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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
No: Caffeine is not the cause for your high cholesterol. Often when diet or lifestyle is not the cause for your high cholesterol it is your genetics. Ma ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Yes: In many people caffeine helps migraines. It is also an ingradients of several otc and prescription drugs. Many people regularly drink tea or coffee to ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Caffeine, Headache: Most consider the headache when stopping your caffeine a form of withdrawal. Many of us have experienced a headache when we don't get our morning dos ... Read More
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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
Misnomer: It is actually caffeine withdrawal headache that may mimic like migraine.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Caffeine & HA: Caffeine taken 3 or more days per week can lead to dependency & increased headache frequency, especially during withdrawal from Caffeine after reg ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Lanier
10 years experience Pharmacology
Paradoxal Effect: In some cases caffeine can cause headaches instead of relief from headaches. Also, while taking caffeine, patients may experience headaches when conce ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
No: There is caffeine withdrawal headache that is relieved in some patients by caffeine. This type of headache often resemble migraine without aura.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Judd Pryde
26 years experience Travel Medicine
Several meds: are sans the caffeine. consider allergy testing first
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Magnesium: Magnesium oxide is effective for migraine prevention, as is butter burr. alleve at higher doses, 4 pills, and advil (ibuprofen) at higher doses (800 ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Sanner
20 years experience Neurology
Good questions!: Migraines have many causes; mostly they are inherited, but other factors (estrogen, stress, traumatic head injuries and others) can play roles, too. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Possible: Caffeine has been used with tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aspirin to stop headaches and is often of value. But many patients are habituated to daily co ... Read More

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