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post #61 of 75 (permalink) Old 01-06-2016, 07:46 PM
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I never got on coffee and sooooo glad I didn't, hearing stories like this from people.


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coffee is the only legal psychoactive drug that is commonly accepted by almost everyone who most of the time don't consider it to either be a drug or psychoactive. i only drink Earl Grey tea and chai, which have less caffeine. If you switch to tea i think it would help your anxiety, then eventually get yourself off tea, that's what i would do to lessen caffeine intake.
That' what I've been thinking. I have green tea but I haven't touched it since a bought it four months ago lol.

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I drink up to three cups a day and yeah I know the caffeine does make anxiety worse but at the same time it's comforting to drink that warm beverage. I've given up sodas but I can't give up my java. i'll take my black with a just a tad of sugar in the raw please.

Seriously though gl to you and to help, switch to green tea since it has a bit of caffeine in it and it's good for you. Also don't have any coffee in your house so you are less tempted.
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Caffeine isn't needed, I don't think. Yoga is my anti-caffeine. Exercise, in general, gives you energy without the side effects.

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I've never been a coffee drinker, I don't need coffee or sugar to wake up. But I have cut back on my soda. I only had one soda this week, and am trying not to drink any this month. I just want to see what happens if I cut out soda and stick to water.
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I can vouch for the NO COFFEE thing. It's a slow killer for me. Just another product that weakens me resolve and plays on my addictive predispositions. It also dehydrates me and adds to constipation. In fact, for all the good many justify with coffee, there is a huge amount to negative side effect that does not take long to effect my system.

Like most things that give you a quick lift, taste yummy and seasoned with all things nice; it's more harmful than not. Quick gains, but always a larger hill to climb the next rime the track.


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I was not a coffee drinker... however start drinking and it caused me lots of anxiety, social anxiety. i quit
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gave up the coffee for about 3 weeks and i was defo more relaxed it did nothing for my anxiety

i feel the need the need for speed
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I'm resurrecting this thread. I just got back from the doctors and she said I should definitely give up coffee for a while just to see what changes can happen. I told her about the bad withdrawal symptoms I get if I don't drink it regularly and how I depend on it in the morning to get going. It also seems to be effected by the meds I'm on. I get such a high now right after drinking coffee but that sometimes is followed by a big blah phase.

So it begins again.. The quest to give up coffee

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I decided coffee affects me in negative way that tea doesn't, that it causes fear whereas tea is safe, so I've just been drinking tea since Saturday. It's good but the big reduction in caffeine is so hard. Caffeine is such a tricky thing. It increases anxiety but it also increases mood. And now I'm still having trouble sleeping and have not been able to run, which I feel I have to do to mitigate the anxiety producing effect of caffeine, but my back hurts, again and I am so tired and sore, again. That makes me want more caffeine and that also makes me have less hope.


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So I did it! I've accidentally given up coffee

I was stuck in the hospital for three weeks thanks to a leaking appendix which caused a bad infection. During that time coffee was the last thing on my mind even though it was offered to me at breakfast each morning the last week I was there. I've been home since last Friday and I haven't even thought about it. Hopefully I can keep this up and kick the habit for good!

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First we had nofap and now we have nocaffeineANDnofap

what is the world coming to?
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So I did it! I've accidentally given up coffee

I was stuck in the hospital for three weeks thanks to a leaking appendix which caused a bad infection. During that time coffee was the last thing on my mind even though it was offered to me at breakfast each morning the last week I was there. I've been home since last Friday and I haven't even thought about it. Hopefully I can keep this up and kick the habit for good!
Good for you, hopefully you see some good results. Glad something good came from something bad.
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Caffeine actually does not do bad things to me unless I drink a ton of coffee. If I just drink two cups or something, it gives me nice, smooth energy and goodness.

What gives me anxiety is people. As long as I stay away from people, I'm fine. (That's why they call it social anxiety, apparently)
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A few weeks ago I took so much caffeine I got severely ill and almost got killed. After this experience I just drink coffee with moderation.
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