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Original Syndol is back on sale

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Cocolapew Fri 19-Jul-19 14:42:27

Thank god.

Mitebiteatnite Thu 26-Sep-19 18:49:33

Sorry, I know this is a bit of an old thread, but I saw Syndol in the pharmacy today and was so pleased. Was about to start a thread on it but thought I'd search first! Goodbye killer migraines.

It's the doxylamine that does it, it does have a sedating effect but it's also a muscle relaxant which is what makes all the difference. I've had a spate of really nasty migraines in the last few months and just had to make do with co-codamol because I can't take nsaids. Sods law I won't have one for ages now, which is a good thing obviously, but I feel better knowing I've got it to fall back on in case.

Rachelover40 Sat 20-Jul-19 14:03:20

I have ordered two packets of Syndol on line. I used to have it years ago and it was good so am delighted it is back on the market in its original form. Before anyone says, I know it should not be used regularly for a long period because it can cause addiction, however I took a lot of Syndol at one time and had no problems.

ByeByeMissAmericanPie Sat 20-Jul-19 07:07:36

I’ve been buying Doxylomine separately online. I take it as a sleep aid.

I discovered it accidentally when I first took Syndol for a particularly bad headache on the advice of a pharmacist. Luckily I’d just dropped the DC at school as I had to go home to bed!

Kummerspeck Fri 19-Jul-19 23:54:44

When DD was revising at uni she had dreadful tension headaches and Syndol was the only thing that helped, to the point that I bought the doxylamine online from the USA to take with co-codamol when it became unavailable.
It is a good product when taken as directed for the shortest possible time

Apparently Migraleve Pink is back too although I'm not a fan of that

jessicawessica Fri 19-Jul-19 23:47:36

Thank goodness for that. Nothing else really touches the pain.

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DangerMouse17 Fri 19-Jul-19 23:37:16

Best news ever!! They were the only thing that worked for me and been really suffering without them. I will go and stock up tomorrow now 😂

ThereWillBeAdequateFood Fri 19-Jul-19 23:36:52

Thanks bellatrix

wowfudge Fri 19-Jul-19 23:33:24

I've never found codeine worked for my migraines. I was prescribed a huge box of strong Zapain years ago when I was first diagnosed. It never really did more than take the edge off the pain and make me feel lousy. Sumatriptan though is amazing.

sweetkitty Fri 19-Jul-19 23:30:00

I’ll need to get some for the next crippling migraine too

Cocolapew Fri 19-Jul-19 23:26:17

If you gave a codeine addiction you can, and always could, buy big boxes of co codomol at the chemist.
There was a long thread on here when Syndol disappeared, I knew people used it for migraines.
This is why I posted, it wasn't some sort of signal to anyone with codeine addiction.

Cocolapew Fri 19-Jul-19 23:21:49

I've always just bought them Morris, they usually warn you about not taking them for more than 3 days.

taylorowmu Fri 19-Jul-19 23:07:20

These threads always worry me. Codeine abuse and addiction is a real problem. I do think that threads like these attract posters with issues around it.

What do you mean 'attracts them'?

This thread isn't going to make a rats shit of a difference to anyone with a codeine addiction.

MorrisZapp Fri 19-Jul-19 23:07:15

Can you buy these just by asking the pharmacist, or will they ask you questions?

BellatrixLeStrangest Fri 19-Jul-19 23:03:24

Therewillbe caffeine helps the other elements work quicker

BellatrixLeStrangest Fri 19-Jul-19 23:02:11

I had a family member who would buy this in boxes of 30 a week and take them regularly. Pretty sure they had a codeine addiction. Please everyone just be careful.

ThereWillBeAdequateFood Fri 19-Jul-19 23:01:23

Strange that it has caffeine in it but knocks you out

I was thinking the same Monty. What’s the caffeine for if it’s meant to sedate you?

juneybean Fri 19-Jul-19 22:55:03

Omg really? It's been years hasn't it?? I have amitriptyline these days but that's fab news.

IHeartKingThistle Fri 19-Jul-19 22:52:19

I'm still mourning Karvol capsules!

Yubaba Fri 19-Jul-19 22:50:55

They’ve been back for months, the original ones are in a dark blue box and the new formula is in a light blue box and are called syndol headache relief.
Migraleve is also back in sock in both pink and yellow.

iklboo Fri 19-Jul-19 22:50:19

Thanks OP. I don't get migraines often but when I do they can wipe me out for a couple of days. I may try these next time.

Cocoabutterformula Fri 19-Jul-19 22:45:23

I can't believe they're back!! I had to do a double take. Been buying them from SA for last few years at about double the cost. Had given up hope. Yup the only things that shift (well help) with awful headaches.

MontyBowJangles Fri 19-Jul-19 22:41:47

Strange that it has caffeine in it but knocks you out? I used to know a lady years ago and Syndol would be the only thing to help her crippling migraines.

AhhhHereItGoes Fri 19-Jul-19 21:46:04

10mg codeine
450mg paracetamol
5mg doxylomine
30mg caffeine

I'm going to have to give these a try. Around every 6 weeks I get a headache like a migraine with nausea and body aches. Noise is unbearable, so is light. Co codamol helps a bit as makes me a little tired but this would be good to just knock me out/relieve the tension.

Rachelover40 Fri 19-Jul-19 21:24:53

Thanks for telling us, op. I used to use it years ago and it was good. Have now ordered some online.

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