Migraine headaches cures probably wouldn’t bring caffeine to mind as your first solution. But apparently coffee could significantly reduce the pain.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, studies have shown that frequent migraine headaches are linked to higher stress levels and also to plastic bottles. Women sufferers run the risk of having heart disease and the young are said to be susceptible to higher depression. The good news is that a new medical device for migraine headaches has been approved by the FDA.
Migraine headaches, tension headaches, and sinus headaches are painful as anyone can attest. Migraine headache symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity and are treated with anti-nausea drugs and preventive medications.
So wow does caffeine treat migraine headaches? One of the most common remedies include pain relievers. Caffeine is reported to be a common ingredient in many prescription and over-the-counter headache medications. Caffeine additives make pain relievers 40 percent more effective in treating migraine headaches and also helps the body absorb headache drugs more quickly, increasing the feeling of relief. By both reducing your medication intake and taking caffeine you can reduce the risk for potential side effects of other drugs.
Here’s a list of drinks and foods that can help:
- Chocolate milk, chocolate milkshakes, hot chocolate, and chocolate drinks
- Cocoa mix, malt powder, chocolate flavoring
- Cola and other sodas, like Mountain Dew or Surge (regular and diet)
- Chocolate or coffee liqueurs
- All chocolate products including brownies, cake, and eclairs
- Chocolate candy including fudge and chocolate-covered coconut, raisins, and peanuts
- Chocolate-covered graham crackers (or chocolate-flavored graham crackers)
- Chocolate ice cream or pudding
Caffeine Addition And Withdrawal Dangerous?
Withdrawal from normal caffeine usage is rare, but it is possible. Some people have also become concerned about the caffeine in Monster energy drinks but it turns out Starbucks coffee could be more dangerous. With excess use, or over five cups of coffee over an extended period, sudden cessation could cause symptoms of caffeine withdrawal. You can avoid caffeine withdrawal by limiting your daily consumption, being educated about sources of caffeine, and by gradually decreasing the consumption rather than ending use abruptly. People should also avoid taking caffeine-containing pain relievers on a daily basis.
What migraine headache cure has best worked for you?