Does (or can) coffee cause migraines?

Does (or can) coffee cause migraines?

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  1. Caffeine can cause headaches if taken in excess, but it also relieves headaches, including migraines if taken moderately. Excedrin Migraine is a combination drug consisting of acetaminophen 250mg, aspirin 250mg, and caffeine 65mg. The acetaminophen is a pain reliever (we still aren’t are how it works, go figure). The aspirin is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID), and the caffeine. A vasoconstrictor (it reduces the size of the blood vessels in the joining of the brain, a leading cause off migraine and migraine-like headaches).
    Caffeine withdraw can also cause a headache.
    So, bottom line, if you don’t go crazy with your caffeine intake you shouldn’t worry about it causing a headache.
    Like usual: Don’t take my information dump a anything other than trivia. Get medical advice from your doctor, not from some random guy on the internet.
    Thanks for the A2A

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  2. I drink 6–7 mugs of black coffee daily, and causes no problems physically or mentally. I even drink coffee before bedtime, and always have a good sleep.
    What is causing your migraine is not coffee, but the sugar added to it. Sugar reacts with Hcl in your stomach and forms a tarry by-product. This causes blockages in your system, specially your digestive track, and in turn causes migraines.

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  3. Coffee can be a migraine trigger.
    Lack of coffee can also be a migraine trigger if you drink it habitually.
    Caffeine and Tylenol combined can sometimes help a migraine, but that caffeine doesn’t necessarily need to come from coffee. I always used Coca-cola.
    Migraine triggers are not the cause of migraines, so your wording is incorrect. Migraine is a neurological condition, meaning migraine headaches are caused by a neurological issue.
    Triggers don’t cause migraines, but they can trigger the start of a migraine headache.

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  4. If your migraines are triggered by strong smells, coffee could be one of the triggers that starts a migraine. The caffeine in coffee usually works to stop or weaken the pain, however, the odor could cause it. I guess — I’ve only had one migraine ( thank all Deities! ) . It was caused by going through acute withdrawal on about 6 different medicines at once due to food poisoning that lasted 4 days.

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  5. No, coffee does not cause migraine. Caffeine, on the other hand, can be one of many food or drink related triggers. The causes of migraine are vast and greatly varied from person to person. You should see a neurologist or headache specialist to be properly tested and diagnosed to obtain the appropriate treatment for you.

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  6. Yes and no. Caffeine in the coffee is used to treat migraines, in fact it’s a common go to. However, most doctors will warn you that TOO MUCH can cause headaches or migraines. And they’re right. Its a rebound migraine then, you get them with medication too.

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  7. My sympathy if you or someone you care about gets migraines.
    During a migraine, caffeine helps. That’s why it’s in Excedrin for Migraines.
    But over the long term, it could contribute to things that aren’t in your physical best interest.
    So, short term, good——long term, not great but maybe not terrible. The only real way to know if it’s a trigger is if you have removed all your other triggers and are essentially migraine free for a good long while and then you have a double espresso and get a migraine. Then you’ll know. And to really know, you’ll have to try it a few times. If every time you drink it you then get a migraine, you’ll really know.
    If you go off caffeine, you need to taper because you can have a withdrawal migraine. I took two weeks to taper off, then went six months and started drinking an espresso, just one, in the morning, only. So far, so good.
    Caffeine artificially causes your adrenal glands to secrete cortisol and adrenaline. The adrenal glands are part of the Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis – Wikipedia
    This system is so complicated and my understanding is really incomplete but since this system regulates stress and the stress response, over time it is probably for the best to avoid too much caffeine because stress is definitely a big migraine trigger.
    As is disrupted sleep. Which can be caused by coffee ice cream before bed and the awareness that this is a sleep disruptor can be blocked by one’s great affection for coffee ice cream. That was years ago and I learned my lesson.
    It would not, by itself have been a big factor for me.
    But as a data person, you know a lot of dots can form a picture that one dot, or data point, doesn’t.
    Coffee fits in another migraine scenario.
    That’s the one where you have the gene configuration that doesn’t process histamines well. If you’re one of those people who tried Kombucha because you wanted to beef up your immune system by giving it a good dose of prebiotics and instead you got a whopper of a migraine, then chances are, coffee could be a mild migraine trigger, a bit like chocolate. For the same reason, preserved (slightly rotting) foods are out. No more condiments or left-overs. The best food, then, is fresh. Paleo. If you have migraines in part because of this gene configuration. It’s pretty common.
    There is one book I’d recommend if you really want to dig into the data:
    Headache Free .
    This in no way is a promotion of Dr. Oz or some of her other associates but I think she’s something of a migraine expert. Without Suzy Cohen, I wouldn’t have insisted on my doctor checking my thyroid. I wouldn’t now be (mostly) migraine free.
    I am hypo. Apparently lots of us are. It’s pretty common. That was the get out of migraine hell ticket for me. That plus the fresh food diet, exercise and good sleep. But mostly, the thyroxine.
    I really hope this helps. Nothing like being well.
    Allergies and Your Genes – Histamine, Autoimmunity and DAO SNPs

    Victor Allen’s

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  8. Yes, it may trigger (if not cause) migraine.
    Many migraneaur rely on eliminate and check strategy. My personal observations are around restoring micronutrients (using green smoothie) has helped me in past 6+ months.
    Eventually I zeroed out on Kale, when I stopped it, my migraines resurfaced partially (though intensity was 10% of average one).

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  9. Migraine Disease is a neurological condition. It cannot be caused by external influences other than traumatic injury to the brain and/or spinal column.

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  10. Probably not. Caffeine is one of the natural remedies that can be an effective against migraine. Look at the ingredients of headache medications you buy at the pharmacy. Most of them contain caffeine.

    Eight O’Clock

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