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Doctor insights on: Does Drinking Caffene Effect Glaucoma

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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Can you drink caffeine while taking provigil?

Yes but....: Yes , you can but you should be careful because there is a greater risk of side effects. Provigil and caffeine are both wakefulness promoting agents, so it is possible that the stimulatory effects of the two drugs will be increased when taken together. Use caffeine and other stimulants like energy drink etc with caution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink caffeine before exercising?

Caffeine & Exercise: Recent medical journals have indicated that caffeine prior to exercise actually can be beneficial. Be careful of how you decide to drink your caffeine, though. The studies were done with coffee intake, which is well tolerated by many people. Stay clear of creamers or milk-based additions to your caffeine. Also, sodas and carbonated beverages are not recommended. ...Read more

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It is safe to drink caffeine while taking an SSRI?

It is safe to drink caffeine while taking an SSRI?

Yes: I do not have any direct concerns for caffeine and an SSRI. I would generally recommend use of caffeine in moderation regardless and lowering if possible if concern for anxiety. ...Read more

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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

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Is it ok to stop drinking sodas and start caffeine pills?

Probably Not. : Caffeine from natural sources- coffee, teas, dark chocolate- is probably good for health in general. Caffeine, however, is not designed to treat fatigue or sleepiness or any other condition. Not a fan of soda (diet or regular) or caffeine pills. They won't address the cause. My general approach would be, after a good medical eval from pcp, to test neurotransmitters and adrenal function. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much caffeine cause someone to be reckless?

Can drinking too much caffeine cause someone to be reckless?

No: You can't blame excess caffeine for making you reckless. Too much can make you jittery & nervous and give you heart palpitations and even a splitting headache but it can't make you reckless. ...Read more

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I drink a 34 oz mug of strong coffee every morning is that too much caffeine?

I drink a 34 oz mug of strong coffee every morning is that too much caffeine?

No: For most people up to 4 cups of coffee per day is safe. Check with your doctor for specific advice ...Read more

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What are the side effects of drinking ginseng? Is it a good alternative to caffeine?

What are the side effects of drinking ginseng? Is it a good alternative to caffeine?

Ginseng vs. caffeine: Both are fine in moderation. Too much of either or both together can make you feel hyper and may interfere w/sleep. Pay attention to those symptoms and back off about 10 % of intake if that happens or stop intake around dinner time. Peace and good health. ...Read more