This is a great post by Emily. The migraine simulation gives you a pretty good glimpse of what life is like for a migraineur.
I have mixed feelings about Excedrin. I’m always a little skeptical of migraine products – their use, their effectiveness, their cost. Excedrin can be a dangerous thing if misused. With the combination of medicine – 250 mg Acetaminophen, 250 mg of Aspirin and 65 mg of Caffeine, people can often take too much of this medicine. More than 2 pills in a 24 hour period is overdosing which will lead to rebound headaches. Rebound headaches often cause the sufferer to take more headache medicine creating a vicious cycle where no relief can be found without withdraw. This isn’t the company’s fault – it’s the consumers misuse.
A couple of Excedrin’s products make me raise a skeptical eye brow. They make numerous headache/migraine products. The mild headache commercial makes me cringe. My “everyday” headache is not something that Excedrin can treat. This woman’s mild headache could be banished with the loss…
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The Chaos Realm said:
Try some aromatherapy…A hippie friend recommended I breathe in some Rosemary oil, and I laughed at her, but did it anyway…I’ll be d**ned if it didn’t work. Also, drink more water. Gallons. Bucketfuls. Seriously.
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By Hook Or By Book ~ Book Reviews, News, & Other Stuff said:
Thanks. I use lavender for aromatherapy but I haven’t tried rosemary. I do drink gallons of water though and it hasn’t really made a difference.