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."