Does Anyone Else Feel Like Caffeine is a Pain-Reliever?!

Question: Does Anyone Else Feel Like Caffeine is a Pain-Reliever!?
Ah, I've wanted to ask this question for a long time!. First off, I should give you some background information!. I started drinking coffee a few years ago and now I am addicted!. I stopped for a while, but then I found out I was having about 22 guests over for Thanksgiving and I started again!. So, does anyone else feel like that!? Www@FoodAQ@Com

"An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a cup of coffee may chase away a headache!. Researchers at Chicago's Diamond Headache clinic found that 200 mg of caffeine, about the amount in a large cup of coffee, provided the same degree of pain relief as 400 mg of ibuprofen (the active ingredient in over-the-counter pain relievers such as Advil, Nuprin and Motrin)!. Additionally, the caffeine provided faster relief -- about half an hour faster!. The most effective treatment for pain relief was caffeine and ibuprofen!. This combination gave relief that lasted about four hours longer than either treatment alone!.

The study included 345 people who were placed into one of four groups:

1!. Received 400 mg of ibuprofen
2!. Received 200 mg of caffeine
3!. Received both 400 mg of ibuprofen and 200 mg of caffeine
4!. Received a placebo (sugar tablet)!.

The study participants suffered from tension headaches that are characterized by constant, dull pain!. To be in the study, each person had to have tension headaches at least three times a month!. The study lasted for two months!. !.!.!.!.

Why should caffeine provide pain relief!? During a tension headache, blood vessels dilate, meaning they are open wider!. Caffeine causes the vessels to constrict, or become more narrow!. Because this treatment causes a temporary elevation in blood pressure, people with heart problems should avoid this method of stopping tension headaches!."

Taken from a website I ran into!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Hi! yes, you are right, it can be used to get rid of headaches, and did you know that Tylenol 1 (available in Canada without a prescription) contains 325mg acetaminophen, 15mg caffeine and 8mg codeine!? The combo makes it stronger, just like two types of artificial sweetner put together make the coffee sweeter than two packages of the same sweetener
Anyway, It is the one I use, and it is definitely stronger than regular TylenolWww@FoodAQ@Com

it is used in migraine medication and can help with brochial issues as well so its easier to breathe, but it can upset stomach if you drink to much and affect sleep patterns

but I do love me my coffee, if I miss a day I'm a messWww@FoodAQ@Com

I love coffee!. I know I will get a caffeine withdrawal headache if I wait too long to have it!. There must be a reason that aspirin makers put caffeine in their products!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Caffeine shrinks blood vessels in your brain, which helps get rid of headaches!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

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