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I also find that caffeine can be a double edged sword. With my migraines I depend on Imitrex for the worst of them. It has nearly always worked for me, except when I'm getting a cold, then I get a migraine that nothing can touch.

But lately the Imitrex isn't always working. My last line of defense is always caffeine. But when you have to use that last line on a regular basis, as I am now, then it can bite back. It's called rebound pain, and if I use caffeine any more than 3-5 days in a row I start getting rebound migraines. These can be as bad as, if not worse than regular migraines, and nothing can relieve them.