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A 33-year-old female asked:

is there a good book i can read about migraines? my doctor thinks i get them and i want to solidify my understanding of this condition.

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: Migraines can present as different symptoms in different patients. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of your headaches and take the log with you to a neurologist. Refs: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000709.htm , https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 , http://www.ihs-headache.org/learning-centre/reading-library

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