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  • By VKat2016

    I found out too much coffee makes get a migraine that will last the whole day!!! People keep telling me I need caffeine but in this case I DO NOT. I think caffeine is making it worst. It is only the caffeine in coffee because soda is ok and wont cause a migraine.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi VKat2016.

    Thank you for your contribution and being part of the Migraine.com discussion forum!

    For some of us as little as 1/4 cup of caffeine can contribute to making our head pain worse. In a small subset of people with migraine caffeine can also create medication overuse headache, moh or rebound. Caffeine is a drug, a stimulant, and for some of us can create moh. Here is a very good article about caffeine and migraine; http://www.achenet.org/resources/caffeine_and_migraine/.

    Does that help?
    Nancy

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  • By Meaghan Coneys Moderator

    Hi VKat2016,

    Thanks for your post! You are not alone in your thinking. Many people feel that coffee (and caffeine) can be a trigger for an attack, and find that soda consumption can be a reprieve. Here are a couple articles that discuss the topic – https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-caffeine/, https://migraine.com/blog/elimination-diet-foods-to-eat-foods-to-avoid/. I hope you find them interesting! Again, thanks for your post. Hope you have a lovely day!

    Warmly,

    Meaghan (Migraine.com Team)

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