For Many, Migraines Aren't Just Headaches
Migraine headaches — a swelling of blood vessels in the head — can be particularly difficult to treat. For many people, the symptoms can be debilitating, including headache, dizziness, nausea and visual disturbances.
Some migraine sufferers — or "migraineurs" — have resigned to accept migraines as a fact of life, yet others are fighting back. Guests and callers weigh in on how to cope when a headache is more than just a headache.
Siri Hustvedt, writes about migraines on The New York Times' blog, Migraine: Perspectives on a Headache
Dr. Joel Saper, founder and director of the Michigan Head Pain and Neurological Institute
Paula Kamen, journalist and author of All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache
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