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Why does coffee hurt my stomach?

Why does coffee hurt my stomach?

Acidic: Coffee is acidic and in some people this causes stomach pain. Try putting some creamer in it to cut down on the acid and see if that helps. Also limiting coffee to one to two cups a day may help if you are drinking a lot of coffee. ...Read more

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Coffee hurts my stomach. Will tea?

Coffee hurts my stomach. Will tea?

Possibly: If the caffeine in coffee causes stomach cramping, tea also has caffeine in it and may cause a similar response. Give it a try though! ...Read more

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How come my stomach hurts after I drink coffee with cream?

How come my stomach hurts after I drink coffee with cream?

Could be: Your symptoms could be related to lactose intolerance if the creamer you use is dairy based, or due to the nature of coffee having an effect on the bowels to cause smooth muscle contraction, possibly causing some discomfort. ...Read more

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My upper stomach hurts at night and in the morning and is worse when I have anxiety or drink coffee. Sometimes the nasea lasts all day.?

My upper stomach hurts at night and in the morning and is worse when I have anxiety or drink coffee. Sometimes the nasea lasts all day.?

See Dr.: You may have ibs or irritable bowel syndrome but also possible gastritis or even peptic ulcer. Go and see a gastroenterologists to decide about need x endoscopy or at least your primary care physician. Avoid acid stuff/food, caffeine, chocolate, hot or spicy foodsminty, chewing gums, citrics, vit c etc. Try antacids, Zantac (ranitidine) pepcid, omeprazole. But you may need medicine for colic intestinal pains. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to deliver caffeine in to your system other than by drinking. My stomach hurts when I drink coffee. I need coffee to work. I need an alternative to drinking coffee.

What is the safest way to deliver caffeine in to your system other than by drinking. My stomach hurts when I drink coffee. I need coffee to work. I need an alternative to drinking coffee.

Why do you need it?: If your sleep is inadequate and you have daytime fatigue you may need a sleep evaluation. Has thyroid and anemia and other potential medical causes for daytime fatigue been checked? You may need GI w/u to make sure nothing more is going on, e.g. Ulcer, acid reflux etc. If you work an odd shift then r/o shift work sleep disorder, rx w/bright light. Morale of story, sleep, energy, GI all need good eval! ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt if I eat "food" for breakfast. I can drink coffee with no problem, but start feeling sick if I eat food.

Why does my stomach hurt if I eat "food" for breakfast. I can drink coffee with no problem, but start feeling sick if I eat food.

Medicine or pregnanc: The first question for a woman your age is "could you be pregnant? " if you are not sure, buy a pregnancy test at a drugstore and find out. The second question is "could it be a side-effect of one of the medicines/" stop both the Ibuprofen and the gabapentin. Either of these drugs could cause the jpain of which you are complaining. ...Read more

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What can I drink to get my caffiene if I have an ulcer and coffee hurts my stomach?

What can I drink to get my caffiene if I have an ulcer and coffee hurts my stomach?

Nothing: Any form of caffeine is going to be bad for you right now, as once it hits your system to give you the caffeine buzz you are wanting, it also will increase the acid output of your stomach and irritate your ulcer. You have to go totally caffeine free until your ulcer totally heals up and your doctor tells you it's safe to consume some again, but even then, you will need to keep it light. ...Read more

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When my stomach is empty sometimes it gets extremely bloated and hurts to the point its hard to stand up straight...Also bloating after coffee. Reason?

When my stomach is empty sometimes it gets extremely bloated and hurts to the point its hard to stand up straight...Also bloating after coffee. Reason?

See your doctor: Bloating is often the distention of the bowels due to gas buildup. This can be due to things we eat - like coffee. If you can pinpoint triggers then avoid these foods. As for when your stomach is empty it is unclear - talking to your doctor or a gastroenterologist would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt after drinking water only okay with other liquids example coffee, juice?

Why does my stomach hurt after drinking water only okay with other liquids example coffee, juice?

Hard to believe: There is no good reason for this. The difference between water and the other substances is not much and pretty inconsequential given the contents of your stomach. If anything it should be the other way around. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts after drinking coffee and eating certain foods. Night have to take something, malanta. Pain bloating gas what is it. What can I take?

My stomach hurts after drinking coffee and eating certain foods. Night have to take something, malanta. Pain bloating gas what is it. What can I take?

I would consider: Cutting coffee and those foods out of your diet. IN the meantime- slice fresh ginger. Put in tea pot. Add boiling water. Steep for at least 5 minutes with lid on pot. Slowly sip. It is often quite effective. ...Read more

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Can I have h pylori my stomach hurts bloated and back hurts no cardiac problems. I threw up and it looked like coffee grounds and I have heartburn?

Can I have h pylori my stomach hurts bloated and back hurts no cardiac problems. I threw up and it looked like coffee grounds and I have heartburn?

Bleeding: Coffee ground mean upper GI bleeding. Gastric and peptic ulcer can have an abdominal pain irradiating to your back. Heartburn it's a sign of acid hypersecretion. If you are taking any Aspirin or Ibuprofen like meds stop them and stop drinking too. H. Pylori a possibility. You need to seek medical attention asap. If u throw up again go to to the emergency department, it could get worse. ...Read more

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I have a bad stomach aic I want to know if coffee would be good or bad?

I have a bad stomach aic I want to know if coffee would be good or bad?

May be rough.: If you have reflux or gastritis or an ulcer, coffee may be a little rough on you. ...Read more

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My stomachs been hurting every morning but not all coming out. So ive been having coffee past 2 mornings. Its making me rlly anxious and bloat more? ..

My stomachs been hurting every morning but not all coming out. So ive been having coffee past 2 mornings. Its making me rlly anxious and bloat more? ..

Take a deep breath: You are a healthy woman. Lose the coffee and watch what you eat. I bet you still have an appetite. Set up a regular schedule in the morning to go to the bathroom. I see you have a history of anxiety which you need to get under control. Good luck ...Read more

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Help! Could strong caffeinated coffee cause stomach upsets?

Help! Could strong caffeinated coffee cause stomach upsets?

Yes: Caffeine in the coffee can cause stimulation of smooth muscles which are found throughout the gastrointestinal trace. This may lead to a cramping sensation. ...Read more

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Help please! Is coffee on an empty stomach really bad for you?

Unlikely: This circumstance will make the absorption of the caffeine faster and might irritate the stomach a little but it is not truly "bad" for you. ...Read more

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I have a headache and fell sick in stomach after having morning coffee?

I have a headache and fell sick in stomach after having morning coffee?

? migraine: Caffeine can cause

Insomnia
Nervousness
•Restlessness
•Irritability
•Stomach upset
•Fast heartbeat
•Muscle tremors
Some people also feel that caffeine can cause a migraine headache which are usually one sided and can also cause nausea, vomiting, and vision disturbance. Drink water, take simple pain killers, see doctor if headache gets worse ...Read more

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Have discomfort in pit of stomach. Seems to flare on empty stomach. It looks like coffee increases. Sitting position increases discomfort. Thoughts?

Have discomfort in pit of stomach. Seems to flare on empty stomach. It looks like coffee increases. Sitting position increases discomfort. Thoughts?

Possible reflux: You may be beginning gastritis, reflux or ulcers. See a physician to get instructions regarding lifestyle changes, medications, and possibly endoscopy for the proper diagnosis if this has been going on for a while. Sometimes esophageal spasm can set this off as well and getting an exam with a full history will help you. I See if you get relief with Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec in order to give your doc info. ...Read more

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After I drink coffee I often get this pain in my lower stomach, and it becomes intolerably painful until I go to the washroom. What could that mean?

Stop drinking coffee: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as coffee. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs". ...Read more

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Why does drinking a cup of coffee make my stomach feel irritated?

Why does drinking a cup of coffee make my stomach feel irritated?

Not uncommon.: Many people feel irritation in their stomach after drinking coffee. Part of it is that caffeine can increase the amount of acid reflux. Many people have trouble even with decaf coffee though. The reason for that is not so clear. If you notice that coffee gives you troubles, you should stop drinking it. Consider trying to some antacids, such as Tums (calcium carbonate). Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm having a bad feeling in my stomach when I'm drinking the coffee, maybe there is a lactose in the coffee?

Hi, I'm having a bad feeling in my stomach when I'm drinking the coffee, maybe there is a lactose in the coffee?

Reflux: Sounds like gastroesophageal irritation probably via reflux. May want to consider giving up caffeine for a few weeks and see ho that goes. ...Read more

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I just did a 12 hour fast for bloodwork then ate breakfast with a cup and half coffee now maybe 2 hours later my stomach is upset.

I just did a 12 hour fast for bloodwork then ate breakfast with a cup and half coffee now maybe 2 hours later my stomach is upset.

Fasting: After fasting we can easily get an upset stomach especially with acidic food and drink such as coffee. I would recommend some OTC antacids to see if that will help, if the pain persists or worsens you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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MY ENDOSCOPY SAYS MODERATE GASTROPATHY WITH SCATTERED COFFEE GROUND IN THE STOMACH. WHAT DOES IT MEANS? I'm scared and worried. Thank yoh

Endoscopy findings: You likely had gastric (in your stomach) bleeding., The information you gave is incomplete and. "Gastropathy" is more like to be Gastritis. The question remains the "coffee grounds" mentioned does NOT specify the source. Coffee Grounds is the clinical term to describe evidence of blood in the gastric tract. Please get the COMPLETE report and ask Biopsy was done? If yes, then what found ...Read more

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My friend tried drinking coffee and her stomach started hurting she also said she feels like she has a cold but no cold, and feel nasty. What is it?

Gastritis: Coffee is a known stomach irritant and can cause gastritis--it is the caffeine that does it. This could explain the stomach pain and it can be quite severe, sometimes progressing to bleeding and ulcers. Discontinuing the food that causes these symptoms--here the coffee--is the first treatment, along with antacids, H2 blockers, or PPI's. Consult a gastroenterologist or your doctor regarding this. ...Read more

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I have a tingaling feeling in my stomach every morning when I wake up and it don't go away till I have a cup of coffee, what is causing my stomach to act that way?

I have a tingaling feeling in my stomach every morning when I wake up and it don't go away till I have a cup of coffee, what is causing my stomach to act that way?

Tingling in stomach: While I'm not sure I know exactly what the "tingling" is, some stomach ulcers can present with symptoms that change with the intake of food. It would be interesting to know if coffee is the only thing that helps, or if simply eating/drinking anything helps. If your symptoms are getting worse or causing discomfort, or certainly if you are experiencing any nausea/vomiting or loss of appetite, c doc. ...Read more