Doctor Patient Communication: Sept 08 Headache Blog Carnival

Welcome to the September 2008 edition of Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival.

Generally speaking, a blog carnival is a collection of links to a variety of a blogs on a central topic. The Headache & Migraine Disease Blog Carnival has been created to provide both headache patients and people who blog about headaches with unique opportunities to share ideas on topics of particular interest and importance to us.

For the September 2008 carnival I solicited submissions on the topic of your best tips for improving communication between patients and their doctors. I also welcomed entries of general interest to headache and migraine sufferers. Please continue reading for this month’s collection of posts.

MaxJerz presents Communication posted at Rhymes with Migraine.

Teri Robert presents posted Migraines, You and Your Doctor at My Migraine Connection, saying, “One of the most discussed topics amongst Migraineurs has to be doctors and how to work with them. Visiting a doctor is difficult, especially a new doctor. Still, when I have to summarize my thoughts about working with doctors, I stick by this statement: ‘Optimal health care can be achieved only when patients are educated about their health, and patients and physicians work together as treatment partners in an atmosphere of mutual respect.’ ”

Rosalind Joffe presents Does Your Doctor Know What You Do At Work? posted at Working with Chronic Illness.

Debbie Fister presents Doctors and Migraineurs: Improving Communication When I am Not Satisfied posted at Down the Rabbit Hole: The Journey of a Migraineur.

Kelly presents Reading ‘YOU: The Smart Patient’ as a Migraineur posted at Fly With Hope.

Fighting Fatigue presents Improving Communication Between Patients & Doctors posted at Fighting Fatigue.

Megan Oltman presents Being Prepared to See the Doctor posted at Free my Brain from Migraine Pain.

Rena Sherwood presents Getting the Most from Doctors Appointments posted at Dealing with Headaches.

Mary Kay presents How to Talk to Your Migraine Doctor posted at Headache Adviser.

Ellen Schnakenberg presents Head Pain or Head Games: The Work Toward Understanding Pain posted at WEGO Health.

Marijke Durning presents 10 Ways You Can Take a More Active Role as a Hospital Patient posted at Help My Hurt.
Rain Gem presents Migraine for a Day – How-to Guide posted at RainGem – Migraine News. Threatments, Research and Opinions.

James presents Have Your Child Draw Their Migraine (Why and How) at the Headache and Migraine News Blog.
Sue presents Saturday Thoughts posted at InnerDorothy.

Joe Lasiter presents Natural Pain Relief for Migraines posted at Natural Pain Relief, saying, “After six weeks, women who participated in the exercise program reported less painful headache intensity than those who did not. In addition, while the general psychological well-being between women in the exercise program and those who were not was not significantly different, those who exercised reported feeling less symptoms of depression than women who stuck with their usual migraine treatment.”

Michael Lovitch presents Hypnosis Reduces Headaches in Children posted at Hypnosis Network Blog.

That concludes this edition. Thank you all for your participation in the carnival. I was truly thrilled at the large number of high quality submissions I received this month. Please keep them coming!

Submit your blog article to the October 2008 edition of the Headache and Migraine Disease Blog Carnival using our carnival submission form or by e-mailing your submissions to me directly. The theme will be Exploring the Complicated Relationship Between Migraine Disease and Depression. Entries are due by midnight on Friday, October 10, and the carnival will be posted here at Somebody Heal Me on Monday, October 13.