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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin I tried hydroxycut recommend dose. Can caffeine OD cause throat pain? (I had other symptoms last night such as insomnia, anxiety, chest tightness, irregular heart beat)

I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin I tried hydroxycut recommend dose. Can caffeine OD cause throat pain? (I had other symptoms last night such as insomnia, anxiety, chest tightness, irregular heart beat)

Caffeine can do: All the things you mentioned, but so can poor diet. Please see your doc because the symptoms you mention are dangerous. You also need to be evaluated for a possible eating disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is caffeine bad for a sore throat?

I wanted to know is caffeine bad for a sore throat?

Sore throat: Only time caffine (coffee) will give sore throat is from really, hot coffe! But if you have sore throat, coffee, has no bearing on the outcome of you symptoms, ...Read more

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Significantly reduced my caffeine intake recently and now my allergies, throat tightening etc., seem somewhat worse. Correlation or imagination?

Significantly reduced my caffeine intake recently and now my allergies, throat tightening etc., seem somewhat worse. Correlation or imagination?

No.: Caffeine has been shown to help with bronchodilation (relaxation of the small tubes in your lungs) which helps with air movement. Asthmatics have noted slight symptomatic benefit after ingesting caffeine. This may help your "allergies" depending on what those symptoms may be. Your dose of caffeine would also have to be taken into consideration. ...Read more

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I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin I tried hydroxycut recommend dose. Can caffeine OD cause throat pain? Had other symp

I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin I tried hydroxycut recommend dose. Can caffeine OD cause throat pain? Had other symp

Throat pain: 19 year old woman with throat pain and concerned about caffeine overdose. Weight loss supplements can be very dangerous. If you have throat pain it may or may not be associated with use of hydroxycut. The best course of action is to be seen by a physician if you have significant pain to rule out important causes of throat pain. If you believe you overdosed on hydroxycut call 911 and go to the ER. ...Read more

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My kids have swollen glans or aka sore throat. Do I use? They hate haggling with salt and water. And I have no caffeine free tea. What do I do?

My kids have swollen glans or aka sore throat. Do I use? They hate haggling with salt and water. And I have no caffeine free tea. What do I do?

Sore throat: If gargling with warm salt water is a problem, perhaps they will sip beef or chicken bouillon, the saltiness of which is soothing to a sore throat. Honey is also soothing (caution in very young whose immune system may not yet be fully developed). Chicken soup provides warmth, saltiness, nutrition from chicken protein, decongestion. If sore throat worsens or high fever, see fp for eval & tx. ...Read more

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Can caffeine sensitivity cause tight muscles?

Can caffeine sensitivity cause tight muscles?

Possibly allergy: Caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system, but people, could be allergic to it. Best to eliminate it to see if your symptoms stop. ...Read more

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Can caffeine make your chest have a tight pulsating feeling even the next afternoon/day?

Can caffeine make your chest have a tight pulsating feeling even the next afternoon/day?

Caffeine: Yes, caffeine can give a tight chest. This can be especially true if you drink energy drinks which have caffeine equal to three cups of coffee ...Read more

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I'm taking 2 mg of diazepam (3 per day) for a stiff neck. Will caffeine reduce the effect of the relaxant? I have no anxiety, stress, or sleep issues.

I'm taking 2 mg of diazepam (3 per day) for a stiff neck. Will caffeine reduce the effect of the relaxant? I have no anxiety, stress, or sleep issues.

Not likely: The sedation effects of diazepam occurs due to effects of this molecule on specific receptors within the brain. Caffeine will likely not affect this to any significant degree. The key is to limit the use of this medication to the least dosage for the shortest period of use. If have been using diazepam for more than a few weeks, then will need to wean off the medication slowly. ...Read more

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I have chronic headache, neck and back pain. Is 30 Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) per month too many to take?

Neck Pain: To answer you question-"No. But it could be habit forming. Better get and read my book "Stop Your Neck Pain and Headaches Now." 103 pages of golden information. ...Read more

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Possible causes for a headache between temples and upper neck? Heachaches not common, well hydrated, normal caffeine consumption. Suggested remedies?

Possible causes for a headache between temples and upper neck? Heachaches not common, well hydrated, normal caffeine consumption. Suggested remedies?

Tension: Muscle contraction tension headaches are the most common type of headaches. They ususally improve with analgesics and mild sedatives like ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen) with or without butabarbitol. There are many other causes (sinus infection, migraine, tic doloreaux, etc.) and a few rare nasty things as well. If you're not getting better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it fatal for someone 111 pounds to have 2, 340 mg of caffeine at once? I had this dose 102 hours ago. It feels like someone is squeezing my neck.

Is it fatal for someone 111 pounds to have 2, 340 mg of caffeine at once? I had this dose 102 hours ago. It feels like someone is squeezing my neck.

Go to hospital now: 2, 340mg of caffeine? Over 4 days ago? Clearly it's not fatal (yet) in your case. But the fact that you feel like someone is squeezing your neck means that you need to get seen now, not tomorrow, not monday, but now. Good luck! And don't press your luck again like this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ra, sj???? gren's, psoriasis, extreme reactions to caffeine, and my neck is curved 100% forward.?

What to do if I have ra, sj???? gren's, psoriasis, extreme reactions to caffeine, and my neck is curved 100% forward.?

See details: The best advice is to be under the care of a rheumatologist and permit that doctor to discuss the best therapeutic approaches for your problems. One cannot be very specific with you without being able to perform an exam and know the results of lab and x rays. ...Read more

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I've had mild to extreme shoulder blade/neck/shoulder pain for four years, pain increased with caffeine beverages, what could this be?

Possible Migraine: It's possible that this may be a migraine variant. It's possible to see pain in the neck and shoulder area with some folks. Another possibility is a pinched nerve but that wouldn't explain the caffeine connection. Our bodies never read the textbooks, so anything is possible. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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44 yof smoker, heavy caffeine use 4 years has minor palps premenstrually for years. This month, they haven't stopped. "weird" feeling in neck. Labs ok.

44 yof smoker, heavy caffeine use 4 years has minor palps premenstrually for years. This month, they haven't stopped. "weird" feeling in neck. Labs ok.

Could be a sign: Could be a sign you need to slow down on the caffeine and nicotine. Let your doctor know about the change and they will know what else to check. ...Read more

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Quit smoking & cut caffeine 2 weeks ago. Have been fatigued, insomnia and mild night sweats (damp around head, neck, chest). Related to abandoned vices?

Quit smoking & cut caffeine 2 weeks ago. Have been fatigued, insomnia and mild night sweats (damp around head, neck, chest). Related to abandoned vices?

Withdraw - tobacco: Stopping smoking involves a process of withdrawing. Focus on things outside yourself. Use gum or mints to replace the oral part of your habit. B complex can be used to boost your nutritional needs. Congratulations! You are on your way to a safer and healthier life for you and your loved ones. Check w/your doc to be sure this is what it is. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more