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Anna Nicole - Killed by Caffeine?

3/29/2007 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Could caffeine have helped kill Anna Nicole Smith? One theory being floated this morning says that Anna drank so much soda, which interacted with her Cipro, causing severe insomnia, which then led her to overdose on chloral hydrate, her eventual downfall.

The theory is posited by FOX News, and their "expert source" says that taking Cipro and drinking soda at the same time (several soda cans were found around her bed) kept Anna Nicole awake and unable to sleep, which she tried to counteract with choral hydrate, the powerful but dangerous sedative. Broward County toxicologist Howard Schueler acknowledged that both caffeine and Cipro were in her blood, but didn't confirm that their combined effect would be overly strong.

Schueler did say, as Dr. Joshua Perper said Monday, that the Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, and the chloral hydrate together were a lethal mix for the late Anna Nicole.

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Just wondering???????????    

First!

2731 days ago
2.

LUZ    

I DONT EVEN KNOW WHY PDIDDY GETS SO MUCH A TTENTION .IN MY OPINION HE IS FAMOUS FOR ONE THING AND ONE THING ONLY,EXPLOITING BIGGY SMALLS AND MAKING BELIEVE HE CAN DANCE AND SING WITH BIG SPECIALS EFFECTS SO NOBODY REALLY LOOKS AT HIM.ITS CALLED STRATEGY.NOW HE CLAIMS TO HAVE SEX FOR 30 HOURS. PLEEEEEEEEEEASE GIVE ME A BRAKE .

2731 days ago
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Flipflop    

In CA or the Bahamas, are there no boundaries between Dr.s /patients -
lawyers/clients? If nothing else HKS and Khristine Eroshevich should
face ethical charges. Was ANS's friend and neighbor the only one
giving her psychiatric care? In addition, is it true that this woman
was also Dannylynn's peditrician? What qualifies her in both
specialties? Howard is islotaed, grieving, under a lot of pressure
and looks to be involved in drugs also, as much of a mess as I think
he has made for himself, is anyone worried about his stability? Has
anyone thought it interesting about the sudden, strange circumstances
about Pierce Marshall's death - could there be any correlation? Too
many coincidences here - this is a scary man.

2731 days ago
4.

Ida    

I am so pissed over Howard appealing the DNA results. Can't someone stop this man? I bet if it were me the law could stop me. Why is this drug-enabler golddigger above the law? Stern wonders why he has a bad reputation---this is another example of why.

2731 days ago
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Dr. M    

Her name / face / likeness - are currently marketable - soo

It makes sense for Lindsay to capitalize on them -

WHERE are the dogs ?

Nosce Te Ipsum

Dr M

2731 days ago
6.

Real Love    

The tantric sex thing was news when Sting talked about it back in the 90s ... Diddy's not only played out, so are his strategies for trying to get media attention. Maybe he should change his name again. I wish TMZ would stop covering this has-been. Unless he wants to come out and talk about how he never sees his kids and cheats on his baby mama and gave it to Sienna Miller. He's probably lucky if he can go 30 minutes.

2731 days ago
7.

Nutz    

Lindsay who?

P.Diddy - stick to clothing line

Soda killed ANS, don't think so. Keep the ANS stories coming though,
definately more interesting than Lindsay-what-was-her-name-again-train
wreck....

2731 days ago
8.

SECURITY NY    

This will be the 21st Century Marilyn Monroe Mystique !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2731 days ago
9.

jane smith    

P Diddy, who cares?
Halle see a therapist
ANS story is stupid

2731 days ago
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Lenn K.    

TMZ, I know you get more hits when you post anything about ANS, but it's basically over. You now just start throwing anything against the wall. What's next her fake boobs could have caused her death? Move on!!!

2731 days ago
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SillyPutty    

Killed by Caffeine? Has Howard K Stern changed his name to Caffeine?

2731 days ago
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Lenn K.    

I saw the cover of People magazine with Patrick Dempsey on it with his twin boys and you could see a real man. Here you have Sean Coombs who had twins with a girl he wouldn't even marry and all the talk is about himself. This is truly a piece of garbage for a man or should I say malewhore. Keep wearing your dumb expensive jewelry and throwing parties to get noticed, but in the end you're just small and time will catchup with you and your selfish ways!!!!!

2731 days ago
13.

Steve Huff    

Caffeine??? I guess everyone forgot that one of the medications listed as being found in Anna Nicole's hotel room was Provigil, otherwise known as modafinil.

Modafinil is an ANTI-SLEEP drug. Meaning that it has the same ability as meth to keep a person up for days, if enough is taken, but it is promoted as being the first safe stimulant. It is a low schedule drug, for instance. There's long been a rumor that U.S. special forces replaced the old "go pills" they used to give soldiers -- dexedrine -- with modafinil, as it there was evidence that it was less habit-forming and much less likely to induce psychosis.

I used to work third shift and I had a prescription. It won't make the person taking it jazzed like speed is said to do, but you will definitely stay awake for quite a long time. I can't see how caffeine would have been a problem except that it might have mixed with modafinil, even more than cipro. Just sayin'. And after all the source WAS Faux News.

2731 days ago
14.

Me    

Oh Shiddy, sit back down and shut up already. We know you're the greatest entertainer ever to come along...right up there with Sinatra. And we know you're a real stud because you had twins, right? Now would ya just go away?

2731 days ago
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Be Nice    

2731 days ago
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