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A 20-year-old female asked:

Is caffeine bad for headaches?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Caffeine: is the main ingredient in many headache remedies. That is because it works for migraine in particular. The problem arises when one becomes dependant on caffeine (and experiences caffeine withdrawal headaches). Another consideration is that caffeine is a fairly powerful antidepressant. (so people can get hooked by two different mechanisms)

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What should I do to stop getting bad headaches from caffeine?

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Dr. Larry Maturani
Hospital-based practice 24 years experience
Stop caffeine: Taper youself off though. You will get withdrawal headache if not. I was the same. On coffee all the time to stay up and study later at night fora big exam. Day of exam, did not drink coffee cause i did not want to get up to go to the bathroom. About 2 hrs into the test, got severe headache. Never figured out problem until after test. Try mix half decalf and half reg first.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is caffeine bad for me?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Caffeine: If over three cups a day or late at night or if you have anxiety or insomnia.

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Last updated May 18, 2016

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