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Can someone please tell me about the aspirins and coke remedy?
I have suffered from really bad headaches for the last few years. GP said they are viral - but at times they have been so bad that I have had to go to bed and quite often I feel sick too. However, they haven't actually been diagnosed as migraines.
So my questions are: does the aspirin/coke remedy really work? How many aspirins with how much coke? And do you think it would work on headaches which aren't actually classed as migraines?
I know what you mean Enthusiastic - but I am careful about taking them and only have them when absolutely necessary. Usually when I am trying desperately to get through a day at work! If I could take coke and aspirin it might be better but I don't know anything about that combination.
I haven't tried the coke, but I was prescribe dispersible aspirin to take - and it works best because of how quickly it can get to the pain. The coke and aspirin is supposed to work because it contains caffeine (aspirin with added caffeine) which reduces blood flow to the brain and stops the headache. Don't know if the coke bit works though!
Caffeine is definately helpful. For me, it eases the urge to puke! Have you tried Syndol?? Wonder drug. If I take some as soon as I get the triggers, 90% of the time I can keep a major migraine at bay.
I get lots of migraines and yes, the aspirin dissolved in Coke really does work. My GP prescibed 3 aspirin for me, then I read about the coke on line. It was recommended by a professor from the London Migraine Clinic. I use about a 3rd of a can of coke. I was sceptical at first, bit pleasantly surprised when it worked.
I think Asprin as a painkiller is underrated. I had an abscess a few weeks ago, and was rocking in pain. I took Paracetomol, codiene and Tramadol, but they weren't that effective. I took the aspirin and it really helped.