Top
20
Doctor insights on: Caffeine And Serotonin

Share

Serotonin (Definition)

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

7

7
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

11

11
How to I kick the caffeine drinks?

How to I kick the caffeine drinks?

TAPER OFF: Depends on the amount of caffeine. Brewed coffee has the highest caffeine content. So the best is to decrease by 1/2 a cup a week if you drink several cups a day. This method. Applies to any caffeinated beverage. The withdrawal can be headache, feeling achy and irritability and tired. Then begin a good sleep wake regimen and exercise for the energy replacement. And yes too much caffeine is bad! ...Read more

12

12
What quantity of is too much caffeine?

What quantity of is too much caffeine?

Caffeine: Any quantity is too much that makes you jittery and anxious rather than pleasantly awake. You can also get into a troublesome cycle with caffeine to wake up by, and sleeping pills to rest by. Much better to have your body exercise its own sleep-wake cycle, without drugs. Occasional coffee is okay -- but even 2 cups/day will habituate you such that stopping will cause withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

13

13
Need help. Is 200mg of caffeine too much?

Need help. Is 200mg of caffeine too much?

Caffeine: To compare, a regular 8 ounce cup of drip-brewed coffee generally has 65-120mg of caffeine in it. Otc no-doz contains 200mg caffeine. Caffeine may increase blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart arrhythmias, & raise cholesterol. It can also cause nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal disturbances. If sensitive to it, you could experience all these effects. ...Read more

14

14
What are thé symptoms of to much Caffeine?

What are thé symptoms of to much Caffeine?

Jittery?: Caffeine is first of all a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant and its effect can vary from simply keeping you awake to palpitations , anxiety. jittery feelings...... Second of all its a Diuretic (make you urinate) Hope this helps! Proves MODERATION is BEST in ALL THINGS Dr Z ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Could you tell me a healthier substitutes to caffeine?

Could you tell me a healthier substitutes to caffeine?

Good sleep: Caffeine is ingested as a stimulant and a counter to a need for sleep. These seems to be common problems as caffeine containing drinks and foods are widely used and adored. You will need less caffeine if you sleep well, get a good diet and exercise and of course substitute drinks and foods with no caffeine. The health risks of caffeine are probably rather small however. ...Read more

18

18
Is caffeine addictive?

Is caffeine addictive?

Caffeine addiction: Yes, caffeine is addictive. It does not often have the life damaging effects of other drugs but if you drink enough over time to become dependent you can have severe withdrawal headaches and other symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How is serotonin released?

How is serotonin released?

Complex: It is a neurotransmitter, mostly in the brain and the gi system. It is released when that neuron electrically achieves an action potential, based on its interactions with other neurons. Those interactions are complex. What is more complex is the many different kinds of receptors, which do many different things. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
When was serotonin discovered?

When was serotonin discovered?

Serotonin: First discovery was in 1937 when it was named as Enteramine. The name Serotonin was given in 1948. Its discovery in the brain was in 1953. ...Read more