I’ve heard from more than one place that a quick fix to the stomach can often lead to a quick migraine fix. Dr. Robert Milne has found in his practice that some patients can find relief from a migraine triggered by certain foods. The trick? Simply dissolve two tablets of Alka-Seltzer Gold in a glass of water, and drink.
Alka-Seltzer Gold contains the antacids sodium citrate and potassium citrate, specially treated sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, and citric acid. Notice that, unlike the original Alka-Seltzer, it doesn’t contain any aspirin. So it seems that the effect on the stomach is somehow stopping the symptoms before they get too far.
Alka-Seltzer works to neutralize stomach acid via chemical reaction. There are other antacids that are not based on sodium bicarbonate, such as Tums (calcium based), Amphojel (aluminum based) and Rolaids (a combination of ingredients).
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