Have you ever hallucinated after drinking coffee ?

United States
June 25, 2009 4:01pm CST
A new study shows people who take in caffeine equivalent to 3 cups of brewed coffee ( or 7 cups of instant ) are more likely to hallucinate. I have only been drinking coffee now for about 2 years but I know I have consumed more then 3 cups. I have never hallucinated after drinking it. I think that it might have different affects on everybody because one person might be on a certain medicine or maybe you have caffeine over load. Maybe if your prone to being crazy anyways caffeine makes it worse..lol What do you think? How many cups have you consumed in a day ?
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14 responses
• India
26 Jun 09
Coffee - A cup of Ethiopian coffee.
I have never heard of such a thing. I'm a very strong coffee drinker. If i like the coffee, i could drink 4-5 cups in one sitting. There have been days that I've consumed as many as 20-30 cups of coffee. I have never had hallucinations though. In fact having coffee kind of freshens me up. I guess you are right to say that the effects depend on the person consuming the coffee.
• United States
26 Jun 09
Wow !! you have everybody topped so far 20-30 oh my.
• India
26 Jun 09
Well, I've done that a couple of times, I don't do that regularly.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Jun 09
I'm more of a tea drinker so it's pretty unusual for me to drink more than one cup of coffee in a day. Nope, I've never hallucinated. I HAVE had the occasional bout of acid indigestion, which is why I usually drink tea!
• United States
27 Jun 09
Yea, tea really helps with that. Green tea is really good for you too. I just switched to de-caff on my tea when I make ice tea because if I drink it in the evening it usualy keeps me up at night.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I never heard of such a thing. I have been drinking coffee....lots of it...for years and not once have i hallucinated. If someone did hallucinate, I would think that either they had some kind of allergic reaction or something was wrong with the coffee or the cause was something other than the coffee.
• United States
29 Jun 09
I wonder if they are checking into it further than what they have ? We'll have to keep listening.
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
What I know is that 14 cups a day would kill you. Too much caffeine is not good for our body. Although I myself can say that I am not a coffee lover. So to read your post about hallucination, nope i haven't heard anyone claiming that strange thing happened after sipping coffee. It must be possible if the cafe is laced . I don't consume coffee daily. I am a tea drinker, and I drink tea not every day too, but once a week or if someone offered me. We do take fresh fruit juice in our breakfast. That is why i cannot say more about coffee and tea. But to chose from coffee or tea, I would still choose tea. Happy Mylotting.
• United States
26 Jun 09
14 cups a day is a whole lotta coffee even if it's decaff. I drink 2 cups on the weekends & that curbs my craving for it.
@ektarox (67)
• India
26 Jun 09
i am this coffee freak..i have easily had 4-5 cups of coffee in a day...and mind you without being hallucinated!i think its just a myth or maybe only 10 15 cups of coffee can do that to you..!yes coffee keeps you from slleping..and yes coffee makes you a little hyper..but no way do i get hallucinated..you are right only crazy peeps must be prone to hallucination by coffee(or any beverage for that matter)lol!
• United States
26 Jun 09
Could be someone looking for a cheese check, maybe what do you think? lol
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
26 Jun 09
People drinking More than 3 cups a day are More likely to hallucinate?! I drink a couple of mugs a day on average,and Me and the dinosaurs sitting here have never seen anything out of the ordinary...
• United States
26 Jun 09
Lol..good one I know my ghost has never heard me complain about seeing thing either, oh wait maybe I better ask it..lol
• United States
25 Jun 09
I drink a good pot a day...at least 12 cups. I've never hallucinated so I don't know what the heck they're talking about. Like you said, maybe it affects different people in different ways. It doesn't keep me up at night either and it's regular coffee, not decaff. I don't know, I can't figure it out. Unless I'm crazy and don't know it, lol!!
• United States
26 Jun 09
If I would drink even decaff it would keep me up because I'm sensitive to it I guess. Tea does the same thing to me.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
25 Jun 09
no, i wish i could though, that would be awesome. i am a coffee addict, there is no other way to describe it. i believe that i may have pure coffee running in my veins. i used to be an 8 cups a day girl. and i don't mean those silly little cups either, and my sister refers to my intake as a little a little water with my coffee. i have since cut back, but i will not tell you how many i drink now, you will probably think that it is still a lot. i know that i am addicted because i get the headache when i have not had any, then the moment i have some, like the headache is instantly gone. i am not proud of this fact and wish that i could quit, but hey i am drinking coffee for the sake of the populace, me on no coffee is not pretty. besides it is not as if i am mainlining heroin now is it ;)
• United States
26 Jun 09
I work with a associate that drinks that much. We laugh because she even has like a brown tint on her skin like a tan almost..lol plus the ones thats worked with her for 20 something years say they have never seen her eat anything, not at partys or at lunch. Weird
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
29 Jun 10
Hi, Wvgal_5165. I have never heard of this before. If I drink coffee it will be about 2 cups of it. In one day only. I don't drink coffee that much either. If someone hallucinates, it may not be coming from the coffee at all. If they have this problem then they should try drinking, caffeine free coffee.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
29 Jun 10
No, I have never hallucinated after having coffee, but people hallucinate for much less, so I can totally believe that it happens to people. I guess it stimulates a lot of stuff in you, because of the caffeine, and who knows how that turns out in the end?
• United States
7 Jul 09
I have drank coffee for over 40 years.. and I have never hallucenated.... who's that? ... oh sorry,,, thought someone was standing there with a knife! lol! no seriously.. I don't think they have a valid point. Too many people have consumed lots of coffee for lots of years and Ijust can't buy into it! I drink somewhere around 5 cups a day.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
26 Jun 09
It causes shivers, that's all
@54susan (282)
• China
26 Jun 09
zero.I seldom drink coffee,except for when I was a senior stodent
@karubod (603)
• India
26 Jun 09
Hi actually i don,t have the habit of drinking coffee regularly , but even if i drink i drink only one cup ,.i don,t think drinking one cup will have such effects , actually caffeine is used to keep us alert , may be it's the taste that has hallucinating effect.