What is Avoid Caffeine?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Caffeine may be avoided in a person's diet if they have experienced adverse reactions, allergic reactions, or are trying to cut back.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 84 23
Anxious mood 21 7
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 8 2
Increase effect of another treatment 8 1
Bladder problems 4 1
Fibromyalgia 4 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 7
None 31

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Avoid Caffeine

Side effect Patients
Headaches 5
Anxious mood 3
Cranky 3
Tiredness 2
Agitation 1
Fatigue 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Avoid Caffeine

Dosage Patients
daily 20
1 other daily 1
2 other daily 1
0other as needed 1
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Avoid Caffeine

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Reason Patients
Other 14
Did not seem to work 10
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently using Avoid Caffeine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 11

Stopped using Avoid Caffeine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 15
Usually 11
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 12
Not specified 28
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8 patient evaluations for Avoid Caffeine

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new2theclub
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new2theclub
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
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VL 30
I am: b
I have:
HIV

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I gave up caffeine before I was diagnosed because I thought I was having a bad reaction to it. Now I know it was judt because I was ill. I started drinking coffee again at the beginning of 2010 with no ill effect.

Nov 5, 2008 (Started Jan 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

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PD Walker
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PD Walker
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Nov 1, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I decided that no caffeine

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wbear35
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wbear35
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

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Oct 27, 2009 (Started Aug 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: saves money if nothing else
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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