My Doctor Said It Was All In My Head, And It Was: It was Migraine

My Doctor Said It Was All In My Head, And It Was: It was Migraine

Dr. Dees' book provides easy-to-understand, practical solutions for treatment, employing lifestyle changes and nutraceuticals (natural products), as well as medications. It supplies the tools needed to begin the journey to break free of migraine and regain one’s life.

by Brett R. Dees, MD

Founder/Director: Oklahoma Headache Center

Dr. Dees has been treating headaches and facial pain disorders since 2007.

Formerly the Medical Director of OU Physicians Adult Services and the Medical Director of OU Physicians Adult Neurology clinic, Dr. Dees completed his neurology residency and medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. 

Dr. Dees has been involved in clinical research in migraine, as well as numerous other conditions. His academic interests include medically-refractory headache, and difficult-to-diagnose “spells.”

Much more than a headache

Many of us think of migraine as a severe, pounding, one-sided headache with nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, sometimes made worse by physical activity. While this is true, migraine is much, much more. It is a complex syndrome with a myriad of complex symptoms with or WITHOUT a headache. Its effects reach far beyond head pain.

"it's all in your head"

As a result, migraine is often misunderstood, delaying diagnosis and treatment. When properly diagnosed, it is often improperly treated or under-treated. This is tragic, as headache disorders are the third most common cause of disability worldwide! Migraine causes lost productivity, decreased quality of life and even guilt among its sufferers. Its symptoms are often mistakenly attributed to psychiatric disorders such as anxiety. “It’s all in your head” is a sentiment that is all too common.

There is hope

This book, “My Doctor Said It Was All In My Head, and It Was: It Was Migraine,” will help redefine migraine and its many facets. It provides easy-to-understand, practical solutions for treatment, employing lifestyle changes and nutraceuticals (natural products), as well as medications. It supplies the tools needed to begin the journey to break free of migraine and regain one’s life.

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