You know and I know that November and December are wonderful months, despite the drop in temperatures. There’s just so much going on, there never seems to be any down time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s…we all look forward to the sights, smells, foods, and fun of these wonderful days. However, sometimes the things we love the most about the holidays could trigger headaches or migraines. I know first hand, unfortunately, that this happens all too often. That’s why the makers of Excedrin® Extra Strength 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. *
- 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*
- Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume if you are sensitive to smells**
- 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 headaches**
Holiday time can also mean lots of traveling, so be sure to carry Excedrin® Extra Strength with you when you’re on the go for fast relief should a headache or migraine strike.
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 here.
One (1) lucky Lady and the Blog reader will receive a $100 American Express gift card!!!
*Can be sourced to Cleveland Clinic
** Can be sourced to Headaches.org