How does caffeine affect fibromyalgia?

There's no evidence that caffeine aggravates fibromyalgia -- but too much of the stuff can cause dips and spikes in energy throughout the day, give you the jitters, exacerbate tummy troubles, and make it hard to sleep. So you might want to nix the java or keep it to a morning ritual if you have caffeine sensitivity. If you suspect caffeine could be causing you trouble, try weaning yourself over a few days, and track your symptoms in a journal.

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