Prevent Holiday Stress Headaches with Excedrin

Nov 18, 2013 41 Comments by Disclosure
We all look forward to the sights, smells, foods, beverages and merriment associated with the holiday season. However, sometimes the things we love the most about the holidays could trigger headaches or migraines.
That’s why the makers of Excedrin® Extra Strength invite you to “Take a Holiday from Headaches” by following these simple steps, provided by Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D.:
To help avoid your triggers:
  • 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. *
  • 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**
Holiday time can also mean lots of traveling, so be sure to carry Excedrin® Extra Strength with you when you’re on the go for fast relief should a headache or migraine strike.
With all of the stress that can come with the holidays, the makers of Excedrin® are hoping to help alleviate some of that! Visit between November 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014 to enter the “Take a Holiday from Headaches” sweepstakes, where you’ll be eligible for a chance to win daily prizes including gift cards to popular retailers and one lucky grand prize of $25,000 to help with shopping, travel and other holiday expenses – all of which can give anyone a headache.
Excedrin is even giving my readers a chance to win $100 Gift Card to help alleviate some of that holiday stress too! All you have to do is enter using the rafflecopter below!

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Disclaimer: I am a member of the Excedrin Extra Strength Bloggers! My time and efforts on this post are being compensated. All opinions are 100% my own.
*Can be sourced to Cleveland Clinic
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About the author

Monica Brady, is the Owner, Author and Chief Mom Blogger of Mommy Brain Reports and her personal blog, She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 15 years, and is a work at home mother to her beautiful identical twin girls, Alexandra and Victoria. In 2009, they moved cross country from California to coastal North Carolina, and love their new home. When she's not spending time with her girls, she's either working on her blog writing up reviews on some really cool products, working on giveaway posts, participating in events with her sponsors, or doing her work as a Social Media Consultant. Monica has had the opportunities to participate in some amazing campaigns with some amazing brands, and loves the relationships she's developed with each one of them.

41 Responses to “Prevent Holiday Stress Headaches with Excedrin”

  1. latanya says:

    Traveling and trying to find the “right” gift for each person

  2. ellen beck says:

    What stresses me out the most is visits with family. Not everyone is well behaved and it can be a challenge.

  3. Mary Happymommy says:

    The shopping stresses me out.

  4. stephanie says:

    cooking stresses me out

  5. Jessie C. says:

    Shop gifts from list is stressful.

  6. Elena says:

    shopping stresses me out

  7. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    finding gifts for everyone is stressful

  8. Paige says:

    Gift giving… not my gift.:/

  9. Jessica To says:

    Finding a gift for everyone with limited free time to do it.

  10. Thomas Murphy says:

    Shopping stresses me out the most.

  11. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Cooking Stresses Me Out!

  12. kymi a says:

    cooking & especially baking stresses me out.

  13. Cynthia R says:

    Everything. Shopping for gifts, making dinner, shopping for dinner….I love the holiday season but wow…lot of work!

  14. Lisa Brown says:

    family visits by those that one does not get along with but must see during the holidays

  15. Julie says:

    gift giving

  16. meredith says:

    Family visiting and guilt not seeing everyone – since there is only so much time and my family is spread out!

  17. Tabathia B says:

    I would have to say gift giving, making sure that my older kids get the type of clothing that they like and shopping for relatives

  18. jenna d says:

    Family visiting is most stressful for me

  19. Shelley says:

    finding the perfect gifts for everyone is stressful!

  20. sara haaf says:

    The cats destroying my tree and decorations!

  21. steve weber says:

    Family visiting for sure!!

  22. Rhonda G says:

    Family gatherings. Someone always has to do something

  23. Wendy T says:

    What stresses me out the most is allowing myself to feel and honor the void I feel at the loss of my 11 year old daughter, while being present for my son. It’s a difficult balance sometimes.

  24. Jennifer Marie says:

    Gift giving is often stressful for me b/c I want to make sure everyone likes their gifts.

  25. Sonya Morris says:

    Finding gifts & staying on budget!

  26. amy pugmire says:

    shopping and crowds. I hate the lines!

  27. Barbara Montag says:

    Finding the right gift for a difficult person – thank you.

  28. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh for me its finding the right gift! I really search hard to find what I give to others so its special and not just a gift. I do get stressed out over it!!!

  29. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I would say that Meal Prep is what stresses me out most about the Holidays. It takes so long to plan buy & make then your so tired you can’t as rested as you’d like the day it all occurs to chill & relax. Thanks Happy Thanksgiving :)

  30. Jeff Taylor says:

    I have a hard time trying to stretch very limited resources into gifts that are both practical and meaningful.

  31. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I think you just about covered it! LOL
    I’m never sure what to buy for anyone–and, I hate to shop (except for food!)
    I stress over the meal preparation; however, I’ve determined that most of my anxiety is the anticipation. For instance, if I have drop-in company, I don’t ever get upset, nor do I have a problem offering/sharing what I have. However, if I have to prepare for something, I get pretty nervous.

  32. Courtnie says:

    Going shopping definitely is stressful!

  33. Michelle says:

    Gift giving

  34. Kelly D says:

    Cooking and cleaning for all of my guests stresses me out.

  35. Lori Leal says:

    Finding gifts for everyone can get overwhelming at times!

  36. karen medlin says:

    Planning and taking time to find the deals for shopping,

  37. Alexandra says:

    I am a freshman in the Honors program at Western Oregon University and my honors classes stress me out!

  38. tammigirl says:

    Holiday traffic. Holiday parking. Holiday crowds. Holiday lines. And so many people in all these situations have no holiday cheer!

  39. wild orchid says:

    Shopping in stores stresses me out the most.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  40. Nataly Carbonell says:

    Meal preparation is the most stressing part of the holidays for me

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