Aspirin A Day

My Dr told me to take a aspirin a day has anyone ever heard of this helping ?

I take a mini-aspirin daily, as a cardiovascular protective; haven’t noticed a change in my MAV.

I take 325 mg aspirin daily for cardiac protection. Have been taking it for years. No effect that I can see on MAV.

Karen

I take either a baby aspirin or a regular (325mg) daily for heart protection and general anti-inflammation. No effect on MAV.

My neurologist told me to start taking it, but not because it would have any effect on the dizziness. It’s because women migraineurs with history of aura have higher risk of stroke than the general population, and the daily aspirin is for stroke prevention. He told me to take 81 mg daily.

I’m still wondering if this is a bad plan for some people because of the possible rebound associated with it. I’ve been taking a ton of aspirin for weeks and now think I could be in some mad rebound state. Not certain though. S

Scott, I would think that a “ton” of aspirin could definitely put you in reboundland, but I’m not so sure that a daily 81 mg dose can do that. I think if 81 mg COULD do that, my neurologist would have warned me - and I didn’t notice any difference when I went on it.

https://www.mdedge.com/clinicalneurologynews/article/56505/pain/migraine-aura-aspirin-called-best-prophylaxis

Umm.

Could be tempting but unfortunately NSAIDs are contraindicated with Propranolol though apparently ‘low dose’ Aspirin isn’t considered as a NSAID. Not sure how low the dose must be to scrap through though.

Interestingly nobody gave up due to adverse side effects and impatient folk be warned Aspirin’s praised for being one of the quicker working preventatives, results at 16 weeks proving as good as at the trial end. Of course Aspirin’s had some bad press recently with causing ulcers and brain bleeds but the side effects list of many preventatives isn’t all a happy read. You pays your money and you takes your chance I guess. Helen

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This topic just keeps bouncing back to me. Perhaps someone somewhere out in the ether is trying to tell me something. Since the neuro asked me in October whether I’d ever tried Soluble Aspirin it seems to keep popping up all over. Here’s a very recent article from the US and an, unfortunately undated, article from a consultant who’s first choice of preventative is low dose aspirin!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/12/191203091010.htm
https://prd-medweb-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/neurology/files/Headache%20short%20notes%20for%20residents%20number%205.doc

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Another study of Aspirin on general health:
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1805819

So yes the increased risk of hemorrhage is higher, but we’re talking 2 people out of 1000 higher, which although they say is significant it is not very significant in my book. If you knock down migraines with it and improve cardiovascular health, I would say the risk is worth it. But its always a personal decision I guess.

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Agreed. Makes me laugh reading the arguments against it. They all emphasise the side effects, as if the regular preventatives don’t have any, and also warn Aspirin only works in 50% of cases which just happens to be exactly the same odds as regular preventatives. Um, well. Enough said maybe.

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