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Greeley, CO
A 55-year-old female asked:

I tend to like drinking coffee and tea a lot, and i notice i get real painful spasms in my hands,why is that and do i need to cut back,happens then on?

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Dr. Donna Childress
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Cut back and see: Muscle cramps can occur from dehydration. Drinking excessive amounts of caffeine-containing drinks like coffee and tea can make you more dehydrated by increasing the amount you urinate. Additionally caffeine can contribute directly to muscle twitching and spasms. Try cutting back on caffeine use and see if your symptoms improve. Make sure to also increase your fluid intake to stay hydrated.
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