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Prednisone And Caffeine
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Two weeks straight migraine seen doctor he put me on amitriptyline and prednisone. No caffeine intake having no relief. Any suggestions?
Suggestions: Follow up with the doctor who's treating you for your migraines, so that s/he will be able to help you get the results you're seeking. You may also want to discuss magnesium and coq10 supplementation with your doctor, as in some cases these can improve migraine control but not conflict with pharmaceuticals. Good luck to you.See 2 more doctor answers
I took one 20 mg of prednisone, I had the sensation of a caffeine high for a moment. How long will this dosage stay in my system.
Days: Corticosteroids can affect you like this and this side effect should wane over several days although the therapeutic effects last longer.
I took Prednisone early this morning. I am not drinking any caffeine andI haven't usedmy inhaler today. Can the Prednisone still affect my heart now?
Yes, it may: Some times, your blood pressure goes up caused by the drug. But it will resolve once you stop taking it.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
TAPER OFF: Depends on the amount of caffeine. Brewed coffee has the highest caffeine content. So the best is to decrease by 1/2 a cup a week if you drink several cups a day. This method. Applies to any caffeinated beverage. The withdrawal can be headache, feeling achy and irritability and tired. Then begin a good sleep wake regimen and exercise for the energy replacement. And yes too much caffeine is bad!
Caffeine: Any quantity is too much that makes you jittery and anxious rather than pleasantly awake. You can also get into a troublesome cycle with caffeine to wake up by, and sleeping pills to rest by. Much better to have your body exercise its own sleep-wake cycle, without drugs. Occasional coffee is okay -- but even 2 cups/day will habituate you such that stopping will cause withdrawal symptoms.
Caffeine: To compare, a regular 8 ounce cup of drip-brewed coffee generally has 65-120mg of caffeine in it. Otc no-doz contains 200mg caffeine. Caffeine may increase blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart arrhythmias, & raise cholesterol. It can also cause nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal disturbances. If sensitive to it, you could experience all these effects.
Jittery?: Caffeine is first of all a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant and its effect can vary from simply keeping you awake to palpitations, anxiety. jittery feelings...... Second of all its a Diuretic (make you urinate) Hope this helps! Proves MODERATION is BEST in ALL THINGS Dr ZSee 1 more doctor answer
Good sleep: Caffeine is ingested as a stimulant and a counter to a need for sleep. These seems to be common problems as caffeine containing drinks and foods are widely used and adored. You will need less caffeine if you sleep well, get a good diet and exercise and of course substitute drinks and foods with no caffeine. The health risks of caffeine are probably rather small however.