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Treating Migraine

I wanted to share a tip that works for me to get rid of an active migraine. I get hormonal migraines that usually last two days. At the onset I start taking Excedrin migraine. Sometimes it works great; sometimes it doesn’t. If nothing helps I get a 20oz Coke and drink it quickly with a meal. Without fail, almost immediately my migraine is gone! I think next time I might just try chugging a Coke to begin with. Hope it can also help others!

  1. Thank you for sharing what works well for you. It sounds like the benefit you are getting may be from the caffeine that is both Coke and Excedrin. Caffeine does provide relief for some people, and for others, it can actually trigger an attack or make one worse. Some people find drinking a strong cup of regular coffee has a beneficial effect on them too. Finding something that works well for you is important and I'm glad you have found it! Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

    1. Thank you for your response! I do think it is a combination of the caffeine and the sugar content of Coke that helps. Since caffeine or Excedrin alone sometimes doesn’t help. Yesterday I woke up with day 2 of a migraine. Around 9am took tylenol, aspirin, had a hot cup of coffee then an iced coffee (black.) Then around 1:30pm I took the Excedrin. I had a meal and the Coke around 5pm and it wasn’t until after that the migraine went away.

      1. , I'm glad to hear your attack finally subsided. It is such a relief when an attack winds down to a level you can function with. I hope you have many more days without migraine episodes. Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

    2. This is a good tip. Excedrin has caffeine in it, which makes sense for why soda would be helpful for you. It doesn't work for everyone, but chugging soda is a useful tool for many in our group! Thanks for sharing. -Melissa, migraine.com team

      1. Thanks for sharing this tip!
        Peggy - Migraine.com team

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