Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know

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Harper Collins, Nov 1, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 336 pages

For millions of Americans, Migraine disease, tension headaches, and other headaches are a debilitating part of every day. Teri Robert has been there—in fact, she experienced her first Migraine at age six. Now, in this groundbreaking holistic guide to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and Migraine disease, she brings a patient-empowering message to all headache sufferers: you don't have to live with daily pain. She provides you with all the information you need to know about getting the help you need, including:

  • Understanding side effects
  • Treatments for long-term relief
  • Risks and symptoms
  • Identification of the various types of headaches
  • Traditional and alternative therapies
  • Information on finding health care practitioners and support
  • Numerous case studies and expert advice
 

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In this addition to the "Living Well" series, patient advocate Robert provides current information on headaches and migraine disease, treatments, personal stories and coping techniques. The author, a ... Read full review

Contents

Just Bad Headaches
37
Cluster Headaches
65
Rebound aka Medication Overuse Headaches
71
Other Headache Disorders
80
Your Health Care Team and Treatment Regimen
93
Choosing the Right Doctor
103
Trigger Identification and Management
109
Preventive Therapies
122
Building Your Support System
184
Advocacy Issues Knowing
196
What Does It All Mean?
213
Summary and Review
220
Frequently Asked Questions
231
APPENDIXES
241
Supplemental Materials Available Online
261
Recommended Reading
273

Abortive Therapies
134
Emergency Care and Pain Management
142
Complementary Therapies
152
Support As Important as Good Medical Care
163
Referenced Experts
279
References
285
Index
291
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About the author (2005)

Teri Robert is an award-winning patient advocate who received the National Headache Foundation's "Patient Partner Award" in 2004 for her "efforts in patient education, support, and advocacy." She is the About.com Guide for headaches and Migraine disease, and serves as the National Support Advisor for MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association.

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