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heat sensations after eating or drinking caffeine

Posted In: Endocrine conditions 4 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2006
  • 10:02 PM

Have run through tests (CBC, Thyroid, Blood Glucose) for symptoms, but nothing shows. At the outset was heat (systemic, but more pronounced in the face) with redness in the face after consuming caffeine (small amount, green tea), then has progressed to after consumption of tonic supplements (primarily Catalyn from Standard Process). Currently the symptoms show as much in the neck as face, this is the presentation over the past few weeks. Have recently eliminated caffeine and tonic supplements and find the symptoms occur without known agents (ie. seemingly spontaneously), but almost always some time after eating food (generally a few hours).
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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  • The one I can think of is that caffeine is a nervous system stimulant that speeds up your metabolism, thus generating heat. Some people experience such body flush when taking niacin (a B-Complex vitamin component.)
    birdie 40 Replies
    • August 10, 2006
    • 09:30 PM
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  • I did have a reaction to niacin as well, it was much more substantial than the caffeine actually, but lasted only a short while.I had a CBC done, and my Calcium is low, which doesn't help much, so will be adding that to the diet and see what effect it may have.It's very confusing...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2006
    • 11:22 PM
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  • Maybe you have rosacea. It sounds like a very strong possibility.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 11, 2006
    • 03:25 AM
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  • sounds like flushing associated with carcinoid syndrome or some type of endocrine tumor secreting catecholamines - I have the same symptoms and the flushing sometimes leads to migraines.
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