Caffeine Withdrawal

Caffeine withdrawal can occur in anyone who regularly consumes caffeine and then abruptly discontinues its use. Common symptoms include headache, fatigue, low energy, irritability, anxiety, poor concentration, depressed mood and tremors, which can last anywhere from two to nine days.


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Diagnosis: W032
US Patients: Caffeine (Withdrawal)
World Patients: 84% daily
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Symptoms: interrupts adenosine’s natural tiredness inside of the blood-brain barrier, stimulates dopamine
Progression: reduces fatigue and drowsiness; improves reaction time, concentration and motor coordination.
Causes: primary benefit 1 hour – 3-4 hours after drinking; limit 2 cups during pregnancy; 3 cups during breast-feeding
Medications: withdrawal may induce sleepiness, irritability, headache and fatigue
Therapies: reducing caffeine decreases anxiety, jitters, anxiety attacks, depression and suicide

Amazon or Library Book: Caffeine Blues

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Support Group: SAMHSA; 800-662-4647;

(U.S. Government, Substance Abuse &

Mental Health Services Administration)


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