In this groundbreaking and controversial work, Johns Hopkins neurologist Dr. David Buchholz -- the 'Headache Doctor of Last Resort'--takes headache sufferers out of the vicious cycle of misdiagnosis and rebound and puts them in charge of their lives with a simple, practical, patient-proven 3-step system.
Step one: Avoid quick fixes -- treating the symptoms and not the cause can lead to a cycle of escalating pain.
Step two: Eliminate your headache triggers, especially easy-to-control dietary ones like caffeine, chocolate, MSG, and aged cheese.
Step three: Raise your headache threshold -- when necessary, use preventive medication. One, two, three -- add them together and for nearly all sufferers, any headache problem can be dealt with, no matter how acute. Paperback, 246 pages. Workman.