I’m rather susceptible to headaches and I switched to the Extra Strength formula of Excedrin Headache after I had built up a tolerance to 600mg of ibuprofen. And now I need at least 4 of the extra strength pills. If I have a headache the migraine formula won’t work, but it does work for migraines, so I need something for headaches.
It sounds like you might be getting rebound headaches from overusing pain relief. Whilst ibuprofen and other NSAIDs aren’t addictive, developing a “tolerance” to them isn’t a good idea. They aren’t very good for your kidneys.
Every headache formula over the counter is simply some sort of combination of: aspirin, paracetamol, caffeine or ibuprofen so just find out what works for you. If you are experiencing headaches frequently see a doctor or stop taking the tablets.
on: 28th June 10