Lucozade and caffeine

05/06/2009 at 09:35
Hi ladies

I'm really struggling with drinks at the moment - I used to drink Robinsons squash but the last few weeks it's started making me really nauseous, even the smell of it. I've been struggling the last week to find a drink that I can stomach! I tried some orange lucozade yesterday and it's great and actually seems to help my nausea. However, I just searched online and it appears it contains caffeine (I had a suspicion it might hence why I looked). I really wanted to avoid caffeine as much as possible with my history of mc...but am struggling so much with drinks. How much caffeine is ok to have in a day?

I don't know what to do!! :roll:

Thanks, NN xxx

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05/06/2009 at 10:20
Hi, saw a thread on this a few days ago. If you just flick through the index you will find it. I was drinking lucozade too a couple of weeks ago because it made me feel better. To be honest, I think you would have to be drinking a few bottles for it to have any effect.
05/06/2009 at 10:26
I was living on lucazade a few weeks ago as it helped my sickness loads.

I mentioned it to the doctor and she said it was fine as the caffine content is minimal and as long as i wasn't adding loads of caffine somewhere else not to worry.

You could try the lucazade waters which i think have an either lower cafine content.

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05/06/2009 at 10:29
Lucozade and coke were the only things I could really stomach early on because of morning sickness, nothing else could stay down.
I was worried about too much caffine so I started drinking fizzy flavoured water and even though I still rathered lucozade it did help.
05/06/2009 at 11:22
I found a slice of fresh citrus fruit in tonic water really helped, you could try that if you're worried about the caffeine?

Hannah xx
05/06/2009 at 13:14
I think the recommendation is generally up to 200mg of caffeine a day (although some places say 300mg). Mug instant coffee = 100mg, cup tea = 50mg, Lucozade, 380ml = 46mg (see http://www.energyfiend.com/the-caffeine-database for some other drinks).
I hope this helps, although I can't suggest alternatives. An odd bottle each day shouldn't matter too much. x
05/06/2009 at 14:35
Thanks ladies for your input (and thanks blue sapphire for that website - it's really useful!).

I think I'll just try and limit the amount I have but not stress over it too much. I don't drink any tea or coffee or coke and the only other caffeine I have would be a tiny bit in chocolate, but I hardly ever eat that either!

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06/06/2009 at 04:06
hi i was told to drink flat lucoazade by the consulatant when i was in hospital with hyperemisis, it was all i could drink, also gatorade is good especailly if sicky, xx
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