That acidity can speed up the production of bile causing it to build up in the stomach. I stopped drinking coffee and the next day I was fine. My mom said it Constipated her so I thought Bingo!! but everything coming up normal. I had a bottle of refrigerated mocha cappuccino at a local Kroger store and a few hours later had extreme D! You could have some issue that’s easily fixed! Thanks for your comment one and all. I know it’s harsh, but I’ve been drinking my coffee black for a few years now. Coffee is a natural laxative and some handle it better than others which could explain it. The caffeine in coffee does seem to stimulate the digestive system. Chronic morning diarrhea, and coffee. A better solution may be to switch to a richer coffee with less acidity such as espresso. Alright, now sit down for this one… Cause if you are like me your life is about to change. Coffee gives me diarrhea but I need a stimulant. While I’m making it…conditioned response? It isn’t the caffeine that’s the problem; it’s the oils and various other components in the coffee. Melinda Mihaescu 7 February, 2015, 2:03 pm Reply. I have tummy trouble , none with milk though!! After that, I completely cut out the coffee (since I thought it was the culprit) and went to caffeine supplements (namely pills like vivarin/no doze). I was curious as to how I would feel if I stopped drinking my coffee, and believe me, I love my coffee. Thankfully, this is a fairly rare side effect of caffeine! And I drank the coffee around 10 am , but did not feel the affect of it until maybe 11am, an hour after I drank the 2 cups of coffee on an empty stomach. No. I take prescription meds for blood pressure first thing in the morning, then a cup or two of coffee.. and yes, I believe I have the coffee induced diarrhea thing. However, coffee itself can be an irritant for some people. I also think I may have IBS, as I had a couple weeks 2 mos ago of loose, watery, soft blobs of stool. I didn’t make the connection right away though. I read a book that endorsed coffee enemas, and how it was supposed to help with bile somehow. I couldn’t find any info about probiotics in dates. Lately, I have gotten fat and lazy. I’ve tried drinking it black and I just want to throw up because the taste is so bitter. Shawn 10 October, 2012, 8:34 pm Reply. This isn’t a bad thing for most coffee drinkers as it just makes them more regular. Thank you so much for sharing your story for others Shelley. )… and comforting to see it’s more common than I think. I had the runs every day for 23 years (yes you read that right) until I finally discovered that coffee was the culprit. ;). That acidity can speed up the production of bile causing it to build up in the stomach. Rosalinda 12 June, 2012, 10:45 pm Reply, About 4 years ago I started to try and lose weight, at this time I discovered that everytime I had a cup of coffee in the morning I would get diarrhea but also felt great and empty afterwards. Otherwise prepare for bowel destruction later in your life. I go to Dunkin donuts and get iced coffee with mocha and low and behold I’m on the bathroom for what seems like forever. After the 3 months I quit the diet and went back to decaf for a while and had very few diarrhea problems. I have been lactose intolerant for years. Rupert Eghardt 1 November, 2014, 4:08 pm Reply. So I am pretty sure a lot of caffeine does NOT like me in the morning. Worse, it takes several days to adjust to getting back to half way normal. I gave up coffee months ago and have been drinking Pero (an “immitation” yet healthier alternative) which has been working wonders. That is that caffeine can CAUSE IBS. Very uncomfortable 2 trips to the loo so far. It acts as a pro-motility agent, which means that it can cause the muscles in your stomach to contract and push food and liquids through your digestive system more rapidly. Tea does have l-theanine in it, which many people say soothes the nerves. Nothing. Great to read that I’m not the only one who has experienced this. It is really irritating because I don’t even drink coffee all that much. I’m hoping to remove caffeine entirely from my diet in the near future. I hope it helps you all out there! I find I don’t have problems with tea causing diarrhea. I’ve read and agree with a few different aspects of coffee that cause this: caffeine, lactose intolerance, acidity, etc. Please do let me, and the rest of us know how you make out! Since I can drink really strong black tea as well without having any symptoms, but coffee has a disastrous effect on my bowels, I suspect it doesn’t have much to do with caffeine for me and more with the acidity of coffee. that just might be it!! I know it. I think it’s the caffeine that’s irritating my bowels in some way. It’s not fun to talk about, but it’s a huge hindrance and life altering(! Required fields are marked *, You may use these HTML
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. And I can tolerate decaf coffee. Shawn 9 November, 2011, 4:30 am Reply. If not, poke around there’s other stuff here that may help you solve your problems. BUT it all stopped once we bought a bean to cup coffee machine. BUT!!! I guess my system was flushing everything out every 5 minutes or so that I had to run to the bathroom and in between urinating and vomiting. Dates have probiotics I have been told, and also help with intestinal problems, so combining with this may help too. Hello Kyle, I’m glad you found some information here to help you. This gives me sometimes the runs as well, but it’s WORTH it! hence i stopped drinking it and now i am fine. I hope your note helps others! If you get diarrhea after drinking coffee every time you sip on your favorite cup of java there may be something else going on. I did exercise every day and at one point I hired a personal trainer too. There is some other constituent of coffee which caused my problem. Thanks for the well wishes. I find it relaxing and energizing at the same time. I have an article about that, and peppermint capsule here: . Your stool might be loose, though not always. and to a natruopath and was told it was gluten. Research to date does not show any relationship between coffee consumption and dyspepsia. It is imperative to get the amount of good bacteria up to the right threshold within your intestines. I think that may be the cause of my diarhea. It relaxed me alright. But I can say that exercise can help (it’s been helping me), and so can things like prunes (though for some reason they make ME sick as hell, other people swear by them). it works, Ed Hofman 27 October, 2016, 10:54 pm Reply. Now I feel that I found the answer. Then I tried cutting out wheat….no effect. Can Drinking Coffee Cause Diarrhea? Tea has caffeine too. I only quit caffeine, in any form. So now I decided to only drink 1 cup of Joe only when the dry dark chocolate creamer is stocked in stores & since I want a hot beverage in the morning when there is not creamer available I will try hot tea. You could also be lactose intolerant. I here you about the big D! Recently I started having stomach pains, and not exactly diarrhea but what I will describe as leakage. When I take probiotics, I don’t get ‘sour stomach’ anymore and I become regular – no more ‘acid’ feeling or diarrhea -regardless of what I drink or eat. But usually about half as much as coffee. There is evidence that caffeine-containing drinks such as coffee can act as a laxative. i’ve found that i can get a better morning stimulation, plus increased alertness drinking 2 ounce vitamin b shots. So happy to know my problem..Well if I ever get constipated I know what to do now!! Your experience could be different from mine. I’ve found that coffee gives me problems in the morning, but usually if I drink it later in the day or at night, it doesn’t cause as much distress. Shawn 8 September, 2012, 2:00 pm Reply, Wow! I have breast cancer and drastically changed my diet – basically whole food/plant based (with occasional seafood – no dairy, very little sugar). The weird part is it does not occur every day, but it is becoming more frequent. Thanks for your article. Diane 17 November, 2014, 7:06 pm Reply. I have had the bathroom issues for months and thought I was going crazy!!! Michael 19 January, 2013, 5:02 am Reply, It’s a big relief to see that other people have those same issues and I’m impressed that someone has even made a website about it! I have for some months now diarrhea (I go in toilet one time maybe 2 everyday) or some days more like normal stools but i can see my stools are not as they suppose to be. Immediately I found it was no where near as bad. Any Endocrinologists in the USA that do treat for Visceral Hypersensitivity? L-Theonine has a reputation for being calming, relaxing, and increasing a person’s sense of well being. I have no other symptoms except this problem. Coffee doesn’t seem worth what you’re describing. If I don’t eat breakfast, I can not as hungry….and have a slightly bigger lunch. I have IBS and as I’ve gotten older(69),it’s become more of a problem.Especially the gas and bloating after meals.So embarrassing .Im a coffee with cream girl and love red wine.But,would give this up if I thought it bring more normally to my life. Asked 9 Oct 2017 by Anxietyangel Updated 18 October 2019 Topics celexa, diarrhea, citalopram, prescription. One that’s haunted me, especially in the a.m. for years. It is sooo worth quitting, to know my body is finally back to normal. I’ve felt great. Thanks, Shawn 3 February, 2012, 5:58 am Reply, I’m glad you found something useful! Hi, I’ve suffered also more recently with diarrhea after drinking coffee. I plan on trying tea tomorrow morning. Shawn 24 January, 2012, 5:45 am Reply, Angela 16 January, 2012, 1:54 pm Reply. Peter 19 November, 2017, 7:30 am Reply. Don’t give up!!! (I like Metamucil) I bought a bag of psyllium and will be trying that too. The only thing is that while I felt coffee was a trigger I did not think it was the caffeine in coffee but perhaps another chemical in the coffee. There are days anything I eat causes cramps and diarrhea but the soy in creamers hands down is biggest culprit! Note that coffee may stimulate the bowels but should not cause diarrhea. It is called “Veema Bode” Shakes. I also have, what I think, is bile reflux which burns my asophagus (bile reflux is not acid reflux apparently) I have just had a G and C and I seem to be clear of cancer but I have an irritated bowel and an irritated and ulcerated asophagus. Regards, Shawn. Yay! But, in any case they say the big D! At times it seems over sensitive yet others it seems as strong as steel. Gut stimulation. It has been nearly years and finally, I know I’m not the only one and I know how to prevent it! prof said that the best way to treat is to give what the patient has lost ,, if the patient hs lost blood, so we give him blood ,, so im assuming if i lost water , which is in feces, which causes diarrhea ,, so i should drink more water . Lo and behold, no diarrhea. It’s just so random when it attacks. Shawn, thank you for words of wisdom and COMMON SENSE, something none of my over-priced gastroenterologists provided, and thanks to the post that mentioned that “creepy, crawly” feeling from caffeine. While others need coffee in order to feel peppy, even a few sips of coffee can cause you to feel a little too peppy. For some strange reason, I just entered “does coffee cause diarrhea” into Google and found your post…amazing! I NEVER have coffee that late. Do this faithfully for at least a month and see if it helps you. I stopped drinking coffee, it made a huge difference, but( it took about 6 weeks before things changed) If I take 1 coffee I have the urine prolem, and it lasts for weeks. I’m confident that removing significant amounts of caffeine from my diet was the answer to my bowel issues, and I intend to stay vigilant to ensure the problems don’t recur. But it is strangely comforting to read about all the people who have the same problem, that I am not alone. I don’t know about Dunkin’ Donuts ingredients, but a lot of people comment or write me with soy issues or anatto issues. will not kill you. WOW this is my only vice….. Thomas Batts 6 March, 2013, 1:06 pm Reply. I have no idea why she couldn’t drink regular coffee and she’s no longer around to ask. It helps a lot! Thanks for letting us know. Do you think it might be because i sleep late in the night and i have a coffe during lunch time? ive just gone two days without tea or coffee no stomach cramps or diarreah…i had a coffee this morning soon after i had a niggly stomach ache…and a few hours later im having to make continuous visits to the bathroom!!!! Ways to Avoid Acid Reflux While Drinking Coffee, Reasons Why Coffee May Be Causing You Anxiety. Some advice I have found that has helped me and made my life a LOT better is yogurt with probiotics. Some people have trouble with cream, others have trouble with artificial creamer do to annatto and other additives. I know that tea is more relaxing for ME. Your body is saying ” Hello”! Just thinking about coffee in the morning is enough for me. It sounds like you drank coffee without a problem, then drank coffee with a certain brand of creamer without any problem. Can I have Diarrhea Thank you. 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