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Long-Acting Opioids for
Refractory Chronic

Study results for a group
of difficult-to-treat
migraineurs provide a
basis for determining
efficacy and guidelines
for the use of long-term
opioids in this


Heatherís Chronic
Migraine: an Interactive
Case History

This column will take you,
step by step, through
the diagnosis of a complex
headache patient with
the pseudonym of "Heather."



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Headache Books

Headache Help
Lawrence Robbins, M.D. and Susan Lang
Copyright 2000 Houghton Mifflin

Dr. Robbins' Best Selling Book "Headache Help" -
2nd edition now available!

This is the expanded, updated version of "Headache Help", which was the top selling book for patients. The new edition, 320 pages, has extensive sections on new medication treatments, as well as non-medicine therapies. There is an extensive herbal and alternative section.

"Headache Help" by Lawrence Robbins, M.D. and Susan Lang, from Houghton-Mifflin, is available at Borders and Barnes & Noble bookstores, as well as online at and

This is the most complete guide to headache medications for the public. A bestseller, Headache Help has enjoyed excellent reviews.

Price: $15 cover price.
ISBN: 039570751X (paperback)
Available at: Borders, Barnes and Noble,

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Management of Headache and Headache Medications,
2nd Edition

Lawrence Robbins, M.D.
Copyright 2000 Springer Verlag

This is a new version (available 2/1/2000) of the 1994 book, which became a standard text in management of the medications. Many patients bought the first edition, as it is relatively easy to understand. Completely up to date and revised, the new version discusses all of the "end of the line" strategies for "what to do when nothing works". Herbal, alternative, and non-medication strategies are also discussed at length. Many patients have used this book to discuss medication strategies with thier doctors.

Price: $50 cover price.
ISBN: = 0-387-98944-7 (paperback)
Available at: Borders, Barnes and Noble,, or call 1.800.SPRINGER (777.4643)

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The best-selling First Edition of Management of Headache and Headache Medications has been completely updated to feature some of the following:

  • Cutting Edge Medication Management
  • Complete Strategies for Migraine, Tension, Chronic Daily and Cluster Headaches
  • Extensive Case Histories
  • Headache in Children, Adolescents and the Elderly
  • Latest findings on Menstrual and other Hormonal Headaches
  • Non-Medication and Psychological Approaches
  • Natural Treatments (Vitamins and Herbs)
  • What to do when NOTHING works
  • Opioids for Headache Patients


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