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Invisiblemantis
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Quitting Caffeine
    #4593425 - 08/29/05 01:28 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I'm on day #2 without caffeine and I've noticed a few effects:

  • I'm veeeeery laid-back: I'm usually irritable at work but I've been as mellow as I am when I'm stoned.
  • My muscles are very relaxed, it feels very soothing
  • My mind isn't racing (concentration improves)
  • I'm a better, more patient driver
  • I can sleep well at night!
  • Essential tremor is not as bad (for those of you who don't know, essential tremor = shakey hands when you're trying to do something slowly... it's a bitch in chemistry class)

I like what I'm seeing so far, I'm going to keep it up and post about my experience... if anyone is interested, that is!

Has anyone succesfully cut caffeine out of their diet? I'd like to hear some experiences from people who've stopped entirely, or stopped using products with significant doses. For example, giving up caffeinated beverages alone. Chocolate has caffeine in it, but it's usually not a significant dose.
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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: mantis]
    #4593436 - 08/29/05 01:30 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

caffeine makes me tired


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: mantis]
    #4593483 - 08/29/05 01:37 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i successfully quit drinking ALL caffinated prducts.
my mood swings stopped completely, i could sleep & wake up
easily, mind stopped racing, concentration is better,
overall more relaxed person.
one thing youll notice in the weeks to come,
is that youll start eating NON STOP,
& youll eventually  gain some weight.

after the 1st month youll definately feel like a healthier person :sun:


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: thegatewaydrug]
    #4593484 - 08/29/05 01:37 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I drink coffee and tea often, but I use it as another drug.  It has a similar indole-ring in its structure.  Caffeine and xanax is fun.  It's a strong, addictive drug.  And like most strong, addictive drugs, it's legal  :smile:


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: 40oz]
    #4593505 - 08/29/05 01:42 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

That's the reply I was looking for! :thumbup:

I'm already starting to see some of those benefits. I feel a little tired at work but it's better than being strung-out. I can live with the headaches for the next few days, aspirin seems to help.

Somebody told me "you'll just get addicted to aspirin", what they fail to realize is the headaches are a result of a chain of events:

lowered caffeine intake >
lowered blood pressure >
increased blood-flow in your head >
nasty headache

Once the withdrawl is gone (3 or 4 more days) I'm good to go-- then it's just a matter of will-power.

The weight gain is a big plus-- I'm toned but I could stand to gain a few pounds.


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: Nashbar]
    #4593523 - 08/29/05 01:45 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I didn't consciously quit, I just don't buy anything caffeinated because I'm broke and water is close to free and its good. I've started eating in a more healthy manner as well, and most caffeinated stuff is just too sweet for me anymore.

Since I've stopped I sleep better and feel better all around.


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: mantis]
    #4593546 - 08/29/05 01:48 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

pineapple orange juice tastes much better
fruit is very good for you in general, remember that :wink:


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: mantis]
    #4593573 - 08/29/05 01:52 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i drink caffiene beverages in the morning to wake up, I end up drinking beer later on anyway,,


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: Skunk420]
    #4593610 - 08/29/05 01:56 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

great combination :smirk:


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: Shroomism]
    #4593635 - 08/29/05 02:00 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

not really, I am gonna quit drinking beers, here....or very few..iam so bored of it


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: Skunk420]
    #4593654 - 08/29/05 02:03 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i quit caffeene long ago, almost a year i think i only use it on road trips where i have been driving for more than 20 hours...


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: ZippoZ]
    #4593679 - 08/29/05 02:05 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

caffiene is okay when you need to stay focused and fast, it is a necessity working as a cashier from lack of sleep..


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: mantis]
    #4593715 - 08/29/05 02:10 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i don't drink much caffiene anymore either. i've also noticed that people who drink something like a daily coffee are bit more uptight...


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: felix]
    #4593738 - 08/29/05 02:14 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

caffiene weakens the heart


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Re: Quitting Caffeine [Re: mantis]
    #4593769 - 08/29/05 02:19 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

mantis said:
That's the reply I was looking for! :thumbup:

I'm already starting to see some of those benefits. I feel a little tired at work but it's better than being strung-out. I can live with the headaches for the next few days, aspirin seems to help.

Somebody told me "you'll just get addicted to aspirin", what they fail to realize is the headaches are a result of a chain of events:

lowered caffeine intake >
lowered blood pressure >
increased blood-flow in your head >
nasty headache

Once the withdrawl is gone (3 or 4 more days) I'm good to go-- then it's just a matter of will-power.

The weight gain is a big plus-- I'm toned but I could stand to gain a few pounds.




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This system of neuroadaptation is the basis of physical addiction and drug tolerance; when your brain is frequently exposed to a drug it adapts to compensate for the presence of the drug. As a result, if the drug is taken away, it leaves your brain 'overcompensating' and off balance in a new way. If you frequently use a drug that suppresses anxiety, then go off it suddenly, you are likely to experience 'rebound' anxiety. If you take a lot of pain killers, then go off them, you are likely to experience 'rebound' pain, even if nothing is wrong with you.

    Neuroadaptation isn't 'strange' or abnormal; it's something that is always going on, with or without drugs. It's the reason we develop a tolerance to caffeine...and why that tolerance goes away if we give up caffeine for an extended period.

    Neuroadaptation isn't limited to changing the existing receptors. Neurons can also adapt by producing more or less of enzymes that break down neurotransmitters or drugs, or by producing more or fewer new receptors over time. (Proteins like receptors are constantly wearing out and being replaced; thus, if the neuron produces fewer new receptors, the number of receptors will go down over time.)






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