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Does Caffeine Release Endorphins
does caffeine consumption affect the amount of growth hormone released by the pituitary gland?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be toxic: Caffeine can be toxic in large amounts even in adults and can be toxic in babies even in small amounts. It cause rapid heart rate, irregular heart beat, anxiety, crying, aggression and significant sleep issues which may persist for few days. Rarely it can cause kidney issues as it can act like a diuretic. ...Read more
Read the label: You would need to read the label of the tea to know -- i'm guessing you're wanting to drink linden flower tea? The leaves may contain caffeine, but the flower tea does not appear to. In fact linden flower tea has been used as a calming (not activating) tea, and antispasmodic. http://tinyurl.com/mlgaccf. ...Read more
Quite often, yes.: Many patients w/ adhd find caffeine helpful for symptoms, so they often get addicted. Caffeine can have a lot of undesirable side effects as well (like anxiety, irritability, insomnia and addiction). Caffeine may also increase possible side effects of adhd stimulants. It's often helpful to taper off the caffeine when starting treatment for adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't say: It varies by the person. 1-2 cups of coffee a day is not always a good rule of thumb either. A S----s coffee can contain up to 500mg of caffeine. 2 of those is way beyond what is generally recommended. So listen to your body and your responses to caffeine for the best practice. ...Read more
Follow instructions: If you follow the instruction on the package, you are unlikely to take a dose sufficient to cause any significant problem. There is no good way to tell if you are taking too much by your symptoms since by that time you are likely to have already taken too much. ...Read more
Caffeine: Caffeine has a tolerance and withdrawal cycle. If your tolerance is high, you may be especially vulnerable to its effects and needing more of the substance for the desired effect. I would talk to your doctor about a plan to reduce, then eliminate caffeine from your diet. This will reset any tolerances (eventually) and perhaps help you live without or use more safely. ...Read more
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