Five Things to Know About Migraine - Five Things to Know About Migraine: No. 4

newweb-soda4. Caffeine Has Its Place
Although caffeine is commonly reported as a migraine trigger, and chronic overuse of caffeine may promote migraine “chronification,” caffeine can help in the treatment of acute migraine, Rothrock notes. During an acute migraine attack, drugs may pass more slowly from the stomach to the small intestine, where they are absorbed. Drinking a caffeinated beverage can get the stomach moving again, increasing the likelihood of a positive treatment response, says Rothrock.