Although headaches are natural, they are not necessary, argues David Buchholz, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In his Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Headaches, Buchholz counsels severe headache sufferers to avoid quick fix painkillers, which can cause rebound headaches. For a more holistic approach, minimize triggers like caffeine, perfumes, certain foods and stress and, for hardcore cases, use preventative medications such as tricyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers and others. Buchholz also discusses common misdiagnoses of migraine symptoms and challenges the myth of tension and sinus headaches (these are usually migraines, he argues).
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I have experienced migraine for many years; this is the most comprehensive and detailed examination of what migraine encompasses I have seen. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Tania Bourne
Excellent book to understand the many faces of migraine! I could totally relate to the description and symptoms described. I'm not sure about the drastic food diet, though. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Moka T
Book is great except for one BIG thing, and that is it's missing about 40 pages???
pages 61 through to 104 just are not there... Read more
This book has helped me tremendously...more than any other migraine treatment I've tried in the past. (and I'm sure I've tried them all) I was initially resistant to Dr. Read morePublished on Dec 17 2010 by Hannah
if you still believe in miracles, Santa Claus, the basic goodness of people, and physicians who can be "user friendly", you have to buy this book! Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by kris sisson
I have suffered from migraines most of my life. Over the past six years they have become much more frequent and severe. Read morePublished on June 8 2004
I bought this book for my mom. It is an easy read and the solutions offered very easy to follow. All it takes is someone that is willing. Read morePublished on June 2 2004