Lifestyle - Lauren Natbony, MD
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Lifestyle

1. Regular caffeine consumers can get caffeine withdrawal headaches when they cut it out due to the abrupt cessation of the caffeine.  The body gets used to the effects of caffeine that, when it’s not consumed, there is withdrawal.  Headache is just one of the symptoms.  Withdrawal headache can happen with regular caffeine consumption even as little as a cup of coffee per day.  However, there seems to be a dose-dependent relationship and we think that the less caffeine consumed and the less frequently it is consumed, the less likely a person is to have a withdrawal headache. The threshold...

How does pregnancy impact migraines? About 3-6% of women can experience their first migraine during pregnancy. In this setting, migraine typically occurs during the first trimester and is most often migraine with aura. Migraine typically improve during the second and third trimesters. Increasing levels of estrogen are credited with providing improvement beginning towards the end of the first trimester and continuing during the second and third trimesters. ...