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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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!
Moon Daisy, take a look at my article on Migraines. The cervicogenic migraines can be helped by other things. It's what I suffer from but I can't get rid of them permanently because of my EDS.
Oh wow, snap! I have EDS too. I always thought the headaches were related to this, they seem to happen when something in my neck moves out of place, but I've never followed it up. I'll have a look at your hub. Thanks. :)
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.
My neuro suggested kit just at the tail end of a migraine; when you know by personal experience that it is 'on its way out.'' Then, he said it was okay to hit it with a jolt and it could help, but not as a treatment during the attack.
Ok, that's very interesting, thanks.
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.
If you don't like pills try a dark room with a hot compress on your forehead. There are some herbal teas that supposed to help but the exact one escapes me at the moment.