How to wean off Excedrin now that it has been recalled
Some of you may have heard that excedrin has been recalled and are now trying to figure out how to wean off excedrin. In my experience, I have found that the most chronic pain (and specifically Migraines) is associated with a food allergy. I’m not talking about the kind that causes your throat to close up (anaphylaxis – an IgE reaction). Rather, the food allergy that I’m referring to is an IgG reaction – which can manifest in any symptom (headache, stomach pain, muscle pain, dizziness, etc.). There are 10 foods that are the usual culprits: gluten, dairy, soy, oranges, chocolate, caffeine, peanuts, corn, alcohol, refined sugar (google “food elimination diet” for recipes and meal plans). Eliminate these foods for 3 weeks and you will see a major difference in your pain! At that point, I would recommend that you decrease your excedrin dose by 1 tab every 3 days until you are no longer on the medication.