this is me now

July 1, 2008

The Midol Effect

Filed under: "ehhh" days,random,weird — by heatherdc @ 3:07 am

Have you ever examined a Midol bottle? I mean reallyyy looked at it. Do you ever wonder what that magic little pill is made of?

(Hello boy readers-I apologize for the ‘girly’ topic…..stop reading now, or ummmm, enjoy?…)

The one thing I do know about Midol, is that it contains a LOT of caffeine. I mean, A LOOOOT. About 60 mg per pill. Thats a little more than a cup of instant coffee, way more than a can of Coke (or diet coke, or pepsi, or whatever), about twice as much as a cup of black tea. Let me just say, I do not handle caffeine well. I took Midol before a soccer game in high school once…..Ehhhhh. My coach pulled me out for a water break, and I literally could not sit down. I was jittery, and anxious, and fidgety, and couldn’t stop moving. It was ridiculous. And this is when I realized that me and midol might not have the best relationship.

Every time I take it, I get sick. I have this weird reaction to it, and my throat feels stuffy and my head feels heavy. It’s like the onset of a head cold, that never quite develops.

Yet we keep having little affairs. It’s like that secret crush you just can’t get enough of. You want the good feeling, you want the excited high (i.e. “fighting fatigue” with a huuuuge caffeine buzz), you want your pants to fit you like they are supposed to, instead of feeling two sizes too tight (thank youuu bloating. Gah.).

I don’t get it.  I feel like crap about six hours later, and yet I can’t give up the amazing five hours in between. It’s totally worth it. As a girl, you need those five hours.  No cramps, no fatigue, no bloating, and loooots of energy to make up for all of it. Thank youuu Midol.



  1. You make me laugh!
    AND, you read my mind.
    Guess who took theirs today???!
    It’s one of those days… and I actually read the bottle myself – before I read your post.. (great minds… ;)) and it said something like, “could cause stomach bleeding”.. I was like- WHAHHHHHHHHAT? But.. I took it anyway.. the cramps had to GO!


    Comment by Jen — July 1, 2008 @ 4:27 pm |Reply

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  3. omg!

    I thought they removed caffeine from midol because too many people were using it to get ‘energy’ 😉 Which midol are you using (there are so many to choose from) that is giving you the most ‘energy’ and how many are you taking at a time anyway?


    Comment by Jamie — February 6, 2010 @ 1:58 am |Reply

  4. I get you I just took it at 445 today and with coffee! And I still can’t sleep at its 12 am But midol by itself does make you feel weird like a high that you feel confident and not as self consiousness about the bloating but next time I will take it earlier when I get my period and the best thing about it it made the cravings stop thank god!

    Comment by Ally — September 17, 2013 @ 3:04 am |Reply

  5. If you snort it,will anything bad happen? Will be the same as just taking it regular

    Comment by many — June 20, 2014 @ 9:31 pm |Reply

    • I reallyy wanna know

      Comment by many — June 20, 2014 @ 9:36 pm |Reply

      • Its not to get you high dummy. Its for cramps. Might as well sniff comet or something.

        Comment by Nicole — January 9, 2016 @ 9:24 am

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