We've all been there, we didn't get our morning (or mid-morning/afternoon/mid-afternoon/evening) cup of coffee and you feel a dull ache starting to develop. If you're a caffeine lover (like myself) your dull ache might develop into a full size raging headache within the next couple of hours unless you can find some liquid caffeinated relief. Although there are many theories surrounding the causes for caffeine headaches (usually centering around the blood vessels in the brain contracting/expanding) the truth is, the reasons that both too much or too little caffeine can cause a headache are not well understood.
If you want to get rid of caffeine headaches permanently, detox from caffeine. It may feel like you have your head in a vice for a few days but the end result may be worth it to you: no more caffeine aches in your head.
Fortunatley, there is a branch of medicine that is not at all concerned with what causes a problem. Symptomatic Treatment cares only about treating controlling the symptoms when the cause is unidentifiable or completely unknown. Now, while this may seem like a temporary fix (it is), if it gets your relief from a splitting headache it's worth everything you have. So without further ado, here are the 10 best natural cures for a caffeine. You may find that they are also great homeopathic cures for tension headaches, dehydration headaches, etc.
Is it caused by too much or too little caffeine?
1. Stay hydrated
A dehydration headache may occur after sweating when the body loses essential fluids to function properly. ... When the body is dehydrated, the brain can temporarily contract or shrink from fluid loss. This mechanism causes the brain to pull away from the skull, causing pain and resulting in a dehydration headache
2. Apples & Gatorade
Apples. Eating an apple on an empty stomach or early in the morning is said to help cure a headache, as the fruit is packed with flavonoids, which reduce blood pressure and thus decrease headache pain
Gatorade is just super hydrating
3. Peppermint oil
Massage lavender or peppermint oil into the temples and back of neck to relieve migraine headaches and ease feelings of nausea and anxiety. Tension Headache: These are called “stress headaches,” and they're characterized as dull, constant pressure or pain
Peppermint oil has a tingling or cooling effect on the skin that can cause a slight numbing effect. It is believed that these properties may make peppermint oil helpful for people who suffer from migraine. For some people, applying peppermint oil to the forehead and/or temples can provide some relief from migraine pain.
Peppermint has been used as a natural remedy and herbal treatment for headaches, nausea, gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other conditions. Some people use peppermint leaf or peppermint oil as a dietary supplement, and others use peppermint essential oil applied directly to the skin.
lavender oil has also bee shown to possibly maybe help.
Stolen: Both of these effects are helpful to reduce headaches associated with caffeine withdrawal. ... Most patients who are dependent on caffeine have magnesiumdeficiency. Caffeine contributes to magnesium loss owing to its diuretic effects.Magnesium helps to reduce the muscle tension and headaches that patients experience