I used to drink coffee often, but haven't really drank any all summer. I am at school now and I brewed a pot today. I probably had 5 or so cups. For the last 5 hours I have had the jitters and its driving me insane. I have been drinking water nonstop so I THINK it is gone. But I am not sure if water actually does anything. I have tried to relax and take a nap but its not working out. Should I go drink a mountain dew or something with a little less caffeine and wean myself off? Or do I need to go take a run or something?
I have never had the jitters before and I used to drink just as much. Maybe I just got a really efficient coffee maker?
Mountain Dew is pretty heavy with caffeine if I remember correctly (I don't drink the stuff). I would venture to guess since you drank very little, to no caffeine over the summer, your body is not used to the 5 cups you drank today.
Perhaps try cutting down on the caffeine intake again. I never drank it much and I found I never really needed to in college.
LOL 5 cups? Why? Either way just don't drink anymore caffiene..it'll go away. We got a call once (I'm an EMT) for a kid in CVS w/ hypertension. He went on the self BP machine and his BP was like 180/90 (Pretty high but not TERRIBLE). Anyway turned out he had two red bulls, coffee, drank last night, etc. We wanted to go to the ER...