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Can coffee cause/ trigger a manic episode?

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    • phaed

      397d

      for me no but i know it came for some people

    • phaed

      397d

      for me no but i know it came for some people

    • katitomato

      404d

      Depends on the person and their sensitivity to caffeine. For me, it’s never triggered a manic episode, but in large doses it can certainly heighten my manic symptoms if I’m already in a manic episode beforehand. But I don’t think it can cause a manic episode on its own, unless you’re constantly drinking it throughout the day and you’re drinking more than you can tolerate, since hypomania needs to occur for 5+ days to be classified as such.

    • CSweet94

      409d

      Heck to the Yasss!!!! I only allow myself 8oz of coffee in the morning or I feel those tingly, hypomanic, feels you know? I also drink NO CAFFEINE after noon. I just can’t or else I’ll be manic in a heartbeat.

    • Derick33

      409d

      It your situation your in ... Bad feeling about others that get overwhelmed you need a change in your system get a new hobby get a different job maybe you lost interest in your lover and you can always be stuck but sometimes you just gotta stop thinking about your bipolar and just start having fun and enjoy life and then your strength and confidence and power to be successful quit the thinking and start believing in yourself and go do something I bit dangerous and be adventurous go explore and conquer the world and don't look back or look for whatever wrong because you've delt with it so it time to move on and keep moving forward stay positive stop complaining

    • CozyVibez

      409d

      Highly unlikely. A true manic episode lasts for days to weeks whereas caffeine has a half life of hours before a drop in energy. Maybe if you're drinking it hourly, but you'd build up a tolerance quite quickly.

      • DitsyDiabetic

        409d

        @CozyVibez everyone’s bipolar is different… and for me any stimulant CAN trip a manic episode, depending on other factors as well, and i often remain manic even after it has worn off. And since i also have SAD, i was told to cut back on caffeine when it’s warm out to lessen the chance of mania. Also, a quick Google search tells me caffeine SPECIFICALLY in fact does VERY OFTEN trip manic episodes in bipolar people. (Just Google “can caffeine cause mania in bipolar people”)

        • CozyVibez

          408d

          @DitsyDiabetic all the more reason to take everything in moderation. Depends on how much coffee/caffeine we're talking about over how much time

    • venus137

      409d

      I don't think caffeine can affect it in the same way as alcohol. I drink diet coke all day that loaded with caffeine and it hasn't triggered me, but I guess everyone reacts to things differently. I've never been told to avoid caffeine. Are you having mania issues now, are you alright ??

      • DitsyDiabetic

        409d

        @venus137 sounds like you have a tolerance to it though, so it may affect you less. If OP rarely drinks caffeine, they could be sensitive to it 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • DitsyDiabetic

      409d

      Any stimulant can. Just be careful, and know when enough is enough. Hope this helps! 💜

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Yes, caffeine can trigger mania for some individuals with bipolar disorder, as mentioned by a user who shared their experience in the provided context. However, it's important to note that reactions to caffeine may vary from person to person.

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