I Stopped Drinking Coffee

@ronadelle (1547)
Philippines
October 4, 2011 12:27pm CST
I used to love drinking coffee for it's actually what's always there available may it be at home, at work or at stores. I'm not a coffee lover though but I do drink coffee once in a while. But then, lately, I don't know why whenever after drinking a cup of coffee, I palpitate. My nerves are like trembling and my heart pumps heavily and it doesn't feel good. I proved that it's the coffee that influences it. And so, I decided not to drink coffee that often now. Some times is okay especially when cappuccino is pretty tempting when we pass by Starbucks but not that usual now. Or else, it feels like I'm gonna have a speech or participate in a concert or something in front of a crowd because the feeling is like a stage fright. LOL! Does somebody knows why coffee does something like this? Any scientific explanation?
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31 responses
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
7 Oct 11
Hi ronadelle! Maybe it's the caffeine that's making you feel that way? Caffeine makes a person more nervous than usual so I guess it can make your heart pump heavily, too. If you think that coffee is the real reason why you feel that way, then it's better to totally stop drinking it. It might not be good for your health anymore.
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• United States
8 Oct 11
It makes me nervous too.. but I like my coffee.
• United States
5 Oct 11
I am a coffee drinker, if I don't have my coffee in the morning I don't function. My regular routine is a cafe con leche in the morning (Cafe Latte). I normally make it in the office or if not I drive by McDonald's, Dunkin Doughnuts or Starbucks, but it is imperative that I have it in the morning. I am not to fond of drinking coffee either in the afternoon or evening. If I drink coffee later than 3PM, I tend not to sleep that night, so I always avoid coffee after 3. I am going to assume that since you don't consume caffine on a regular basis that this probably why your body reacts the way it does. I remember the first time I drank a five hour energy drink or a redbull I had a similar experience, that probably why I avoid drinking them now. If felt as if my heart was literally going to pump out of my chest. Caffine can do that if your body isn't accostumed to it.
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@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
I want to agree with you. You're right, I developed the low tolerance with caffeine because my body isn't used to it. Thanks for the help.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
6 Oct 11
That is pretty strange coz I know this person and he is a coffee lover and says he palpitates when he doesn't get enough of his coffee dose. It just sounds scary to me. I love coffee but don't and can't drink them much. But I am ok like this :)
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@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
5 Oct 11
i think you must check about the caffeine in your coffee...it make something wrong in your coffee.maybe
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@umabharti (3976)
• India
4 Oct 11
they say to choose tea than coffe,milk better to tea,so its is ur own health which says what u want,try what ur health needs.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
I go for a cup of tea instead now.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
5 Oct 11
Okay so u like the taste and may be it is not givng problem like ur coffee ,what was the reason for quitting coffee ,was it so terrific that u had to leave it,becasue when u started tea u should check why and what reason made u leave coffee and how well are u happy having a cup of tea ,try to compare so that it will help u lot.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
The thing is, coffee tastes better than tea. But as much as I like it, I don't like the palpitation after drinking. It doesn't really feel good to me and sometimes it would just make me feel that I'd collapse. That's the reason why I stopped.
@marguicha (94584)
• Chile
4 Oct 11
It must be the caffeine that is present in the coffee. Check it at the web. But I want to add that tea also has caffeine, unless you buy decaffeinated tea or coffeee. And Coca Cola is also full of caffeine. You might want to check your doctor, just in case. Take care!
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
Thanks for the information. But you know, Coca cola and tea doesn't make me palpitate. Only coffee really. I also wonder why the palpitation occurred lately when I don't drink much coffee even in the past. Well, I'll check on it on the web. Thanks for the tips!
• United States
5 Oct 11
Coffee is addictive and with some people, even small amounts can have an adverse effect. Some people drink those 'energy drinks' several times a day. They eventuall get the feelings you describe. They can actually be headed for a heart attack. Your body may be trying to tell you to get away from the coffee and stay away. I used to drink two pots a day and had no adverse effects from it. A man in my group at work had two cups a day and got the shakes so bad, you would have thought he had the DT's.
@marguicha (94584)
• Chile
6 Oct 11
People are different. Even the same person is different at a different moment of their lives. I would try the decaffeinated one. I am drinking it now. I eat candy (one only) as energizer, if I need that. I like coffee and my first coffee in the morning is to energy, the rest is just because...
@00fear (3203)
• United States
5 Oct 11
I had stop drinking soda (with or without caffeine) to see if that proves about my nervousness too. I don't drink coffee at all and hope I don't intend to but I drink lots of soda. I had meningitis when I was a kid so as i grew older, the doctor said I may suffer from seizures every once in a while. My dad and everyone told me its because of the soda and I feel that is not. Now I am just laying of the soda for while, at least til I get another seizure. If it happens, I'll just drink soda every once in a while. If it doesn't I think I have to stop for good (not even once in a while). But back to the topic, I figured coffee does really make you feel like that because my cousins is like cranky and gets mad too easily especially when things don't go her way. I thought to myself it was probably because of her bad childhood but then wonder her sisters was never like her nor her brother. I soon figured it was because of the coffee she drinks too often. Especially the coffee from Starbucks and other of their "with caffeine" flavor drinks.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Oh, that's alarming but thank God that she's alright. And you know, I think that Starbucks coffee are really strong.
@00fear (3203)
• United States
6 Oct 11
I know but the fact that she's always like in a bad mood. Its lie wow, she even gets mad if we try talking to her but what can we do.
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@besssia (94)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Me too. I stopped drinking coffee back in college because I get these scary palpitations! Any drink with caffeine in it makes me feel so out of breath. I had to stop. but I miss coffee though.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
I see. You know how I feel. Anyway, it's okay to drink coffee once in a while when we like it just that we need to be very careful with the amount taken in. One thing I carefully watch doing is drinking it when I had not eaten anything yet. Extreme palpitation is expected. Huhu.
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
True. It's always wiser to take in coffee when we have a full or at least not empty stomach. But as for me, I have said goodbye to coffee years ago and there's no way I'm going to drink any more.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
4 Oct 11
I am a coffee drinker. drinking four or five cups a day, starting from breakfast time. Recently, I noticed that my blood pressure gets aggravated after drinking coffee. I have been drinking strong coffee then. So, now I have changed to decaffinated coffee, and I take that with lots of milk, and sugar. That's much better.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
That's good for you. Me too, I watched my coffee consumption even though I rarely drink it now. I make sure that I only put a little amount so to avoid palpitation.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
5 Oct 11
Hi, coffee should not be used at all for those having high blood pressure but for low bp persons, even Doctors recommend coffee. Though anything excess can cause harm to our body.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
5 Oct 11
I used to feel that before. I was kind of addicted to coffee, especially cappuccino and latte. After drinking frequently for two weeks, I felt that my heart palpitated. I found out that it's because of drinking too much coffee. Since then, I just drink two coffees a day, and I never palpitated again. I have read that the caffeine is the cause of palpitation. The higher the intake of caffeine, the higher the risk of palpitation. P.S. I palpitate whenever I drink too much coffee from Starbucks and Costa.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
You know, me too. I especially avoid drinking espresso and brewed coffee because it makes me feel that I'm going to faint.
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• Canada
5 Oct 11
After 25 years I gave up coffee because it did the same to me. I thought it was going to be a hard change but thankfully it wasn't! I hope you are feeling better!!
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Thanks! I feel much better although I still do drink coffee once in a while whenever I miss it. I just don't drink too much. I make sure that I use the decaffeinated one.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
5 Oct 11
Hi Like you i didn't know the reason too. But i have read many responses here and I guess there can be some of them. About drinking coffee.. I really liked it but I take it rarely. Not because of any health issue. But still here people used to take more tea or milk. But I have heard that coffee can be bad for health.. But i have also heard somewhere it is good for health. So its hard to decide.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Did this discussion confuse you now? Don't worry, coffee has it's good and bad side. But if you have high tolerance with caffeine, then there's no problem for you to drink some. You'll be fine.
@bigapple (58)
• Shenzhen, China
5 Oct 11
i love coffee and i am a coffee lover ,but i know it is not so good to drink too much coffee,maybe it is a good news that you stopped drinking coffee.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
yes, I'm really decided.
@flower21 (766)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
i am a coffee lover too and sometimes i drink tea and other beverages. coffee has anti oxidant property from what i read and if someone like to be awake till night then coffee is best for them. but too much coffee is also bad such as all things that get abused turn to worse. consuming too much coffee lead to becoming hyperactive and makes the mind awake so result not being calm. i also experience the same things i become super active that i always felt nervous.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Thanks for a very useful response. I'll take this in mind!
5 Oct 11
I think you drink too much coffe. Coffe contains chemical called caffeine which can cause certain effect on the heart. My advice don't too much drink coffe. Drink tea
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
I don't drink too much coffee my friend even in the past. That's why maybe, that's the reason that I developed low tolerance with caffeine because I really drink it rarely.
• India
5 Oct 11
It happens because today the coffee is made not by mixing it in MILK but the instant ready made coffee is making the natural ingredients deficient which makes our Body problems. Even i used to drink that for three months at office. but after few days realising i swithced to milk and juice rather than this powder coffee and stuff. GOOD POST
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Yep, it's good that you watch your coffee consumption. Milk and tea are good substitutes.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
5 Oct 11
i love coffee and tea as well. But i know when to cut them down so i absolutely enjoy hot hot coffee..
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Good for you dear!
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
I guess it just how your body reacts on the component of the coffee. Maybe your body cannot handle too much amount of caffeine present in the coffee.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
That's true. I developed the low tolerance on coffee now.
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
I get the same effects whenever I drink coffee. I don't drink it as often because the palpitations irritated me and got me worried sick. However when I started reviewing for my licensure examination months ago I drank one to two glasses a night to keep me awake during nightfall since my brain works well during the evening. I got used to it and the effects lessen a bit. Good thing was that I passed my exam. I don't drink that often anymore even if I got used to it. Whenever I feel like drinking I just indulge in it may be 1-2 times a week in the morning to keep my system charge up.
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
5 Oct 11
Well, congratulations for passing the exams and kudos to the coffee that kept you awake for your review!
@maezee (32269)
• United States
4 Oct 11
Like everyone else has said, I'm sure it's the caffine. They have caffeine-free and "half-caf" (half the caffeine as normal coffee) types out there that you could definitely check out if you miss the taste of coffee. But otherwise, great decision to cut out or at least cut down on caffeine! I totally need to do that, too!
@ronadelle (1547)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
Yes, it's better for me to stop drinking or drink really a small amount of it when I do so that to avoid palpitation. Do you palpitate as well that's why you want to quit too?