I spoke with my doctors about it and it is something you can 100% get over. But instead of reacting to that anxiety I had to go the gym and bring my attention to my workout, just like I'd learned with eliminating all of my other anxiety-driven compulsions. But it's reversible. Herbal tea's don't actually have tea in them and as such have very little caffeine. 1. Archived. I have experienced what you are talking about when I have drank too much coffee too fast on a day when I was already emotional. I would pace the kitchen and dining room for hours. I have slowly, over the last two years, weened myself down to 1 cup of coffee a day. I was drinking about a pot a day at the time. Coffee and Monster energy drinks send my anxiety soaring through the roof, but funny enough I don't seem to get the same effect when it comes to Red Bull. Close. Luckily there are good decaf brands our there, Caffeine and carbonation are two things I strongly recommend avoiding if you suffer from anxiety. Caffeine Induced Anxiety. I have experienced what you are talking about when I have drank too much coffee too fast on a day when I was already emotional. save hide report. It was so bad I tried xanax to calm me down and the anxiety rode right over it. Honestly some fruit in the morning can do wonders for waking up. Caffeine Induced Anxiety. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Recently tried out the keto diet and found I can drink endless amounts of coffee with no anxiety at all. I'm much more sane now that it's not in my system. Panic attacks and anxiety were reduced within 48 hours. You are right that I do end up "over thinking" as soon as my HR hits 100. TL:DR Be careful quitting caffeine. It’s also temporary, with anxiety symptoms disappearing once substance use has stopped and the CNS has … I become so sensitive that I can feel every heart beat through my chest and I start hyperventilating. I used to be thrown into shambles from half a cup of tea and now I'm drinking full cups of coffee everyday all right now. When a person starts to feel the effects, the brain is triggered to either fight or flight. That's exactly how it was today. Other effects include confusion, rapid heartbeat, and muscle aches. Just as our brains develop associations between those physical symptoms and unhealthy compulsions, you can change those associations and show your brain that you can feel those same things and smile, do healthy things, do things that help you reach your goals in life instead of reacting to the anxiety. Went for a walk now and I feel much better. Now I'm decaf only as it seems to trigger my anxiety. God knows I wish I could go back and not drink caffeine that day, but damn heavenly figures for having the ability to change/influence time! I don't get the immediate hit like you described, but about thirty minutes after I become very uncomfortable. It sucks. I love coffee. If you need caffeine to wake you up every morning, you might have bigger problems like regularly not getting enough sleep. I can't even drink it anymore of I feel so wound up. It doesn't happen every time, but enough that I'm pretty wary of caffeine. The caffeine-induced changes in your body--like increased heart rate, constricting blood vessels--make some parts of your brain believe you're reacting to danger and the other parts of your brain haven't noticed the danger yet. It should be a controlled substance. Just need to burn off the adrenaline I suppose. Dont know how it works but im back on the diet and back to drinking coffee with no problem. Unfortunately it happens to me.