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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yerba Mate "curing" my SA, but..


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Past month cut out grains from diet, compensated and started drinking generally 16 cups of coffee. Sometimes 8 espresso shots, 10 cups.

Point being I started feeling cray cray.

So now I've cut back and started drinking mate.

But I'm having issues. Mate relaxes me. A LOT.

So today at store some lady just rubbed me the wrong way. She was talking to her kids n the isle I was on.. rt next to me just came up. Rt away my normal defensive self would have been oh ***** move away. Because I'm good, real good at avoiding negative people.

So she started blabbing (I would say witchin with a b), and completely just took out her frustrated annoying vibes at me for no reason. Like she seriously saw me all relaxed and decided to come rt next to me to somehow f me over and ruin my time.

Thing is, I live in the snobbiest part of the whole world. Trust this

Thing is, when I drink tons of coffee people don't really bother me. I snus to, used to smoke more.

But it's not entirely true. Coffee keeps me alert and aware of people.. okay, idiots ), I want to avoid.. yadda

Lets move on.

So when she approached I knew the whole ***** was gonna fly. I knew I should leave but the mate was holding on.. making me relaxed

And she spewed on me.. had then I got pissed off after. And I hate that because if I avoid people negative vibes, etc, and avoid them whatever, then I leave unscathed, maybe stressed.

Its like mate opens the heart. They drink it in circles around people coming together to share.

So maybe that's all. Maybe I should drink mate like alcohol, when with friends or relaxing.. because holy God I haven't felt so vulnerable in so long.

But the crazy thing is it just sorta sheds my SA. Because idk, on the way out I sorta didn't really be all nervous with the cashier although she was being weird, and then I completely calmly talked to the Starbucks girl who I know kinda, and just had a bit of Convo.

Its like this mate makes me relaxed, around people, but then annoying people try to ruin it all.

Weird. I need to go for a walk and breath.

The only confounding variable is the last few times I've noticed this with mate I also drank 3-4 cups of strong coffee generally a few hours before I started drinking on the mate. So I could have been crashing from the coffee, because generally when I drink coffee I kinda just know when I need more and I anyways have the snus in.

With mate, sometimes don't need to snus.

Walk time.

But seriously I can't be throwing away this mate because literally it erases my SA, its just.. idk. Its possible I just can't use it around energy vultures/vampires that pray on relaxed people.. because when I'm doped up on the coffee and stuff people stay away... but then I'm kinda SA ya kno

Noticed this with Xanax. Opens you up, but then people can piss me off more.

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Where do you buy it?
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Where do you buy it?
mostly online. Fresh and easy has it. I bet other health food stores do also.
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Argentina and Uruguay drink a lot o f Mate and the majority aren't introverted some other countries in south america do this too.

Well I may just try this one but what type of Mate do you recommend us, does it has caffeine? is there different types of Mates out there? thanks!

And I forget just why I taste
Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile
I found it hard; it's hard to find
Oh well, whatever, never mind...
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