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What are some good alternatives to drinking caffeine?

What are some good alternatives to drinking caffeine?

Decaf or no caf: Most decaffeinated beverages have some caffeine.
There are non caffeine teas and other drinks such as soda and chocolate can have caffeine or substances that have the same or similar effects. The question might be what is the problem that you are having.? Is it anxiety or panic? If so these symptoms might need to be addressed by a psychological eval in addition to cutting down or out the caffeine. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Does drinking caffeine contribute to weight-loss?

Does drinking caffeine contribute to weight-loss?

No: No, but caffeine can contribute to dehydration (temporary fluid-related weight loss) and anxiety. ...Read more

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Can drinking caffeine trigger a migraine headache?

Can drinking caffeine trigger a migraine headache?

Possible: Caffeine has been used with tylenol (acetaminophen) and Aspirin to stop headaches and is often of value. But many patients are habituated to daily coffee, and may stop their ingestion on weekends, when headaches occur due to caffeine withdrawal. Do not usually see caffeine provoking a migraine. ...Read more

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Is there another way to stay awake without drinking caffeine or energy drinks?

Is there another way to stay awake without drinking caffeine or energy drinks?

Health: To eat less sugar or junk foods. To exercise regularly. And to get real and restorative sleep for eight hours each night. ...Read more

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Can drinking caffeine cause my baby to have any defects? How much caffeine is safe durin pregnancy?

Caffeine: Drinking excessive amounts of coffee may lead to a miscarriage. Two hundred milligrams of coffee is recommended during pregnancy. That's about the equivalent of 2 cups of tea or coffee ...Read more

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Is drinking caffeine free soda in moderation okay for a GERD sufferer or should I cut it out completely?

Is drinking caffeine free soda in moderation okay for a GERD sufferer or should I cut it out completely?

If you don't cut it: Out completely I would recommend that you not drink carbonated sodas at least 2 hours before bedtime if you have GERD. ...Read more

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How can I break up drinking caffeine to avoid dependence, but still drink it? Is it better to drink tea every other day than every day?

How can I break up drinking caffeine to avoid dependence, but still drink it? Is it better to drink tea every other day than every day?

Caffeine Dependence: I commend you for your desire for avoiding dependence on Caffeine.
Drink small cup of Coffee, like Tim Horton Mini Restaurants in Canada.
Limit Caffeine in a cup to 50mg.
Add milk, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to create flavor.
Sip Coffee, listen to music, talk, or walk while sipping coffee.
Do not use coffee to wake up in the morning or to overcome tiredness
Drink different flavor Tea every day. ...Read more

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I have been drinking excessice caffeine since 2008. Can 5 htp help with caffeine induced derealization? I stopped drinking caffeine six weeks ago.

I have been drinking excessice caffeine since 2008. Can 5 htp help with caffeine induced derealization? I stopped drinking caffeine six weeks ago.

I have no doubt: That you are going through withdrawal and it takes time. Do not take another drug. Use self discipline and wait for resolution of the craving. ...Read more

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Do I have to stop drinking caffeine in pregnancy?

Do I have to stop drinking caffeine in pregnancy?

Yes: It is recommended to limit the amount of daily caffeine intake to 200 mg, or, the rough equivalent to a 10 ounce cup of coffee. ...Read more

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What're some negative effects of habitually drinking caffeine?

What're some negative effects of habitually drinking caffeine?

Caffeine: Some are anxiety, addiction, increased blood pressure, reduced control of fine motor movements & stimulation of urination (also refer to diagram). ...Read more

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Can drinking caffeine make the spleen enlarged?

Can drinking caffeine make the spleen enlarged?

Caffeine/Spleen: Not likely. Explore other possible causes such as blood disease or liver problems. ...Read more

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Why do you get headaches when you stop drinking caffeine?

Why do you get headaches when you stop drinking caffeine?

Withdrawal: This is a withdrawal symptom of caffeine withdrawal. It is related to adenosine and dopamine levels in the brain. ...Read more

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Severe side effects after drinking caffeine and milk. What could be wrong?

Severe side effects after drinking caffeine and milk. What could be wrong?

Huh?: Millions of people mix milk in their coffee everyday, world wide. There's nothing wrong with that. If you're having "severe side effects", you ought to see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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How can I break up drinking caffeine to avoid dependence and becoming addicted it?

How can I break up drinking caffeine to avoid dependence and becoming addicted it?

Caffeine Dependence: I commend you for your desire for avoiding dependence on Caffeine.
Do not be VICTIM of strong desire to take Caffeine or Craving.
Become Captain over your cravings causing anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, insomnia, stomach irritation, increased heart rate
Limit intake to maximum of 300 mg/day; gradually decrease it; Feel good about your control.
Use different Teas
Daily exercise, Nature walks, ...Read more

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What changes will occur if I start drinking lots of water and quit drinking caffeine?

What changes will occur if I start drinking lots of water and quit drinking caffeine?

No caffeine: You may have some mild withdrawal headaches far afew days. You may also see a mild diuretic effect from increasing you water intake. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) within a few hours of drinking caffeine?

Is it okay to take prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) within a few hours of drinking caffeine?

Not recommended: As caffeine is a stimulant and Ambien (zolpidem) is a tranquilizer. You are creating a roller coaster effect on your body which is harmful. Rather than using Anbien decrease caffiene intake (more than 100mg a day causes sleep problems). And try other sleep hygiene techniques rather than using a tranquilizer. ...Read more

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Is there a certain time during the day you should stop drinking caffeine? And is coffee okay to have 2hours before you eat?

Is there a certain time during the day you should stop drinking caffeine? And is coffee okay to have 2hours before you eat?

Stimulant, Diuretic: Caffeine is a xanthene derivative and it acts as a stimulant and diuretic. People vary in their sensitivity to caffeine also the issue of tolerance (with repeated use) plays a role on how the substance affects you. It may affect the appetite and sleep negatively, so better avoid it in the evening and before meals if you find out it blocks your appetite. ...Read more

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What is wrong with drinking caffeine while taking antibiotics?

What is wrong with drinking caffeine while taking antibiotics?

Not much.: Some antibiotics may slow down clearance of caffeine from your body, but that means you drink coffee less often, not give it up completely. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of drinking caffeine while on Fluoxetine 20mg?

What are the possible side effects of drinking caffeine while on Fluoxetine 20mg?

Probably nothing: Fluoxetine (Prozac) is an SSRI medication useful for major depression and anxiety. The medication should not affect caffeine and vice versa. That being said, excessive caffeine can produce adverse effects. Also for patients with anxiety caffeine can sometimes make this condition worse. Best. ...Read more

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Is drinking caffeine daily bad for you? In the form of energy drinks tea coffee and sodas?

Is drinking caffeine daily bad for you? In the form of energy drinks tea coffee and sodas?

Complex question.: The answer depends on your health, what you mean by "bad", & how much caffeine you drink. In general, coffee & tea have less caffeine than soda, which has less than energy drinks. Coffee & tea can also be decaffeinated. Too much caffeine can cause abnormal heart rhythms & thereby put you @ risk for stroke. Moderation is key. Use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns or TTYD (talk to your doctor) ...Read more

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I can't go a day without drinking caffeine. I always drink 1 or 2dr peppers a day. I have always weighed90lbs. Why am I not obese yet? Can soda kill me

I can't go a day without drinking caffeine. I always drink 1 or 2dr peppers a day. I have always weighed90lbs. Why am I not obese yet? Can soda kill me

Don't wish too hard: Well young lady....

1. Be careful what you wish for would be the answer to the 1st question. I've known just a few women who've been 90 lbs. ALL THEIR LIVES. Take a look at your mom.....good chance you will have her body shape at her age if you go just by genetics.

2. YES...is the answer to the 2nd question....but very, very, very, slowly. In much faster fashion it'll rot out your teeth ...Read more

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How long can you safely stay awake drinking caffeine continuously?

Sleep is important: Caffeine becomes less effective the longer you take it. You built up a sleep debt that will overcome the stimulating effect of caffeine. First of all I would not be drinking caffeine continuously as your body needs sleep. Try to get eight hours of sleep a night. Staying up late for one night is not going to hurt too much but your memory and recall will be impaired. A good nights sleep is important. ...Read more

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How many hours before my bedtime, should I stop drinking caffeine?

How many hours before my bedtime, should I stop drinking caffeine?

See below: Half life of caffeine is about 5 hours. So avoid caffeine a few hours before bed, at least. Some people who have trouble sleeping, may be affected even after 12 pm. Keep caffeine consumption to a minimum to optimize your sleep quality at night. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Caffeine Use (Definition)

Caffeine is a stimulant. Recently may have adopted extremely high levels of caffeine which may cause heart palpitations, especially with young people who buy it at the gas stations. This may be dangerous. A regular cup of coffee in am is ok, but not ...Read more


Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more