Hi this may be a weird one but had any one heard of not having any kind of caffeine with there meds like feeling worse with your anxiety or anything as since some one mentioned it I've kept away from coffee n cans of coke
It's not a weird question, it's a smart question. If you have anxiety you need to stay away from stimulants because they increase your anxiety. Stimulants include anything with caffeine, pseudoephedrine/Sudafed, phenylephrine and so forth. Note the "phe" spelling is present when there's a chemical with a stimulant effect in decongestants. Coffee, tea and chocolate have caffeine. The amount varies quite a lot. Decongestants and cold medicines can have these last 2 ingredients. Ibuprofen and aspirin products sometimes have caffeine, especially when they are labelled as helpful for migraines. You need to read the ingredients on the labels and/or ask the pharmacist so you can avoid stimulants.
A pharmacist is always an excellent source for your questions because this is what they've spent years studying. I may have missed listing a stimulant but a pharmacist will be able to answer all of your questions.
hhh27; Not a weird question at all, I have been fighting with anxiety for so many years I can't remember but now that it is under control I can get away with some coffee but when you are not at the point you want to be any stimulant but most common is chocolate and COFFEE and coke can make you feel like your anxiety is increased etc.But you well feel it if you drink a soad that you just can't handle it if your symptoms get worse after you were to drink any coffee or coke etc.So be a bit careful until you notice your doing pretty good and then don't over due it. There is not a drug Interaction it's just the same symptoms you get when your anxiety is out of control. Hope you contiue to do well. Chuck1957
hhh27; Please feel free to come ask any question, No question is out most of the people here have suffered for years and just share what we have already been through and try to help others from not having to go through all that we have. So your welcome to come and ask whatever you want. It is always best to be safe than sorry. hope your able to enjoy your weekend. Chuck1957
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