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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Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
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Posted on: Thu, 07/26/2007 - 1:54am
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the price of imatrex is what keeps me taking feiorcet. it dosnt work quite as well but it costs way less..
but i cant drive when i take it, im out like a light in about 20 miniuts after i take it. even with a strong cup of coffee.
erin

Posted on: Thu, 07/26/2007 - 7:38am
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I have often taken Fioracet as well(it's similar to Butalbital) but nothing ever knocks me on my butt...which can be bad, because often *sleep* will help a migraine more then anything. I get wired, total opposite! But I wish Imitrex wasn't so bloody expensive....I have no insurance so I usually don't have any to take anyways! I do quite often start with Excedrin Migraine(I take this first thing, at the very first sign of any pain or weird feeling) and it does probably help more times than not. But it's the bad ones that I wish I had the Imitrex for! HUGS
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Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
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Posted on: Thu, 07/26/2007 - 1:41pm
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While we're on the subject of migraine headaches...I started getting them last year, seemingly out of the blue. I thought they were bad sinus headaches until my dr. properly diagnosed them for me.
I tried Imitrex but it made me feel even worse and gave me a ringing in my ears that didn't go away for an entire month. I had such a bad reaction to the Imitrex that I really didn't want to take any other migraine meds. I also tried Excedrine Migraine or took a combination of things that copied it (tylenol, asprin, and some coke or coffee, for instance).
After a few months, we figured out that the headaches only came during the week I was expecting my period. My doctor said it was most likely from the drop in estrogen during that time of month. Since I'm 46 years old and definitely in "pre-menopause" it makes sense to me. I still take birth control pills (same one I've taken for years). So my doctor added an estrogen-only pill for that placebo week. That works like a charm. I no longer get migraine headaches AT ALL.
Just wanted to share my story with you gals.

Posted on: Fri, 07/27/2007 - 1:20am
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sfmom...I get them when I ovulate and during my period as well. They are deff hormone triggered, but also I get unexplained triggered migraines as well(for no reason that I can tell) as well as food triggered(like nutrisweet is a BAD oe for me). I was also told the pill could help regulate hormones(so no more spikes or drops) but I have a clotting disorder and I am not allowed to take them anymore(or I could have a stroke). Honestly, I think my migraines have something to do with strokes anyways...I just have a feeling down the road, a stroke will be what gets me.
But glad the pill works for you, I was on it for many years and never ntoiced a drop in frequency....oh well [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
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Posted on: Fri, 07/27/2007 - 11:06am
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this is interesting, with the pill helping with the migranes. i started getting migranes when i started the pill. i went off and they went away. and after i had my second child i started getting them again.
now my dr says that they are cluster headaches just as painfull as a migrane but slightly diffrent. not sensitivity to light and noise. and my eye droops and my nose runs on the side that it is happining. plus when im in a cycle i get them at the same time of day.
my dr ct scanned my head and neck and found that i have a greater amount of fluid surrounding my brain and i have an undeveloped rib in my neck. weird huh?
he sent me to a nurologist and the guy said that i have tension headaches and sent me on my way.
that was 2 years ago that i tried to do something about theise stinking headaches.
so now i just take the drugs and live with it.
but im wondering if it could be a drop in my hormones.
hmmmmmmm
erin

Posted on: Sat, 07/28/2007 - 12:04am
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Quote:Originally posted by smudgesgarden:
[b]this is interesting, with the pill helping with the migranes. i started getting migranes when i started the pill. i went off and they went away. and after i had my second child i started getting them again.
now my dr says that they are cluster headaches just as painfull as a migrane but slightly diffrent. not sensitivity to light and noise. and my eye droops and my nose runs on the side that it is happining. plus when im in a cycle i get them at the same time of day.
my dr ct scanned my head and neck and found that i have a greater amount of fluid surrounding my brain and i have an undeveloped rib in my neck. weird huh?
he sent me to a nurologist and the guy said that i have tension headaches and sent me on my way.
that was 2 years ago that i tried to do something about theise stinking headaches.
so now i just take the drugs and live with it.
but im wondering if it could be a drop in my hormones.
hmmmmmmm
erin[/b]
Erin, the pill can cause migreaines and in that case it is best to stay away from any hormone-related birth control. But if yout htink things changed after after your 2nd child, it might be worth a talk with your neurologist. I used to get cluster headaches when I worked at the bank. Every darn day at 1:30 it was stabbing pain on my left eye, and my nose would run too. I think I was taking the Fioracet(or Butalibital) to handle those....but they wold often then trigger a migraine onn top of things and I was doing the Imitrex shots back then. My boss would shoot me in the thigh...then after about 30 min I could continue working.
Anyways....I can't take anything hormone related because of the clotting(I guess I can create/pass clots very easily)or my doc would have had me on the mini pill right after having the kids(to help control the headaches/migraines). I hope you can find something to help cut down on them, good luck!
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Carson-4 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Sat, 07/28/2007 - 2:07am
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OK, I'm not a moderator or anything, but could someone please tell me what this has to do with Peanut Allergy????? Off Topic sound familiar?

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Quote:Originally posted by mharasym:
[b]OK, I'm not a moderator or anything, but could someone please tell me what this has to do with Peanut Allergy????? Off Topic sound familiar?[/b]
Wow. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] I don't think it's a big deal if the odd off topic post gets posted in here. Maybe the OP thought there would be more people looking at this forum and she would get a quicker answer.
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Posted on: Sat, 07/28/2007 - 7:18am
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chanada,
your comment about hot dogs and diet drinks triggering a migrand also got me thinking, so im going to cut out the diet drinks. i dont drink that much soda anyway but ill check it out to see if that may be the cause.
erin

Posted on: Sat, 07/28/2007 - 7:24am
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Quote:Originally posted by smudgesgarden:
[b]chanada,
your comment about hot dogs and diet drinks triggering a migrand also got me thinking, so im going to cut out the diet drinks. i dont drink that much soda anyway but ill check it out to see if that may be the cause.
erin[/b]
Erin, anything with nutrasweet will trigger the worst kind of migraines in me. Like diet pop, sugarless gum, sugar free foods(like jello etc...) so I steer clear of anything *free*. I want the full sugar!!!
Then the hotdogs(also includes pepperoni, sausages etc...) any kind of meat that has nitrates or nitrites in it, can be a cause for many as well. And of course, watch the wine(mostly red)!!! Good luck [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
And to the poster who is upset about the *migraine* topic, I am sorry....but don't read the thread if it bothers you so much, easy solution.
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Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
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