Thursday, November 21, 2013

Take a Holiday

Sometimes it can be a real struggle to manage Migraines with the stress that comes along with the holidays. The makers of Excedrin® Migraine wants to help some of my readers to enjoy your time with friends and family by sharing helpful hints and giving two of my readers the chance to win a $100 American Express Gift card. Plus you can enter a sweepstake on their Facebook page for a chance to win daily prizes and one nice grand prize.

We all look forward to the sights, smells, foods, drinks and merriment associated with the holiday season. However, sometimes the things we cherish the most about the holidays can trigger a Migraine.

This is one reason why the makers of Excedrin® Migraine invites you to "Take a Holiday from Headaches" with some helpful steps provided by Dr Keri Peterson, MD to try to help us avoid some of our triggers:

o 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 or Migraine.*

o 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.*

o Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume if you are sensitive to smells.**

o 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.**

The holiday time can also mean lots of traveling so be sure you take your Migraine medications with you. This would include more than enough preventives for your time away, your abortive medication, rescue meds and OTCs like Excedrin® Migraine.

With all of the stresses that come with the holidays, the makers of Excedrin® are hoping to help alleviate some! Visit from now through 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 shopping, travel and other holiday expenses which adds to the holiday stresses and possibly exasperate a headache or Migraine triggers. See official rules at

In addition to the sweepstakes, Excedrin® Migraine is offering two of my readers the chance to win a $100 American Express Gift card by leaving a comment on this post by midnight on December 24th. Please leave me a way to reach out to you if you are chosen as a winner. If you prefer, you can email me separately with your email address after posting your comment.

Good luck!!

* Can be sourced to Cleveland Clinic
** Can be sourced to

Friday, November 15, 2013

Smile for Migraines

I just heard about AmazonSmile. When you shop at at, Amazon will donate .05% of the eligible purchases to a charitable organization of your choice. It's the same Amazon we have used.

I searched some of the charities we can choose from to donate to and they include charities like the American Headache Foundation, National Headache Foundation or Migraine Research Foundation.  I looked for AHMA (American Headache and Migraine Foundation), but didn't see it on the list. I hope it will be added in the future.

It's so easy to choose one of these foundations. When selecting for a charity, you can search on the words 'Headache' or 'Migraine'.  That's what I did to find these charities!

The more we can do to help with research and education around Migraines, the better off we'll all be.  I haven't tried this new site yet, but can't wait until I have to go shopping again!