks Who Don t Get Migraines.
Chapter 25: Ten Things You Can Do for the Migraine Sufferer You Love.
Chapter 26: Eleven Ways NOT to Treat a Migraine.