More research is needed. Quitting caffeinated coffee, after the body is used to it, can cause a whole host of unpleasant symptoms as the body adjusts. We may not be talking “sprouting warts on your tongue” or “breaking out into hives”, but the coffee side effects are very real. All posts copyright their original authors. All rights reserved. 24, non-smoker, non-drinker: I rarely drink tea and never coffee and only occasionally indulge in a dark cola (Sprite's my soda of choice), and I've never really experienced any sort of caffeine effect. cream is higher on the glycemic index. Not everyone reacts the same way to caffeine. Tea can make me a little jittery. Coke would do very little for me, and coffee -- which I generally am not big on -- wasn't either. The amount of caffeine you consume could have an influence on energy provision. This is when over or around 500-600mg of caffeine is consumed per day consistently which causes in some cases, severe symptoms. I might have to look into this more. ... but not diet energy drinks or diet sodas. Recent studies show that 3 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of bodyweight do not produce an energizing effect. I'm one more with this "problem." After the first day, one small mug, I wondered why I felt as though I'd had coffee. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. 4. Also, why am i wet sometimes even when im not aroused. A: Ya you’re fine… try drinking 12 a day like me Why does coffee make me jittery when tea/soda/energy drinks don’t? View entire discussion (20 comments) More posts from the answers community. is not an emergency or instant response service. Most coffee makes me feel sort of less groggy, more alert, but I don't get withdrawal headaches, and I rarely feel really "caffeinated" with coffee - it's more subtle and I would say it's positive - usually makes my mood better. Then I researched why green tea made me feel this way and here is a small excerpt from a long article. So, yeah, people vary. I also lack withdrawal symptoms when I don't drink soda for a couple days. I can drink black coffee all day and have no issue, but one energy drink will keep me up for 18 hours solid. So if you take caffine but remain mellow you will not experience the effects. However, coffee has higher caffeine content than soda, so caffeine could still be impacting your body. Why does brewed coffee make me jittery, but equal amounts of caffeine in espresso, tea, or an energy drink don't? if anything, a sugary coffee make me feel tired rather than alert. Me too after drinking coffee for years (40+) coffee started making me sick. This Adenosine binds to receptors which slow down brain activity. Caffeine and nicotine (among many drugs) are both metabolized by the same enzyme in the liver, CYP1A2. About 62 percent of Americans drink coffee every day, according to the National Coffee Association. Sometimes your body can use lactose instead of sugar tho, but it takes a lot more work for less energy yield. That's most likely it. kumquat -- that would explain why smokers I've known seem to drink more coffee than humanly possible. The only thing I can think of is that my diet at school tends to consist almost entirely of pizza and Chinese food. Have you noticed other symptoms like headaches, irritability, or fatigue? On a bad night, I can sit and drink a pot of coffee and literally pass out 10 minutes later. That is, it'll give me a bit of a buzz for about fifteen minutes (a rather milder one than most people seem to get) and then I want to go lie down and have a nap. I can't make any since of it. Depending largely on whether you eat breakfast, it may be the caloric content of the cream and sugar that keeps your blood sugar from crashing and making you jittery. Which, combined with a low blood sugar, could probably make you feel pretty jittery. Ask MetaFilter is a question and answer site that covers nearly any question on earth, where members help each other solve problems. For people who don't smoke, maybe they just have naturally high levels of CYP1A2? To which I can only add, "dammit". Doesn't affect me at all. I feel jittery when I drink Coke but not when I … Some people feel tired after only one cup. If you put a sizable amount of creamer, it's not just pure caffeine that your body is running on. You are drinking a little more coffee because you're not diluting it with milk and sugar, but it is a small difference. I have been a coffee drinker for years and just recently started feeling weird when I drink. You expect X to happen without cream and sugar, so it does. Learn about why coffee could make a person feel tired here. I can drink a few cups of coffee and go to sleep. Caffeine doesn't seem to affect me, at all. Nor did I really want to drink it. It is the sugar. Recently, I have noticed that drinking coffee makes me somewhat nauseous. Drink coffee like an IV drip. Could it be due to a dietary deficiency? Coffee /caffeine directly affects the central nervous system.