Migraines are no fun and they completely interfere with your life. If you suffer from migraines you know what I mean. Normally I get one migraine every month. It took me many years to figure this out, but my migraines coincide with my time of the month (sorry dad and brothers if you're reading this!). I finally figured out when they were coming and most time able to ease the pain if I took Excedrin for migraines on the first day of my cycle (again, sorry men).
I recently heard that Excedrin Migraine was voluntarily pulled from the shelves. So sad, but I did hear they are planning to put them back on the shelves in October. That doesn't help me now though.
I ran out of Excedrin Migraine last month. I didn't think much of it until yesterday morning when I woke up with a migraine. When I get a migraine, I'm out of commission for at least a day if not longer. Problem was I had a lunch date with a friend. I managed to take what pain relievers I did have and went to lunch, but as soon as I got home the migraine was in full force.
I had it all yesterday and most of today. It's finally easing up. I went to the chemist (ie for drugstore here in Australia). I told them what I wanted and they gave me some meds with codeine. I'm a little leary of it, but I took one instead of the two it instructed. So, I'm not sure if the migraine is going away because I've had it for nearly 36 hours or if those meds helped. Either way, I'm hoping Excedrin is able to restock their shelves when I go back in October so I can bring back a supply with me!
Here are some things I do to help relieve the pain...
- Take Excedrin Migraine with a caffeinated beverage (preferably Pepsi)
- Rest in a dark room (close all blinds turn off all lights)
- No reading
- Wrap my head in a pillow
- Massage my neck
Again, the only thing that I have found that will relieve my migraine quickly is Excedrin Migraine. Those other things are what I do to lesson the pain.
Do you get migraines? What do you do to help?