Why do my hands and fingers tingle when I have caffeine?

Why do my hands and fingers tingle when I have caffeine?

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  1. Probably vasoconstriction which is an adverse side effect of caffeine, that has been known to cause peripheral tingling. You might also be suffering from high blood pressure so I’d suggest you get that checked. Reduce your caffeine intake if you want to get rid of these symptoms.

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  2. Hard to say. If I was to guess, I would say the mild apprehension is causing mild overbreathing hence hyperventilation. Doing this creates a cascade of subtle changes to your blood gases and pH which in turn the tingling at the extremities.

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  3. Caffeine causes blood vessels, specifically arteries, to constrict. If the little arteries in your fingers are very constricted or stenosed you may not be getting enough oxygenated blood to your fingers.
    If your fingers aren’t getting enough oxygen through your blood, they will tingle and feel some numbness. They may also look bluish and be cool.
    You should have this checked by a doctor though as there are some other issues that may be causing tingling fingers. If the skin is bluish you may have Reynauds disease or blue finger disease. This can be treated so be sure to ask your doctor.

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  4. Sounds like an adverse effect on your nervous system. One I would heed its warning. Only way to know for sure if coffee is the trigger is by drinking the same way, meaning on an empty stomach (or not), with same arm and coffee mug. Having shoulder issues myself that can effect elbows and hands, you’d be surprised what little things can aggravate.
    If none of the above, try organic versus not. Could be a pesticide or herbicide causing. Then again, many creamers are loaded with chemicals.
    Are you on medication(s)? Any number of things can cause, …

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  5. Is this on the first cup, or the tenth? Caffeine is a stimulant. You may simply be more sensitive to it than most other people. Does the same thing happen if you drink decaf coffee? (About 5% of regular caffeine levels.)

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  6. Most likely because caffeine, when dosed more than normal for you, can cause muscle spasms, which present as a tremor.
    And when on a stimulant (like caffeine or cocaine) your heartbeat speeds up making you restless, and so your body keeps moving, in the form of shaky hands or other body part.
    As for the tingling, that comes from having too much caffeine. Which is common after having more of a stimulant than your usual.
    I hop this helps!

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  7. Does this happen with cola etc( high caffiene drinks, If it doesn’t it might not be the coffee.
    Mayo Clinic
    Caffeine in the diet: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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  9. Multitudes of people take in caffeine every day: to improve concentration, keep awake, heighten focus. But how much caffeine is too much and what are the side effects of high doses? According to Mayo Clinic, you should have no more than 400 milligrams of caffeine per day. That amounts to about four cups of coffee, ten cans of Coca-Cola and around two energy shot drinks.
    If you’re drinking too much coffee every day, you may experience side effects, such as an upset stomach, restlessness and irritability, insomnia, a migraine headache, rapid heartbeat, muscle tremors and more, says Mayo Clinic. What’s more, caffeine should be avoided by children, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or those taking certain medications.
    A May 2017 review in Frontiers in Psychiatry, concludes that though caffeine is safe in normal doses, it can be harmful when consumed in high doses, with alcoholic beverages or for certain individuals, such as those with a mental illness.
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  10. The feeling may also be described as a prickling, burning, or “pins and needles” sensation. In addition to tingling, you may also feel numbness, pain, or weakness in or around your hands and feet.
    Tingling in your hands or feet can be caused by a variety of factors or conditions. Generally speaking, pressure, trauma, or damage to nerves can cause the tingling to occur.
    Shingles is a painful rash that’s caused by reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, which lies dormant in the nerves of people that have had chickenpox.
    Typically, shingles only affects a small part of one side of your body, which can include the hands, arms, legs, and feet. You may feel a tingling or numbness in the affected area.
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  11. One of the effects of caffeine is vasoconstriction, which can cause peripheral tingling. Curiously, other effects can be in the opposite direction – dilation of blood vessels, though generally different ones.

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  12. What kind of caffeine though? It sounds like its something strong so probably not soda or tea. Coffee or an energy drink? Most likely an early sign of caffeine overdose so be mindful of your tolerances and what type of caffeine you are drinking.
    Try ginseng root tea mixed with green tea for a nice mild uplifting effect that is not overwhelming and that is rather hydrating.

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  13. Caffeine causes blood vessels, specifically arteries, to constrict. If the little arteries in your fingers are very constricted or stenosed you may not be getting enough oxygenated blood to your fingers . If your fingers aren’t getting enough oxygen through your blood, they will tingle and feel some numbness

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  14. If you specified the amount of caffeine, I’d know whether you were overdosing or having a neurological problem. If it happens on a regular cup or two of coffee, it might be neurological. On a large insulated mug, like my husband uses with 16–18 oz. of coffee, plus his creamer, it might be an overdose for some people, who will get jittery. I use about 8 ounces of coffee with an ounce of half and half, and drink as much as I can before it gets lukewarm. I don’t get enough caffeine for a problem. My son and daughter-in-law drink a coffee known for its caffeine content. I might get jittery drinking it.

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  15. You were “caffeine high”. Meaning the caffeine had entered your body and started taking its effect. Your body and mind is being stimulated by it. This is nothing to be worried about, it is a little effect that happens to everyone.

    Eight O’Clock

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  16. Caffeine neuropathy is uncommon, though caffeine does induce other side effects, such as dizziness, nausea, insomnia and more. Tingling hands and feet caused by neuropathy, is often associated with other substances, conditions and diseases.
    If you’re drinking too much coffee every day, you may experience side effects, such as an upset stomach, restlessness and irritability, insomnia, a migraine headache, rapid heartbeat, muscle tremors and more, says Mayo Clinic. What’s more, caffeine should be avoided by children, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or those taking certain medications.
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  17. Caffeine causes blood vessels, specifically arteries, to constrict. If the little arteries in your fingers are very constricted or stenosed you may not be getting enough oxygenated blood to your fingers.If your fingers aren’t getting enough oxygen through your blood, they will tingle and feel some numbness. They may also look bluish and be cool.
    You should have this checked by a doctor though as there are some other issues that may be causing tingling fingers. If the skin is bluish you may have Reynauds disease or blue finger disease. This can be treated so be sure to ask your doctor.
    The neuropathy mystery is no longer a mystery, Now the true cause of neuropathy is fully understood – which is why it took me just weeks to say goodbye to tingling, numbness, and pain – Click Here to Read

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  18. Probably vasoconstriction which is an adverse side effect of caffeine, that has been known to cause peripheral tingling. You might also be suffering from high blood pressure so I’d suggest you get that checked. Reduce your caffeine intake if you want to get rid of these symptoms.
    The neuropathy mystery is no longer a mystery, Now the true cause of neuropathy is fully understood – which is why it took me just weeks to say goodbye to tingling, numbness, and pain – Click Here to Read

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  19. Consider that you msy be allergic either to caffeine or to something else in that cup.
    Dors thus happen only with coffee and chocolate? Does this happen at all with tea? With herbal teas?
    When you think about it, isn’t it obvious that you ought to be asking this of a doctir? After all, there could be many other reasons for this to be happening, and doctirs are very good detectives.

    Dunkin’

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  20. Both of them? Ok I’m not sure how much tingling we talking about but that doesn’t sound normal. Is it only when you having caffeine?

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  21. I would say an overindulgence,I quit caffeine almost 10 years ago when I quit smoking I still enjoy caffeine in my tea and I get my nicotine,Too much caffeine made me feel that way that you described

    Peet’s

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  22. While these numbers are typical, the amount of caffeine in coffee can vary considerably based upon multiple factors. The primary factors affecting caffeine content of coffee and espresso include the genetics of the coffee bean varietal, the particular roasting given to the coffee beans and how the coffee is brewed.
    If the coffee beans being used are Arabica coffee beans then one cup of coffee that is approximately one hundred and twenty milliliters of coffee, if it is drip-brewed, will have about 112 milligrams of caffeine.
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