Michael A. Ball, DVM, completed an internship in medicine and surgery and an internship in anesthesia at the University of Georgia in 1994, a residency in internal medicine, and graduate work in pharmacology at Cornell University in 1997, and was on staff at Cornell before starting Early Winter Equine Medicine & Surgery located in Ithaca, . He is also an FEI veterinarian and works internationally with the United States Equestrian Team. Ball authored Understanding The Equine Eye , Understanding Basic Horse Care , and Understanding Equine First Aid , published by Eclipse Press and available at or by calling 800/582-5604.
What to do: If you have such severe migraines that you require daily medication, ask your doctor if you might be able to take an as-needed alternative, says Agarwal. "However, if you do this, it's even more important to figure out your triggers and steer clear of them completely," she says. For example, if you know red wine can set off a bad migraine , cut it out of your diet. "Sure, it can be tough to make these lifestyle changes, but the upside is that you're treating the root cause of the problem, which is always better than thinking you can solve all of your health woes by taking a pill," adds Hall.