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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Ergotamine And Caffeine (Overview)

Ergotamine|caffeine is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Can ergotamine tartrate cause rebound headache?

Can ergotamine tartrate cause rebound headache?

Probably: Although rebound headaches are more common from medicines like nsaids (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc), it is possible to get rebound headaches from many things, even caffeine. Slowly backing off of medications is user a safer bet. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Ergotamine And Caffeine (Overview)

Ergotamine|caffeine is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood pressure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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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 you please describe common natural stimulants (preferably as strong/stronger than caffeine)?

Can you please describe common natural stimulants (preferably as strong/stronger than caffeine)?

Good review on web: The good review of this along with the appropriate cautionary comments can be found on the web at: the health wize reports:http://healthwyze.Org/index.Php/component/content/article/332-the-best-natural-stimulants-for-increased-energy-and-weight-loss.Html. ...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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A morning cup of coffee keeps me up for 24hrs+. Used to be able to handle lots of caffeine but past year if i drink it i stay up all night? Thoughts?

A morning cup of coffee keeps me up for 24hrs+. Used to be able to handle lots of caffeine but past year if i drink it i stay up all night? Thoughts?

Caffeine sensitivity: You have developed caffeine sensitivity. Caffeine blocks adenosine, which along with melatonin controls our urge to sleep. The caffeine is suppressing your Adenosine too long. As to "why", i can't say. Your Adenosine pathway must have developed a super sensitivity to caffeine at this point in time. ...Read more

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How long does it take for caffeine to work?

How long does it take for caffeine to work?

Caffeine Time: Ceffeine is absorbed from your stomach into the bloodstream pretty rapidly. Really it depends how much food is in your stomach at the time the caffeine containing substance is ingested. If your stomach is empty, I would expect to feel the effects in 15-20 minutes. If your stomach is full, it might take 45 minutes to 1 hour but the effect would last longer. ...Read more

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How can I kick the caffeine habit?

How can I kick the caffeine habit?

Taper it: If caffeine is stopped suddenly, people often get headaches, sometimes severe, as well as symptoms of anxiety and restlessness. I recommend tapering the dose of caffeine. If you drink 8 caffeinated beverages a day, i recommend going down by 1-2 servings per day, which would take 3-7 days to complete. Alternatively, one no-doz tablet can be substituted for each serving of bevearge and tapered. ...Read more

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How much caffeine is safe to consume each day?

How much caffeine is safe to consume each day?

Depends...: Caffeine is the most widely consumed "drug" in the world...And the amount that is safe varies quite a lot between people for a variety of reasons. You may either be tolerant or very susceptible to its effects. Generally speaking, the equivalent of 1-2 cups of coffee (about 100mg) a day is safe for most people. Of course, always ask your physician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How long can you safely stay awake drinking caffeine continuously?

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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Is caffeine dangerous?

Is caffeine dangerous?

Can be: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include: Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is there a side effect of too much caffeine?

Is there a side effect of too much caffeine?

Caffeine: Caffeine is a psychostimulant and also an addictive substance. It can raise heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It can cause nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, headaches, increased urination, and gastrointestinal disturbances. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects to taking caffeine tablets?

Is there any side effects to taking caffeine tablets?

WHY/: Ill effects are:feeling tremulous, palpitations, increased urination. Tachycardia can become abnormal such as atrial fibrillation in the past it has been used to enhance the effectiveness of analgesics and also for treatment of migraine headaches. I do not see a place for their use in a safe effective way. ...Read more

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How long does caffeine stay in your system?

How long does caffeine stay in your system?

Depends: Depends on size and age of the person, and what else is in the system, but the half life is 3 to 12 hours. ...Read more

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Should the side effects of caffeine last longer than a few hours?

Everyone's different: The side effects from excess caffeine consumption will vary from person-to-person. Some will complain of palpitations while others will complain of tremors. Most will report increase in urination. The duration of these effects will also depend upon your individual physiology. If side effects last longer than expected (few hours), go see your family doc to be sure there's nothing else going on. ...Read more

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I get a weird "half there" tingling sensation when i consume caffeine or alcohol (not every time) its my entire body, like my blood is effected?

I get a weird "half there" tingling sensation when i consume caffeine or alcohol (not every time) its my entire body, like my blood is effected?

Sensitivities: Different people may react to different chemicals/substances in different ways. Just like some people can get intoxicated with minimal alcohol consumption, whereas others can drink more without any side effects, etc. In your case, it appears you have a sensitivity to alcohol and caffeine. Best to avoid these in your case, to avoid those untoward side effects. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After the caffeine from my coffee wears off, i get migraines. Should i stop drinking coffee altogether? I don't want to be dependent on it

After the caffeine from my coffee wears off, i get migraines. Should i stop drinking coffee altogether? I don't want to be dependent on it

Sounds...: Sounds more like caffeine withdrawal headaches. Aka caffeine rebound headache. You may need to simply taper of caffeine and see how things evolve over the ensuing 3-5 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do caffeine and modafinil interact?

Synergestically: Caffeine and Modafinil can increase energy and cognition by working on separate systems. The effect of Modafinil tends to be sustained over time, whereas, the body developed tolerance to the effects of caffeine leading to the need to constantly increase the amount of caffeine to get the same effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Cafergot (Definition)

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