Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
140 Doctors are Online

Still feel tired after drinking coffee or energy drinks. Help

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 349 Questions
Caffeine used to have a huge effect on me. But now, i will dirink energy drinks and will still be just as tired after i drink them. Or 6 shots of espresso, still feel tired. I feel NO different. No effect anymore. I rarely drink caffeine at all because i know it's not gonna help wake me up.
Posted Fri, 5 Oct 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Piyush Ostwal 1 hour later
Caffeine is a kind of addiction and one may develop tolerance to it, which means the quantity required to have the same effect keeps increasing. Its good that you have stopped it. Our body takes its time to get back to normal after it has been so used to the substance like caffeine. It may be weeks to months. In few it is years as well. So refrain from taking it. The cause of tiredness may be something else also for example anemia, heart-lung problems etc. Instead of instant fixes it is prudent to get evaluated by a physician and find the reasons. This can treat the cause totally and you do not need instant fixes any more. Hope I have a reasonable advice here.
If there are any more queries, I will be happy to answer.
Good luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor