Effects of stopping caffeine suddenly

Toll Free No.:1800-233-3337 (9AM- 5PM IST)

Contact No.:020 27293337 (9AM - 8PM)


Effects of stopping caffeine suddenly

Effects of stopping caffeine suddenly

One fine morning we decide to quit coffee or tea but soon realize that it’s not easy at all! Sudden stoppage of any caffeine containing food gives withdrawal symptoms. Examples are- headache, light-headedness, weakness, anxiety, irritability, drowsiness, loss of concentration, discomfort etc. It happens because caffeine is addictive or habit forming!

Caffeine is basically a stimulant and it is present in coffee, tea, chocolates, candies, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, cocoa powder etc. It increases alertness; one feels energetic and excited after consuming caffeine in any form. If your body is used to take any of these foods on regular basis, it becomes addicted and starts reacting if these foods are stopped abruptly. The withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person and depend upon the degree of addiction. The good news is, these symptoms disappear completely within a couple of days.

Effects of stopping caffeine suddenly

Effects of stopping caffeine suddenly

 How to reduce these symptoms?

Literally- ‘not stopping caffeine suddenly but tapering its consumption gradually’ takes care of the symptoms! Follow these simple steps to stay away from withdrawal symptoms-

1. Measure and record your current caffeine intake. Note all caffeine containing foods and beverages.

Get Personalised Consultations from our Experts!

2. Cut down on 1 serving of caffeine containing food/drink at a time. Give your body adequate time to adjust with it.

3. After several days, eliminate another source.

Other tips:

  • Try taking decaffeinated coffee. Also, boil tea/coffee for as little time as possible to reduce caffeine load.
  • Replace your caffeine containing drink with some healthy drink like herbal tea, lime water, buttermilk, milk, milkshake, hot soups etc. Keep yourself hydrated. Dehydration can worsen headache, irritability and weakness.
  • If facing with withdrawal symptoms, take adequate rest to avoid weakness and distract your mind to some other task.
  • Read food labels carefully to detect hidden sources of caffeine.


In summary,  eliminating caffeine gradually will reduce the severity of  withdrawal symptoms making ‘the change’ bearable, acceptable and sustainable!


Personalized Health
Diet Consultations

Diet Plans: 14 Day Free Trial Available, Book Now!

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • rado

    Hello, everything is going nicely here and ofcourse
    every one is sharing information, that’s truly good, keep up writing.

  • http://opac.Sid.uncu.edu.ar/nuevosibi/buscador/enlaces/info.php3?a%5B%5D=%3Ca+href%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2F2f2010-8-22www.myip.cn%2Fnaturalwaystopanxiety.com%3Edepression+treatment%3C%2Fa%3E overcoming social anxiety

    Hi, all is going nicely here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s really excellent, keeep up writing.

  • http://stats.sightlines.co.za/test.php?a%5B%5D=%3Ca+href%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fcasino-ohne-anmeldung.com%2Fprofile%2Fklc51.html%3Ehair+loss+treatment+for+black+women%3C%2Fa%3E Deloris

    Greetings I am so thrilled I found your blog
    page, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Bing for something
    else, Anyhow I amm here now and would just like to say cheers for a
    marvelous post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have
    time to go through it all at the minute but I have saved it and also added
    your RSS feeds, so when I have time I wiull be back
    to read more, Please ddo keep up the great work.

  • http://nxy.in/t9lsm Wayne

    Thsnks very niice blog!

  • weight loss menus for a month

    What’s up, all tthe time i used to check webpage posts herre in the early hours in the dawn, as i love to learn more and more.

  • social anxiety disorder test

    I do truset all the concepts you’ve presented forr your post.

    They are really convincing and can definitely work.
    Still, the posts are very short for newbies. May just you please exstend them a bit frdom next time?
    Thank yoou for the post.

  • weight loss tips for women over 40

    Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I have truly loved surfing around your weblog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing on your feed and I am hopping you write again very soon!

  • lose weight by eating

    If some one wants expert view about blogging afterward
    i propose him/her to visit this blog, Keep up thhe good work.

  • http://mm-vermittlungen.com/cgi-bin/info.php?a%5B%5D=%3Ca+href%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fduadmin.isaev.info%2F%3Fa%255B%255D%3D%253Ca%2Bhref%253Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.loseyourweightlosstips.com%252F%253Eweight% lose it succeed at weight loss with lose it

    I’ve been surfing on-line greater than 3 hours these days, yet I by noo means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours.
    It iss pretty orth enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners aand
    bloggers made good contenbt material as you did, the net will probably be a lot more useful
    than ever before.

    • Tejas Limaye

      Thanks for your comment! You may also like this article – ‘Is tea better than coffee?’ Keep exploring our site content for more such interesting blogs!!

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_in_the_United_Kingdom Information about the UK on Wiki

    What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It positively useful and it haas helped me out
    loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & help different users like itts helped me.
    Goodd job.

उपवास , चातुर्मास का करावा ?

उपवास , चातुर्मास का करावा ?

July 23, 2016    Dr Suvinay Damle

 *उपवास भाग 4* प्रांत, प्रदेशानुसार, भौगोलिक परिस्थिती नुसार, उपलब्ध  अन्नपदार्थानुसार, धर्म, आणि रूढी परंपरे प्रमाणे उपवास केले जातात. उपवास या शब्दाचा अपभ्रंश होऊन उपास शब्द बनला आहे. खरंतर आयुर्वेदाचा *उपासक* […]

मितभुक आणि हितभुक

मितभुक आणि हितभुक

July 22, 2016    Dr Suvinay Damle

  *उपवास भाग 3* एकवेळ मासे द्यावे, पण मासे जिथून आणले ती जागा (कोंड ) दाखवू नये. या अर्थाची म्हण कोकणात आहे. म्हणायला फक्त म्हण आहे. पण वृत्ती तशी नाही […]

* खेळ मांडला……*

* खेळ मांडला……*

July 21, 2016    Dr Suvinay Damle

उपवास ( भाग 2 ) चुलीवर जेवण करण्याची मजाच वेगळी. ती लाकडं रचणं, विस्तव तयार करणं, विस्तव मोठा करण्यासाठी लाकडी फुंकणीनं  वारा घालणं, ती फुंकर घालत असताना येणारा लयबद्ध आवाज […]

जास्त जेवून कधी जास्त ताकद मिळत नाही !

जास्त जेवून कधी जास्त ताकद मिळत नाही !

July 20, 2016    Dr Suvinay Damle

कमी जेवून कधी अशक्तपणा येत नाही, आणि जास्त जेवून कधी जास्त ताकद मिळत नाही. जास्त जेवून ताकद येते हा मोठ्ठा गैरसमज आहे. शरीर हे इलॅस्टीक सारखे असते. ताणले की ताणले […]

 कफाचे पथ्यापथ्य भाग 2

 कफाचे पथ्यापथ्य भाग 2

July 19, 2016    Dr Suvinay Damle

वाताला फार खाऊनही शक्ती मिळवता येत नाही, तर कफाला थोडं खाऊनही जास्त शक्ती मिळवता येते. थोडक्यात वात हा अस्थिर पण जलद कामे करणारा, पित्त हे बुद्धीमान पण तापट आणि कफ […]

Healthy Monsoon

July 18, 2016    Shweta Kate

Get Monsoon Diet Not only kids but adults also get affected by this environment. Simple steps and changes in daily routine can make a wide difference in avoiding infection Read […]

कफाचे पथ्यापथ्य भाग 1

कफाचे पथ्यापथ्य भाग 1

July 18, 2016    Dr Suvinay Damle

या कफाला शत्रूप्रमाणे वागवावे. अजिबात दयामाया नको. जरा ढील मिळाली की, काही खरं नाही. डोक्यावर बसलाच म्हणून समजा. याचा अत्यंत आवडता अवयव म्हणजे जीभ. खाण्याची एकही संधी अजिबात सोडणार नाही. […]

पित्ताचे पथ्यापथ्य भाग 2

पित्ताचे पथ्यापथ्य भाग 2

July 17, 2016    Dr Suvinay Damle

 या पित्ताला सुगंधी द्रव्ये खूप आवडतात. वेगवेगळ्या प्रकारच्या वासाने तृप्त होऊन जातो.  कापूर, चंदन, वाळा, केशर, अष्टगंध, इ. वास हे पित्ताला प्रिय असतात. बोबडे बोबडे बोलणारं, दुडुदुडु चालणारं, नाजुक निरागस […]

[formidable id=140]
Newsletter- Diet Category
[formidable id=145]
Newsletter Ayurveda category
[formidable id=134]
Subscribe to Newsletter