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PostHeaderIcon June is National Migraine Month #Giveaway

With June being National Migraine Awareness month, I think it is important for people to really gain some extra knowledge about what they might be going through when it comes to dealing with a migraine. I was asked to write about this topic but I personally am a loyal Excedrin Migraine user! As a single Mom of two boys, I understand that migraines happen when you least expect them. In my case, I have to keep moving. Make meals, wash dishes, do laundry. Kids don’t stop because Mom doesn’t feel well.

Maybe you don’t know where to start.  Excedrin has a new app, which I have told you about before, called My Migraine Triggers™. Over the last six months it has helped many manage their migraines better.. The My Migraine Triggers™ iPhone app, developed by the makers of Excedrin® allows me to track the causes of my migraines, including food.   It then gathers this data into reports and charts that can easily be shared with my doctor. read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Do you know what triggers your migraines? #Giveaway

DelightfulChaos.com GiveawayHave you ever tried to figure out what triggers a migraine for you? Most people I know say that alcohol is a big trigger for them. This is probably because alcohol increases blood flow to your brain, which can cause migraines and headaches. Red wine, beer, whiskey and champagne are the most common culprits. So keep the Jack & Coke coming but no wine! Just kidding.

There are also many foods that can trigger migraines. For those who suffer, it’s extremely important to identify those trigger foods.  By knowing what they are – and avoiding them – migraine sufferers can help reduce the frequency of their migraines.

Excedrin has developed The My Migraine Triggers™ iPhone app, which allows migraine sufferers to track the causes of their migraines. It’s very easy to use and can also be shared with your doctor.  It stores the information in easy to read charts and reports. Registered dietitian Keri Gans offers valuable information about potential migraine trigger foods that every sufferer should know. There are many foods and drinks that can trigger migraines, like citrus fruits, nuts, and foods that contain MSG. It’s important for folks to determine which foods are potential migraine triggers for them. By tracking their triggers, people can avoid them in the future, to help prevent or minimizing migraine attacks. read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Excedrin My Migraine Triggers Mobile App

According to a new survey, an incredible majority (93%) of women who suffer from migraines say they want a better understanding of their migraine triggers, yet only 11% say they currently track potential migraine triggers regularly. Hopefully with the holidays behind you, the migraines are slowing down a bit for you. Unfortunately, there are many who just get them all the time.  After speaking to many of my friends, family members and other bloggers, I have learned that most are not even aware of what triggers their migraines. That’s why the makers of Excedrin® Migraine teamed up with a neurologist to create the My Migraine Triggers™ app; a free, easy-to-use and convenient migraine tracking tool.

This app will allow you to: – Keep track of your everyday activities, such as exercise, stress and eating habits to help identify your potential migraine triggers – Chart out daily log information into customizable reports to easily understand which activities, foods and beverages are associated with the onset of your headaches – Print or email your log and results to share with your doctor to better diagnose and treat your migraines And the more you use it, the more it helps. Since migraines can set-in up to 48 hours after being exposed to a trigger, it is important to record potential triggers whether or not a migraine has started. Don’t wait until your next migraine. Download the My Migraine TriggersTM app and start tracking your migraines today. For more offers, tips and helpful information about Migraine management join the Excedrin community at http://www.excedrin.com/registration.shtml If you believe you have experienced an adverse event when using our product, please contact us at 1-800-468-7746. If you have a medical emergency, please call your doctor immediately. Use as directed. www.excedrin.com. See your doctor for diagnosis of migraines and treatment options. Please note that the Excedrin® brand and Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. do not endorse nor are responsible for the accuracy of information, opinions, claims or advice shared here by our consumers.

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I love the Excedrin Migraine Trigger App because it lets you pinpoint exactly what is happening to you and when. I have learned, for myself, that drinking anything caffeinated after 5 pm gives me a migraine. I have also found that NOT drinking a glass of Orange Juice first thing in the morning will give me a migraine by lunch. Now I am not certain WHY these things are happening, other then I’m just weird ;) , but it helps me get a lot less of them. I used to live with someone who suffered from a lot of migraines so I see how awful chronic ones can be. I hope you will download the app, which is free, and you too can get a little more knowledge on whats happening with you.

Now for the fun part! The winners of our previous giveaway are….


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Excedrin and I was selected to be an Excedrin Migraine Ambassador. Any opinions, ideas and text expressed here are my own whether positive or negative. This post is not endorsed, sponsored or has any connection to Twitter, Facebook or any other Social Media network that may be mentioned.

PostHeaderIcon Free iTriage Medical Reference Smartphone App

As a mom of 2 boys, I am always faced with all sorts of new things with them. From Tummy aches to runny noses, it’s always something it seems.  Often I want to know a little more about what could be going on with them and I have to wait until I can steal a moment to get on my laptop to research. Wouldn’t be a nice to be able to look up something in just a few seconds? Check out this new smartphone app from Healthagen. It’s called iTriage. It is a medical reference application for Smartphones It is currently available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, Android, and Palm app. (Now that i got rid of my Palm Pre all the apps start coming out. Figures!) This awesome application lets you search and look through hundreds of symptoms, diseases, and procedures as well as giving you a  useful description of the conditions, treatments, and medical tests. It also offers support links to your insurer’s advice line.

One of the features i really like is iTriage can use your iPhone’s GPS to help you find nearby pharmacies, hospitals, and other treatment centers. In some states it gives ER wait times so you can choose which one to go to!

I just downloaded this app on my HTC Evo. It was free in the Android Marketplace. To the right is a screen shot from my phone. It’s like having Healthcare in Your Hand!

Here are just a few of the features this app offers.

  • Information on more than 300 symptoms, 1000 diseases and 350 medical procedure
  • A nationwide directory of hospitals, urgent cares, retail clinics, pharmacies and physicians
  • Turn-by-turn facility directions from GPS, IP address or zip code locations
  • Nurse advice lines
  • Detailed quality reports from HealthGrades on hospitals and physicians
  • Help negotiating medical bills through an iTriage partnership with one of the most respected claims adjudication organizations
  • Emergency Room Wait Times for hospitals in select parts of the country

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