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Every menstrual cycle I get a migraine. I took 2 exceedrin and it just didn't work. It says don't take more but I want to. Can I please take 2 more?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Menstrual migraines

You do not want to exceed the recommended dose of drugs containing Acetaminophen like Excedrin.
You can add Ibuprofen as an alternative. There are better medications than these for those who suffer Migraines. A primary care doctor can help. If you truly have menstrual migraines then menstrual cycle suppression often helps prevent these headaches. See an Obgyn for options.

In brief: Menstrual migraines

You do not want to exceed the recommended dose of drugs containing Acetaminophen like Excedrin.
You can add Ibuprofen as an alternative. There are better medications than these for those who suffer Migraines. A primary care doctor can help. If you truly have menstrual migraines then menstrual cycle suppression often helps prevent these headaches. See an Obgyn for options.
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