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Fao James re. Caffeine addiction / dependance

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2006/07/14 08:46:38 (permalink)
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Fao James re. Caffeine addiction / dependance

James,

Following on from my post I made yesterday :

http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/Can_you_be_addicted_to_coca_cola_%2F_caffeine_%3F/m_1245836/tm.htm

I have read that article thouroghlly and would like to ask you something about it.

1. If, as stated in the article, caffeine is not addictive, then why do some people suffer withdrawal symptons from it, such as headaches and fatigue ?

2. If that it does not dehydrade you, why are the two most common withdrawal symptoms headaches and fatigue which are both also symptoms of dehydration ?

This is not an argumentitive post or an arsy one, they are genuine questions which I feel I need some more insight into

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Franko
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    RE: Fao James re. Caffeine addiction / dependance 2006/07/14 11:22:07 (permalink)
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    1) Read the section in my article http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/article-caffeine-bodybuilding.asp and you'll see it's not clear cut

    2) Caffeine does dehydrate you at higher levels, especailyl with caffeine pills which provide no fluid with the caffeine, whereas with a coffee there's 200-250ml water too. Up to 1-200mg of caffeine in a dose though there is no diuresis. So you would get headaches due to dehydration, but the fatigue is due to the lack of it's action as a stimulant
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    RE: Fao James re. Caffeine addiction / dependance 2006/07/14 11:32:38 (permalink)
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    thankyou very much, much clearer now
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    RE: Fao James re. Caffeine addiction / dependance 2006/07/14 11:36:28 (permalink)
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    I have had headaches from caffeine withdrawal even though fluid intake was high. Couple of painkillers didnt get rid of it but a cup of coffee did. I am sure its something to do with the caffeine expanding(or conracting the blood vessels). Anyway the symptoms for me only lasted a day and by simply reducing intake over a few days I had no real side effects. I now dont drink much caffeine at all and 1 small cup of coffee sends me bouncing off the ceiling. I have become really sensitive to it now whereas before when I was consuming lots of caffeine, 200mg would hardly touch me stimulant wise. I have also found it can irritate my bowl badley which is the main reason for reducing it.

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