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Why does coffee make some people dizzy?

Why does coffee make some people dizzy?

Fast heart rate: Caffeine is stimulant, and it might cause fast heart rate in some people, and that in turn might make them feel dizzy due to transient decrease in blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Today after having coffee I started feeling dizzy. Is that in order?

Today after having coffee I started feeling dizzy. Is that in order?

Coffee and caffeine: Caffeine can have a number of side effects, including dizziness. It can also cause a brisk diuresis (frequent urination) which can lead to dehydration and dizziness. I would avoid caffeine for now, drink plenty of water, and contact your provider of the symptoms continue. ...Read more

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I have anxiety. Can drinking coffee make you have anxiety due to all the caffeine, and make you feel dizzy? Like the jitters?

I have anxiety. Can drinking coffee make you have anxiety due to all the caffeine, and make you feel dizzy? Like the jitters?

Coffee and anxiety: Coffee contains caffeine, a direct stimulant of brain, heart, and muscle. Feeling anxious, "jittery", trembling, increased heart rate, and G.I. Upset may occur in people who are sensitive to caffeine, or who drink it in high amounts. Other beverages containing caffeine include cola, tea, and some "energy drinks" over the counter medications may also be caffeinated so read labels carefully. ...Read more

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I get up have my coffee in the morning then three to four hours later. I fell extremely dizzy light heated and fell like I'm gonna vomit.?

I get up have my coffee in the morning then three to four hours later. I fell extremely dizzy light heated and fell like I'm gonna vomit.?

Hypoglycemia: Is that your only breakfast? The coffee? It could be that you cause a surge of energy through caffeine which is not a nourishing fuel and then you crash. In general try to have a balanced breakfast and eat every 3-4 hours. Get checked out...You want to make sure its nothing related to the heart or anything neurological. Start with basics: balanced meal and hydration! ...Read more

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I have been having issues with coffee on and off some days 1 cup makes me feel dizzy, and other days, gives me a headache, and nausea What causes this?

I have been having issues with coffee on and off some days 1 cup makes me feel dizzy, and other days, gives me a headache, and nausea What causes this?

Caffeine: Is a stimulant. The brain and other electrically excitable systems in the body (heart) can be affected by even small amounts. Symptomatic treatment of headaches (Triptans) GI upset (Pepto Bismol) and insomnia (Benadryl) does not replace the treatment of underlying conditions. Caffeine is another symptomatic agent. It can stave off fatigue, treat depression or abort a migraine, but at a cost. ...Read more

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Took cough syrup and had a cup of coffee and now whole body is numb and tingly and really dizzy?

Took cough syrup and had a cup of coffee and now whole body is numb and tingly and really dizzy?

What kind of syrup?: Read the labels of any medicines you take, even over the counter. Some are expectorants (loosen phlegm), some add antihistamines (dry up secretions), some add cough suppressants, some add fever/pain relievers, and some add decongestants. The latter can get you speedy on their own, add coffee and you can feel like you describe. Now you weren't taking cough medicine to get high, were you? Bad idea, . ...Read more

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I suffer from short-term memory loss and I feel dizzy every night. It affects my studies sometimes and I drink coffee a lot. Qhat should I do?

I suffer from short-term memory loss and I feel dizzy every night. It affects my studies sometimes and I drink coffee a lot. Qhat should I do?

Not memory loss: You are too young to suffer memory loss. I would suggest getting an evaluation for Attention Deficit disorder. One of the signs of this condition is impaired concentration. Sometimes, impaired executive functions will affect your working memory, essential for learning and processing information. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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When I drink coffee feel light-headed dizzy. I pretty much always feel like this when I drink coffee bought from cafes etc but not when made at home?

When I drink coffee feel light-headed dizzy. I pretty much always feel like this when I drink coffee bought from cafes etc but not when made at home?

Possible: Caffeine content varies from blend to blend. You may be getting more than you bargained for or need at the store. Try cutting back when you are out on the town. ...Read more

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I took pamprin which has 65 mg of caffeine in it & then drunk some coffee and I'm really dizzy and I'm shaking with a headache. Am I ok? .

I took pamprin which has 65 mg of caffeine in it & then drunk some coffee and I'm really dizzy and I'm shaking with a headache. Am I ok? .

Caffeine buzz!: You will be ok. Its nearly impossible to 'overdose' on caffeine but those symptoms are common when you have more than you are used too. Take an advil (ibuprofen) and go for a walk. ...Read more

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Severe dizziness and shaky. Ate 2 hr ago, and just drank sweetened coffee. Nonfasting Blood Sugar 67.To low? Dx of Chronic Pancreatitis. Possibly Diabetes?

Severe dizziness and shaky. Ate 2 hr ago, and just drank sweetened coffee. Nonfasting Blood Sugar 67.To low? Dx of Chronic Pancreatitis. Possibly Diabetes?

Hypoglycemia: You are describing symptoms of hypoglycemia compounded by pancreatic insufficiency and caffeinated beverages that trigger a sympathetic nervous system response. An endocrinologist can help you determine if this is a multiple endocrine disorder with hyperthyroidism or if your blood sugar is brittle with high spikes and dangerous lows. Your brain needs glucose for fuel and you need glucose now! ...Read more

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I had coffee & a whole plate of pasta before I got on the treadmill and when I got off my ears were ringing and I was dizzy and I still am an hr later?

I had coffee & a whole plate of pasta before I got on the treadmill and when I got off my ears were ringing and I was dizzy and I still am an hr later?

Too non-specific: Wide range of possibilities, most of them benign in a 20 year old. How long have you been on the meds? Do you know how they affect your autonomic systems?

If symptoms persistent or worrisome see someone. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, nauseous & fatigued most of the time. Symptoms for more than a wk. Gets much worse when consuming caffeine (even 1 cup of coffee). I first noticed it while vaping. Thought it was excessive nicotine but I haven't vaped/smoked in a week..

Feeling dizzy, nauseous & fatigued most of the time. Symptoms for more than a wk. Gets much worse when consuming caffeine (even 1 cup of coffee). I first noticed it while vaping. Thought it was excessive nicotine but I haven't vaped/smoked in a week..

There are a number: Of different ailments that could give you these symptoms. Both Caffeine and Nicotine could make this worse. It is probably just a viral infection but if it persists after you stop all caffeine and nicotine it would be prudent to see a health care professional for evaluation. ...Read more

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I drank hazelnut coffee about 7 hours ago and now my vomit is black is that normal?? I also got real light headed and dizzy...

I drank hazelnut coffee about 7 hours ago and now my vomit is black is that normal?? I also got real light headed and dizzy...

Vomiting black: Usually vomiting blood looks bright red or a coffee ground substance. If your vomiting continues with your other symptoms and your stool is black go to the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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After I consecutive drank 2 cups of coffee (1 before and 1 after meal) I felt heart palpitations and dizziness, is this the effect of coffee?

After I consecutive drank 2 cups of coffee (1 before and 1 after meal) I felt heart palpitations and dizziness, is this the effect of coffee?

Probably: Caffeine is a stimulant. People can have variable sensitivity to its stimulant qualities including having palpitations and dizziness. See what happens off coffee. If you drink it every day you may get a headache from withdrawal. If palpitations and/or dizziness persist or re-occur see a dr. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling depressed and feeling anxious (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc and feel dizzy and heavy headed?

I am experiencing feeling depressed and feeling anxious (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc and feel dizzy and heavy headed?

Neurologist referal: I suggest you have an exam by a neurologist as soon as possible. The dizziness and heavy headed feeling should be explored further. Depression and anxiety are also of concern and could be related to a neurological problem, diet, or psychological problems. Please avoid caffeine and alcohol. I wish you well with your health and am available for future consultations on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Recently starting drinking coffee w/stevia & milk in a.M. Why do I start yawning 30-45 min after coffee? Also, feel dizzy. Not dehydrated. Sleep ok.

Recently starting drinking coffee w/stevia & milk in a.M. Why do I start yawning 30-45 min after coffee? Also, feel dizzy. Not dehydrated. Sleep ok.

Not sure: Are you using any other medications, drugs, alcohol, or herbs? Adding milk may slightly affect the phenols (antioxidants) you get from coffee, but the content of caffeine that increases alertness should be the same. Stevia isn't known to cause tiredness or yawning. Tiredness, depression, or boredom may lead to yawning, though. ...Read more

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4 days ago I hit my knee pretty hard on my coffee table and passed out. Since then I have had headache, nausea and dizziness. Did not hit my head?

4 days ago I hit my knee pretty hard on my coffee table and passed out. Since then I have had headache, nausea and dizziness. Did not hit my head?

Concussion likely: From your description of what happened and your symptoms of headache, nausea, and dizziness it does sound like at the very least a head strike on either the coffee table or other object cannot be ruled out. If you are still not feeling well after this long I urge you to be seen by a physician sooner rather than later. I am available for questions at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I had coffee mate hazelnut flavor sugar free and still have the taste after eating many things it can't go away and feeling dizzy and lightheaded why?

I had coffee mate hazelnut flavor sugar free and still have the taste after eating many things it can't go away and feeling dizzy and lightheaded why?

May be the sugar: Substitute used. Read the label and see if it's Sucralose, aspartame, saccharin, high fructose corn syrup or something else. Keep drinking more water to dilute the taste or sweetness aftertaste. It will go away! Avoid it in the future! ...Read more

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Nothing but a cup of rice and coffee all day. That night, vomiting, diarrhea, dizzy, achy, and had a mild fever. 2 days later, still nauseous and diarrhea.

Nothing but a cup of rice and coffee all day. That night, vomiting, diarrhea, dizzy, achy, and had a mild fever. 2 days later, still nauseous and diarrhea.

Gastroenteritis: This is usually viral and should begin to resolve within 3-5 days. If it persists much beyond that or you are becoming dehydrated because unable to keep things down you may want to go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Bad rxn lasting over 24 hours after drinking coffee. Symptoms: severe nausea, stomach pain, dizziness. How do I treat this?

Bad rxn lasting over 24 hours after drinking coffee. Symptoms: severe nausea, stomach pain, dizziness. How do I treat this?

Avoid coffee: Seems pretty simple to avoid something that makes you ill. Although at 21 it seems strange you have not had caffeine, as in coke. I suspect some other cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible for coffee to cause or exacerbate vertigo?

Is it possible for coffee to cause or exacerbate vertigo?

Yes: If the vertigo is of central origin, (brain stem), caffeinated coffee, because it may stimulate the CNS (brain) may aggravate the condition. If the origin of the vertigo is peripheral (inner ear) coffee may still aggravate the condition because the inner ear is sending electrical stimuli to the brain stem. ...Read more

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Does caffeinated coffee or tea worsen symptoms of Vertigo?

Possibly: Unfortunately, there are a multitude of things that can worsen vertigo. Caffeine is one of them. Try a trial without the substance and see how it changes. ...Read more

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I've had vertigo on and off for two years. The very first time I had was after from drinking too much coffee. This year, too. Still continues now...

I've had vertigo on and off for two years. The very first time I had was after from drinking too much coffee. This year, too. Still continues now...

Persistent vertigo: True sensation of movement that is persistent but not progressive is likely due to a dysfunction of the inner ear. It is not related to coffee. You should see an ENT doc to help localize the problem so that specific treatment can be suggested. ...Read more