It seems that when I drink coffee I get a headache. I could never understand this. I drink 2 cups per day (caffeinated) regular coffee. The headache starts hours after I drink the coffee or sometimes the next day. I would appreciate any input you would have concerning this problem. It certainly is a problem for me as I LOVE coffee. Thanks.
How many ounces are in your coffee cup? Many people now use 16 ounce coffee mugs which contain the equivalent to three regular 5 ounce coffee cups and 300 milligrams caffeine. Does decaffeinated coffee give you headaches? How many ounces of caffeinated beverages do you consume in a 24-hour period? How about caffeinated carbonated beverages like Coke, Pepsi, Jolt, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Mr. Pibb, Mellow Yellow, Sunkist Orange Soda, Big Red, Aspen or Kick? Do you drink sports or energy drinks with caffeine like No Name (formerly called Cocaine), SoBe No Fear, Rock Star, Monster Energy, SoBe Adrenaline Rush, Full throttle, Tall Boy, Enviga or Red Bull. Do you use any medicines that contain caffeine, including over the counter drugs like Excedrin Extra Strength & Migraine (65 milligrams per tablet), Anacin (32 milligrams per tablet), Anacin Advanced (65 milligrams caffeine per tablet) No-Doz (100 milligrams per tablet) or Vivarin (200 milligrams per tablet)?
Caffeine often improves symptoms for persons with headaches or migraines. However, you can get headaches if you suddenly quit consuming caffeinated beverages (cold turkey). Perhaps that is what you are experiencing if your headaches occur hours later or the next day.
Do you drink enough fluids? You should be drinking enough water so that your urine is colorless and odorless after urinating in the morning.
You should write down any caffeine containing foods that you eat and when you eat them, including coffee, tea, carbonated beverages (include energy drinks) and chocolate (include chocolate candy or desserts, chocolate milk or cocoa). Keep a log of every headache, rate the intensity from 1 to 10 and the duration as well as any medication you took for the headache.
On day 1, drink your usual 2 cups of coffee. On day 2, do not drink any caffeine containing beverages. When did you get headaches? Then drink usual 2 cups of coffee for 5 days in a row. When did you get headaches?
Take this documentation to your doctor to discuss your headaches. He / she is the appropriate person to diagnose the cause of your headaches.