(Closed) Caffeine Intolerence? Such a thing?

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Our Church

 

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jewellight:  My husband cannot drink caffeine because it gives him such horrible anxiety. He cant breathe, he feels nausetated, his heart beats super fast, its horrid!

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Helper bee
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jewellight:  I want to add that- do you usally drink caffeine? Because if not then your body probably isnt used to it.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Absolutely! Caffeine sensitivity can be a real problem for some.  Stick to decaf for those holiday favorites! 🙂

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure

I’ve heard of it, yup. It does exactly as you described, jitteryness, headaches, shaking. It happens… Stinks, but some things are stronger in caffeine than others. 

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Helper bee

If you are on any medications or have any medical conditions it can also make a difference.

 

I am not supposed to have caffeine do to a medical condition, but if I don’t my medication for said medical condition will turn me into a zombie. So, I have to balance it out with just one cup of coffee in the morning and no other caffeine.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I wish I was you… coffee doesnt do a thing for me.. I could drink a gallon of it and go right to sleep.

That being said, drinking coffee on an empty stomach make me nauseous. Try drinking half (or all) decaff.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Canaan Valley Resort, WV

If I drink coffee without eating, it causes my hypoglycemia to flair.  Not fun. Decaf or lattes with milk help it a lot for me.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yep, it’s a real thing.  Sometimes it just depends on what you’re source of caffeine is.  My mom drinks multiple cups of regular coffee all day long, but she can’t handle sodas or Starbucks.  

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I would say it’s a thing and affects everyone differently. I know that for myself, on the rare occasion I do drink coffee, my stomach gets upset and I have horrible diahrea (sorry for the TMI). I think the acid is a major player for me. Also those period meds that contain caffeine also give me the same issues. I just pretty much avoid it unless I’m making it myself and put lots of milk and sugar in it. goodluck with your caffeine adventures 🙂

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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jewellight:  Caffeine gives me really awful anxiety – gives me the jitters and makes my heartbeat real fast! I never drink it so yes, I do believe you can have an intolerance to it.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My husband doesn’t drink caffeine because it gives him terrible headaches.  Intolerance does (sadly) exist!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I developed intolerance when I got pregnant. I stopped caffiene while I was pregnant, and ever since then I can barely drink a soda without feeling like I’m going to explode. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Oh yes, especially if you’e not used to it.

Coffee does nothing for me, most of the time. However, some days I can feel it give me a jolt – and really, it’s usually on the weekends. There was a Sunday where I had 2 cups, and was super jittery. I have about 9oz (or whatever the max is with the Kuerig) every day, so it was odd that I felt that way.

Darling Husband does not drink any caffeine if he doesn’t have to, as he has a problem with it.

You may just have to start with decaf and add in caff, if you feel it’s necessary.

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