Managing Your Migraine: A Migraine Sufferer’s Practical by Susan L. Burks

By Susan L. Burks

Managing Your Migraine speaks in your wishes as a migraine patient. It confirms that you just be afflicted by a real actual disorder and that others percentage your frustration, disappointments, and anger. Its objective is to maneuver you past "learning to reside with it" to an entire realizing of its mechanisms, signs, and coverings. This e-book proves so that you can take cost of your illness-and exhibits you the way to take action effectively, successfully, and with genuine confidence.

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The Superwoman Syndrome* by Shaevitz, 1984. Treating Type A Behavior and Your Heart by Friedman and Ulmer, 1984. Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda by Freeman and Dewolf, 1989. Your Perfect Right by Alberti and Emmons, 1974. For those who would rather listen than read, many audio and video tapes are available on this subject. Chances are good that your local public library offers some. One very short and straightforward audio featuring media physician Dr. Art Ulene is called simply How to Relieve the Effects of Stress.

The only point about which there is near universal agreement thus far is that the migraineur's body does not handle the biochemical results of stress as well as the nonmigraineur's. Therefore it seems prudent that we try to keep our lives on a relatively even keel and to minimize stress as much as possible. Ah, yes, but much easier said than done, you protest, and of course you are absolutely right. Dec/awing the Tiger: Stress Reduction As a counselor who sometimes instructs clients in stress-management techniques, I will resist the temptation to reinvent the wheel.

The limited calories called for simply do not allow for maintaining even blood sugar levels. Giving blood causes a temporary drop in blood sugar that could trigger your migraine symptoms. Although few need fear participating in this noble activity, there are some precautions to bear in mind: It's probably wise to avoid donating when you're having symptoms or when you're in a particularly vulnerable phase Gust before or during menstruation, for women, for example, or during a very stressful time); if you're on an aspirin or NSAID regimen, it might be advisable to discontinue it two weeks prior to the donation, especially if you've noticed any excessive bleeding after minor cuts; and it's probably a good idea to eat a full meal no more than two hours before the actual donation (allow about 30 minutes for the interview that precedes it); taking your own beverage and/or snack along may be a good idea as well (those provided are often heavy on citrus, caffeine, and chocolate); and, lastly, plan a relatively easy day in case symptoms develop afterward.

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