Our expert says:
Its an idiotic combination, with not the slightest possible benefit. Even when I was a kid, there was a stupid rumous that combining aspirin and coke would give you a high ( they also said that of smoking paper straws, and that putting bloting paper in your shoes would make you faint ). Cocacola and other colas contain caffeine, which may give you a bit of a lift, just like a cup of coffee ; excess coffee can cause problems, including indigestion. Aspiring is purely a painkiller and reduces inflammation if one has something like arthritis - and can also cause indigestion.
Consuming lots of the combination could cause gastric problems such as ulcers, And again - there is not the faintest possible chance of any benefit from doing so.
I have known people become dependent on Grandpa Headache powders, which are more than "aspirin" - they can include paracetamol ( which in excess can cause liver damage ) and may include other substances to which some people become chemically or psychologically dependent.
Some people mistakenly insist that no other painkiller helps their pain, when it includes only common ingredients present in many other painkillers.
If she has chronic pain, she should see a doctor for a checkup to find the cause and deal with that. If its for kicks, then this is silly and can only cause harm in the end. Is her life really so pathetically empty that she must do this for kicks ? It is a bad habit, and she may have mistakenly persuaded herself that it keeps her alert and able to work better. It doesn't. ANy form of caffeine, in moderation, like an occasional coffe, may usefully increase alertness. That's it. Nothing in Grandpa can improve performance in any way at all.
But she's an adult, and thus entitled to be foolish. You can advise her, and remind her that the combination has no benefits known to science, and can become harmful, but then its up to her
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