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Is One Coffee A Day Bad For You
I am taking Lexapro (escitalopram) in the morning and one day had a coffee with vanilla syrup in it and had bad side effects i became disorientated. Is this normal?
Is it normal to wake up with a bad headache every day and it gets better as the day goes on? I do drink coffee but usually one cup, is it the meds ?
Probably due to meds: Having a headache every day is most often a kind of migraine. Regularly taking any pain killer can keep it going forever, even tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, or advil. Opiates are the worst. Stop all analgesics for two weeks, expecting headaches will get worse at first then improve. They may then just go away. A good primary care doctor can prescribe medications that can help prevent headaches. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it bad that the only way i can have a bowel movement is if i drink coffee? I only have one cup a day in the morning which makes me go.
Nope ;-): One of anything is not likely to be a problem, and a cup of coffee is certainly on the "okay" list! ...Read more
Is drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day bad for a 16-17 year old ? No sugar or cream just a little milk added. I heard it affects development, is it true
Coffee/caffeine: 2 to 3 cups of coffee is a bit much for anyone. Caffeinated soda, tea or coffee all cause short term increase in alertness and attention, but all also cause side effects, like increased heart rate and insomnia. Caffeine is addictive, and once addicted, it can feel pretty bad for several days--fatigue, headaches, etc. Be careful and don't overdo on any caffeinated beverage. ...Read more
Not at all!: Coffee is the most consumed pharmacologically active beverage. Previously considered "unhealthy, " it now has been shown to have many significant health benefits. It decreases risk for stroke, heart attack, diabetes 2, cancer, alzheimer's, and parkinson's disease. Some people will experience jitters and sleeplessness. They should drink less. But up to 5 cups per day-health benefits accummulate! ...Read more
In moderation: Researchers have reached the conclusion that a few cups of coffee a day is harmless.Drinking 10 cups of coffee per day, however, is considered extreme and habit to be avoided. Symptoms of excessive coffee drinking are dehydration, nausea, rapid heartbeat, shaking and difficulty sleeping.Mild elevation cholesterol with excess.Recent reports protects from parkinson's disease, type2 diabetes, liver ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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