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Does caffeine cause seizures?

Does caffeine cause seizures?

Caffeine: Yes in susceptible individuals and high doses. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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Is there a link between caffeine use, epileptic seizures, and bipolar disorder?

Is there a link between caffeine use, epileptic seizures, and bipolar disorder?

No.: Caffeine use definitely does not cause either seizures or bd, nor is there a link between seizures and bd. Although a number of anticonvulsants turn out to be effective treatments for bd too, that does not mean that bd is a seizure disorder. Often, classes of medications work for a variety of unrelated disorders. ...Read more

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I have Epilepsy, I would like to take Maca, Concerns? 12 years seizure free. I handle stimulants well like caffeine, guarana.

I have Epilepsy, I would like to take Maca, Concerns? 12 years seizure free. I handle stimulants well like caffeine, guarana.

Depends: Maca is not a stimulant and there have not been any information about it lowering the seizure threshold. It has an affect on the hypothalamic system and hormonal balance (thus some use it for menopausal symptoms). If you have no endocrine problems (ex: low thyroid) it is probably safe for you and may even help with seizure control due to better sleep quality. ...Read more

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Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?

Intermittent tachycardia with blood pressure changes every few hours, looking like but is not hypoglycemia, needing diagnosis and treatment.....?

More information would help clarify how to solve the problem: The combination of recurrent tachycardia, "unstable" blood sugar and blood pressure, "all the symptoms of diabetes" but normal HgbA1c, "reactive hypoglycemia" and symptoms occurring every three hours, and atypical sleep apnea.

The differential diagnosis would include:
*Insulinoma (insulin secreting tumor) producing recurant hypoglycemia with tachycardia)
*Pheochrocytoma (adrenaline secreting tumor often of the adrenal glands)
*polyendocrine syndome encompassing either or both with possible hypophysitis with ovarian hypofunction or autoimmune oopheritis.

You may have been screened for insulinoma but remember that common screening test use monoclonal antibodies which will not pick up proinsulin.

To assist in diagnosis - providing more detail to the phrases in paragraph 1 including labs and then consultation with an endocrinologist would be an appropriate next step. ...Read more

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Help! My Dr has had me on 6-8 Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) daily for 1year for daily migraines, but now his office won't ok refill & I'm out. I have clonazepam, will that prevent seizure?

Help! My Dr has had me on 6-8 Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) daily for 1year for daily migraines, but now his office won't ok refill & I'm out. I have clonazepam, will that prevent seizure?

Inefficient choice: .. but you need to ask your doctor exactly what he/she intends for you to do. If you have pre-existing risks of seizure, then you should have been on seizure preventing medications, of which clonazepam is not one. I would advice against taking clonazepam for the pure reason of preventing seizures. ...Read more

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Caffiene, chocolate and seizures how are they connected?

Caffiene, chocolate and seizures how are they connected?

Triggers for seizure: Chocolate contains a caffeine like substance. Caffeine and caffeine like substances can cause excessive stimulation of the body and brain, which in people with a susceptibility to have seizures, may trigger the seizure event. ...Read more

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I have been seizure free for 16 years after having one seizure in my sleep can I drink caffienne like coke I have always drank soda is that ok?

I have been seizure free for 16 years after having one seizure in my sleep can I drink caffienne like coke I have always drank soda is that ok?

Yes You can: You had one seizure in your sleep 16 years ago and no more seizures since then. You can eat and drink anything yoy desire. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause anexity?

Can caffeine cause anexity?

Hmmm...: What do you mean by anxiety? In my way of thinking, caffeine (espcially in normal amounts) as a drug does not have the pharmacological property of causing ANXIETY. However, EXCESS caffeine usage in an individual can, by a different number of ways (i.e. too much as in Energy drinks, withdrawal as in cutting back or sudden cold turkey) cause jitteriness, nervoussness, shakiness, etc. ...Read more

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What causes an unusual sensitivity to caffeine?

Unanswerable: Please re-ask this question with the words "unusual sensitivity' explained. This is not a medical diagnosis or term or common condition. ...Read more

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WHY and HOW exactly caffeine causes "Sugar Crash"?

WHY and HOW exactly caffeine causes "Sugar Crash"?

All stimulants: Work like adrenaline, and increase the body's metabolic rate, so we burn more fuel to ensure that we can meet the "fight or flight" response. So we burn sugar more rapidly, and the low blood sugar actually further increases adrenaline and related chemicals (like dopamine) leading to a vicious cycle. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause a miscarriage?

Can caffeine cause a miscarriage?

Yes...: Women who consumed 200 milligrams or more of caffeine each day (about two cups of regular coffee or five 12-ounce cans of caffeinated soda) had twice the miscarriage risk as those who didn't have any, according to a new study by kaiser permanente in the american journal of obstetrics and gynecology.
http://www. Parents. Com/pregnancy/complications/miscarriage/causes-miscarriage/. ...Read more

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Do caffeine pills (nodoz) cause insomnia for long?

Do caffeine pills (nodoz) cause insomnia for long?

Caffeine: Most people don't realize that 100mg of caffeine can have a duration of 12-16 hours and interrupt normal sleep. Higher doses can last longer. If you are going to use caffeine it's best to take it early in the day and not close to normal sleep time. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause reckless behavior?

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause reckless behavior?

Caffeine: Caffeine is stimulant, and excess can cause hyperarousal symptoms, confusion, visual disturbances, etc. ...Read more

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Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

Possibly: Caffeine can be an irritant to both the bladder and the prostate. Fortunately, it does not affect most people. ...Read more

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Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Can too much caffeine cause painful lumps in your breasts?

Fibrocystic breasts: Caffeine is known to contribute to fibrocystic breast symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden intolerance to caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

What can cause sudden intolerance to caffeine and artificial sweeteners?

Thyroid can, but: Overactive thyroid can cause intolerance to caffeine, but it's not likely. Intolerance to artificial sweeteners is very rate. It may be a combination of multiple things going on in your life. ...Read more

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Can caffeine and not eating 3 proper meals a day cause daily bloatiness/distention?

Can caffeine and not eating 3 proper meals a day cause daily bloatiness/distention?

Yes: A proper diet consisting of vegetables, fruit, protein and carbohydrates in 3 meals a day is necessary for good health and healthy bowel. See your healrh care provider who may recommend 'probiotics', a natural way to reduce bloating and irritable bowel. Improve your diet and see a nutritionist if you can. Try to lower your intake of caffeine. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause your face to tingle and make you nauseous? Even if I just had a little. I don't normally have any.

Possible: Every human responds to chemicals differently. If you get symptoms all the time with caffeine that means your a very sensitive to cafeine. ...Read more

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How long does caffeine stays in your system? Cause I have stress test tomor and I ate a piece of chocolate cake at 4 pm

How long does caffeine stays in your system? Cause I have stress test tomor and I ate a piece of chocolate cake at 4 pm

Caffeine.: Caffeine stays in your system about 10 -12 hours. Don't worry though chocolate does not have caffeine in it as far as I know snd it should not affect your stress test results significantly ...Read more

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Does caffeine overdose really cause exactly the anxiety? Or it only has the same symptoms, not the real anxiety disorder..

Does caffeine overdose really cause exactly the anxiety? Or it only has the same symptoms, not the real anxiety disorder..

Symptoms: Too much caffeine just causes the symptoms of anxiety but does not cause tge disorder. Symptoms should resolve once the caffeine wears off. ...Read more

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I take a Melatonin supplement almost every night because I take caffeine for my workouts. Will this cause any long-term health issues? Thanks!

I take a Melatonin supplement almost every night because I take caffeine for my workouts. Will this cause any long-term health issues? Thanks!

Melatonin safe: There are no data that indicates daily use of melatonin in pharmacologic doses to be unsafe. Caffeine, on the other hand, can have neurotoxic effects which may cause health problems long-term. Speak to your nutritionist or physician about this. ...Read more

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Is there any relationship between hot flashes and certain types of food? Do certain types of food (spicy, caffeine, etc…) cause hot flashes? .

Is there any relationship between hot flashes and certain types of food? Do certain types of food (spicy, caffeine, etc…) cause hot flashes? .

May worsen: Hot flashes are one of the symptoms of menopause and may be worsened by some foods. These symptoms can be helped and if you think you are going through menopause, please see your doctor. See this site for info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/menopause/ds00119/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Does caffeine cause headaches in some cases? I've been getting regular headaches that I think may be in response to drinking coffee. Thank you!

Does caffeine cause headaches in some cases? I've been getting regular headaches that I think may be in response to drinking coffee. Thank you!

Possible: The most common headache related to caffeine is a "withdrawal headache" which occurs in frequent drinkers of caffeinated beverages when they stop drinking. The body builds up almost a dependence on caffeine. Some patients may actually experience headaches that are caused by caffeine. ...Read more

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What does a healthy tongue look like? I don't smoke and barely have caffeine. Is it normal to have a thing film on your tongue and what causes it?

What does a healthy tongue look like? I don't smoke and barely have caffeine. Is it normal to have a thing film on your tongue and what causes it?

May not be a problem: Western medicine does not pay much attention to tongues unless they have dramatic imbalances. Chinese medicine pays great attention to the tongue, using it to diagnose the state of the GI tract. According to http://www. Sacredlotus. Com/diagnosis/tongue/
a thin white coating is normal, though it can be a sign of "external cold"if you have those symptoms.
Bottom line- probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more