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Author Bernstein, Carolyn.

Title The migraine brain : your breakthrough guide to fewer headaches, better health / Carolyn Bernstein and Elaine McArdle.

Publication Info. New York : Free Press, 2008.


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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  616.8491 BERNSTEIN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  616.8491 BER    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  616.8491 BER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  616.857 B46    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  616.8491 BERNSTEIN    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  616.8491 BER    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  616.857 BERNSTEIN    Check Shelf
Edition First Free Press hard cover edition.
Description xii, 353 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- "I'd Rather Die Than Get Another Migraine" -- Migraine Quiz -- Part One: Is Yours a Migraine? -- The Migraine Checklist --Or...Is It a Tension Headache? -- Mixed Headaches -- Sinus Headache - Migraine in Disguise? -- Other Kinds of Headaches -- Kinds of Migraine -- When to Call a Doctor - Beware of Change -- The Migraine Brain: How It's Different - and What That Means for You -- Cortical Spreading Depression - the New Science of Migraine -- Questions for the Doctor -- The Trigeminal Nerve -- Migraine and Seizure -- The Genetic Link -- The Heart-Migraine Connection: "PFO" -- Your Migraine Brain May Change Over Time -- What Migraine Is Not -- A Strange, Fascinating Disease -- Migraine Lore, Famous Migraineurs, and More -- The Four Stages of a Migraine -- The Four Stages -- Stage One: Prodrome -- Stage Two: Aura - Visual and Other Changes -- Stage Three: The Main Migraine or Pain Phase -- Stage Four: Postdrome, or the Migraine Hangover -- Building Your Migraine Profile -- Your Migraine Triggers -- What's Your List of Triggers? -- The Headache Diary -- How to Avoid Your Triggers -- My Personal Top Ten Migraine Triggers -- Female Hormones and Migraines Through the Life Cycle -- The Role of Female Hormones -- Are Your Migraines Related to Menstruation? -- Migraines During Your Life Cycle -- Planning for Pregnancy -- Pregnancy -- Perimenopause -- Menopause -- Men's Migraines -- Important News for Men with Migraine -- Men: Taking Care of Your Health -- Part Two: Measuring Your Migraine: The Best Self-Tests -- Your Migraine Toolbox -- How to Find the Right Doctor -- What Kind of Doctor Should You Choose? -- How to Find a Headache Specialist -- If You Can't Find a Headache Specialist -- The First Appointment -- Medicines That Work -- A Variety of Migraine Medications -- Prevent, Abort, Rescue - the Three Types of Drugs -- Preventive Drugs -- Abortive Drugs -- Rescue Drugs -- Over-the-Counter Drugs -- Surgery and Other Options -- When You Have to Go to the Emergency Room -- How to Make Your ER Visit Successful - A Signed Doctor's Form -- What to Take with You to ER - Your ER Kit -- If You Are Admitted to the Hospital -- Recovering from Migraine -- In-Patient Treatment for Migraine -- Complementary and Alternative Treatments -- Biofeedback -- Other Relaxation Techniques -- Acupuncture -- Yoga -- Meditation -- Massage -- Ice Massage -- Magnesium -- Riboflavin, Coenzyme Q10 -- Herbs and Herbal Supplements -- Energy Healing -- Part Three: Your Personal Wellness Plan -- Introduction -- Eight Steps to Wellness for Your Migraine Brain -- Exercise, Sleep, Nutrition, Relaxation -- Exercise -- Sleep -- Healthy Eating -- Relaxation and Stress Reduction -- Family, Home, Sex, Mental Health -- Living with a Migraineur -- How to Make Your Home Migraine-Free -- Sex and Migraines -- Mental Health and Migraine -- Migraines, Work, and Travel -- Work -- Travel -- Migraine Makeover: Creating Your Own Personal Migraine Plan -- Migraine Makeover: My Personal Treatment Plan.
Summary A comprehensive program for diagnosing and effectively treating migraines by a respected Harvard medical physician identifies the unique physiological characteristics of migraine brains, explaining why migraines occur and how to create a customized prevention and recovery program.
Subject Migraine -- Popular works.
Migraine Disorders -- Popular Works.
Migraine Disorders -- prevention & control -- Popular Works.
Headache Disorders -- prevention & control -- Popular Works.
Added Author McArdle, Elaine.
ISBN 9781416547686
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