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What's the verdict on taking Aspirin daily?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by macneill, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. macneill

    macneill Rollin’ on 33s

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    I've read conflicting reports.

    Consumer Reports says not good. Can cause withdrawal symptoms later.

    Also mixed with Ibuprofen is not good either.

    I used to take one daily, but I cut back.

    :D
     
  2. stayalert

    stayalert SILVER Star

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    I think the folks at Bayer are all for it.
     
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    St Josephs approves....... I just wonder where the 81mg dosage recommendation came from. Why not just 80 nice round number - why 81????

    http://stjosephaspirin.com/
     
  4. stayalert

    stayalert SILVER Star

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    LOL by some 'sprin get a heart hits CD.....What? no "crazy on you" by heart????
     
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    not me, i take blood thinner everyday.
    asprin would make me bleed to death. :frown:
     
  6. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Low dose 375mg I think. I'm all for it. My mom thinks all the asprin my dad took for headaches kept him alive longer after his first heart attack.
     
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    Men and women over 50 with one or more or two or more (respectively) risk factors for heart disease or family history of colon cancer but not with a history of serious GI bleeding.

    Sometimes there are compromises in life.
     
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    Low dose is 81mg. The 325 is the normal pill size. The 81mg comes from being 1/4 of the normal dose and was originally produced for children (by St. Joseph's). [81.25mg to be precise]

    The thinking is that 81mg, while still asprin, won't be as caustic in the GI, while at the same time providing the anticoagulation needed. The dose for relieving a headache is way more than what's needed to prevent clotting.
     
  9. Bluto

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    Macneill, consult your doctor. Dosage will vary depending on your physician or/and most important - physical history and exam. Due to liability purposes, I will not give numbers. High dosages are usually reserve for persons with a history of heart disease/procedures (heart attack, cardiac cath, valve replacement etc). The low dose (the commnon St Joe aspirin commercial) are usually for prevention of a likelihood of a first heart attack. Do not take high dosages daily or extended period (brentbbas post) without the OK of your doctor - will increase clotting time = possibly bleed to death. There are foods that might interact and increase this clotting time also. I am not a doctor. Even if one is a Dr, they cannot diagnose online. Make an appointment.
     
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    Just don't even try to stop the bleeding when you cut yourself shaving. Ask me how I know this :doh:

    David
     
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    dfmorse

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    I take 2-3 mg X10E6 a day + lots of booze and don't feel a thing, ever...
     
  12. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    You don't know how to shave?? :flipoff2:

    Try giving platelets every two weeks.
     
  13. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Working towards those "gallon pins"? :)

    I could never get used to the feeling of the cold plasma getting pumped back in.
     
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    Why not just switch to red wine?
     
  15. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Got tired of getting gallon pins, several of them. Started giving platlets about a year ago. Much greater time commitment. You can give every two weeks, actually you can every three days, but Red Cross schedules every two weeks. Take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours total time vs about 20 minutes for whole blood. Upside is you get to watch movies while donating!!! My local Red Cross has LCD/Plasma TV screens mounted at the end of each bed and some very nice stereo headphones all hooked up to a VCR/DVD player. Time passes quickly. Small downside is that you've got a needle in each arm for about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
     
  16. LukeO

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    It's just like everything else. You have to use it in moderation.
     
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    one 10mg valium everyday is a good day!
     
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    Hey, macneill, you might be out of luck--I don't think they make 81 mg. in suppository form. :flipoff2:
     
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    I really am pretty bad at it. An electric just won't cut my whiskers unless I keep it plugged in, and a regular razor just seems to get worse and worse over time, no matter how broken-in it gets.

























    :flipoff2:
     
  20. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    LOL!