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National Migraine Awareness Month with Excedrin | Giveaway

June 17, 2013 by  
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Company: Novartis
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Item Given Away: Excedrin Migraine Awareness Gift Pack
Start Date: June 17
End Date: July 2

This month is an important one as it will bring awareness to the millions of people who suffer from migraines. The facts about migraines have been made available from Dr. Keri Peterson, internist:

  • Roughly 36 million people in the United States suffer from migraines , and three out of every four migraine sufferers are women typically ages 18 through 35. o A migraine can be severe and debilitating.  Symptoms can include an intense pounding or throbbing.  Migraines are typically associated with nausea and sensitivity to light and sound and the pain is usually felt on one side of the head.
  • While fatigue and stress can trigger headaches in some people, migraines also have additional unique triggers:
    • Diet: Certain chemicals in food and beverages can cause migraines. Eating more fresh and fewer processed foods can also help rid your body of toxins or chemicals that could be causing your headaches.
    • Hydration: Dehydration can lead to migraines.  Drinking plenty of water can help prevent this, and also helps rid your body of chemicals and toxins.
    • Weather changes: Changes in weather or barometric pressure can trigger migraines.
    • Menstrual cycle:  Women with a history of migraines often report headaches immediately before or during their periods, when they have a drop in estrogen.
  • As there are numerous potential migraine triggers, and these triggers vary from person to person, tracking these potential migraine triggers is key for helping to manage migraines. o In fact, a recent survey conducted by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Excedrin® Migraine found that an overwhelming majority of female migraine sufferers (93%) wish they knew more about their migraine triggers, while only 11 percent of women who suffer from migraines track their triggers regularly.

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I have migraines triggered by just about everything on that list. Some weeks are good for me, maybe having one or two, but there are weeks that I have one just about everyday. It makes it easier to see exactly what is causing them and track how long they last using the MY Migraine Triggers iPhone App. Developed by the makers of Excedrin® this app allows me to track the causes of my migraines and gathers this data into reports and charts that can easily be shared with my doctor. I have said it before and I will say it again, my doctor loves that I come prepared to my visits :) We have been able to pinpoint a few of my issues by using the data this app collects. And by doing so I have found a few different triggers which I know to try to avoid. I love using the MY Migraine Triggers app.

Now of course I take Excedrin® Migraine for my migraines which is the #1 neurologist recommended over-the-counter brand for migraine relief . It really helps get them under control or even takes them away completely. I have some fun things to giveaway to one Dirty t Shirt reader, things that will help minimize your migraines. Please see rules below to enter to win the Excedrin Prize Pack that includes:

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  • Aero Snooze: Three-piece set includes TSA-compliant carrying pouch with soft nylon eye mask and foam earplugs to help travelers drift off to sleep.
  • Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow: This u-shaped travel pillow is made of memory foam to provide support that correctly aligns your neck and spine, while supporting your head in sumptuously soft comfort.
  • Tritan From Eastman Water Bottle with Straw: This 25 oz. bottle is made of durable Tritan material, BPA free and meets FDA requirements. This bottle is impact and shatter resistant and does not retain odor and/or taste.


I am an Excedrin® Migraine brand ambassador, my journey for a migraine-free experience is my own.

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Comments

37 Responses to “National Migraine Awareness Month with Excedrin | Giveaway”
  1. latanya says:

    go in a dark, quiet room to relax

  2. Jennifer Marie says:

    get good sleep

  3. Linda Kish says:

    I wear my ball cap in the house to keep light out of my eyes. Drink plenty of fluids.

  4. Linda Kish says:

    I am an RSS subscriber …new feed

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  5. Andrea v says:

    Quiet time and my excedrin. Sleep when possible.

  6. Maryann D. says:

    I try to make sure I get a little relaxing time and eat and drink properly.

  7. Terri Ingham-Bollin says:

    Laying down in the dark helps a little bit.

  8. Emilie C says:

    Sleep seems to help best

  9. Jeanna says:

    I have a squishy ice pack that I wrap around my neck & then lay down for 10 mins. This will usually take the edge off!

  10. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I use ice packs and make the room really dark and don’t move a muscle

  11. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I get your feed with igoogle

  12. Cynthia R says:

    lay down somewhere quiet and dark

  13. meme says:

    lay down in dark quiet room with a cold cloth on my eyes

  14. Lisa says:

    A heating pad is my best friend during migraines

  15. Lisa says:

    I subscribed to your e-mails

  16. Christine W says:

    I put cold cans of soda on my head and sometimes that helps

  17. Christine W says:

    I am a subscriber

  18. deanna says:

    taking naps
    subscribed
    xo

  19. Lilyana Cruz says:

    I used Ice Pack!!

  20. Maryann D. says:

    I subscribe to RSS Feed iGoogle as Maryann D. (macdrap50 at gmail dot com)

  21. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I stay hydrated!

  22. Sadie B. says:

    I take an Excedrin and lay down with a sleep mask on.

  23. Debbie G says:

    Quiet dark cool room

  24. hollowsins says:

    I lay in the dark with no noise and try to sleep

  25. sandra says:

    i just lay down in the dark

  26. sandra says:

    subscriber

  27. Austin Baroudi says:

    I turn off all the lights and sleep.

  28. Austin Baroudi says:

    I am an RSS subscriber.

  29. Charlotte says:

    Turn lights off, get away from sound as much I can, lay down, then put a cold wash cloth on my head. Sometimes I just have to go to sleep period to make them go away.

  30. Charlotte says:

    Already RSS subscribed

  31. Jessica To says:

    I lay down in a quiet, cool room.

  32. Rachel H. says:

    I drink caffeine

  33. I try many thing to help me deal with my migraines. I turn off lights, take naps, wear sunglasses when outdoors, and drink lots of water. Thank-you for a great giveaway :)

  34. Wendy says:

    Excedrin migraine and sleep

  35. Amelia Perkins says:

    I find if I take an excedrine (well 2) and a glass of coke/pepsi when I feel a light pressure coming, I can stop a migraine usually. Also making sure you are gritting your teeth or tensing your neck.

  36. Amelia Perkins says:

    new subscriber :)

  37. Rona B says:

    I use a ice pack on the back of neck. Lie down in a dark cool room for the day.

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