Category Archives: Food and Drinks

Coffee Side Effects: High Blood Pressure, Fast Heartbeat, and Jitters

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Coffee Side Effects. What are the side effects of the drink of the gods that is coffee? Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, if you over-drink coffee (more than 500 to 600 mg) you might feel any of the following:

  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Stomach upset
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Muscle tremors
  • Sudden urgency to remove shirt.

Hah! Does one really have the sudden urgency to remove one’s shirt if s/he’s drinking too much coffee. Not really. We added that as a joke because if you search “people drinking coffee” this shirtless photo of Jesse Metcalfe drinking a mug of coffee turns up on Google.

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Swallowed Chewing Gum Side Effects

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Swallowed Chewing Gum Side Effects? What are the side effects of a swallowed chewing gum? Does it get stuck in your gut or does it get digested and eventually come out like other ordinary food? Does swallowed chewing gum expand and balloon in the stomach? And is there truth to reports that it takes seven years to digest a swallowed chewing gum?

Well, those of you who asked the above questions because you happen to swallow a chewing gum will be happy to know that a) it does not get stuck in your gut, b) it does not expand and balloon inside your tummy, and c) it does not take seven years for you to digest the gum.

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Vyvanse Binge Eating Disorder Drug Side Effects

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Are you a binge eater who’s looking for a way to control your binge-eating ways? The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug, Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate), that could help you.

The drug was originally marketed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among adults and children (at least 6 years old), but new studies have determined that it is also an effective treatment for binge-eating in adults.

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