I love coffee.
I can get myself out of bed in the morning because I know the $40 cappuccino maker will create a hot, frothy, creamy cuppa java in just a few minutes.
We drink so much coffee that our coffee maker usually dies in about 12 months.
We have taken our coffee maker on vacations with us - just so we don't have to be "without" our hearty brew.
Coffee is a treat for me. Something I can brew up and feel really good about.
But today is day4 of my Migraine-Free Diet*.
I'm taking out the caffeine, tyramine, nitrate, nitrite, sulfite and chocolate from my diet in an attempt to get my headaches down from 10-15/month to under 2/month.
Day1 was painful. The migraine started at 11am and didn't let up until late that night.
Day2 was better. The migraine started about 4pm and I was only down for 4hrs.
No Imitrex. Just two naproxin is all I am allowing myself so I won't get into rebound headaches.
Day3 held no headache. I am encouraged.
But I need something to look forward to upon waking.
Something hearty and hot.
So far, the wimpy teas I've tried have not given me the satisfaction I crave.
Just hot water and milk have been better than the teas, so far.
I'm going to try Red Bush Tea from South Africa.
I remember reading about it in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. And our dear neighbor who lived in South Africa recommended it.
I've ordered it from Amazon. One hundred packets for $16 with 2day delivery.
No headache yet. But it is early in the day.