Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Book: Migraine Heroes

Alexandra, co-founder of CureTogether, sent me a new book called Migraine Heroes to review.

CureTogether.org is a Web site that helps people anonymously track and compare health data, to better understand their bodies, make more informed treatment decisions and contribute data to research. It started in July 2008 with three conditions: vulvodynia, endometriosis, and migraine. It has since expanded to more than 280 conditions and 150,000 data points submitted by members.

From the book: Migraine Heroes presents stories and data from 271 people who gathered at CureTogether.org to share their experiences. Anyone living with Migraine is a hero. By sharing knowledge, we can help ease the pain of Migraine.

I thought the book would be only personal stories, but that's just the beginning. This book has tons of statistics from its members on their migraine symptoms, treatments, etc. and shares some comments after the statistics. While there were a few misspellings (from user-submitted information), overall this is a good book with a lot of ideas of things to try to treat migraines as well as resource links at the end.

If you'd like to purchase the book, please click this link or the link below. Under full disclosure, 20% of sales from this link will go to me. (No pressure to buy whatsoever!)

Migraine Heroes
A new guide to treating Migraine, based on the experience of 271 people who've been there.