Migraines, Headaches, and Caffeine
What Are the Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal?
- Fatigue, drowsiness, or loss of energy
- Anxiety or depression
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Decreased ability to concentrate or perform mental tasks
Can Caffeine Cause Rebound Headaches?
Rebound headache is a condition that develops from the overuse or misuse of any headache medication, including caffeine-containing medication. While caffeine-containing drugs can be beneficial, these medications, combined with consuming too much caffeine (coffee, tea, soft drinks, or chocolate) from other sources, may make you more vulnerable to getting rebound headaches.
Relief from rebound headaches can only be accomplished by completely quitting all medication; however, this should only be done under the supervision of a doctor.