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why does caffeine make me short of breath

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not usually: caffeine however is a stimulant, and can cause anxiety and the rate of breathing may go up - breathing faster and more deeply. This may result in low ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Don't think So: two cup of coffee is unlikely to cause SOB. Need to rule out any other cause.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Caffeine withdrawal: Caffeine withdrawal can often lead to feelings of sluggishness, headache, aches and pains like the flu, difficulty concentrating, etc. Also it can le ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
13 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See doctor : If your shortness of breath is truly from anemia then that means your blood level is pretty low, and you should be evaluated by a doctor and you might ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Allergy: Caffeine is t/t for asthma so it may be allergy to many other ingredients in coffee try tea if u can't avoid caffeine
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Short of breath: Heart flutters perhaps, weakness and sob usually not. Go get checked.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Out of Shape: It means you are exercising beyond your current physical capacity. Your body is over worked or stressed. It means you need to keep exercising and get ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and no: Fibrocystic breasts can cause pain and that pain can be worsened by caffeine intake. Nevertheless, it is not normally associated with shortness of br ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It could be: The good news is the cardiac work-up was negative n the ed. Now you need to follow-up with your pcp to figure out what the probable cause is. Decreas ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Common occurance: It is fairly common to experience shortness of breath and cough after you quit smoking. Sometimes, this can last 4-6 weeks. If it lasts longer then th ... Read More
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