Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Anxiety and caffeine
Does anyone ever have an anxiety attack from caffeine?  I switched to decaf 2 years ago when I started having GI symptoms.  I think that sometimes the people at starbucks give me caffeine instead because I instantly start to feel anxious with stomach upset.  It drives me crazy.  I don't want to have to give up decaf too.  When I have an attack it lasts a while.  I am on 10 mg of lexapro.  I'm tired of feeling anxious but I'm especially tired of instantly having stomach upset with my anxiety.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
193245_tn?1189993322
Could be caffeine.  Caffeine will make anxiety worse, that's for sure.  If I'm not mistaken coffee's pretty acidic, too.  I haven't drank it for years.

I suggest:

1. Carrying some tums or maalox to see if that works
2. Don't go to starbucks.  Find a locally owned coffee house.
Comment
Cancel
193245_tn?1189993322
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Yes, i have a low tolerance for caffeine and it took years for me to figure out that my anxiety and stress and other health issues were triggered by caffeine. I figured this out on my own after having numerous amounts of medical tests ran on me and the doctors insisting that I have trigeminal neuralgia.. They put me on awful medication that made me sad and depressed and there was no way on Gods green earth that I was going to continue living that way.
So one day, I decided to quit the caffeine. Now i'm talking only 2 cups of tea a day and maybe a soda.  Anyhow, once i quit, all those issues went away.. I still get anxiety right now because i'm in late pregnancy, but i don't take anything for it and I know its because of my crazy hormones.
As for starbucks. Those people there ALWAYS give me regular coffee, it makes me so mad, because the flavors taste so much alike that I can't tell until i'm all wired up and crazy.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Anxiety and caffeine
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
4059843_tn?1454481984
Blank
mishymoshymarcy I CAN DO ANYTHING I PUT MY ... Comment
2 hrs ago
4059843_tn?1454481984
Blank
mishymoshymarcy commented on mishymoshymarcy's status
2 hrs ago
495284_tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah Another Blizzard Warning fo... Comment
6 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_universal
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
MI
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Avatar_universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar_universal
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
Greencastle, PA
Anxiety Community Resources