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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Miracle Headache Cure Is ... Aspirin !

Posted By on Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 12:01 AM

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U.C. San Francisco's Headache Center has just released a stupefying new study regarding what drug remedies major headaches most effectively. Would you believe -- aspirin ?

As reported in the current issue of Neurology, the most effective remedy for headaches and migraines triggered by drug withdrawal was not hard-core narcotics or marijuana or a mallet but aspirin. But there is a distinction:

UCSF researchers administered this aspirin intravenously -- which you probably wouldn't see fit to do at home. Still, for those who have turned to hard drugs to ease the pain, a syringe full of aspirin is desirable to a syringe full of something else.

"These results tell migraine sufferers, their doctors, and insurance

providers that high-dose intravenous aspirin is a beneficial way to

treat difficult withdrawal headaches via a medicine that is not

addictive or toxic," said Dr. Peter Goadsby, the head man at the Headache Center and chief investigator behind the study.

UCSF reports that a shot of IV aspirin will set you back $7. More typical migraine medicine such as Triptans can cost more than three times that.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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