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Thanks for the advice. My intention was to stop the caffeine today, but the habit is so ingrained. I'm going to get some decaf so that I can still have my morning coffee.

Now that I think of it, I have asthma and take albuterol occassionally. I am having a flare-up and have been taking the albuterol a couple of times a day. If I over do it with the albuterol, I will have shakiness. Even though I haven't taken a lot, I guess coupled with the caffeine and the thyroid med it is not helping with the shakiness.

I appreciate your input very much.

Thanks,

Heather
Quote from hfm:
Thanks for the advice. My intention was to stop the caffeine today, but the habit is so ingrained. I'm going to get some decaf so that I can still have my morning coffee.

Now that I think of it, I have asthma and take albuterol occassionally. I am having a flare-up and have been taking the albuterol a couple of times a day. If I over do it with the albuterol, I will have shakiness. Even though I haven't taken a lot, I guess coupled with the caffeine and the thyroid med it is not helping with the shakiness.

I appreciate your input very much.

Thanks,

Heather


Hi! I saw your post on the other message board (can't mention which one--board rules) and think you got some great advice over there, too. Good call on stopping the cffeine, too! :)

With the Albuterol, I assume you are using an inhaler... I have to use one occasionally, too. Here's a tip that may increase the effectiveness while reducing your usage of it and/or reduce the side effects, too.

The standard dosing of those inhalers is two puffs. Inste of doing two puffs in succession, take one puff, then wait 5 minutes and do the second one. this works better because the first puff opens your airways some and giving it time to reach its full effect before you take your second puff makes the second puff more effective. It can get deeper in your lungs, and do you more good.

Alternatively, after 5 minutes, you may decide you don't need the second puff.