Me likes coffee. Muches.
However, I found pre-liberation er stenting, that coffee did nothing for my fatigue whatsoever. Seemed the more I drank, the tireder I felt. Tireder I got, more coffee I drank to counteract the tireder. Sheesh, what a waste!
Then CCSVI came along and all this talk about blood vessels not getting enough blood through, and how caffeine in all it's wonderful chocolatey and brown ambrosia liquid of the gods forms was a vasoconstrictor and bad for blood flow (through areas that are deficient of course, not just any old blood flow)specifically through the brain and it didn't just ding, more like a GONG as to why medicating with coffee at the worst of my fatigue symptoms in the past, seemed like such a waste of beans, water, time and money.
Not telling anyone else what to do, but I drink as much coffee as I used to, just out of habit mind you, but on the days I don't manage to hit the brew button, I feel no different, I don't need it to wake up either.
I know after the procedure, it seemed even a teensy bit was enough to have me bouncing off the walls, vs before where it did absolutely nothing to get me going.
I love retrospect, all so clear... The very thing that helps migraine sufferers by constricting blood vessels is seemingly detrimental to those with compromised vasculature...
Anyways, not sure what to tell you, other than (at a minimum), if you haven't been treated/liberated/stented/opened or diagnosed, cutting back or eliminating caffeine may be a good idea to give yourself every fighting chance in the interim, if not just abstaining altogether and see if that helps...
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap