Has anyone noticed an increase in neuropathy when you drink more caffeine?
Lately, I don't drink much caffeine. I probably make coffee 3 times a week but even then I only drink one or two cups of 1/2 caff (Folders). I've started drinking Sprite simply because it tastes good to me. I didn't intentionally cut back on caffeine, it just sort of happened.
The past two days I've had to get up and run errands really early in the morning. Both days I stopped and got a cup of coffee. I ordered a medium size and drank it all. Both nights I noticed my feet were hurting really bad. Yesterday, on top of the cup of coffee I drank in the morning, I drank iced tea during the day. Again, I wasn't thinking about the caffeine. I simply drank it because my son had picked up a gallon of Dean's sweet tea and it tasted good to me. Then, last night.. I was in severe PAIN. My hips, knees and ankles were aching so bad... deep in my bones. And my feet were tingling really bad and itching. Even my hands were getting tingly and my finger tips felt sort of numb... I was miserable!!
It just hit me a few minutes ago, that my caffeine intake has increased a lot the past two days and so did the neuropathy. Has anyone else noticed any connection?