Can you drink pop (diet coke) when taking Tylenol?

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 6:36am
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Their website seems so iffy about caffeine so I thought I should ask someone who may know lol!

I'm taking the Rapid Relase for headaches and I NEED a pop tart and diet coke!

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 6:38am
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I guess I should've posted this in the off topic forum, derrrrrrrr me.

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 6:54am
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actually(migraine sufferer here) if you take Tylenol or Motrin, drinking with a Coke(caffine) actually helps in restricting the blood vessels in the brain. One of my meds(Butalbital, I can take this for just headaches, not migraines) but one of the active ingredients(also in Excedrin Migraine) is *caffine* because of it's benefits when treating headaches. Good luck, hope it helps!!!
if you are treating pain, not a headaches...I don't see how it would matter....but I am not a doctor [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
edit to add...here are the ingredients to Excedrin Migraine...
Acetaminophen 250mg(this would be Tylenol)
Asprin 250mg
Caffine 65mg
so I guess if they can sell the acetaminophen/caffine combo, then it should be okay to take(IMO)
hope you are feeling better....how was the pop tart [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 9:26am
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Mommy to Megan, I agree with chanda4. With Tylenol #1 (Tylenol with codeine), there is caffeine added. Again, caffeine is *supposed* to help with a headache.
If you check out the migraines and headaches threads under Off Topic, you'll see that some people swear by washing their migraine meds down with some caffeine.
Personally, I'd knock off the diet Coke, but then, for me, aspartame is a migraine trigger.
Hope you feel better soon. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 10:03am
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I wash down Tylenol or Motrin with regular Coke all the time. Coke alone usually does wonders for my migraines, but if a particularly stubborn one, I will take motrin with the coke.
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Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 10:55am
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for a migrane i take feioricet (sp) wich is tylonol, cafeene and some kind of narcodic. and i take it with a large cup of coffee. its the only thing that helps
man im a bad speller
hope you can read this.
erin

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 11:16am
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I recently read an article about how coke or soda with caffine and Tylenol can help for migraines. I guess I should start drinking Coke. But then it will give me irregular heartbeats. Hmmm, killer migraines or irregular heartbeats.
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Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 3:30pm
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Eehhh that's a tough call...heartbeats off track or killer headaches, they both suck.
I enjoyed my Diet Coke. Now I'm drinking more lol and eating hot dogs with ketchup and mustard, and being free from my most recent headache thanks to taking Tylenol a couple mins ago. I need like 5 more teeth out before I'm free of headaches lol.

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 9:37pm
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I wash down my excerdrin migraine with diet coke and yes I too have an irregular heartbeat but sometimes that migraine trumps the heart so instead of laying in bed puking all day I will be jacked up like a speed racer and with an added bonus of a burning belly from too many years on migraine meds.....

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2007 - 11:34pm
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i cant take excedrin it makes me to jittery. i cant stop shakeing. and i get all sweaty.
its funny thoe because im not sensitive to caffeen. go figure.
erin

Posted on: Thu, 07/26/2007 - 1:50am
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I can't drink diet Coke(or anything diet/sugarfree) or it triggers a migraine, and I get them really bad, wish Tylenol would stop mine, I'd save $200 a month!!! (I have to take Imitrex and it's $220 for 9 pills!)
Hotdogs also will trigger them sometimes as well.
Glad you are feeling better [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
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Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
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