Can aspirin help?

~Can taking pure aspirin help relieve migraines~I know aspirin is a blood thinner~Would love to know~Thank you~


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  • Deneysue
    10 months ago

    I have not found any Insaid to help get rid of my migraines or to even relieve the pain. I take a baby asprin every morning which seems to maybe the the frequency of my migraines because it is a blood thinner. “It all one big crap shoot anywho.” Ned Ryerson Groundhog Day quote

  • k_nelson
    10 months ago

    Hello @wildcactus1957, aspirin is a blood thinner which to my knowledge would helps some with migraines because the blood would flow more easily. I think most doctors prescribe medicines like ibuprofen, because that is an anti inflammatory medication, which helps because when you have a migraine, your blood vessels become larger.
    I hope that helps. Make sure you talk to your doctor before trying those meds out.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    10 months ago

    Hi there @wildcactus1957, Thanks so much for your question! As this article points out, “aspirin, and acetaminophen, are among the large group of non-specific pharmacologic agents used alone or in combination with other agents as acute treatment for migraine.” – https://migraine.com/pro/mild-analgesics-migraine-treatment/. You may also find this helpful to review – https://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/aspirin/.

    As with any medication, always be sure to speak to your doctor before starting.

    Thanks for being here & always feel free to reach out.
    -Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

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