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Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal—Worse Than Headaches

Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal—Worse Than Headaches

Do you have a caffeine addiction? It’s not uncommon. As little as 100 milligrams of caffeine a day, the amount in about 12 ounces of coffee, can lead to symptoms of caffeine withdrawal—e.g., headaches and marked fatigue—when caffeine consumption is discontinued.

Higher daily doses of caffeine (the average adult caffeine

Headache Location Determines Its Name

Headache Location Determines Its Name

Headache location can be on one side or both sides. They may be intermittent, episodic, or constant. Some are acute—they come and go rapidly. Others persists for days or weeks. When the exact headache location cannot be identified, it is called a generalized headache.
Where Is a Cluster Headache Location?
Cluster headaches are

Ask Tufts Experts: Caffeine; Cooking Sprays; Appetite Suppressants

Q. “I often hear people say they are addicted to caffeine. Is that possible?”
A. Robin Kanarek, PhD, a professor of psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts, answers: “Caffeine intake does produce some of the characteristics associated with addictive drugs, although there are important differences. Caffeine has

Do You Have a Caffeine Addiction?

Do You Have a Caffeine Addiction?

When working long hours or trying to get through a tough workout, caffeine is often the quickest and most accessible way in which to get a much-needed pick-me-up. And coupled with America’s love of coffee, tea, and soda, the stimulant can sometimes be difficult to avoid. But, is it possible

Migraine Triggers: 6 Food Additives to Avoid

Migraine Triggers: 6 Food Additives to Avoid

Stress, bright lights, sleep pattern changes, the weather—unfortunately, there are countless migraine triggers that can take you out of commission, and some of them aren’t always under our control. What you can control, however, is what you put into your body. Oftentimes, what you eat and drink on a daily basis

Linking Diet and Headaches

People get headaches for many different reasons. Sometimes they may be triggered by what we eat or drink. Going too long without eating also may trigger headaches.
“Certain foods are notorious for causing headaches,” says Egilius Spierings, MD, PhD, a neurologist, clinical professor and director of the Headache & Face Pain

How to Avoid That Caffeine Headache

How to Avoid That Caffeine Headache

If your usual morning routine includes downing a strong cup of coffee, then any departure from this habit could result in a caffeine headache. This is because caffeine isn’t just a stimulant—it also has what’s called a “vasoconstrictive” effect, which means that it narrows blood vessels, including those situated in

Brain Fog and Diet

There is no technical definition for brain fog, but the symptoms are often described as difficulty concentrating, memory lapses, fatigue, reduced mental acuity, and a feeling of ‘haziness’ around cognition. Though there is limited research on the relationship be-tween brain fog and diet, we do know there are many nutrients

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