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Coffee ~ I will never stop drinking it again ~

Friday, August 16, 2013

Massive headache ALL week, with almost no reprieve. I've tried every single thing I could find. I didn't know what caused it, so I tried Benedryl, Otrivin, 1000 mgs of Tylenol every 4-6 hours, EVERY other OTC pain killer, cold water cloth on my neck, as hot as possible hot water over my wrists, browsing the internet for ideas for hours, etc. etc. My friend, Paula, finally told me that when she gets headaches, she drinks strong coffee, apparently, it opens the blood vessels.

I was all settled in bed, early, watching TV, with my head splitting ~ and I thought, 'might as well' have a coffee. It won't make it any worse. Knowing full well that it certainly wasn't going to make it any better. I mean the 1500 mgs of Tylenol that I'd taken weren't even touching it. (Yes, I know I shouldn't take that much at once, and rarely ever do.) So, I had a double double STRONG coffee. Within twenty minutes ~ NO more headache and it didn't come back ALL night. This morning, I could feel it 'trying' to come on ~ so I had a couple cups of coffee and I haven't had a headache ALL day. After suffering all week with an awful headache, I will never stop drinking coffee again! Two cups in the morning, like usual, before I decided to start drinking tea. emoticon emoticon

The bad news is that I stayed home ALL week and didn't do any exercise (well, 10 whole minutes lol) because who can do 'anything' with a headache from hell. The good news is that I finally got back on my schedule of getting up between 8 and 9 in the morning because, once again, who can sleep with a headache that bad. So I am singing the praises of my friend, my morning coffee (and any time I have a headache) emoticon emoticon

Have a wonderful, fantastic, fabulous weekend!!! I am praying that my head will be on straight and the pain won't come back! emoticon

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    Love love love coffee: my "only remaining addiction" (I wish). And: it's good for us. Or at least I prefer the research which says it is!!
    1743 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Hmm. I have the opposite reaction to coffee -- tremors & migraines after drinking -- I share that as an example that were are each our own 'chemical lab' and learn what works for us by trial and error. I love to smell freshly-brewed coffee in the kitchen that spouse drinks daily.
    1743 days ago
    Great you are ok.
    1743 days ago
    I learned about coffee and headaches long ago. My wife thinks I am crazy but when I feel a headache coming on, it's straight to the nearest supplier of a cup of joe!

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life!

    emoticon Until Tomorrow!
    1743 days ago
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