fibro and caffeine

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by krissy888, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. krissy888

    krissy888 New Member

    Does anyone depend on caffeine to make it through the day? I have to have caffeine in the morning to get me going. Why is caffeine to be avoided for fibromyalgia patients?

  2. sfrazier

    sfrazier New Member

    Hi Krissy like you I have to have my coffee in the morning and have now made it up to 2 pots before noon. I have however switched from full strength to half and half. I also drink diet Mt. Dew during the day. Now the reason the docs say we should stay away from caffeine is because if you have a hard time falling asleep at night or staying asleep at night coffee only makes it worse. Right now even with the caffeine I take a nap in the afternoon and go to bed around 10:30 and sleep. Not always the best sleep but with the meds I'm on it helps with or without caffeine. Hope this explanation helps a little. Only just woke up so haven't even had a full cup of coffee yet. lol......SueF
  3. krissy888

    krissy888 New Member

    I don't have any trouble falling asleep so I guess I'm OK with a little bit of caffeine in me throughout the day.
  4. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    Caffeine cause me to have more frequent heart palpitations, and anxiety, also worsens my PMS difficulties.

    I do not beleive caffeine is good for us with Fibro/CFS symptoms, also hard on are adrenal system that's already messed up.

    I've switched to a natural decaff/ coffee that i mix with a herbal coffee (roasted barely/ and carob with other flavors, low acid)

    Between the two together i'm getting a great coffee flavor without the caffeine.
  5. Hope4Sofia

    Hope4Sofia New Member

    Caffiene is actually hard on the adrenals and increases anxiety/sweating and more.

    BUT! I too can't get started without my coffee. I've tried to eliminate it completely and haven't been able to yet. I have cut the caffiene in half by drinking a half-caff cup. I drink about 2 cups in the morning.

  6. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    I never went anywhere without a Mountain Dew is my hand but after seeing it was causing most of my migraines I had to stop. I haven't had one in over 3 years now.

    I still get daily headaches and have since a young child but caffeine made my migraines too frequent.

    Also beverages that say "caffeine free" are not, If the product does not contain over 5 percent caffeine the makers are not required to list it.

    However there are some beverages that are truly caffeine free like sprite, 7up, Ginger Ale and there are a few others but not many.