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What is the best over the counter medicene for migraines?

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Asked by HuntersMom25 at 8:26 AM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Health

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  • Excedrine Migriane. It's the only OTC product I have ever taken that could even stand up to my migraines. They don't take away auras and stomach upset, but they do help with some of the pain and light sensitivity.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 8:29 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • i use the works from me most of the time if not i have some by my dr. that will take care of it.hope you feell better soon.

    Answer by ladybug36519 at 8:30 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • agreed excedrin migraine AND vitamin b-12

    Answer by pmg1030 at 8:31 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Absolutely! Excedrine or Excedrine Migraine (they have the exact same ingredients...just different packaging). I have lots of migraines and it is the only thing that will touch them!

    Answer by knjsmommy1210 at 8:33 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Same here... I have migraines and the only thing OTC that helps is Excedrin Tension Headache. It's basically the same as Excedrin Migraine but it doesn't contain aspirin. (Aspirin causes blood clots in my legs so I stay away from it.)

    Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 8:34 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Percogesic was what I used until I got a prescription. Always worked.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:35 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • believe it or not gatoraide. it works alot better than pills.

    Answer by noel1978 at 8:39 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I'm glad Excedrin works so well for people but all it is is acetominaphen and caffeine . Why spend the extra money? Taka a store brand acetominaphen and have a cup of coffee or a coke.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:41 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • My Mom uses Excedrin Migraine and she swears by it. Drinking coffee can upset her stomach, the pills don't.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:42 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Same here.. Excedrin Migraine is the ONLY thing OTC that ever worked for me. But my problem was that I got a little too dependent on it and found that I was taking it way more often than I should. I used to get migraines once a day.

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 8:42 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

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