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Part of coping with a chronic condition like migraine headaches is understanding what resources are available to educate and help. Family members and friends can also take advantage of these same resources.

Where Can You Find Prescriptions Medications for Less?
The cost of filling prescriptions seems to rise every year, and finding discount prescriptions can feel like a daunting task. The good news is that since so many medications are available as generics, and more and more drug companies are looking for ways to save the consumer money, it's becoming easier to find discount prescription programs. The fact that many of these are free makes it e…

Your Favorite Headache Resources
Knowing where to find headache resources is an important part of learning to deal with headaches. Besides your health care provider, there are many books, magazines, and organizations that can be quite helpful. This is your chance to share any things you have found to be helpful as you seek to deal with a frustrating condition.

The International Headeache Society Classification System
The International Headache Society (IHS) is a worldwide organization dedicated to helping people whose lives are affected by headaches, and the IHS Classification System is a tool that can help categorize these headache disorders. The IHS publishes an academic medical journal entitled Cephalgia. The IHS also supports charitable work and research in the field of headache disorders.

Advice on Finding a Doctor to Treat Your Migraines and Headaches
There is a lot of advice out there about finding a doctor, but until you are in the position of having to find a new health care practitioner, it may not be something you remember. Here is your chance to share and read stories and experiences about what may or many not have worked when finding a new practitioner to treat your migraines and headaches.

Migraines in Art
As nasty as migraines may be, they have inspired the artistic side of more than a few people. Sometimes finding a way to express the hurt and emotion of a migraine can be an effective way to cope. Here is a list of a few sites where you can find migraine-inspired artwork. Maybe seeing this condition through a new set of eyes can help you find a way to express what you are feeling as you suffer.

Headache Resources - Other Headache Resources on About.com
There are a lot of great Guides on About.com and many of them write about topics that relate to migraines and headaches. Share the information you think other headache sufferers should read.

Headache Resources
There are a lot of great Guides on About.com and many of them write about topics that relate to migraines and headaches. Here is a representative list of useful headache-related content around the About.com network.

Famous People With Headaches
Migraine headaches are a pain to famous people and us “regular folks” alike. Celebrity news being as plentiful as it is right now, it’s easy to read reports of current celebrities and their struggles with health issues, headaches included. Looking back through history we see many important historical figures that seem to have been plagued by migraines. In some cases we can also see how migraines may have impacted the way these people saw the world.

Finding a Doctor - Questions to Ask When Finding a Doctor
Many of us will end up looking for a new doctor more than once in our lifetimes. Others of us will look year after year. If you change employers or your current employer changes insurance plans, you may need to start asking questions to find the best healthcare provider for your particular needs. You may not know where to start, but learning to “interview” a potential practice is definitely i…

Finding a Doctor
Many of us will end up looking for a new doctor more than once in our lifetimes. Others of us will look year after year. If you change employers, or your current employer changes insurance plans, you may need to start asking questions to find the best health care provider for your particular needs. You may not know where to start, but learning to “interview” a potential practice is definitely in your best interest. Here are 7 questions to get you started as you look.

Headache Organizations and Support
Sometimes you just need to know where you can get some headache support. There are a number of organizations and resources that can help you deal with migraines and headaches in a more meaningful way. Family members and friends can also benefit from what these organizations have to offer.

Headache Diaries
Sometimes it is helpful to have some guidance when starting a headache diary. Here are some documents you can print out and use to organize your thoughts and symptoms.

National Headache Foundation (NHF)
The National Headache Foundation provides information to headache patient, their families, and the healthcare professionals that care for them. They keep track of treatments, current research, and news regarding headaches.

KidHealth -- Headaches
The Nemours Foundation maintains KidsHealth, an informational website covering a variety of health issues in children, including headaches.

National Pain Foundation
Learn more about chronic pain and keep up with strategies to cope.

Cluster Headache Support Group
Since cluster headaches are rare it may be difficult to find others to lean on. The Worldwide Cluster Headache Support Group may be just what you need.

Drug Interactions
Most medications will interact with other medications, or even food or alcohol. Use this tool to determine possible interactions for your medications.

National Headache Foundation (NHF)
The National Headache Foundation provides information to headache patient, their families, and the healthcare professionals that care for them. They keep track of treatments, current research, and news regarding headaches.

KidHealth -- Headaches
The Nemours Foundation maintains KidsHealth, an informational website covering a variety of health issues in children, including headaches.

National Pain Foundation
Learn more about chronic pain and keep up with strategies to cope.

Cluster Headache Support Group
Since cluster headaches are rare it may be difficult to find others to lean on. The Worldwide Cluster Headache Support Group may be just what you need.

Drug Interactions
Most medications will interact with other medications, or even food or alcohol. Use this tool to determine possible interactions for your medications.

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