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Why is caffeine good for migraines?


My friend swears by drinking a little cup of coke to cure a migraine. I always heard that coffee is bad for migraines, how does this work? Does it work for you?

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Anan Celeste (ananceleste) says

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Foodeee says

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    Moon Daisy 2 years ago

    Thank you Foodeee, that's a really interesting answer. I will remember that next time I get a migraine. I get them quite a lot, and don't usually treat them at all as I don't like taking pills. Thanks for explaining the role of caffeine too.


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    Moon Daisy 2 years ago

    Thanks teamrn, that's very interesting. I always thought coffee was a no-no for a migraine, but I can see that it might be useful, and maybe along with other things. I also have problems sleeping after coffee, especially in the afternoon.


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    Moon Daisy 2 years ago

    Thanks mwalz. I'm not sure which type of migraines I have. Coffee doesn't seem to worsen them, and they start in my neck so maybe they're like yours? I'll look into sumatriptan- tbh I hate taking pills, but sometimes they're so bad I'll try anything!


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