Coping with headaches and migraine isn't just about going to the doctor and taking tablets. It is more about listening to your body and what it might be trying to tell you when you develop head pain. This new edition of Coping with Headaches and Migraine, written by a clinical research nurse, explores how lifestyle measures can help, and draws on the latest research on causes, treatments and ways to cope. It explores genetic factors that may cause susceptibility to migraine, and the increasing use of non-drug treatments, such as nerve stimulation.
- -migraine and its various symptoms
- -cluster, tension and daily headaches, and those that stem from the overuse of medication
- -causes and triggers
- -medical help and drugs
- -specialist care and migraine clinics
- -headaches affecting women at different stages of their lives
- -complementary remedies
- -research and future approaches to treatment
Alison Frith is Clinical Research Sister at the City of London Migraine Clinic. She was awarded the accolade of Best Healthcare Professional 2008 by the charity Migraine Action.
'****Excellent….the author is well qualified to write on [headaches] as both a sufferer and a researcher…good tips on strategies to beat your headaches and useful contact details if you want to seek further information or help.'
Women's Fitness Magazine
'Alison Frith is well placed to share her expertise…It has been a privilege to work with her… I have no doubt that you will find this book an invaluable source of information to help you understand and gain better control of your headaches.'
Dr Anne MacGregor
Director of Clinical Research, City of London Migraine Clinic
'Migraine is a complex condition to understand, painful and debilitating to live with and many people with migraine are on a life long journey to ensure it doesn't dominate their lives. Alison's book is the perfect read for that journey. Its clear, concise style and easy to read format, makes the expert advice so easy to follow - a 'must read' for anyone who wants to better understand how to live with migraine.'
Director of Migraine Action