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3/24/10

Don't let a caffeine withdrawal headache get the better of you ~ Wellness Coaching

If you are experiencing headaches from a caffeine withdrawal let us remind you that you need not suffer through it. If it goes beyond a 6 on a scale of 1-10, don't hesitate to take a regular recommended dose of Tylenol or Advil. Pain is not our objective. Pain will only cause you stress which will in turn affect your chemistry and increase your acidity within your body.  Take an aspirin, breathe deep, go for a walk, and even try putting your feet in a bowl of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes. This draws blood down from your head and into your feet which helps to relieve headache pain.... yes, an old wise woman's remedy I was taught many years ago. And it works!

Caffeine withdrawal headaches should only last 24 to 48 hours. If you are continuing to experience intense headaches after 48 hours, or the aspirin is not working, or they are reaching migraine levels, have a 1/4 cup coffee to ease the intensity.  Again, pain is not the objective here and a compromise is quite acceptable.

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