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What are the effects of caffeine?

What are the effects of caffeine?

Stimulant: Caffeine's effects often depend on the individual. For some people, it can provide energy, focus, and alertness. In others, and especially at higher concentrations, it can cause jitteriness, problems sleeping, and palpitations. With repetitive use, you may become tolerant to caffeine, meaning its effects are reduced over time. ...Read more

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What are the damaging effects of caffeine?

What are the damaging effects of caffeine?

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

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What happens if someone overdoses on caffeine?

What happens if someone overdoses on caffeine?

Caffeine O/D: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include:
Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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What could happen if you have too much caffeine?

What could happen if you have too much caffeine?

Side effects: Caffeine is a stimulant medication. Too much can result in overdose that can cause chest pain, palpitations, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, anxiety, tremors, diarrhea and a number of other symptoms. ...Read more

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Is caffeine fattening?

No: But the cream and sugar you may put in it both are. ...Read more

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Is caffeine ok for headakes?

Is caffeine ok for headakes?

Sometimes: Caffeine sometimes helps headaches and there is caffeine in many headache pills. However too much caffeine can worsen headaches, and if it interferes with sleep that can also worsen headaches. ...Read more

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What do stimulants do?

What do stimulants do?

They activate: Physiological functions generally through various neurotransmitter systems. Common examples include caffeine, nicotine, pseudoephedrine, amphetamines and cocaine. Drugs classed as stimulants are not all alike as they act in different ways. Prescription stimulants have legitimate medical benefits. Illicit use, abuse and addiction to stimulants is common and quite dangerous. ...Read more

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Is caffeine a vasodilator?

Is caffeine a vasodilator?

No: Caffeine is a stimulant and has press or effects. It is not a vasodilator. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause itching?

Can caffeine cause itching?

Yes: I have heard of this happening to others. ...Read more

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Does caffeine make face puffy?

Shouldn't: Caffeine is an ingredient in many eye creams that is known to help reduce puffiness. If anything it should reduce puffiness, unless you have a sensitivity or allergy to it. Try avoiding caffeine for a couple of weeks to see if you notice a difference in your facial puffiness. ...Read more

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Does caffeine thin your blood?

Does caffeine thin your blood?

Caffiene/thin blood: Caffeine is a stimulant thus raising BP as a water pill” that increases urination. But it does not have an effect on blood thinning. ...Read more

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Could caffeine help a migraine?

Yes: In many people caffeine helps migraines. It is also an ingradients of several otc and prescription drugs. Many people regularly drink tea or coffee to avoid headaches. ...Read more

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Can caffeine harm an unborn baby?

Can caffeine harm an unborn baby?

Unlikely: Small amounts of caffeine are probably safe in pregnancy. It's best to limit yourself to less than 200 mg a day, about the amount in two 8 ounce cups of coffee. Large amounts of caffeine, can interfere with your sleep, cause dehydration and stimulate heart rate irregularities. Caffeinated sodas have about 1/3 the caffeine as coffee and tea has about 1/2. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect you skin?

How does caffeine affect you skin?

Causes drying: Because caffeine acts as a diuretic (makes you urinate) it can cause dry skin. Small amounts should not be a problem but large amounts can cause significant drying of the skin. ...Read more

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What are the effects of stimulants?

What are the effects of stimulants?

Mainly for ADHD: Stimulants are used mainly to treat adhd, improving inattention, impulsitivity, and hyperactivity symptoms. A common side effect is loss of appetite and the medicine has been used to help with weight reduction. Because it improves wakefulness it is used to treat sleep disorders like narcolepsy or sleep apnea as well. Side effects: anxiety, irritability, headaches, fast heart rate, nausea, others. ...Read more

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Can you take lamictal and caffeine?

Can you take lamictal and caffeine?

Yes, you can: There are no drug - drug interactions between Lamictal and caffeine. So there is no reason that you cannot consume caffeine in moderation. ...Read more

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Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Caffeine and marble size lymph node?

Not related: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Is rhere really a caffeine migraine?

Is rhere really a caffeine migraine?

Caffeine, Headache: Most consider the headache when stopping your caffeine a form of withdrawal. Many of us have experienced a headache when we don't get our morning dose of coffee, tea, or soda. There may be a more simple explanation - vasospasm. Caffeine in migraine medications helps to relieve migraines and vasospasm, and those used to drinking caffeine get a mild migraine when they abstain. ...Read more

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Can I have caffeine if I am pregnant?

Can I have caffeine if I am pregnant?

In moderation: Moderate caffeine intake, such as a cup or two of coffe a day is safe. ...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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How bad is caffeine if panic disorder?

How bad is caffeine if panic disorder?

Caffeine and panic: People prone to panic attacks should avoid caffeine. Caffeine increases anxiety and insomnia. Both increase the probability of occurrence of panic attacks. It is a stimulant that will interfere with the natural tranquilizers in the brain. Caffeine can be found in coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks. To reduce caffeine intake, do it gradually to avoid withdrawal headaches and fatigue. ...Read more

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Why no caffeine before breathing test?

Why no caffeine before breathing test?

Affects results: Caffeine is a stimulant which can affect the smooth muscle that line the airways. The test determines how twitchy your airways are by administering another stimulant that also affects the muscles. Having caffeine on board may provoke erroneous results. ...Read more

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Does zesta green tea contain caffeine?

Zesta Green Teas: In trying to review zesta pure green tea ; zesta blended green teas - there were no notations that the products were decaffeinated. Normally it will be noted if the product has been decaffeinated. ...Read more

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Will caffeine cause an anxiety attack?

Will caffeine cause an anxiety attack?

Caffeine can trigger: A panic attack as can the combination of caffeine and sugar. If you are prone to panic attacks avoid both caffeine and processed sugars. ...Read more

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How do caffeine and modafinil interact?

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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Can caffeine -coffee cause a headache?

No: Caffeine does not directly cause headache, too much of the substance can trigger “caffeine rebound.” A caffeine rebound headache occurs from withdrawal of caffeine after a sufferer continually consumes too much of the substance. ...Read more

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How much caffeine is in afterburn fuel?

How much caffeine is in afterburn fuel?

Checked a #: Of sites and could only find out that it contains Methylxanthine - but without amount. ...Read more

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Does chocolate milk have caffeine in it?

Does chocolate milk have caffeine in it?

Yes: Chocolate is a blend of hundreds of chemicals with no set formula. It includes the close chemical cousins theobromine and caffeine, as well as others. Once a company blends it with other agents to make a commercial product it will have some consistency in makeup. Theobromine and caffeine have similar effects on the nervous system and digestive tract. ...Read more

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Can caffeine truly increase blood count?

Can caffeine truly increase blood count?

No: Caffeine does not affect blood counts, unless you take enough to cause dehydration, and even then it is not a real increase. ...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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Hydroxycut no caffeine, is it effective?

Hydroxycut no caffeine, is it effective?

Hydroxycut: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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