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    Caffeine and Anxiety

    I work with athletes, and consequently know that use/abuse of stimulants can lead to mild-severe anxiety attacks. Even slight paranoia in cases. Order of progression: apprehension-anxiety-paranoia.

    The thing with caffeine is that, while not nearly as potent as some other stimulants, it can still create at least apprehension/mild anxiety especially in those that are very sensitive to stimulants/caffeine. Especially when tired.

    Question: do you have any suggestions for how to combat these side-effects, short of stopping caffeine altogether?
    Some say taurine works, some suggest cardamom, etc.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    could try stacking it with L-theanine... supposed to help counter the anxiety side of caffeine and help focus..
    Last edited by samesame; 03-29-2016 at 03:51 PM.

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    I remember when I got rid of caffeine addiction. I used to slow down my caffeine intake cup by cup every alternate day. Till I came down to only three cups a day. I started drinking Nopal juice for breakfast and built a habit of consuming healthy fruits rather than coffee every time I feel lethargic and sleepy.

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    Stopped drinking too much coffee.If you drinking too much coffee ,you will be suffering chronic anxiety.

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    You could decrease your intake of coffee. Pair that with some deep breathing exercises and that may help with at least mild panic attacks. When in doubt, just go see your doctor.

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    I agree with the above statement - do deep breathing exercises. It gives your brain plenty amount of oxygen which helps you get rid of all sorts of mental problems. Anxiety can be cured by doing regular practice of meditation and breathing exercises.
    Morning without Coffee is not morning at all

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    Caffeine is a stimulant — and that can be bad news for someone with anxiety. Caffeine's jittery effects on your body are similar to those of a frightening event. That's because caffeine stimulates your "fight or flight" response, and studies show that this can make anxiety worse and can even trigger an anxiety attack.

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    Medical marijuana works wonders for me.
    "Wine is for aging, not coffee."
    Ken Hutchinson, Starsky and Hutch

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    I get anxiety if I don't drink a cup of coffee in the morning.

    So maybe it's a case of:
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

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    Coffee raises my blood pressure in the morning and sometimes, if my blood pressure is too high I feel anxiety and become more irritable.

 

 
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