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Hi, iam tiered all the time from waking up and the all day, all the year, under all conditions.Coffee, energy drinks effective for half an hour only.

Hi, iam tiered  all the time from waking up and the all day, all the year, under all conditions.Coffee, energy drinks effective for half an hour only.

See below: Too much caffeine. After you use this too often, you develop tolerance and will have excessive fatigue as is wears off. You need to have blood work and a physical to rule out other disease and then stop caffeine. Hopefully, it will take only a week or two to correct. ...Read more

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When i drink a lot of caffeine (full soda, cup of coffee 5 hour energy) i get a rash, it's hard to breathe, and i start palpitating, am i allergic?

When i drink a lot of caffeine (full soda, cup of coffee 5 hour energy) i get a rash, it's hard to breathe, and i start palpitating, am i allergic?

Caffeine: Sounds like you are sensitive to caffeine. A rash can sometimes occur from boing nervous. There are no similarities in what you drink to indicate an allergy other than caffeine and that does not produce an allergy. ...Read more

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Does 5 hour energy and other similar energy drinks cause bad sleep patters and panic attacks? I drink coffee and coffee never gives me those symptoms

Does 5 hour energy and other similar energy drinks cause bad sleep patters and panic attacks? I drink coffee and coffee never gives me those symptoms

Energy drinks: Yes, it is quite possible. Many of these "energy drinks" contain much higher levels of caffeine than in a cup or two of coffee. Additional ingredients may also trigger reactions in sensitive individuals. Avoid these drinks, and consider getting some exercise (like brisk walking) if you need a brief pickup in the afternoon. Any caffeine after 6 PM can trigger sleep problems. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is better: coffee or energy drinks?

What is better: coffee or energy drinks?

?-which is worse: There is already an fda investigation into deaths and injuries related to energy drinks, which contain high doses (sometimes unknown amounts) of caffeine. Safe consumption of coffee is 2-3 cups per day, generally in the morning. Higher doses raise blood pressure and pulse, increase anxiety and insomnia. Some of these drinks contain more caffeine than 5 cups of strong coffee. They're not good for u. ...Read more

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If my goal is to lose weight to increase energy, should I quit drink 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day?

If my goal is to lose weight to increase energy, should I quit drink 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day?

Yes: Too much caffeine can be bad for you. It can cause rebound fatigue or rebound headaches, increased pulse and dehydration. Replace those cups of coffee with water. ...Read more

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Other than coffee is there anything else that could keep my energy levels up without any crashes or problematic side effects?

Other than coffee is there anything else that could keep my energy levels up without any crashes or problematic side effects?

Exercise: Exercise daily can help boost energy levels for the entire day and without the risk of crashing. There are also a host of other health benefits with exercising. ...Read more

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First time you drink X amount of coffee you feel good energy, but after a while you start getting adapted to it, and you need to increase it, why?

First time you drink X amount of coffee you feel good energy, but after a while you start getting adapted to it, and you need to increase it, why?

Addiction: Caffeine is not a very addictive substance (compared to the biggies like opiates, benzos, tobacco, alcohol) but it is somewhat in that category. You've discovered one of the qualities that defines it that way. Needing more of a thing over the course of time to achieve the same response = a sign of addiction. Hope this is understandable. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel like this? Today I had coffee & it has gave me more energy & I have a hard time sitting in one place. I've never had coffee btw

Is it normal to feel like this? Today I had coffee & it has gave me more energy & I have a hard time sitting in one place. I've never had coffee btw

It's the caffeine.: Caffeine in coffee is a stimulant, so it will rev you up, especially if you'e never had it before. The feeling should subside in due time. One does get used to coffee in this regard eventually, but you may want to have less, or maybe half-decaf for now. ...Read more

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Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Sometimes: Diffrent types of coffee and diffrent types of energy drinks have diifrent caffeine content read the label for each and make sure the serving sizes are the same. ...Read more