Headaches

@GardenGerty (95546)
Marion, Kansas
April 2, 2018 8:50pm CST
I often wake up with a headache. It seems that if I drink coffee right before bed, I do not have one when I wake up. This morning I did not. I am headed for bed now, so drank some coffee first. I am sleepy and that is a good thing. Have a great evening and do not miss me too much.
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@FourWalls (12468)
• United States
3 Apr
Do you drink caffeinated coffee? It could be the caffeine that prevents the headaches (or caffeine withdrawal that causes them). There are OTC headache pills that add caffeine to "help" with headaches.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
When I travel I try to take the "headache pills" with me, because I cannot always count on being able to have coffee in my routine. However, I try not to take those pills too often, as I do not want to take the analgesics. Aspirin thins the blood and acetaminophen damages liver and sometimes kidneys. I do take them when I remember to pack them if I think I have not had enough coffee.
@JohnRoberts (49007)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Apr
One way to prevent headaches is to stop watching the Cubs lol!
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@FourWalls (12468)
• United States
3 Apr
@JohnRoberts -- last year at the break they were .500. And they won the Central. We haven't played a week, I'm not ready to judge anyone's season yet. But dang, they've looked bad thus far, haven't they. Nice to see the Dodgers finally woke up Sunday, too.
@sallypup (25792)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Apr
My Mom used to suffer something terrible from coffee withdrawal headaches.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
These morning headaches are worse than the withdrawal headaches I get when I am awake. Probably because there is nothing to distract me.
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@sallypup (25792)
• Moses Lake, Washington
3 Apr
@GardenGerty I'm sorry.
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• Peoria, Arizona
3 Apr
That sounds like caffeine headaches to me. They are awful, my mom gets them a lot.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
It seems I am upping my intake all the time. When I travel I really get out of routine. Before break I could have two cups in the morning, and one at four in the afternoon and be fine, but now I need that one more at bed time. It does not disturb my sleep. My mom drank lots of coffee round the clock and slept soundly.
@Jessabuma (6718)
• Baguio, Philippines
3 Apr
Have a great evening too. Why don't you try milk before bed?
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
I have. It is good because it has magnesium, but it does not help my headaches. It does help if I am having muscle spasms.
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@Jessabuma (6718)
• Baguio, Philippines
3 Apr
@GardenGerty ohh I see.
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@JudyEv (115607)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Apr
That's interesting about the coffee and headaches.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
It dilates the blood vessels. I know for some migraine sufferers the headaches can be caused by caffeine.
@Ithink (10239)
• United States
3 Apr
Do you drink a lot of caffeine?
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
Two cups in the morning, one after work, and I guess one at bedtime now.
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@Ithink (10239)
• United States
5 Apr
@GardenGerty Was wondering as they say caffeine-coffee keeps you up normally. However that doesn't seem like a lot to me.
@andriaperry (43480)
• United States
3 Apr
I don`t get a headache without coffee but I am not nice.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
There is that, as well.
@Maria24 (2003)
• United States
3 Apr
I don't get headaches anymore.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
That is great.
@jstory07 (63983)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Apr
I hope you have a good night sleep.. And than you wake up feeling refreshed.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
Day two of no headache.
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• India
3 Apr
I think may be you need to check with a eye specialist as sometimes we have issues with our eyesight
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
I did that two weeks ago. I wondered if the new glasses were a problem, but this is the same prescription I had. So I tried the coffee again.
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@aureliah (10803)
3 Apr
Could you be becoming too dependent on the coffee?
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
I was trying to avoid it, but yes, my body has gotten to where it needs it.
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@aureliah (10803)
4 Apr
@GardenGerty Maybe there is something you could do to cut down on the intake
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Apr
@aureliah It would have to wait until summer.
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@KrauseHome (34696)
• United States
3 Apr
Since i started taking CBD daily, i have not had a migraine and minor headaches if anything, My crutch for the caffeine is Mt Dew
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Apr
Today is the third day in a row I have gotten up without a headache and it feels good. My glucose was low this morning, though and I am not moving very quickly yet. I am glad you have something that helps you. My glucose is NEVER low so this was a surprise.
@Courage7 (4842)
• United States
3 Apr
Wow if I drank coffee I would never sleep before bed lol Hope you feel better.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Apr
Tea in the evening will do that to me.
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@JohnRoberts (49007)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Apr
Hopefully coffee is the cure!
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Apr
It seems to be helping.
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• China
3 Apr
The coffee seems to help your headache.However for many people, coffee is a sort of excitant and makes them have a hard time getting to sleep.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
I was avoiding the evening cup because it does cause that problem for some. I read this online and it did not make sense to me, but it seems to be working.
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@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
3 Apr
If I drink coffee I cant sleep. I drink ice coffee which doesn't have decafe, at least none I can find.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
I would make my own decaf iced coffee if I wanted it. I do not drink Iced coffee because I want a lot of cream and sugar in it. Hot coffee I drink black. I would freeze a pot of decaf as ice cubes and pour decaf over it.
@TRBRocks420 (70875)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Apr
Glad the coffee helps.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
Yeah, me too. The only other thing I can think of is dehydration causing it.
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@LadyDuck (141407)
• Switzerland
3 Apr
Caffeine is added to medicine to relief headache, I am not surprised that you need coffee if this has become a habit.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
I have some I take with me when I travel, if I remember.
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@rakski (5526)
• Philippines
3 Apr
Oh I also drink coffee before bed. It makes me sleepy.
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr
My mom did that as well.
• United States
3 Apr
i'm sure the coffee helps,but you might need a new pillow.i know if mine's too flat i get a headache waking..
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@GardenGerty (95546)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Apr
My pillow is fairly new. You are right that it is good to have fresh bedding and pillows. Sleep warm enough, but not too warm as well.
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