Caffeine-- Friend or Foe?

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Posted by Tony Smolar ( on November 12, 1999 at 21:49:31:

I've seen contradicting information about caffeine & CH.

Some say it helps fight the pain, including the CH FAQ.
Also some of the medicines that have been known to
help cluster sufferers, (esp Cafergot and Excedrin Migraine)
contain it.

Then I've seen others say that it's a trigger, and that
you should avoid it during cluster cycles.

Personally, in this cycle my headaches are occurring at
night, when the amount of caffeine is the lowest in my body, but
I've had headaches daily at 10am in other cycles, despite
the morning java.

So I don't think caffeine affects me either way, but I've been reducing
the amount of coffee I drink day by day. (don't want to come off at
once and get rebound headaches on top of this)

What are other people's thoughts on Caffeine?

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