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Triggers and Causes

Caffeine and Migraines

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Karmona,

    Thank you for sharing what is working for you. Caffeine can be a strong migraine trigger for many of us. I’m not sure I would use the word “cure” seeing at this time there is no “cure” for migraine. Learning what our triggers are and avoiding them can go a long way in reducing our migraine frequency and severity.


  • By Karmona

    I understand – Thanks for the correction – I guess for me it was the main trigger (until now 🙂

    — Moti

  • By Dela

    I still don’t quite understand the theory behind caffeine and helping migraine. Ex; Excediren Migraine, which happens to have a rather descent dose of caffeine in it.
    Myself, I’m sensitive to caffeine, but it has helped me at times, but to only have terrible migraine when when I stop the uses of caffeine.

    How long does it take after stopping caffeine, that there is no rebound issues?


  • By Panda2015

    Thanks for sharing your experiences, Karmona. Unfortunately, caffeine actually helps my migraines (as Dela mentioned, the Excedrin Migraine has a dose of caffeine), and I find that on the days I forget coffee, I wind up with at least a headache (if not a migraine).

    I’d like to erase caffeine out of my diet, but I’m too anxious at the thought of withdrawals causing migraines. Maybe one day.

    Thanks again, Karmona!