Anyone else here get migraines?
The link below is one of the first 'decent' discussions on migraine/caffeine relationships, seriously suggests that weaning yourself entirely off caffeine (tea, coffee, chocolate, many painkillers etc) can go a massive way to cutting out migraines almost completely.
I've had migraine attacks since my early 20's, they probably started ~23-24 - I've always been a tea and coffee lover and wierdly when I have a migraine I've always felt nauseous at the thought of drinking them, but the first day I feel better I'm right back on them again.
I'm now on my ~6th day of being entirely caffeine free. I spent the first 4 days with a migraine that refused to shift, but yesterday and today I've been pretty much free of all symptoms. I didn't do the weaning off thing mind, never really considered it, but caffeine withdrawl headaches are said to be the same as a migraine - I'm thinking that I have a migraine, keep off caffeine, then the next day straight back on, kind of bouncing around between withdrawl and overdose.
Triptan based treatment from the Doctors does help me but sometimes it doesn't - you can also get rebound headaches from these and other over the counter pain killers which is not good. I did find the preventative Pizotifen treatment worked well but it left me knackered all the time - not good with kids around!
So I guess, in short, if you get migraine and have not tried a gradual then full caffeine avoidance it is really worth a go. I'm hoping I'm finally on to something to reduce the number of migraines I get, recently I've been pushing 10-15+ a month which is crippling.