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Is rhere really a caffeine migraine ?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: 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 dose of coffee, tea, or soda. There may be a more simple explanation - vasospasm. Caffeine in migraine medications helps to relieve migraines and vasospasm, and those used to drinking caffeine get a mild migraine when they abstain.

In brief: 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 dose of coffee, tea, or soda. There may be a more simple explanation - vasospasm. Caffeine in migraine medications helps to relieve migraines and vasospasm, and those used to drinking caffeine get a mild migraine when they abstain.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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In brief: Misnomer

It is actually caffeine withdrawal headache that may mimic like migraine.

In brief: Misnomer

It is actually caffeine withdrawal headache that may mimic like migraine.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Eat ice cream too rapidly, this type of headaches is a migraine, caffeine withdrawal may be related to vasospasm, the pathophysiology of a migraine. There are other patients who get migraines when then drink coffee, but not decaf coffee. Caffiene used in migraine medications, caffergot, Excedrine Migrane (even excedrine plain) has caffeine.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Nitroglycerine causes vasodilation, and consistently causes headaches.
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