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what are side effects of heavy caffeine use?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Lack of effect: Eventually u can drink coffee & go to sleep--if u withdraw from caffeine u are tired & get a headache if u stay off of caffeine for a period of time u unplug your receptors and coffee/caffeine will again stimulate u.
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO commented
Psychiatry 37 years experience
some people use coffee at night and still sleeps well but if too much coffee for years, once you cannot sleep you will not sleep again unless taking a combination of many extremely powerfully meds. I have too many patients with painful results of years of abuse of coffee. Rule: not replace water by coffee and no after lunch time
Aug 18, 2012
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Dr. Alan Ali commented
Psychiatry 32 years experience
CNS Stimulation!
Jan 20, 2013

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Is it safe for me to drink caffeine while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Most children tolerate small amounts of caffeine in breast milk just fine, so keep your intake on the low side. If the baby gets jittery when nursing after you consume caffeinated beverages, she's trying to tell you to cut back.
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Is it ok to have caffeine if I am breastfeeding?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Yes: Just know that it may affect your baby. Observe your baby and see if there are differences in sleep and fussiness with differences in amounts of caffeine you drink. Some babies seem to be very sensitive, others not so much.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it ok to drink caffeine while pregnant?

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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Yes: In moderation, caffeine is not a problem. However, excessive amounts can cause your heart to race and it may have similar effects on the baby.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink sodas with caffeine during pregnancy?

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Dr. Timothy Gorski
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Avoid caffeine!: Avoid caffeine in pregnancy! there is a dose-dependent relationship (the greater the amount/dose, the more the risk) between caffeine intake and miscarriage risk in pregnancy.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Is it true that I can have some caffeine in pregnancy?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Limited intake of caffeine is safe: the equivalent of two cups of coffee a day. Not "venti", just a cup. Many women however lose their taste for caffeine or coffee during pregnancy. You may also find that you become more sensitive to caffeine, and this can lead to trouble sleeping. In those cases either avoid caffeine or limit intake to the morning.

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