alka-seltzer for fm pain

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lynncats, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. lynncats

    lynncats New Member

    Has anyone tried alka-seltzer for their fm flu like achies? Well I tried it, and it seems to take some of the edge off. Alot of people think this med is just for heartburn/indigestion, but on the package it also says for pain. Let me know if anyone tries it and if it works for them.


  2. nink

    nink New Member

    You are probably just benefiting from the aspirin in the Alka Seltzer. The other active ingredients are citric acid and baking soda; I can't imagine that they would help pain. I think you could get a similar effect from OTC aspirin, or ibuprofen - and cheaper!

  3. Rafiki

    Rafiki New Member

    the baking soda is also having an effect on "fm ache". I can see how it might impact ME malaise, so... who knows.

    It's an interesting observation.