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Can caffeine withdrawal symptoms last more then a month? I've been an excessive caffeine drinker for years and more then 5 times a day.

Can caffeine withdrawal symptoms last more then a month? I've been an excessive caffeine drinker for years and more then 5 times a day.

Yes: Caffeine withdrawal can drag on quite a long time. There is a headache that can go on for days (or not happen at all.) the biggest symptom i've seen is fatigue, especially after the kind of doses you've been using. Hang in there. Eventually your sleep pattern and your alertness will normalize and you will be much better off than you were. Your stomach will thank you. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


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Is there anything i can do to make the caffeine withdrawal symptoms easier?

Caffeine taper: I never recommend abrupt cessation of caffeine, because the headaches can be very severe and impair normal function. Cutting back on caffeine gradually, by eliminating one serving a day every 3-4 days, so if you drink 6 cups of coffee (week 1 - 5 cups for 3 days, 4 cups for 4 days, week 2 - 3 cups for 3 days, 2 cups for 4 days) etc. Will taper you off over a couple of weeks, and that is best way. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are effective methods for dealing with caffeine withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me if there are effective methods for dealing with caffeine withdrawal symptoms?

Yes: Use an appropriate taper plan. To reduce withdrawal sxs from caffeine hydrate well with at least 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat healthy but small meals every several hours. Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours per night. Remain physically active. You can use otc pain relievers (that do not contain caffeine) for muscular aches & pain or headaches. ...Read more

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How long do caffeine withdrawal last?

1 week.: Begins within 12-24 hours after withdrawal peaks at 24-48 hours and may last up to 9 days but typically 1 week. ...Read more

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For what length of time do caffeine withdrawal spells last?

Sev days to 2 weeks: They normally resolve within two weeks after your last significant caffeine use. ...Read more

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Caffeine withdrawal from coffee, how to deal with this?

Caffeine withdrawal from coffee, how to deal with this?

Withdraw the coffee: I recommend that in people who are overusing caffeine, that they subtitute 1/4 of the doses (i.E, if you drink 8 cups a day, lower by 2 cups - substitute with decaf if needed) every 3 or 4 days, until you are down to 1-2 cups in the morning. Withdrawal rarely occurs with that low a dose of caffeine. Alternatively, one could do the same thing with no-doz (caffeine pills)-reducing dose over 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How much daily caffeine creates risk of caffeine withdrawal headache?

How much daily caffeine creates risk of caffeine withdrawal headache?

Depends: If you are a migraine sufferer caffeine is not your friend. And in fact over time, can make your migraine headaches worse. You should strive to decrease or eliminate caffeine from your daily intake as much as possible. Caffeine is a potent vasoconstrictor much like many migraine medications. Wearing off this often causes rebound vasocongestion causing or triggering more migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Can caffeine withdrawal cause shortness of breath?

Can caffeine withdrawal cause shortness of breath?

Caffeine withdrawal: Caffeine withdrawal can often lead to feelings of sluggishness, headache, aches and pains like the flu, difficulty concentrating, etc. Also it can lead to anxiety, which can cause sensations of being short of breath. Caffeine is legal, but is still a habituating drug -- meaning it does cause a withdrawal syndrome when stopped suddenly. http://tinyurl.com/cdeupo. ...Read more

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Please help me with caffeine withdrawal?

Please help me with caffeine withdrawal?

Caffeine withdrawal: Discontinuing caffeine cold turkey may result in headaches and uncomfortable feeling. Try reducing your caffeine intake over 1-2 weeks. This may make discontinuing it easier. ...Read more

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What does help with caffeine withdrawal?

What does help with caffeine withdrawal?

Withdrawal: Trying to go cold turkey from caffeine can cause headaches and an sick feeling. Try reducing the daily intake of caffeine slowly, i.e. Over 1-3 weeks. Over the counter analgesic such as ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve may help deal with the headaches. ...Read more

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I am going through caffeine withdrawal, suggestions?

I am going through caffeine withdrawal, suggestions?

Caffeine taper: I never recommend abrupt cessation of caffeine, because the headaches can be very severe and impair normal function. Cutting back on caffeine gradually, by eliminating one serving a day every 3-4 days, so if you drink 6 cups of coffee (week 1 - 5 cups for 3 days, 4 cups for 4 days, week 2 - 3 cups for 3 days, 2 cups for 4 days) etc. Will taper you off over a couple of weeks, and that is best way. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i make caffeine withdrawal easier?

Can you tell me how could i make caffeine withdrawal easier?

Caffeine taper: I never recommend abrupt cessation of caffeine, because the headaches can be very severe and impair normal function. Cutting back on caffeine gradually, by eliminating one serving a day every 3-4 days, so if you drink 6 cups of coffee (week 1 - 5 cups for 3 days, 4 cups for 4 days, week 2 - 3 cups for 3 days, 2 cups for 4 days) etc. Will taper you off over a couple of weeks, and that is best way. ...Read more

Caffeine Withdrawal (Definition)

Response to lack of a druch which is a stimulant to ...Read more