Have you ever considered to stop your coffee intake? Do you get agitated after having had your cup of this drink? Do you drink your coffee with milk? Do you add sugar? Or do you drink it black?
Coffee drinking and panic attacks may be linked. Did you ever think of it? But apparently, nobody ever thinks of caffeine as being the cause of panic attacks.
According to studies carried out in USA and in England, many people who suffer from panic attacks are heavy drinkers of coffee or caffeinated beverages. The side effects of coffee could be seen only in people who had been drinking it for several years and in great quantities. Approximately 90% of Americans do drink these beverages on a daily basis. If coffee is your favorite drink and you suffer from anxiety, you might ask yourself whether there is a relationship between the two facts. Try to cut down your intake of
coffee and watch for a difference in your feelings and sensations. If your panic attacks diminish, you probably drink too much coffee or caffeinated soft drinks. If you drink your coffee mixed with milk, the effect of the stimulation continues for a longer time. You just have to find out which way of coffee drinking is the least trigger for your anxiety. Once you are clear about this, you can act accordingly.
It certainly is worth trying different ways of drinking coffee if you find out that it triggers your anxiety or panic attacks.
When you have to sit for an exam, or you have an important meeting, you may drink coffee to be alert. To feel completely awake. However, should you have side effects that disturb you, do not rely on coffee. There are other drinks that may keep you awake without triggering anxiety. One good drink is green tea. Black tea is also good but you have to let it settle for several minutes before drinking it. The longer you let the leaves in the water, the better. It seems a countersense but this is the truth. Black tea gives you the clarity but it does not induce anxiety if it is not drunken immediately.
We all know that coffee gives clarity to the brain. It also helps the Central Nervous System to stay alert . If your heart starts racing after you have had a cup of coffee, there might be a relationship between the two facts. However, this is rather rare. It is more common that, if you have an important task to fulfil and have a cup of coffee before it, your anxiety comes up due to the emotions connected with the meeting or exam or whatever important