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How Long Do Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms Last
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
I'm trying to stop drinking coffee. How long will it take to be "off" of coffee, and free of caffeine withdrawal symptoms?
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
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
See below: Headaches typically last from hours to 3 days. ...Read more
Sev days to 2 weeks: They normally resolve within two weeks after your last significant caffeine use. ...Read more
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