Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Review: Dr. Hyson's Headache System

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Dr. Hyson's Headache System is a kit available by mail order that purports to treat headaches with an analgesic topical gel solution. It comes with individual pouches of the topical gel, an eye mask and ear plugs.

The best part of the kit is the eye mask. I like it because it doesn't closely fit against your eyes. Instead, there are two little pods that allow you to easily blink and move your eyelids.

The ear plugs included in the kit are undoubtedly useful and practical, but they aren't anything special. You can get the same type of thing at your local drugstore.

The topical solution didn't do anything to help treat my migraine any of the three times I tried it. It may very well be a topical analgesic, but I can't even see how that type of product would do anything to abort a migraine. A topical solution
certainly can help one cope with the symptoms of a migraine, but this one is not as good as the aromatherapy products I've used for that purpose. Both Origins Peace of Mind On the Spot Relief and Bath & Body Works Instant Aromatherapy Headache Relief are easier to apply, smell better and are more soothing when you're coping with a migraine.

Finally, I think the kit is way overpriced. Granted, it was my choice to take the chance and spend $50 on something I knew was unlikely to help me, but I don't think the price is in line with what is being offered.

Bottom line: Try it if you must, but pay attention to the return policy. I suspect you'll want your money back.

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