Headaches stink and migraine headaches are the worst of all. Shortly after Hannah was born (that’s actually Mimi in the photo above) I had my first migraine. I didn’t know what it was. All I knew was that I had flashing lights that looked like pinwheels on the periphery of my vision. I was sure something was seriously wrong with my vision, until I told my midwife, who clued me in about ocular migraines caused by the shifting hormones in my postpartum body. The ocular symptoms were especially difficult because I couldn’t read, and worst of all, I couldn’t drive. I remember pulling over on the side of the road, Hannah buckled in her car seat, closing my eyes and praying for it to pass.
Sometimes a wicked headache hit after the pinwheels, but not always. I’m fortunate that my headaches are not as severe as many migraine sufferers. My sister, Laura, has a much more difficult time than I do. Over the years I’ve tried lots of things to alleviate these migraines – resting in a quiet, dark room; over the counter medications; and most of all, praying I’ll fall asleep. I even chart my headaches on the Clue app, which tracks your menstrual cycle and all symptoms related to it. It helps me make sense of things when I can see patterns. Not long ago I was visiting my friend, Kathleen, in Seattle. We had been there a few days and I planned to head home the next morning, but I woke up with a horrible headache. Nothing seemed to help and I couldn’t even imagine trying to drive 300 miles with two boys in the car. Not to mention, if the ocular symptoms hit, I was going to be in big trouble. She offered me Excedrin® Migraine rather than the over the counter medication I usually take. Excedrin® Migraine is the #1 neurologist recommended OTC for migraine relief, so I’m glad I gave it a try. About 30 minutes later I began to feel better – dramatically better. I couldn’t believe it!
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I stayed that extra day and we had so much fun, we even took the kids to see a movie and out for pizza. Now I keep Excedrin® Migraine in my medicine cabinet. When I was offered the opportunity to review Excedrin® Migraine, I knew I could recommend it without any hesitation because it really works for me. Have a fantastic day, friends. Lisa
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