Caffeine Migraines From The Morning Coffee...

Coffee

Caffeine migraines are usually from consuming to much of this stimulate.

How can to much caffeine give migraines, and not enough give one to? Doctors tell migraine sufferers not to drink anything with caffeine, to lay off of it. First off, to a migraine sufferer, it doesn't take much to get those blood vessels to start overreacting. Migrainures blood vessels in their heads are hypersensitive. Such things as:

  • Foods
  • Stress
  • Alcohol use
  • Weather changes
  • Some chemicals and scents
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Menstruation
  • Family history

Just to name a few things that can trigger migraines, and consuming to much caffeine is another trigger to watch for.


It's been known for a long time that caffeine has consistently triggered migraines when either to much, or to little is consumed.

It would be almost impossible to get the same dose of caffeine each day. The first day the same amount of coffee is not the same usually consumed, a migraine attack may be had. The reason I say coffee, is that a six ounce cup has quite a bit of caffeine in it. We'll see later at the bottom of the page.

Half of all migraine sufferers have daily headaches because of the imbalance of caffeine they consume.

Caffeine constricts blood vessels, which may help a migraine in progress. Such as taking an aspirin during an attack. Looking on an aspirin bottle you'll see caffeine as one of the ingredients, and you begin to wonder why the doctor said to not consume any.

Here's why.

Caffeine is a stimulate. Think how many take something with caffeine to keep them awake. Actually a buzz from consuming to much caffeine is common. And that isn't good for migraine sufferers. To much constricting and dilating on the blood vessels can trigger an attack.


Brain

What does caffeine do in the brain, and elsewhere in the body

It's a mild cerebral, and cardiac stimulant, plus a diuretic. If you drink to much it can give you:

  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Caffeine dilates (swell) peripheral blood vessels, but constricts the cerebral circulation.
  • Caffeine has a direct effect on the central nervous system and the vascular smooth muscles.

A caffeine migraine is experienced because you can't regulate how much is consumed. This is where you get the ups, and downs and caffeine migraines.

Researchers studied 36 children between the ages of 6 to 18 years old who had daily or near daily headaches, and consumed excessive amounts of caffeine. Once all were weaned off caffeine, 33 of the 36 were completely free of caffeine migraine. Impressive


Below is the amount of caffeine consumed while drinking certain liquids, and some foods have caffeine in them.

  • Six ounce percolated 85-135 Mg caffeine Coffee
  • Six ounce drip 105-175 Mg caffeine, "Loaded", Coffee
  • Six ounce instant 45-70 Mg caffeine Coffee
  • Tea, six ounces brewed 20-60 Mg
  • Twelve ounces cola 35-70 Mg
  • Twelve ounces of ginger ale 0 Mg
  • Twelve ounces of root beer 0 Mg
  • Twelve ounces of mountain dew 52 Mg
  • Twelve ounces of Pepsi cola 37 Mg
  • Twelve ounces of tab 44 Mg
  • One Anacin 32 Mg
  • One Excedrin 65 Mg
  • One Esgic 40 Mg
  • One Cafergot 100 Mg

By consuming caffeine to abort migraines over time may backfire if to much is used. It'll help for some time but It's going to be rebound vasodilation (increased blood swelling), and that means it's going to hurt more.

The average daily intake of caffeine is around 240 Mg.

If a migraine is had often, and quite a bit of caffeine is consumed, you may be having caffeine migraines. Cut back slowly to avoid having migraines from withdrawal.

Thanks for reading, keep an eye on the amount of caffeine consumed.

Our last page is about a yummy food that some people can't tolerate, chocolate, which stimulates headaches in migrainures. Home page from caffeine migraine

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