Overview

Relieve symptoms and pinpoint your pain triggers

Take charge of your headaches and get your life back!

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 ...

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Migraines For Dummies

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Overview

Relieve symptoms and pinpoint your pain triggers

Take charge of your headaches and get your life back!

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118069837
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/20/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 355,204
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Diane Stafford has been a health writer for 20 years.

Jennifer Shoquist, MD, is a family practice physician.
This author team also wrote the popular Potty Training For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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.

Index.

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