Wednesday, July 18, 2007

WFMW - headache relief

I can not take full credit for this - my good friend calls this the "secret combination", although I think we have different combinations.

I get headaches - migraines - they are debilitating. Once I thought I was going blind and then after much medical help a brave eye surgeon explained to me that I was having a migraine. They are that bad - even when I don't feel like I am going blind - I sometimes feel like I am going to die. Prescription medication makes me too sleepy - I don't like the feeling it gives me of not being in control. Luckily I don't get the headaches often and when caught early and treated with the "secret combination" they are manageable.

So here it is - the top secret combination :

4 aspirin + 4 ibuprofen +1 caffeinated beverage = sweet relief

I don't know how it works - but it does. I know aspirin is a blood thinner and ibuprofen relaxes your muscles - and these ingredients are almost exactly what is found in Excedrin. So that is my tip for today. I used this very combination this morning and I am feeling better. It works for me!


One Sassy Mama said...

Jo - I haven't tried the aspirin/ibu combo. My secret combo is 4 ibuprofen and 2 tylenol (& of course the diet coke). I will try your extra secretive secrets the next time (which after spending the day at Lagoon tomorrow - will likely be tomorrow night).

One Sassy Mama said...

I want to hear about why you had your headache! Give me an update on your kids fancy vacations w/out mom.