If you've ever experienced a migraine headache, you know it's no walk in the park. Your head throbs, you're sensitive to light and sound, and the pain is so intense that someone hitting you and knocking you out sounds more like relief than assault. When I experience a migraine, I turn into the "Evil Mommy Monster." I am snappish, grouchy, and not very pleasant to be around. But I don't think anyone is all rainbows and butterflies when it feels like their head is literally about to explode!
You may recall that the East Coast had a rare, significant earthquake a couple of months ago. This quake originated less than an hour away from me, and it shook my house quite violently. For some odd reason, I started experiencing severe migraines later that day and was plagued by them for over a week. Coincidence? I don't know. What I do know is that I was in severe pain and discomfort and couldn't even sleep. The headaches I was experiencing were horrid, lasting for several hours at a time. Just when I thought they had ceased, they'd come back with a vengeance.
Before this odd occurrence, I suffered from migraine headaches only occasionally. Thankfully, the constant headaches have stopped. But I still do get migraines once in awhile, especially when it's close to that time of the month or if I haven't gotten enough sleep. Even spending too many hours working online can trigger a doozy of a migraine for me. When this happens, I always grab some Excedrin Migraine for fast relief of my migraine symptoms. Excedrin is the first non-prescription medication that is FDA approved to treat all of those nasty migraine symptoms. It's even the most recommended over the counter remedy by neurologists.
Excedrin comes in capsule or tablet form and contains acetaminophen (paracetamol), caffeine, and aspirin. This combination of active ingredients is very effective for treating even the worst headaches. (I know this from personal experience.)I generally don't like taking pills of any kind, but I am always willing to reach for my bottle of Excedrin when migraines attack. It usually provides significant relief within 20-30 minutes. This is so important, because life doesn't stop for a migraine. I still have diapers to change, babies to feed and snuggle, and homework to help with. Not to mention housework and blogging. Excedrin helps me stay on top of my responsibilities even when my headache is holding me back.
Do you suffer from migraines? You're not alone! It might surprise you to know that nearly 30 MILLION American adults suffer from migraines on a regular basis. And most sufferers are women. It's bad enough we have to deal with periods, cramps, and childbirth...We also have to deal with migraines far more regularly than men. (Lucky guys!)
Recently, the folks at Excedrin teamed up with the National Headache Foundation to conduct a survey looking at just how much people with migraines suffer. It's quite interesting to see some of the trade-offs people would gladly make in exchange for a migraine free life. Here are some eye-opening examples of the lengths people would go to:
Here are some helpful tips for managing migraine pain:
For more tips and insights, please visit www.execedrin.com/migraine.
I have personally tried many of the above techniques for managing the pain of migraine headaches, and they really can work wonders. I highly recommend checking out Excedrin's Facebook page for a downloadable Migraine Diary to help identify the triggers of your migraines as well as for more great tips, facts, and information. While you're there, you can become part of the discussion and find that you're definitely not alone. Millions of people suffer from migraines, and with the proper tools and knowledge, this is a condition that can be effectively managed.
HOW TO CONNECT AND SPECIAL OFFER:
Check out Excedrin on Facebook to see real migraine stories, and share your tips and suggestions with other migraine sufferers.
You can also visit The Migraine Center for more information on migraine relief.
You can download an Excedrin Migraine $1 Off Coupon HERE.
The folks at Excedrin know that relaxation is a wonderful way to help combat migraine pain, and want to offer THREE of my lovely readers an amazing Relaxation Gift Basket! (ARV:$140.00)
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This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ and will be open until 12:01AM EST on 12/13/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Migraine relief and relaxation kit were provided by Novartis Consumer Healthcare, the makers of Excedrin® Migraine; my journey for a migraine free experience is my own.***
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