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Headache Help: A Complete Guide to Understanding Headaches and the Medicines That Relieve Them


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Publisher:Mariner Books, 1995



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Millions of people suffer from chronic headaches, some ninety percent of which can be helped by the proper medications. The latest research reveals that while stress reduction, diet, relaxation, and other supplemental prevention and healing techniques are important, drugs are the key to fighting this debilitating condition. And while there is a wealth of new information on both prescription and over-the-counter medications, doctors simply do not have the time to convey it to their patients. Patients also have trouble explaining the nature of their symptoms. Virginia Woolf, who suffered from migraines, lamented, "The merest schoolgirl when she falls in love has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her; but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry." In Headache Help, Lawrence Robbins, M.D., and the science writer Susan S. Lang hope to narrow this doctor-patient communication gap by equipping headache sufferers with essential, state

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