Sunday, July 1, 2012

Headache woes...

I get headaches on occasion... and what works best for me is Excedrin. One or two tablets and I'm all better! Works great for DH's aches and pains, too.

Well, the big bottle that I bought a while back from Costco was empty so I went to Target to buy a small bottle and there was no Excedrin in sight -- turns out that it was recalled back in January 2012 and is still off the market! So I bought a generic brand and the next time I had a headache I tried it -- it didn't work. Oh, no! This morning I checked eBay, and here is just a portion of one page (out of 4 pages) of completed listings for "Excedrin":

Holy cow!! And these packets started with an opening bid of 99-cents!
People are also selling (and buying) the generic versions of Excedrin -- I had no idea... but there's no way I'm going to pay that much for the real thing... what to do, what to do?

I decided to check our travel bag with the little packets of shampoo, toothpaste, etc. and yay! I found a 24-count bottle of Excedrin! I feel better knowing that headache relief is still available, at least until I run out!


  1. Virginia - I too am an Excedrin users. I buy the one w/o aspirin as I cannot take aspirin. All the generics have aspirin as well.

    Took a count this morning - I have 14 pills left! I've been hoarding them, trying to make them last.

    I can't wait to see them back on the market.

    1. We'll have to let each other know if we hear anything!