Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms

The good news is that the caffeine withdrawal duration typically lasts for 2 days to about a week.  It starts half a day to about a day after caffeine abstinence and peaks at about 2 days.  Occasional reports slightly longer durations.

How much regular caffeine intake causes withdrawal?  Abstinence from regular consumption of as low as a once a day cup of coffee, or 2 cans of soda has been reported to cause caffeine withdrawal.  The probability of incidence of caffeine withdrawal is reported to be 50% of the population from a recent experimental study of healthy caffeine consumers that have stopped for about a day.  But when minor caffeine withdrawal symptoms are also included, that ratio increases higher.

The table below lists the general caffeine withdrawal symptoms reported from various studies: [Read more…]

Migranes and The Caffeine Withdrawal Duration

This is another great article from a contributing author on caffeine withdrawal, it’s duration and length, and some of its side effects. Here at caffeine withdrawal .org we hope to provide our readers with the most up to date information on caffeine and its effects.

Caffeine Withdrawal and Migraines

By Darren Williger

When it comes to migraines, or similar “caffeine headaches”, caffeine is one strange drug. The headache associated with a migraine needs to be triggered. This trigger can come in many forms: certain foods, weather conditions, lighting. One of the triggers is too much caffeine consumption. And yet the pain of migraines can also be lessened by ingesting caffeine. Talk about your two way streets!

The number one cause of migraines that are related to caffeine consumption is caffeine withdrawal. The good news is that this presents two methods of using caffeine to actually prevent migraines. The first method is the least difficult in theory, but probably the most difficult in practice: reducing the amount of caffeine you take in. If you don’t take in a lot of caffeine, you don’t suffer much in the way of withdrawal symptoms. It sounds easy because all you have to do is cut down on the caffeine. But saying you’re going to cut your caffeine, wait for a certain duration, and actually going through with it are two different things. [Read more…]

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