(Taken from Amazon.com)
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.
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
About 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. Lawrence Robbins, M.D., is founder of the Robbins Headache Clinic in Northbrook, Illinois. He is assistant professor of neurology at Rush Medical College in Chicago. He resides in Illinois.