Headaches

@GardenGerty (158000)
United States
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 (62871)
• United States
3 Apr 18
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 (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
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.
@FourWalls (62871)
• United States
3 Apr 18
@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.
@JohnRoberts (109857)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Apr 18
One way to prevent headaches is to stop watching the Cubs lol!
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@sallypup (58429)
• Centralia, Washington
3 Apr 18
My Mom used to suffer something terrible from coffee withdrawal headaches.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
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 (58429)
• Centralia, Washington
3 Apr 18
@GardenGerty I'm sorry.
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@Ithink (9980)
• United States
3 Apr 18
Do you drink a lot of caffeine?
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
Two cups in the morning, one after work, and I guess one at bedtime now.
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@Ithink (9980)
• United States
5 Apr 18
@GardenGerty Was wondering as they say caffeine-coffee keeps you up normally. However that doesn't seem like a lot to me.
@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Apr 18
That's interesting about the coffee and headaches.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
It dilates the blood vessels. I know for some migraine sufferers the headaches can be caused by caffeine.
• Peoria, Arizona
3 Apr 18
That sounds like caffeine headaches to me. They are awful, my mom gets them a lot.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
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 (31700)
• Baguio, Philippines
3 Apr 18
Have a great evening too. Why don't you try milk before bed?
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
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 (31700)
• Baguio, Philippines
3 Apr 18
@GardenGerty ohh I see.
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@KrauseHome (36448)
• United States
3 Apr 18
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 (158000)
• United States
4 Apr 18
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.
• China
3 Apr 18
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 (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
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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@jstory07 (135329)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Apr 18
I hope you have a good night sleep.. And than you wake up feeling refreshed.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
Day two of no headache.
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@andriaperry (116860)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Apr 18
I don`t get a headache without coffee but I am not nice.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
There is that, as well.
@JohnRoberts (109857)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Apr 18
Hopefully coffee is the cure!
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
4 Apr 18
It seems to be helping.
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@aureliah (24321)
• Kenya
3 Apr 18
Could you be becoming too dependent on the coffee?
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
I was trying to avoid it, but yes, my body has gotten to where it needs it.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
4 Apr 18
@aureliah It would have to wait until summer.
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@aureliah (24321)
• Kenya
4 Apr 18
@GardenGerty Maybe there is something you could do to cut down on the intake
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@Maria24 (2661)
• United States
3 Apr 18
I don't get headaches anymore.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
That is great.
@Courage7 (19633)
• United States
3 Apr 18
Wow if I drank coffee I would never sleep before bed lol Hope you feel better.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
4 Apr 18
Tea in the evening will do that to me.
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@rusty2rusty (6751)
• Defiance, Ohio
3 Apr 18
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 (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
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.
• United States
3 Apr 18
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 (158000)
• United States
4 Apr 18
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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@LadyDuck (461151)
• Switzerland
3 Apr 18
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 (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
I have some I take with me when I travel, if I remember.
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@rakski (112925)
• Philippines
3 Apr 18
Oh I also drink coffee before bed. It makes me sleepy.
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@GardenGerty (158000)
• United States
3 Apr 18
My mom did that as well.