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I think most college students can relate: classes, tests and finals all bring so much stress as you strive to do your best. I was in the heat of college classes and finals and I started getting the worst migraines I've ever experienced. I was studying for my math final and was suddenly hit with the worst migraine. Now, math is my worst subject and it is just so hard for me to comprehend- please tell me I'm not alone! I knew that if I failed this exam, I would fail the whole class and that alone stressed me out even more! On account of being mostly feeling stressed and overwhelmed, I knew I needed a remedy and when I spotted the Excedrin® Migraine in the Walmart pain reliever aisle, it was just what I needed!
I found that taking the Excedrin® in the morning was a great migraine relief so I could face my classes head on with a clear head. In 30 minutes, my migraine was gone and I could focus on studying and doing well! I wanted something that could help remedy my migraines more, which is when my husband told me about his mom making rice packs for herself when she suffered from migraines. I thought that was genius, did some research and made my own!
I ended up passing my math final, doing a lot better than I thought I would, and it was all thanks to my power duo of a team: my rice pack and Excedrin® Migraine! This was a major moment for me, because all semester I experienced terrible migraines and finally I had a remedy that worked for me. Excedrin® Migraine starts to relieve migraine pain in 30 minutes. It is even #1 Neurologist Recommended*!
*Among OTC medicine for migraines. Symphony Health Solutions, 2016
I wanted to share this quick and easy DIY with you all, because if you suffer from migraines, muscle pains, or even cramps, this will be a great solution in addition to using Excedrin® as directed!
Consult your doctor if you think you are suffering from migraines, that way you can ensure you are taking the right medicine for you.
You will need…
string: if you want to do no sew
essential oils optional
I begin by filling my sock with the rice. I decided to use a Christmas sock just because it was fun, colorful, and it is a bit longer so I could use it on my neck if I wanted to.
I stopped at this point, because as you can see the toe part is very full. I wanted to leave extra room at the top so when it was closed off it would be more evenly distributed. Also, this is the step you can add in essential oils by dropping in about 3 drops. Great migraine relievers are lavender, peppermint, and rosemary.
If you are wanting to do no sew, start tying it off at about santas hat. I have a few that are just tied with string, or just knotted off, and it works great! For the sake of this tutorial, I wanted to sew it off so it would look better. I am new expert at sewing, but I just did a simple line and went back over it to make sure it was secure.
How to Use…
Now that you've made your super handy rice pack, how do you use it?
Place your rice pack in the microwave and heat it for 30 second intervals. Do not go over that time, because the rice will start to burn and it will smell awful (yes I know from experience!)
For best migraine or headache relief, lay down in a dark room and place the rice pack on your forehead. I like using this extra long sock, because it fits perfectly around my neck which is great for when I'm stressed! But if you are just wanting to use it for headaches, a normal sock will perfectly lay across your forehead. Store your rice pack on your night stand or in your medicine cabinet, just make sure it is in a cool, dry place.
If you suffer from migraines too, having your DIY rice pack + Excedrin® Migraine will help you combat those pesky migraines. Ultimately, allowing you to focus more on being productive and acing your next test!
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Are you going to make your own rice pack?
I would love to know if you do down below! Thanks for reading!