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Caffeine can also affect your growing baby. Small amounts of caffeine during pregnancy are okay, but heavy doses are strongly discouraged. Caffeine, like alcohol, travels through your bloodstream to the placenta and can have a negative effect on your baby. Since caffeine is a stimulant it increases your heart rate and metabolism - both of which directly affect the baby. It is okay to have one or two cups of coffee, tea, or cola a week, but try to give them up completely if you can.

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Dr. Foster P. Carr answered:

i want to gain weight . how can i slow my metabolism down? take some herbal product? avoid caffeine?

Increase food intake

Caffeine
Increasing calories will cause a gain in weight. Patients with hyperthyroidism are given medications to reduce their thyroid hormone production and this can be associated with a reduction in their abnormally high metabolism and a gain of weight.
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Dr. Harold H. Kim answered:

I am avoiding caffeine, what could be causing me to become physically ill with anxiety on separate occasions?

Anxiety disorder

You may have anxiety disorder or separately, panic attacks that can be triggered by the occasions themselves.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What can I do to help myself get going in the morning (avoiding caffeine)? I wake at 5am and get 8-9 hrs of sleep per night.

Morning excercise

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It is not clear what you mean by "get going". You may be suffering from depression. If you are mentally/emotionally not ready, but physically okay, try getting into a routine of aerobic excercise in the morning. Vigorous excercise is also therapeutic for depression, just in case.
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Should I avoid coffee if I have hypertension? Should I be avoiding caffeine or coffee if my doctor says I have hypertension? .

Not necessarily

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Some people are very sensitive to caffeine, and may notice an increase in BP with minimal amounts of caffeine intake. In most patients with hypertension, if your BP is controlled, caffeine in moderation is OK. Check with your doctor about your particular situation, and his recommendations.
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Dr. Su Fairchild answered:

I'm currently experiencing insomnia have had it for the past 2 nights. What are some main options for fixing this?I have made sure to avoid caffeine?

Depends

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Aerobic exercise, avoiding alcohol before bedtime. Time release melatonin up to 20 mg is safe. Zinc picolinate 25 mg with dinner. Magnesium supplementation. GABA.
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I'm currently experiencing insomnia have had it for the past 2 nights. What are some main options for fixing this? I have made sure to avoid caffeine.

Stressed?

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Changes in patterns lately? Stress re: work, family, $, etc.? Meds including cold/sinus Rx? chocolate (caffeine-like substances)? Alcohol? Eating too much, too late? Too much exercise, social networking/computer time/TV, etc? Start w/ sleep hygiene -2 things in bed: sleep, sex; no reading, TV, computer in bed. Warm bath may help, avoid energizing stuff b4 bed dark room Progressive relax exercise.
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Dr. K. C. Olson answered:

I am losing balance as soon as I get up or move my head sideways ... I've tried to avoid caffeine, energy drinks, etc, but the lack of balance remains?

Vertigo?

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Benign positional vertigo is not uncommon - the room spinning while you are still. In particular it is a problem on standing, rapid turning of head, driving, flying, or with exertion. It can be due to head injury, infection, medications, alcohol or other intoxicants. You are right - maybe worsening symptoms from caffeine. Medical evaluation is warranted to rule out treatable causes. Meclizine.
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I'm pregnant and avoiding all caffeine. Does white chocolate have caffeine in it??

Trace amounts

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It only contains trace amounts of caffeine. Unless you develop problems like diabetes in pregnancy (called gestational diabetes) then this should be completely safe during pregnancy. Good luck and enjoy without guilt!!
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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

Gastritis why does it keep coming back if I'm avoiding the caffeine etc like the Dr told me too?

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stress, skipping meals,eating spicy or acidic foods, drinking soda/alcohol can contribute as well. Take your meds PPI(omeprazole ) & antacids religiously for at least two months and follow up with your DR. Take care !
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