Is Your Pain Medication Making Your Migraines Worse?

When you feel that throbbing pain on one side of your face, you reach for your migraine medication. After all, no one wants to waste a day cowering in pain. But if you’re experiencing migraine headaches more often or your migraines are getting steadily worse, your pain relief pills could be to blame.

Taking too many pain medications too often – as little as three times a week or 10 times a month – can put your migraines in a rebound cycle. Your body becomes accustomed to the pain medication being in your system, so when it wears off, you start to get another headache – prompting you to take more medication. Any painkiller can cause rebound headaches, though doctors think that drugs containing caffeine, aspirin and acetaminophen, and ergotamines and triptans carry the most risk.

Is Your Migraine On the Rebound?

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – When you feel that throbbing pain on one side of your face, you reach for your migraine medication. After all, no one wants to waste a day cowering in pain. But if you’re experiencing migraine more often or your headaches are getting steadily worse, your pain relief pills could be to blame.

Taking too many pain medications too often — as little as three times a week or 10 times a month — can put your migraines in a rebound cycle. Your body becomes accustomed to the pain medication being in your system, so when it wears off, you start to get another headache — prompting you to take more medication. Any painkiller can cause rebound headaches, though doctors think that drugs containing caffeine, aspirin and acetaminophen, and ergotamines and triptans carry the most risk.

How can you tell if you’re suffering from rebound headaches? Most patients with rebound migraines experience low-grade headaches almost continuously. Many wake up with their head already hurting. Some find that their headaches get worse within a few hours of taking medication.

If you’re experiencing frequent migraines while taking pain medication, your best option is to go cold turkey — stop taking painkillers, and you will break the rebound cycle. Of course, giving up pain medication makes many patients nervous. Migraines are excruciating, and facing them without medication can seem like a terrifying prospect.

However, some all-natural remedies can provide relief without creating the rebound cycle caused by over-the-counter and prescription medications. Lipigesic-M (www.lipigesic.com), a migraine pain reliever, uses a unique sublingual delivery method to send its medicinal ingredients into the bloodstream quickly for fast relief. The individually packaged dosages contain migraine-fighting ingredients, including feverfew and ginger. Best of all, none of the ingredients are associated with rebound headaches, so you can relieve your migraine pain without worrying about making your headaches worse.

For more information, visit www.lipigesic.com.

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Research Identifies New Option for Sinus Relief

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Exciting new clinical results bring new hope for the millions of sinusitis sufferers in the U.S., who need an effective yet safe alternative for sinus relief. Results of a new controlled clinical trial show that a proprietary capsaicin-based nasal spray called Sinus Buster starts to provide sinus relief in under one minute. As an all-natural product, Sinus Buster was also clinically shown to be safe with no rebound effect or loss of smell.

Millions of Americans in pursuit of sinus relief often turn to medicated over-the-counter (OTC) nasal sprays because of their quick and effective action. However, the drugs found in these nasal sprays, oxymetazoline and phenylephrine, cannot be used for more than three days. Longer use can cause rebound effect, which causes more congestion and can potentially lead to a habit-forming behavior. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 10 million Americans need to break the OTC nasal spray addiction habit.

Based on the Sinus Buster clinical results, sinus suffers can now get fast, effective relief in an all natural formula without the risk of rebound congestion. The clinical study was completed by leading researcher Dr. Jonathan Bernstein, a professor and immunology/allergy research specialist at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine. The study showed that subjects who received Sinus Buster experienced onset of relief in under one minute and continued to show significant improvement in nasal congestion and sinus pain at each of the measured time points over the two-week duration of the study.

“The study results demonstrate that Sinus Buster is a powerful solution for sinus congestion, pressure and headaches that not only provides immediate relief, but also provides sustained relief throughout the course of the two-week treatment period,” said Dr. Bernstein.

Importantly, the study also showed Sinus Buster to have a favorable safety profile. Sinus Buster was well tolerated without a rebound effect. There was no negative effect on sense of smell. In fact, patients who received Sinus Buster showed a statistically significant improvement in sense of smell.

Sinus Buster’s non-habit-forming formula is made without chemicals, additives or preservatives. Its efficacy is derived from a combination of capsaicin and eucalyptus. Capsaicin has a long history as a natural therapeutic agent for a variety of ailments; over 40 clinical studies worldwide document intranasal capsaicin’s safety and effectiveness in the treatment of sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and headaches.

The proprietary Sinus Buster formula is the first capsaicin-based nasal spray to be offered in the U.S. and is also the first all-natural nasal spray to demonstrate onset of action in under one minute. To learn more about Sinus Buster, visit www.BusterBrands.com.

Haiti Relief Efforts Insist Cash Is Best

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – When natural disasters strike, they bring out the best in most people. Overcome with the good intentions to help, they give supplies that they feel are needed most. But what they don’t realize is that cash is best to help the victims of an international disaster.

Such was the case after the 2005 Asian tsunami. Aid workers found themselves flooded with donations that, while given with the best of intentions, could not help tsunami survivors.

Now, earthquake-devastated Haiti finds itself in a similar situation. Transporting items from America creates added expense, as well as a headache for the professional relief organizations, who have to sort, pack, move and distribute the donations.

According to Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), cash proves far more helpful. Aid workers on the ground know exactly what victims need, and can direct funds accordingly. Many organizations have been active in Haiti for decades, so their workers have established ties with the Haitian community, know local customs and can determine what supplies will help the most.

Additionally, American dollars go further in Haiti, allowing organizations to get more bang for every donated buck. Cash donations help to stimulate the local economy and thus help to speed the rebuilding process. And those who donate cash can rest assured that their contributions will go directly to the disaster site — in contrast, many donated items have to be thrown away, often for legal reasons.

Relief organizations do not want Americans to stop donating, they simply want to spread the word: To help the most, cash is best.

“Americans can help the most by donating cash to an established relief agency,” says Suzanne H. Brooks, director of CIDI. “Helping the efforts of professional humanitarian relief agencies is the absolute best way to aid the victims in Haiti.”

For more information, visit CIDI’s Web site at www.cidi.org. To find a list of credible humanitarian relief agencies, visit www.interaction.org. The Web site www.charitynavigator.org provides valuable information about making informed decisions when supporting charities.

In Haiti, Aid Workers Prepare for the Long-term

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, quickly devastating the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Luckily, some relief organizations are already prepared, not only to provide immediate aid to Haiti, but also to rebuild communities and restore hope for as long as their help is needed.

For example, one humanitarian aid organization, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), has maintained a presence in Haiti for years. Its workers in Haiti are part of the community, so when they mobilize relief efforts, they’re helping to take care of their own. After other organizations have moved on to the next disaster, Lions will still be on the ground in Haiti, overseeing long-term reconstruction projects such as rebuilding homes and hospitals, developing human resource support and providing help for the disabled, including those disabled as a result of the earthquake.

Lions around the world are already working to support the Lions of Haiti. In the two weeks after the earthquake, Lions mobilized over $1 million to go towards relief efforts. LCIF is also creating three tent cities that will contain 200 tents, providing shelter for aid workers as well as Haitians who lost their homes in the earthquake.

As the conditions in Haiti stabilize, LCIF will shift its focus to long-term projects. Rebuilding Haiti means creating homes, schools, hospitals and other infrastructure.

One hundred percent of the money donated to LCIF will go directly to Haiti relief. If you are interested in doing your part to rebuild Haiti, visit www.lcif.org/donate. Select “Disaster” and type “LCIF Haiti Earthquake Relief” in the comments section.