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Headache Help: A Complete Guide to Understanding Headaches and the Medications That Relieve Them
     

Headache Help: A Complete Guide to Understanding Headaches and the Medications That Relieve Them

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by Lawrence Robbins M.D., Susan Lang
 

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A revolution has occurred in the headache field in the last ten years. Yet many people who suffer from headaches never consult a doctor, believing that no help is available, while others become frustrated and give up the search for relief.
Fully revised and updated, this valuable book can save you time and trouble and help you stop the pain. It describes the

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A revolution has occurred in the headache field in the last ten years. Yet many people who suffer from headaches never consult a doctor, believing that no help is available, while others become frustrated and give up the search for relief.
Fully revised and updated, this valuable book can save you time and trouble and help you stop the pain. It describes the full range of treatment options for migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. It includes easy-to-understand information on the actions and side effects of hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medications that prevent or abort headaches or dull the pain of a headache in progress. Special highlights: Details on the medications that have revolutionized migraine treatment Discussion of how hormones affect migraines Quick-reference guides to the medications that are most likely to work for your particular condition Helpful suggestions on how to describe your headache to your physician Hard-to-come-by information on headaches in children, teens, women, and people over fifty Alternative treatments, including herbs and acupuncture Self-help strategies such as relaxation techniques and biofeedback A national index of headache clinics and organizations

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A great little book: thorough, comprehensive, well researched." - NATIONAL HEADACHE FOUNDATION

"A reassuring book for headache sufferers and a must-read for those who work in physicians' offices." Neuropractice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618044368
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/14/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Susan S. Lang, a senior science writer at Cornell University, is the author of eleven books and writes for national magazines, including McCALL'S, WOMAN'S DAY, LADIES HOME JOURNAL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, VOGUE, and AMERICAN HEALTH. She resides in New York.

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Headache Help: A Complete Guide to Understanding Headaches and the Medications That Relieve Them 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
penandtome More than 1 year ago
This book provides good comprehensive information on symptoms, medications, and suggested treatments for migraine and cluster headaches for all ages written in easy to understand language. The practical advice includes non-drug therapies, holistic alternatives, and in depths look at medical treatments and drugs. The appendixes list headache related organizations, over-the-counter headache medications, and medication ingredients. The index allows for easy key word lookup.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Superb information presented in a well organized format. Not only is the book excellent, it is obviously written by people who really know and really CARE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most useful one I have found on the drugs...I used it to direct my own treatment with the doc...terrific...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new edition of our popular book presents cutting-edge info on the meds, herbs, and non-med treatments. 320 pages of the latest info, primarily focused on detailed descriptions of how to use all of the headache medications.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read through most of the headache books that I've been able to find. This book is a cut above the rest of them. I just got the new edition of Headache Help, and it does go into great detail about all the medications I'm interested in. What separates this book from the rest is the incredible length and depth which the book delves into about all these various headache medications. It is a great book to use to help you with your doctor, and as a reference for the different headache medicines and approaches.