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A 21-year-old female asked:

why would an amount as small as 50mg of caffeine cause me to feel symptoms of a caffeine overdose?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Depends: 50mg of caffeine is a relatively small amount of caffeine. What symptoms are you feeling? If you are naive to caffeine it is possibly you could have symptoms such as increased heart rate and anxiety. Also, if you took a caffeine pill it is possible your body has absorbed this more quickly than usual.

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