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Caffiene intolerance

PostPosted: October 9th, 2002, 11:01 am
by Nole
I was wondering if anyone else seems to have the same syptoms when they have caffiene. If I have the littlest amount of caffiene I start to twitch more and I overall dont feel well. I just had a chocolate bar, thought I would treat myself, but now I am regretting it. I am more twitchy and feel flushed. Anyone else out there get reactions like this??

PostPosted: October 9th, 2002, 11:24 am
by tlotoxl
I'm ok with chocolate and tea, I think, but coffee destroys me. Sometimes a single cup of coffee will make my twitches so bad that I won't dare go out to eat in public because I don't think I'll be able to hold my chopsticks.

PostPosted: October 9th, 2002, 11:51 am
by Davidd
Everyone seems to respond differently, but I also find that caffeine increases the twitching. I am seeing a sleep specialist who has told me to have zero caffeine for the next few weeks for two reasons...first, to help with the sleep and second for the twitching. My opinion is that if the increase in twitching bothers you a lot, try to cut out the caffeine.


PostPosted: October 10th, 2002, 8:27 am
by Lisa
I've switched to decaf tea and noticed a huge improvement.
Just a couple of cups of normal tea and I start twitching like mad, it also seems to give me palpitations too!

PostPosted: October 16th, 2002, 9:20 pm
by aklap
I have cut out almost all caffine a couple of years ago. Except for a few sips of my wife's Coke :D It's made my recent diet modifications for GERD a bit easier.

I found that when I had caffine I'd feel shakey all over. Not a good thing out on the volleyball court.

PostPosted: October 16th, 2002, 11:19 pm
by tlotoxl
so it seems that people react badly to coffee and tea - but how about green tea? it also contains caffeine, but i've never noticed any ill-effects myslef and it's supposed to be so good for your body... anyway, just wondering how either people find it.

No caffeine whatsoever

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2003, 2:10 pm
by Glenn
I was told by the head of USC Neurology that I should have NO CAFFEINE WHATSOEVER and that it would increase symptoms.

Notice that most decaffinated beverages still have high levels of caffeine

Also certain vitamins are now loaded with Alfalfa and excess levels of B6 and need to be avoided as well as echinachia. These acts like powerful stimulants and gives people a spike in energy so they buy the vitamin.

PostPosted: January 23rd, 2003, 5:15 pm
by Brian_B
I've never noticed caffeine having any effect on twitching at alcohol is a different matter


PostPosted: January 23rd, 2003, 8:42 pm
by Davidd
I can't speak about particular vitamins acting as stimulants but I can say that decaf coffee and tea do have a lot less caffeine than regular coffee and tea. I wrote an email to Lipton and asked them how much caffeine was in 1 decaf tea bag and they said that 10 decaf bags = 1 regular. As for coffee, I have yet to confirm, but I've read that decaf coffee has 3%-10% of the caffeine in regular coffee.

Since I saw the sleep specialist back in early October, I've done away with caffeine except for two cups of DECAF coffee per day. It was a big change for me, no Coke, etc...but 4 months later I can say that I have completely kicked the caffeine habit! It's amazing what insomnia will drive a person to do. :)