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I think I’ve found a migraine remedy that works. Please spread the word

Hi, my name is Sarah and I’m trying to tell as many people as I can about a real cure I’ve found, I am 40 years old and had dibilitating migraines/headaches since I was 16, nothing touched them and I went through the same misery, no sleep and constant pain, I felt like my life was over, then one day I met a fellow migraine sufferers who said I know a cure, This is what he told me:

Take 3 aspirin (3x300mg)
2 ibuprofen (2x200mg)
Drink a strong coffee
Then hold an ice cube in your mouth against the roof of your mouth
Run your wrists under ice cold water for 5 minutes
Drink a pint of ice cold water.

I was initially scared to try it but thought well it can’t be worse than years of pain and misery.

I did it all and within 20 mins my migraine was gone. Now if I get a migraine I just do the above steps and migraines are no longer a problem for me. It has seriously changed my life from misery to relief.
The only thing I would say is be careful with aspirin if you are on blood thinners or have stomach problems and be careful with ibuprofen if you are asthmatic. I am personally asthmatic and get a little chesty on Ibuprofen but take my inhaler and it far outweighs days in bed crying.

I’ve told this remedy to everyone I meet who has headaches or migraines and everyone who’s tried it says it’s amazing and works. Of course I can’t promise it’s right for you, but figure I want to help as many people as I can as I’d tried everything before this, food triggers, maxalt, migraine tablets, dark rooms, etc and nothing else ever helped.

I do recommend though to still get checked out and find the cause of the headaches and check you are ok with aspirin and ibuprofen.

I wish you the best of luck and hope it helps. If it does please spread the word so we can help everyone banish these debilitating migraines for good.

Sarah x

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  • Alex279
    2 years ago

    I’m glad this method worked for you! I was excited when I saw your post title but when I read it, got a little discouraged because this method wouldn’t work for me sadly. I’m really sorry to say this but Lunna has a valid point. I’ve had migraines for over a decade, I’m only in my mid 20s and have tried everything my doctors have given me but I still seem to end up in the hospital to receive the migraine cocktail. the only other thing that seemed to work was excedrin for me but then I ended up getting really sick and found out I had over 20 ulcers growing in my stomach from taking the over the counter medicine every time I had a headache. I never really thought those side effects that you read on the side of the bottle would actually happen. The doctor told me to stop taking it or it could be fatal for me the next time my stomach starts cramping but I don’t know of anything else to do! If you or you friend has any more ways of relieving their headaches please share because honestly, any idea helps now a days because no one really knows what to do when it comes to migraines anymore. Some things work and some things don’t and there might be something our there I haven’t tried that another has that works for me or another person as well.

  • Luna
    2 years ago

    Sounds like advice I would not give anyone as it can be dangerous for an individual.

    Both aspirin and ibuprofen belong to a drug class called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). They have similar side effects, and taking them together increases your risk of these side effects.

    Aspirin and ibuprofen can cause stomach bleeding, especially if you take too much. That means taking them together increases your risk.

    Normal dose of Aspirin 2, 325mg tablets every 4 hours

    Ibuprofen – A typical treatment is one to two 200-mg tablets every four to six hours

    It also sounds as if the author would profit from researching migraine.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi thre blackpaph,
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I am happy to hear that you have found something that has provided you with relief! May it continue!

    I also wanted to say how much I appreciate you noting the importance of discussing with your doctor as we cannot as a community provide medical advice or advise members to try medications for their safety. This is always a very important point! Just to mention however, there is currently not a scientific consensus on a cure for migraine. I only wanted to mention this as our community members can respond negatively to claims on a “cure”. Here are a few resources on the topic that you may find useful –

    Again, I am so happy to hear that you have found relief and thank you for being part of our community!
    Take good care.
    Joanna ( Team)

  • blackbaph author
    2 years ago

    Thank you Joanna,

    Cure may have been the wrong word as I know there’s no “cure” in the sense of migraines never happening, although I meant it in the sense of, “it cures the pain and the migraine once it comes on. I do totally agree that everybody should consult their GP and judge if a medication or combination of is ok for them based on their own circumstances and medical history. This is just a remedy that I am putting out there as my life really was miserable before and if I can help one person then it would be worth it.

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