Product Type: Diomed Developments Ltd in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Soothing migraine relief!
Member Name: MsTricia
Advantages: works well to help migraine pain
Disadvantages: doesn't last long enough for us!
(N.B I am writing this review from my partner's point of view as he wanted everyone to know about this product but is too lazy to write the review himself!)
My partner suffers from migraines on a monthly basis and we have searched high and low for a remedy to ease his dull ache and allow him to lead a semi-normal life. When he gets them, he has dense and ongoing pain and what feels like pounding at the temples and an ache behind the eyes which causes his vision to be blurry. This normally means he calls in sick on this day (his boss sure is not a happy bunny!) and he always seems down when this occurs. So this month when he told me he was having another one, on my way home from work I popped into a local chemist to grab him some painkillers and this box caught my eye. I paid around £5 from it in my local chemist, although I am sure they were ripping me off (because they can!) as I have since seen it in boots for about £4.
The product is basically an adhesive strip measuring 5 x 12 cm covered in a transparent pale blue "cooling" type of gel on a supporting sheet. The gel contains an active ingredient of levomenthol which is like a painkiller to reduce the feeling of the pain. The ingredients are all natural so a more authentic way to relieve pain and tension without a whole load of chemicals that may be bad for him! Anyway I digress...
Inside the box there are 8 strips in laminate sachets with 2 strips per sachet. As there are 2 in a packet, it is vital to ensure once one is removed, to reseal the pack so the other doesn't dry out...don't want to be throwing money away now! The side with the gel is covered with a transparent film which is to be removed and then apply this directly to the forehead (or you can cut it and apply it however you like, e.g. to the temples for pain in that area).
My partner then applied it to his forehead (with my help of course!) and sat in a darkened room as harsh lights and noise don't help. In respect to this product he could feel the relief instantly and said the pain definitely started to go away. However the main downside is that as effective as it is, the strips arent effective for too long and within 45 minutes the feeling began to wear off and he was requesting another. One strip cannot be reused so once he feels the pain again it is to be thrown away and we are onto the next one! Bit disappointing really as they are great, but could be as he has severe migraines they are not sufficient to keep his at bay for long periods of time, but for him 45 minutes is quite long!
Generally when he has his migraines he just sleeps all day so he did find the energy to be up and about and do a few things around the house with this on, as opposed to laying in bed feeling sorry for himself! So for this I will give it a generous 4 dooyoo stars as it makes my life just that much easier, just wish they had a bit more longevity as he get's through a pack fairly quickly!
Summary: a good natural relief for migraine pain
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