Caffeine is a stimulant substance found in items such as coffee, tea, and chocolate.
It is a known trigger for migraine sufferers. Some people are more sensitive than others to the effects of caffeine consumption and this can be very different from individual to individual.
In addition to triggering migraines, caffeine can cause dehydration. It is important to replace any water lost from caffeine consumption. For instance, if you drink 1 cup of coffee, then drink two 8 ounce glasses of water.
Keep in mind that in some people, headaches are triggered by caffeine withdrawal. For example, if you drink coffee during the weekdays, you may experience a withdrawal headache on the weekend.
For more information about lifestyle changes that may help you to decrease migraines and headaches, call The Manhattan Center for Headache & Neurology to speak with one of our caring providers. We look forward to seeing you!
By: Brooke Steiger, NP