Study Reveals That Caffeine Can Actually Prevent Migraines. But it’s important to know your limit!
If you have a migraine, the last thing you want is to consume more caffeine and trigger more pain, right? Don’t put your mug away so fast. According to research from the American Journal of Medicine, for patients who experience episodic migraines, one to two servings of caffeine can limit headache occurrence throughout the day. Once a person reaches three or more servings, that’s where you can run into trouble. Director of the Cleveland Clinic Headache Center, Emad Estemalik, MD, offers some practical advice to have your coffee and drink it too.
Breaking down the data
A sample of 98 adults with frequent episodic migrainescompleted electronic diaries each morning and evening every day for six weeks. The total servings of caffeinated coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks consumed were recorded each day, along with twice daily headache reports documenting the onset, duration, intensity and medications used for each migraine since the previous diary entry. Other common migraine triggers that each participant normally experiences was recorded as well.