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I was diagnosed with migraines when I was a teenager. I would get the type of migraines that left me in bed in a dark room for days at a time. Those weren't fun as a high schooler and later a college student. Thankfully, the migraines went away after I got pregnant with my first son and stayed away until after my youngest was born, but they came back with a vengeance a few years later.
This time, I was a little more prepared for dealing with a migraine. My doctor recommended that I take Excedrin® Migraine at the first sign of a migraine because that's the key to preventing a full blown episode. Luckily, I get an aura before one is about to start, so I can start treatment right away. I've learned that the medication works better if I relax for a while after taking it. As most moms know, relaxing with children is next to impossible. My kids are old enough to be alone while I escape for an hour. I like to relax in a warm bath with my fizzy relaxing bath salts recipe while I wait for the medicine to work. Keep reading for the recipe so you can make them for yourself.
I've missed a lot of fun things because of my migraines. I've missed school, work, and even some of my children's class parties when they were in public school. There were many times I suffered through the pain to be there, but I couldn't enjoy myself because the lights were so bright, the noises so loud, and the pain too intense to bear.
Last week, I was hosting a paint party as a fundraiser for the local community center. I've never been to a paint party, so I was really excited to paint. Several of my friends were coming for a girl's night out, too. While I was at Walmart getting the last minute snacks and supplies for the party, I got the unmistakable feeling that a migraine was rearing its ugly head. I wasn't sure how much Excedrin® I had at home, so I picked up Excedrin® Migraine in case I needed to take a dose before bed.
I like Excedrin® because it gives me fast headache relief from multiple types of headaches. Consult your doctor if you think you are suffering from migraines. Excedrin® Migraine is my go to when I feel a migraine coming on because it starts to relieve the migraine in just 30 minutes. In fact, it's the #1 neurologist recommended treatment.*
*Among OTC medicine for migraines. Symphony Health Solutions, 2016.
I use Excedrin® PM Headache at night because it doesn't have caffeine. Caffeine in the other formula can keep me awake, but this has two pain fighters and a sleep aid so I can rest. Use both types of Excedrin® as directed.
If you need a moment to relax so a migraine doesn't take control of your life, or if you just want to relax, try my fizzy relaxing bath salts recipe.
Fizzy Relaxing Bath Salts Recipe
What You Need
- 2 cups Epsom salts
- 1/2 cup sea salt
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 5 drops juniper essential oil
- 5 drops orange essential oil
- Glass container with lid
1. Combine the Epsom salt, sea salt, baking soda, and citric acid. Stir well to get rid of any lumps.
2. Add the essential oils and stir again.
3. Pour in to a glass container with a lid.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup per bath. Salts will fizz while the scents of orange and juniper relax, restore, renew, and uplift you.
This recipe will last for three months on the shelf. Be careful not to scoop out the salts with dirty or wet hands because that can reduce the shelf life. Store away from humidity because excess water in the air can cause the citric acid to clump.
Do you suffer from migraines? Learn more about how Excedrin® can help your headaches.