That’s why the makers of Excedrin® Migraine invite you to “Take a Holiday from Headaches” by following these simple steps, provided by Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D. to help avoid your triggers:
- Stick to your regular routine. Eating, sleeping and exercising as you do the rest of the year can help reduce the chances of getting a headache/migraine. *
- Manage your time and plan ahead. Coordinate plans and responsibilities in advance with relatives and friends, compose set menus when hosting a party and try to purchase gifts early so you’re not rushing at the last minute.* I am pleased to say I am almost finished with my shopping- finding the perfect gift can sure be stressful if left to crunch time!
- Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume if you are sensitive to smells.** Some perfumes and MANY colognes are a huge trigger for me. I will never forget the Stars on Ice event I went to where the man in front of me was so over loaded with cologne I could hardly breathe. Instant migraine.
- Eat and drink in moderation. Eat, drink, and be merry, but try not to consume sweets or alcoholic beverages in excess, as they could trigger migraines.**
Holiday time can also mean lots of traveling, so be sure to carry Excedrin® Migraine (or any of our other regular migraine/pain meds) with you when you’re on the go for fast relief should a headache or migraine strike. There is nothing worse then not being prepared when you are already feeling so darn bad!!
With all of the stress that can come with the holidays, the makers of Excedrin® are hoping to help alleviate some! Visit Facebook.com/Excedrin between November 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014 to enter the “Take a Holiday from Headaches” sweepstakes, where you’ll be eligible for a chance to win daily prizes including gift cards to popular retailers and one lucky grand prize of $25,000 to help with shopping, travel and other holiday expenses – all of which can give anyone a headache.
See official rules: https://excedrinhosweeps.icgrouplp.com/OfficialRules.aspx
And to ease some of YOUR holiday stress, Excedrin is offering a $100 AmEx gift card to one of my readers. To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I am a paid Excedrin® Migraine blog ambassador. Compensation has been provided by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Excedrin® Migraine; my journey for a migraine-free experience is my own. I am a paid Excedrin® Migraine blog ambassador. Along with compensation, three giveaways were provided by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Excedrin® Migraine; my journey for a migraine-free experience is my own.
*Can be sourced to Cleveland Clinic
** Can be sourced to Headaches.org