The Holidays can be a stressful time. It doesn’t always have to be negative, but with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, headaches happen. I try and space everything out so that I am not overloaded on one day. That isn’t the only thing that prevents some of that hustle and bustle. There are lots of other things that can trigger headaches; sight, sound, smells and even foods. Foods are one thing I know all to well about. My headaches are often time triggered by specific foods.
The makers of Excedrin Extra Strength invite you to “Take a Holiday from Headaches”. For each person and each headache there are different symptoms, solutions and triggers. You can help avoid your triggers by following some simple tips offered by Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D.
- 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/migraine.
- 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.
Often times holidays mean traveling for many of us. Travel times can be long with a plane or car or a simple trip from one side of the city to another. Whether your travel plans are long or short, be sure to take your Excedrin Extra Strength with you when you’re on the go for fast relief should a headache or migraine strike.
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