The researchers at Johns Hopkins found that caffeine withdrawal
causes headache, fatigue, sleepiness, and difficulty concentrating.
Steadily cutting back can decrease the discomfort, although it may not entirely prevent caffeine withdrawal
, Juliano says.
might be hard, but limiting your intake of coffee or energy drinks to one a day will be beneficial, as caffeine is a diuretic and can lead to excessive urination and dehydration if consumed in large amounts.
For those who suffer from severe caffeine withdrawal
symptoms during Ramadan, doctors recommend that caffeine intake gradually be reduced two to three weeks before the start of Ramadan (a tip to remember for next year) so as to minimize the headaches that result from a sudden drop in caffeine levels.
THESE headaches, which usually occur at weekends in coffee drinkers, are triggered by caffeine withdrawal
"So if caffeine makes you feel energized and alert, then caffeine withdrawal
may make you feel tired or foggy," he says.
Five or more of those symptoms after drinking coffee could lead to a diagnosis of caffeine intoxication, and caffeine intoxication might lead to distress or impairment, according to LiveScience, which also reports the latest edition adds caffeine withdrawal
- otherwise known as the headache, fatigue, depression and the inability to concentrate, for those of us who know what it is like to be under-caffeinated.
They can also be caused by hunger, caffeine withdrawal
, and changes in estrogen level or weather.
Stopping suddenly can cause caffeine withdrawal
and more fatigue.
These diagnoses include caffeine intoxication, caffeine dependence, caffeine-induced sleep disorder, caffeine-induced anxiety disorder, and caffeine withdrawal
(Griffiths et al., 2003).
The symptoms of caffeine withdrawal
were the worst thing single mum Jade, 23, had to cope with - but now she's put on more than a stone.
But people did experience significant caffeine withdrawal
symptoms, including headache and nausea.