quitting coffee

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  1. pishta

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    Anyone just stop drinking morning coffee cold turkey? I missed 2 mornings and have had a spitting headache for the last 2 nights.....Wife says caffeine withdrawls......F it, I'm drinking one now!
     
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    • pishta

      pishta I know I'm right....

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      I used to think I was peeing it all and then some out by 0900 anyway but I had the same cycle on straight water....Now diet coke was a different story. Im off that shit for 4 years now.
       
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      • Cuda416

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        Quit sodas years ago. Take some ibuprofen. You'll be good.
         
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        • diymirage

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          i used to drink coffee at work all day long
          then come saturday, id have one or two cups in the morning and by noon, there was that headache

          caffeine is a drug, you build up both a tollerance and a need for it, and quitting cold turkey is going to hurt


          since i quit that job, i drink 2 cups daily and not only are weekends fine, migraines in general have been absent for years

          me thinks there is a correlation
           
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          • Cuda416

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            There was an interesting video i saw several years ago that covered coffee and the lethargic feeling with you didn't have it.

            The test subject was a young gal who walked in carrying two Starbucks cups and she hadn't had any caffeine that morning. They did an MRI on her and noted lots of pressure etc. It was considered an abnormal scan. She had a hard time staying awake during the test.

            Next day she comes in after having had her fix and they did another MRI. Her brain scan showed "normal"....

            The take away was that caffeine isn't a "pick-me-up" like people think, more how @diymirage points out, it's a drug and to get back to "normal" you need a fix.

            it was interesting to see it "shown" on an MRI.
             
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            • pishta

              pishta I know I'm right....

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              Yup...drank my 600ml of coffee 20 minutes ago and the headache is now almost gone. Scary.....I'm an addict! :eek:..Hey it could be a lot worse....
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              • Cuda416

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                I wouldn't check into rehab just yet.
                 
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                  I tried and failed. My approach was to buy a container of both caf and decaf and mix them, lowering the dosage. Did that for two weeks.

                  I would still get a little headache later in the day but it was slight and manageable with an asprin. I may try that approach again but what caused me to fail is the Keurig at work. I suppose I could buy decaf k-cups.

                  I wonder how long it would take to go cold turkey and just power through the withdrawals. I am pretty good at cold turkey. Quit drinking alcohol and smoking weed cold turkey. Caffein seems to be a stronger drug though.
                   
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                  • rumblefish360

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                    It’ll take 3-4 days without caffeine for the headaches to go away. There’s nothing you can do. A slow withdraw from coffee is easier with milder headaches.
                     
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                    • j par

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                      No soda since the beginning of the year..
                      Lost 35#...
                       
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                      • JDMopar

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                        I've had to pretty much quit coffee myself. Too much acid in it for my screwed up stomach! My stomach produces too much acid anyway, so I have to take a pill every morning to cut down on that. All the coffee does is add back what the pill prevents! I used to drink at least 3 cups a day, and it finally caught up with me. I might drink 2 cups per week now, max. I don't remember much of a headache when I quit, but I'm sure it probably happened. I thought I would miss it, but I really don't.
                         
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                        I have 1-2 cups everyday, figure that its the least of my issues. I drink a crapload of water every day. Dont drink much soda anymore, maybe a can every couple weeks ( use it to water down my Bourbon ).
                         
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                        If you really want to quit drinking coffee get some Excedren headache tablets. It has somewhere around 65 milligrams of caffeine in it and will help ease the headaches. Then you slowly ween yourself away from the excedren tablets. I have never had a cup of coffee, tea, or iced tea. Can’t stand the smell of it
                         
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                          Good for you dude! I quit that crap years ago. Much worse for you than coffee!
                           
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                            I read that caffeine in coffee and soda disrupts calcium absorption into the bones. Not good when you get older
                             
                          • Dartswinger70

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                            I try not to miss a "Morning " cup every day, and when I do something isn't right about my day. I only have that 1 cup but I have been doing that for at least 30 years.
                             
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                              I drink coffee in the morning and decaf coffee in the late afternoon.
                              It's way better than the 18 pack I use to drink daily.
                              I haven't touched alcohol in 20 years and I'm not giving up my coffee.
                               
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                                Used to drink coffee all morning at work, but didnt bother on the weekend. Got my caffeine fix from coke/pepsi/Dr Pepper. By myself in cali, and retired, again i dont bother, and i dont miss it.
                                In Arizona, the girlfriend makes a pot every morning, so a couple cups with baileys and whipped cream is an everyday thing.
                                Back in cali, coffee isnt worth the effort. But yeah, caffeine withdrawal headaches are a very real thing!
                                 
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                                I like my beer, although I admit I have slowed down considerably, mainly due to getting older, i cant drink and drink then get up and go any more:)

                                One thing Ive noticed is I dont even know if the coffee ;works" any more, but I have noticed that i am off if i dont drink it.
                                 
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                                • pishta

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                                  Ill add that my cup is actually 4 cups as a 'cup' of coffee nowadays is actually about 150ml, or <6oz. Im gonna cut my next can with 50% decaf. I had a Keurig and that sucked, never made enough for me in any strength even with the 'packed' refillable pods.
                                   
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                                    My left arm arthritis or tendonitis got real burny on me.. till I read coffee was bad for those conditions. Cold Turkey, burnt gone. Not cured, but half as bad as it was.
                                    I sleep a little better at nite too. No withdrawals. There is many things in our live we don't really need.
                                     
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                                    • go-fish

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                                      We make our coffee with a french press and it gives a better flavor and the carrif is smaller than a pot. I consume less than when you had a regular coffee maker.

                                      The 1/2 and 1/2 is a good way to go. You hardly notice the taste difference in the decaf and I didn't notice any less of a caffeine "fix".

                                      Just think of all the stuff we don't need in our lives. Pharmaceuticals, coffee, name brand clothes, condoms, fast food, beer. Mopars (Ahhhhh! Just kidding about that last one!)
                                       
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                                        I never liked the taste of coffee...but I hear it’s hard for people to give it up!
                                         
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                                        We only set ours to 2-4 cups..so there was really only enough for 2 regular cups of coffee, 1 each. I can't even drink 2 cups, I'd be flying through the roof! Lol
                                         
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                                        I only need the coffee and the Mopars. gave up the beer, don't use Pharma, quit using condoms at 21 when I got married,
                                        I can make a better burger than Micky D's and I'm a nature boy , so I don't wear clothes. lol
                                         
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