Ever since I was little, like 8 years old little, I have dealt with headaches. I’ve had tension headaches, sinus headaches, and worst of all – migraine headaches. That’s why I am so incredibly excited to tell you I have been asked to join the Excedrin® Migraine blogger program. Migraines aren’t something that everyone can relate to, but sadly many can. Those who can, know how debilitating migraines can be. Migraines have brought me to tears, left me sick in a dark bathroom, or tucked away in my dark bed with cool rags. I can honestly say that Excedrin Migraine is one of the few things that personally helped me ease some of those horrible situations.
As a member of this program, I’m going to be able to raise awareness about migraines and bring some brand new headache tracking technology your way. Like I said earlier, I’ve been dealing with headaches, including migraines since I was 8. That’s a whole lot of years to practice tracking them, determining triggers, and figuring out the best way to keep track of it all. If you’re a person who suffers from headaches, keeping track of things is one of the most important things you can do to help find a solution and stop your pain. I’ve used journals, calendars, sticky notes, and even tried to just rely on the good ol’ memory. Notes on a calendar actually worked out the best for me, but even that was a system with flaws. It’s always hard to share information with your doctor if it’s not organized, but actually tracking my migraines eventually helped me figure out what was causing them… and I’m not alone! According to a recent survey from the makers of Excedrin® Migraine, a large majority of women
who suffer from migraines agree that with a better understanding of their triggers (90%) and the
right tools to track their triggers and symptoms (83%), they can better manage an attack. By keeping a calendar, I realized I was getting migraines every single month a day or two before I would start my period. Later on in life, after keeping a different journal style calendar, I realized lack of sleep and tension headaches were triggering migraines. I’m happy that I was able to track the information, but definitely could have used help.
Excedrin Migraine has teamed up with a neurologist to develop a new migraine tracking app, and it puts my journals, sticky notes, and of course my memory to shame. With this app (free on iTunes), migraine sufferers can track their migraine triggers and gather the data put into reports and charts that can be easily shared with physicians. If you have struggled with migraines, do you have a tracking system? Is there a way that you keep up with your headaches and triggers? I’m just beginning to test out the Migraine Triggers App, but would love it if you would join me. Visit MigraineResource.com and download the app now. That way you can get tracking right along with me. The creators are really looking for feedback, and I’m always curious to hear what you guys think of things.
While you’re tracking your migraines and triggers, Enter for a chance to win the Excedrin Migraine Relief Kit. This kit can help bring relief to anyone suffering from any kind of headache, but is really designed to help manage some common migraine triggers (bright light, dehydration, stress, loud noises…).
Visit the Migraine Center at facebook.com/Excedrin to hear from other migraine sufferers, share tips and access free information to help better manage migraines.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about the Migraine Triggers App and, of course, good luck in the giveaway!
Enter to Win:
– Sleep Mask
– Noise cancelling ear buds
– Branded Stress Balls
– Herbal Compress
– Branded Water bottle
Use the rafflecopter
This giveaway ends November 17th. Please see the giveaway rules.
Disclosure – I am an Excedrin® Migraine brand ambassador. One iPod Touch to test the app was provided by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Excedrin® Migraine; my journey for a migraine-free experience is my own.
About Ashley (Managing Editor at MomStart): Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at Momicles and follow her @Momicles2010