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Migraines for Dummies

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If you get migraines you know how laughable it is to hear them described as "headaches." As one poet put it, "the migraine is a beast from Hell, a bone-crushing, brain-twisting, heart-rending, apocalyptic scourge--an insult to all that's holy." And that's putting it mildly. People have been trying to tame the migraine beast for thousands of years. Some early healers bored ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published April 20th 2011 by For Dummies (first published January 3rd 2003)
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Rena Sherwood
"Migraines For Dummies" by Diane Stafford and Jennifer Shoquist, MD was published in 2003 and is in desperate need of revision. Although better for patients than no book at all on migraines, this book is geared more for people who live with migraineurs than the migraineurs themselves. The book spends just as much time making jokes than it does giving any reasonably helpful information.

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There are very few objective migraines books on the market. Most books claiming to be about migraines a
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Meredith
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've always been disinclined to read any sort of "(Blank) for Dummies", but my neuro doc recommended it, and it fit the bill.

It's well organized information that provided a lot of insight. For example, it's not usually one huge thing that's the trigger, but often the combination of little things. And funny, it reinforced the things that my doctor was already saying - get enough and regular sleep, drink plenty of water, exercise. (Good advice for more than just migraine sufferers, but particular
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Rhubarb
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good overview of types of headache/migraine and what each kind is, causes, and relationships to phsyiology. It didn't tell me anything I didn't know but I'm fairly well-read with the most up-to-date studies from Migraine.com and AHA.

I think it's a good starter manual and full of useful tips and techniques for those searching for more information, and more knowledge is never a bad thing. I liked that it stressed the helpfulness of trying different medications and evaluation by a doctor,
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Kathleen
Nov 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a helpful reference quide for Migraine Headache sufferers. I have had migraines since I was about 12yrs old. I am 58yrs old and still suffer with them!!
It is good to have most of the Migraine information in one easy to read book.
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“The migraine is a beast from Hell, a bone-crushing, brain-twisting, heart-rending, apocalyptic scourge—an insult to all that’s holy.” 20 likes
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