Saturday, March 01, 2008

Two MUST READ Books on Migraines

When my first neurologist told me that I had migraines (and little else) I left his office with no information. No pamphlets, no literature, no web sites, no lists of books, resources. Zilch. Nothing. There are a number of really great web sites on migraines out there and I will post a list later on (the Daily Headache is a great place to start). But I like more than the internet in times like these. I like a book I can put stickies in, highlight, refer back to, re-read passages that did not quite absorb the first time around. I want a book. But where to start? There are books for Dummies, Imbeciles, Idiots, Beginners, and that Keep It Simple Stupid. Nope, I need more. I need a book by a leading doctor. Well, it turns out, the best book on migraines was written by a non-doctor. And it is fantastic. I keep a copy handy and have rifled through it numerous times.

“Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know (Living Well)” (Teri Robert)> What can I say. This book is fantastic. Teri shares her story in her migraine suffering and how she first joined an internet community and later ended up running much of the show. This book covers it all, from describing the various types of migraines to triggers, drugs, treatment, support, emotions, resources. EVERYTHING. If you have migraines stop what you are doing, click on the link and order the book. Now. It is often referred to as the migraine book.

Teri does mention but does not go into a lot of depth on the use of supplements as migraine preventives. She does mention another product based upon feverfew that I use and swear by. A second book completes this theme nicely. “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Migraines: The Breakthrough Program That Can Help End Your Pain (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...)” (Alexander Mauskop, Barry Fox) This book looks into the use of magnesium, vitamin B-2 (Ribovlavin), and feverfew as a triple supplemental migraine preventative. So far, it appears to be helping the Bobblehead. Like Teri's book, it too delves deeper into migraine facts, medications, treatments, and lore. I have now read many books on migraines (there are dozens) and I can say earnestly that these two books complement each other nicely. If you only read two books on migraines, make sure these are in your library.

[posted by Bobblehead]

1 comment:

  1. Kerrie Smyres12:00 PM

    Thanks for the link!


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