5/22/13

Damn Nerves

This shit is crayyyy!!:(

i casually drank a cup of coffee in the morning yesterday. expecting the result would be a good mood and spirit to get through the day. not forgetting that today i have Bio test so i really need to boost up my mood and focus.

but damn! all i got was nerves. like the goosebumps you get when you are about to go on stage and being watched by millions of people. nausea. like i want to vomit every second. not hungry, but my stomach does not feel good either. its so annoying.

i knew it was because MAYBE i consumed caffeine a little too much - im a bit addicted after all - and i expect the nerves and nausea will be gone by the afternoon. but it wasnt. i went to Nera's to study Biology. the caffeine was still magically affecting. i was focus and in mood for studying. i went home at 9pm and continued to study until 1 am. thats the good part, i studied. its been around 8 months since the last time i was so eager to hit 'em books. i dont know if its because i already got my old self back (amen) or maybe because caffeine.

i expected the caffein to wear off this morning but until this sec my heart rate ia still high. its crazy. im so dizzy now AND restless.

just read this article. have a good Thurs.

"Excessive caffeine intake can lead to a fast heart rate, diuresis (excessive urination), nausea and vomiting, restlessness, anxiety, depression, tremors, and difficulty sleeping. The effect of caffeine on health has been widely studied. In particular, the effects of caffeine on fibrocystic breast disease, cardiovascular disease, birth defects, reproductive function, and behavior in children has been closely examined and linked to some but not all.

Too much caffeine can cause nervousness and jitters. Like all stimulants, caffeine raises blood pressure and increases the user's risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and other health problems. The amount of caffeine in two to three cups of coffee can raise systolic pressure 3 to 14 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic pressure 4 to 13 mm Hg in people without high blood pressure. Its effects range from mild alertness to heightened anxiety and body tension. In moderate doses it can produce "coffee nerves", throbbing headaches, disorientation, depression and insomnia. Pregnant women, and people with coronary heart disease or peptic ulcers may be advised by their health care provider to restrict or avoid using caffeine. Older women are less able to offset the natural calcium loss that caffeine causes, resulting in increased bone thinning. Moderate your caffeine intake and focus on consuming at least 1,200 mg. of calcium every day. Foods that provide significant amounts of calcium include dairy products, deep-green leafy vegetables and fish with edible bones.

As a precaution, some doctors recommend limiting caffeine to 200 milligrams a day — about the same amount as in two 12-ounce cups of brewed coffee. Keep in mind that the amount of caffeine in coffee and soft drinks varies by brand. Also, avoid caffeine right before activities that naturally increase your blood pressure, such as exercise, weightlifting or hard physical labor, or right before bedtime. That is because the effects of caffeine begin about 15 minutes after you consume it and last up to several hours.

Abrupt withdrawal of caffeine may cause headaches, drowsiness, irritability, nausea, vomiting, and other symptoms. Reduce caffeine intake gradually to prevent any symptoms of withdrawal."