Of course, as with any drug, caffeine consumption over a prolonged period of time
induces a physiological dependence
. Because of this, the effects of caffeine
on the blood vessels will not be detectable whenever you drink coffee. So, if you regularly drink caffeine, it will not have the desired effect on your headaches
. Once regularly consuming caffeine, your veins will be at their "usual" width, so long as your intake of caffeine continues. To get the desired constriction
, you must consume a much larger dose.
However, also due to the effects of addiction (or if you will, the effects of withdrawal), once you stop consuming caffeine regularly, the reverse effects of the drug take place. Thus, when you stop consuming caffeine, the blood vessels dilate. This causes headaches, as tobtoh mentioned. This is, in fact, the reason that people on
"reahbilitation" from caffeine experience headaches for several days after quitting.
At the end of every exam period I stop drinking coffee and other caffeinated products for a couple of weeks, to clean my body. I always have some pain reducing capsules nearby for the first few days. I also keep anti-depressant drugs nearby, but that's another story.