July 13, 2013 at 2:10 am #8687OldMateParticipant
Any body use aspirin?
Share your experienceJuly 13, 2013 at 9:58 am #8705
I tried it during my Peat phase. Didn’t notice any difference, good or bad. What about you @OldMate? Have you tried to use it on a consistent basis?July 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm #8763Matt StoneKeymaster
I notice wondrous low levels of pain and inflammation from aspiring. And then after a few days of usage I’m violently ill for weeks from what seems to be ulcer symptoms. My last attempt to take aspirin actually ended when I shit the bed. Literally. Thanks Ray Peat.July 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm #8767
Come on already, Matt Stone, you weren’t following the protocol to the letter. Supposed to have your aspirin with Vitamin K, in either supplement form or eating Kale cooked to death twice a week. If you had done that, you wouldn’t have shit the bed man. :)July 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm #8786j-loParticipant
The aspirin thing is one of the things that really gave me pause when considering Ray Peat’s thoughts. So I have not tried it. I admit that I have gone as far as looking at the aspirin selections at the pharmacy to see if there were any with minimally-offensive additives. But really, I have found that a useful practice in my life is to ask myself “do I have a good reason to do this?” In the case of aspirin I just don’t…at least not as far as I know.
@ThomasSeay – You need to brush up on your Peatisms: *never* eat kale. NEVER. You are only to drink the broth after having strained the kale leaves because the PUFA remains in the leaves. If you can’t give the correct advice, then better to give no advice. Sheesh. And anyway, shitting the bed has nothing whatsoever do to with vitamin K. Shitting the bed is entirely due to excess estrogen. Matt needed more vitamin E.July 13, 2013 at 10:43 pm #8844OldMateParticipant
No no experience with Aspirin for me..
@Matt Stone – Was the bed shitting before you moved to Name? Perhaps you weren’t getting enough light?July 14, 2013 at 10:30 am #8884July 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm #8924AnnaBParticipant
I did aspirin with the Ray Peat thing. It gave me an ulcer too, and I think I’m mildly allergic so it always burned my throat and made my mouth feel funny. Although it did seem to help with acne when taking it orally.
I switched to putting it in my bath. If I OD’d on it, my skin was a little itchy. It was definitely getting in my system from the bath water because I was bleeding like crazy with every little cut (guess I wasn’t taking enough Vit K). But it didn’t help my acne when it was only in my bath, just when taking it orally. No real benefits for me otherwise, although I still throw it in my bath occasionally to help with cramps.
Still trying to figure out why it helped my skin with oral doses, but in the bath, nada.July 21, 2013 at 12:01 am #9672DavidModerator
Aspirin and ibuprofen have both been effective for me when I want to exercise through occasional non-injury-related pain, but I mainly use ibuprofen. I tried using aspirin for some chronic pain for a while, and it was wonderful at first, but then it started tearing up my stomach (though thank god I never shat the bed!).
Chronic use of any pain killer is a mistake, in my opinion, unless you have a serious illness (like cancer) and no other option. All drugs will exact a cost at some point–there is no free lunch and there is no simple solution to the problem of pain (except short term).
I still use aspirin sometimes, but mainly because it’s a component of alka-seltzer. The combo of analgesic and antacid is wonderful for hangovers–or even for too much time around my family, which often coincides with the hangovers.August 4, 2013 at 1:20 am #10820T WillParticipant
Doesn’t seem like we have any takers for aspirin on here yet.
I’ve been taking around 1-2 grams a day for two months now and it seems to be working for me. I usually take 1-2 pills with breakfast, lunch and dinner. I read about some people thinking 1/2 a pill is too much, but I don’t feel 6 pills a day is excessive at all. Growing up, I had friends who ate way more than that consistently, especially when we would be snowboarding for days on end, so personally it doesn’t bother me.
When I first started taking it, it made me relaxed, tired and gave me low levels of pain and inflammation. It pretty much felt similar to when I jacked my calorie intake up at first. That right there made me like it. It doesn’t give me inflammation anymore, but it never seems to help with any pain. The biggest reason I like it is because it has helped me stay warm consistently, especially in the mornings (my worst time). Peat says it is a powerful aromatase inhibitor and thats what originally got me to try it out.August 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm #11226FranzParticipant
I haven’t tried it yet but I might experiment with it in the future. Ray Peat advises it in context with his other recommendations, especially vitamin K. I don’t think aspirin is something that can be used for health benefits regardless of the situation.August 13, 2013 at 7:24 am #11346FranzParticipant
I don’t know about the claims in this article, but it is interesting to read.November 4, 2013 at 1:03 am #13563T WillParticipant
Okay folks, I’ve been taking aspirin for a while and I’ve decided to quit. At first it made me feel warmer and seemed pretty good, but this last month or so my sex drive has tanked, so I decided to ditch the aspirin. It seemed to coincide with my aspirin intake.
I’ve still been pretty horny, but for the first time in my life I was horny and in bed with a chick and I couldn’t get hard. It was weird and it sucked. After that though we fooled around for a bit then I ate some chocolate cake and a quesadilla and after that I was good to go. But in general, my boners haven’t been to good. It might be the aspirin, but I don’t see why I should keep using it anyway. Hopefully this is just a phase because everything else is doing great. I’m warm (sometimes t-shirts in 40-50 deg weather), good energy (pulled a couple all nighters cause I was having a lot of fun) and still think I’m horny, just not much life in the old wiener.November 4, 2013 at 2:07 pm #13575LeightonParticipant
I just wanted to give a shout out of love for aspirin. I have been taking it for about a year and a half and I LOVE IT! I take 650 mg two or three times a day. I have some issues with my neck and it has helped tremendously. I realize that taking an NSAID long term is not ideal, but, frankly, right now I don’t care because it is helping so much. However, if I ever shit my pants I will certainly stop immediately. (Matt, I am so sorry that happened to you.)
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