Fast Headache Relief
The fastest way to obtain headache relief is to drink down powdered aspirin mixed with water.
With headaches, it is often a darn if you do, and a darn if you do not, situation. Left untreated, a persistent headache can easily lead to nausea. Treating a headache with aspirin in tablet form, however, can likewise result in stomach nausea.
Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, and Acetaminophen are the commonly available OTC choices for treating headaches. It is the position of the Natural Health Perspective that plain old aspirin - or acetylsalicylic acid, works best at obtaining relief from headaches. The primary problem with aspirin, in the tablet form, is that it is A) slow to respond, and B) likely to cause an upset stomach. However, be warned that use of aspirin has been linked to Reye's syndrome in children, especially while taken when suffering from chickenpox.
So, what is a person to do?
Obtain Headache Relief, fast!
In the States, the best solution is shaking up either a BC or Goody's Powder with a 3 quarters full tumbler of water. Warmer water dissolves the powdered aspirin, better. Aspirin works best when taken along with a small amount of vitamin C. In short, the secret to fast headache relief lies in using the correct technique to deliver the aspirin to your body.
Taken this way, powdered aspirin does NOT cause stomach upset in most people. If you suffer from a sensitive stomach then simply drink down the powdered aspirin, along with a small scoop of whey protein powder, either simultaneously or immediately afterward.
The BC Powder formula contains 845 mg aspirin and 65 mg caffeine. Goody's Powder contains 520 mg aspirin, 260 mg acetaminophen, and 32.5 mg caffeine. An acetaminophen version of BC Powder, is available. Whether or not you want, an acetaminophen formulation depends upon how well it works at relieving headaches in yourself. In a pinch, both products provide similar relief, even if the Natural Health Perspective prefers the BC Powder formulation
Relief should begin to kick in within one hour. If you still have a headache, 2 to 3 hours later, simply follow up with a second dosage.