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Doctor insights on: Caffeine And Serotonin

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Serotonin (Definition)

Serotonin is a chemical derived from the Amino Acid tryptophan and acts as a neurotransmitter (communicating ...Read more


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Caffeine depleted my serotonin levels and melatonin levels causing me to have anxiety. What natutal supplements can I take?

Caffeine depleted my serotonin levels and melatonin levels causing me to have anxiety. What natutal supplements can I take?

Assessment 1st: What you take depends on what the problem is, & what result you want. Before trying more supplements, it would make sense to see your doctor for assessment of the "derealization" and insomnia you mentioned in your additional patient information. These may be connected to more complicated conditions, and need specialized treatment for best results. Hoping for the best possible outcome for you! ...Read more

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I overdosed on caffeine before i was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I can't sleep. Could it be my serotonin levels and melatonin levels dropped?

I overdosed on caffeine before i was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I can't sleep. Could it be my serotonin levels and melatonin levels dropped?

Partly.: Caffeine itself can be the culprit for your insomnia. Hypothyroidism can cause depression which can lower your serotonin level and can contribute to your insomnia. Melatonin is a diet supplement that can improve the quality of your sleep. In the winter time when we have less exposure to sunlight, our melatonin level can go down which contributes to the winter blues and insomnia. ...Read more

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Is caffeine dangerous?

Is caffeine dangerous?

Can be: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include: Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is caffeine bad for me?

Is caffeine bad for me?

Caffeine: If over three cups a day or late at night or if you have anxiety or insomnia. ...Read more

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Is caffeine okay for kids?

Is caffeine okay for kids?

No: A little bit of caffeine consumed by an older child is probably harmless, but i'd suggest discouraging this habit. Kids who are tired need sleep, not stimulants. For more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/fun-and-fit-family-11/caffeine-and-kids. ...Read more

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Is caffeine useful for runners?

Is caffeine useful  for runners?

Maybe: Some of the effects of caffeine are to help you concentrate, breathe better and speed up your heart rate these may help you with sports and activities but it can also be a diuretic - you may have to urinate shortly after drinking it so keep that in mind if you go for any hour run. ...Read more