Can drinking caffeine trigger a migraine headache?

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 coffee, and may stop their ingestion on weekends, when headaches occur due to caffeine withdrawal. Do not usually see caffeine provoking a migraine.

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Is it recommended to drink caffeine to treat a migraine?

No. There is caffeine withdrawal headache that is relieved in some patients by caffeine. This type of headache often resemble migraine without aura. Read more...
Not necessarily. Caffeine is a common part of many over-the-counter migraine medicines, and is sometimes prescribed to help treat them. But it is only a part. Alone it will likely not be enough to treat a migraine, so downing a coke or dr pepper sounds great but generally won't work. Bummer. On the other hand, it likely won't hurt, either. :-). Good luck! Read more...

I am 7/8 weeks pregnant and have a massive headache. I'm sure it's caffiene withdraw. What can I do besides ice and a 1 pop a day? Very migraine-y.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and coffee. Acetaminophen is safe in pregnancy (tylenol). Small amounts of coffee are safe in pregnancy for most people. Perhaps your OB told you not to drink any, in which case you should do what they say. However, i suggest you have a cup and gradually wean yourself off. On the other hand, if you've already made it through today, maybe you should just go to bed. Tomorrow you'll be closer to off caffeine. Read more...
Reglan+Tylenol! 10 mg of Metoclopramide (reglan) taken with 1, 000 mg of acetamoniphen (tylenol) at the onset of migraine-type headache aborts the painful episode in the majority of cases as well as tryptans at a small fraction of the cost and with no known pregnancy effects (i.e. Safe throughout pregnancy). Do not take more than 2-3 times in a day and discuss with your obstetrician if that could work for you! Read more...