Since I was about 18, I've been getting migraine headaches about once every couple of months. I always know when one is coming on because it starts with a few problem-spots in my vision, and then about 30 minutes after that, it progresses into the actual headache. That pain that I get with them can last anywhere between one and two days. From some of the stories I've read, though, I'm probably pretty fortunate. While the pain that I get is bad, it's not completely debilitating like it is for some other folks.
In my case, I've found that once the vision problems start, there's really nothing that I can do to prevent the pain from coming on. However, I have found some things that I can do to lessen its severity. One of those things is to take two Excedrin Migraine caplets as soon as the symptoms begin.
From what I've read, Excedrin Migraine is the exact same formula as the normal Excedrin Extra Strength pills. The only difference between the two is with their packaging. Therefore, you'd probably have the same results using either Excedrin Extra Strength or Excedrin Migraine on any of your headaches.
In my area, they both cost the same, so I really don't have any specific reason for selecting Excedrin Migraine over the normal Excedrin Extra Strength. Maybe I prefer the Excedrin Migraine packaging on some subconscious level. I don't know...
In any case, whenever I have a headache, migraine or otherwise, I'll almost always reach for Excedrin. The only time that I avoid it is when I'm going to bed, because I find that the caffeine will keep me awake all night.
So, if you can handle the caffeine, and you've tried everything else for your migraines (or any headache), consider giving these a try. They may help you the same way that they help me.