Caffeine occurs naturally in several plants. Caffeine can also be chemically synthesized. It is found in high doses in coffee, soft drinks like cola, some medicines, in tea and chocolate. In some things it is found in higher proportion that the others. Like tea and chocolates are not as high on caffeine as the other things mentioned above.
Since it is found in such everyday routines that we follow year after year, like drinking coffee, that many a times the cases of caffeine overdose are reported where the patient has overdosed without being aware of it.
Symptoms of Caffeine Overdose: Several symptoms can be noticed in a patient which are a result of caffeine overdose, like spasms, insomnia, confusion, experiencing unconsciousness, hallucinations, convulsions, frequent urination, increased thirst, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, experiencing difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, and death.
Caffeine overdose can also affect children if not treated in time. Children get overdosed on caffeine via the medicines they are being given. Their symptoms include, shock, irregular and deep rapid breathing and heartbeat, Low BP, fever, nausea, vomiting, and numbness in fingers. Again in children also caffeine overdose can be fatal.
Trying to give up caffeine may result in withdrawal symptoms and cause headache, nausea, and depression. Other symptoms may include Irritability, restlessness, difficulty in concentrating, muscle stiffness, and hot flashes or chills. It’s a better strategy to cut back on caffeine consumption slowly and space it out in several days instead of trying to give it up at once.
If you or someone you know has o be treated with for caffeine overdose. Self-help is not a good idea. Visiting the doctor and letting him find out the sources that resulted in over consumption of caffeine overdose will help the treatment to start faster and on the right track.