Wednesday, May 25, 2011

coffee

I just can't seem to get anything done until I've had my first cup of coffee. Seriously, it's like I'm in a fog when I get up and that fog doesn't lift until I've downed coffee #1 for the day. I don't want to drive or make a phone call or do ANYTHING until #1 has settled into my blood stream. It's really getting ridiculous.

I've tried going cold turkey and quitting coffee, but then I get a massive headache...that lasts for a week. Once that's gone, I'm tired and uncommunicative and unable to get through a day without yawning a hundred and fifty times. I'm a different person when I'm coffee-less.

I'm siting here right now imbibing the stuff and writing this. If I wasn't drinking the coffee, this is how my last sentence would read:

dhgfjng;lojre90ugol'mslaojhfuigfqeuvx iowej iejfiwnv wir uwcnupord oiqwdjqof o

Does that make any sense to you? It's gibberish to me.

32 comments:

  1. I had been living off coffee and Coke light for 15 years! After my blood pressure finally went beyond 150 I decided to quit. It took over two months for the worst to pass. First week was pure hell, complete with migraine and some kind of nasty morning sickness. It get's better, though. But I'm still not sure whether life is worth living now almost six months later ;-)

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  2. Huh? Zwuh?
    (coffee still brewing here)


    --Beck

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  3. When I stopped smoking, I replaced each cig with coffee.....mistake.... more addictive than the cigs! .....subbing the coffee for tea helped, have you tried that? ...... i recommend getting some 'Yorkshire tea' from the UK not the US filth heheh ....good luck!

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  4. You should do what works for you and enjoy the pleasure of your morning ritual. As long as you don't make it "Irish" in the AM, it's a wonderful accompaniment to seizing the day...and breakfast! Enjoy your java : )

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  5. I cut back on my caffeine habit by taking Adderall. :-D

    Seriously,though, the hand tremors got to be too much for me, but I was loathe to give up my beloved morning coffee. So--and this is hard for a professional coffee drinker to admit--I started mixing decaf grounds in with the regular. Worked brilliantly.
    I'm down in San Diego for the summer, so, if you don't want to be seen buying decaf, I can bring it to you. :)

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  6. maybe you can make a transition to tea, which still has caffeine with the added (possibly false?) sense of feeling calm

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  7. I'm eight months pregnant and I quit to get pregnant and, you know, have the baby. I was told about three weeks ago to start drinking a cup of coffee a day, again, because my blood pressure was too low and it was, like, almost killing me. (Not really, but I was on a heart monitor for a month.)

    My point? All Hail Coffee!

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  8. You like coffee? I like you!
    Yes ,you're right ,I'm crazy...a little

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  9. For me it's diet coke. It's the caffeine. And I'm not really supposed to even have caffeine according to my doctor. But if I don't, I am so slow and sluggish it is unreal. But if I have too much caffeine, then I'm all jittery. So I try to limit myself to just one or two diet cokes a day. Oh, and sometimes I'll drink iced tea instead. You're not alone in how you feel!

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  10. I have a caffeine sensitivity that really hit me the first OutlantaCon we did. Got a migraine that I could not figure out and my BP was through the roof. I just had to wean myself off it. Cold turkey hurts and is unnecessary sayeth my doctor. Just take your coffee and do 1/8 decaf for a week, the 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 over a month or so. It works. And though decaf does not have all the options that regular does there are still some really good ones that a good local coffee brewer can do for you.
    Just my .03

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  11. let me get this straight. they take the caffeine out of the coffee to make it decaffeinated? that's like drinking beer without alcohol in it. cause you like the taste of beer so much. yeah, right!@lol

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  12. it easier to admit that the world functions on drugs (and we like it). wait, let's be with girls and not have sex with them too. I like my girls de-girled. just because they make me nervous and uptight doesn't mean they're not good with the girl in them. I can't even drive or think without that!@

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  13. I have to have coffee in the morning. It's an integral part of my morning routine, like dressing.

    It's also integral to my writing. I do my best writing when I'm at a Starbucks or Coffee Bean, drinking my sweet ambrosia and writing modern mythology. Writing without coffee is like playing a guitar without strings: You can still bang something out, but it's not going to be nearly as good.

    So glad I'm not the only one who needs the coffee fix!

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  14. My mom's the same way when it comes to her morning coffee... whenever she decides to go off the stuff she gets wicked cranky. So, whenever the crank monster starts showin' up, my brother and I will jump in and ask her if we can buy her a coffee. It usually puts the monster back in its den for a while. :)
    Me, I can go without coffee... as long as I have my Chai latte.

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  15. Joe aka AmberAddictMay 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    It seems to me that everyone has at least one vice. There are worst things to be addicted to than coffee believe me.

    Look at it this way "dhgfjng;lojre90ugol'mslaojhfuigfqeuvx iowej iejfiwnv wir uwcnupord oiqwdjqof o" still makes more sense than one of my tweets. LOL At least you have an excuse for not making sense I'm just stupid. :(

    If you want cut down I'm sure you'll find a way I can't imagine anything stopping if you want do something.

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  16. Reminds me of me... I need at least one coke (soft drink. say no to drugs) a day or I feel unsatisfied xD Love that caffeine. Gives me energy :)

    Luckily I'm not a coffee person though, so I'll never get addicted to that. I'll stick with my Coke :)

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  17. It affects my fine motor but not my brian. I still fall asleep no matter how many cups or how dark the coffee is, and once I stop drinking, my hand shakes when I try to turn on the radio while driving.

    Love coffee just because of it's smell. Caffeine, well, don't feel much of it when I need it, but I never drank decaff cuz somehow it just doesn't feel like coffee anymore...ummm

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  18. I don't touch coffee -- not that it matters, considering how much Mountain Dew I drink. I believe coffee's better for you.

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  19. Coffee is like air to me - I drink Kenco rich in England because it is just gorgeous and I don't need to brew the stuff. It's seriously keeping me active at times - so I understand exactly where you're coming from :)

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  20. I haven't had any coffee since March, and I used to drink it all day. I switched to a combo of Yerba Mate and green tea and brew it up it a french press. It's still got caffeine, tastes yummy and is good for you.

    Nancy

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  21. i quit caffeine back in december of 02. i had to do my entire last semester at college without it. constant migraines, constant shakes etc.
    but then one day i stopped constantly having heart burn even with pills. i got migraines less and less. the days got brighter. granted coworkers used to give me hell, as i refused to do 18 hour shifts, or show up to staff meetings when i was n over nights. but i've felt better for years now. my weight even evened out. sure i'm still an obese fuck, but the weight stopped gaining.
    best of luck with quitting. i don't suggest the cold turky method (that is what i did) ween yourself. keep track.

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  22. Hi hear you, I'm sitting here reading this while starting my first coffee of the day. If I don't have a coffee to 'revive' me, I can't function at all and become a genuinely moody and miserable human being. I hear that apples are a better, more effective and more refreshing wake up tool than coffee, though to be honest, I'm not sure I could part with the caffine buzz.

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  23. I'll second the tea recommendation, my favorite is Jasmine Dragon Pearls. Expensive ($64/lb!) but worth it, as a pound will last a couple months of daily use, unless you go mad with it.

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  24. COFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEE YAYYYYY :D

    <My thoughts on coffee. Perhaps a little biased...

    Did anyone else spend a significant amount of time attempting to decipher that sentence before finally realising that it didn't actually mean anything? Yeah. Perhaps this is due to the COFFEE.

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  25. I promise the gibberish was just gibberish. No secret meaning...or is there??

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  26. Because coffee is a stimulant it increases you respiration and blood pressure. To have your system revving that high for so long it is only natural to have a acute withdrawal symptoms. I would recommend going switching to ginseng. No the stuff you can get at the store but real ginseng, in leafs that are dry rolled into tea balls and then open up in the hot water. If you want you should focus on getting American ginseng (Wisconsin or upstate New York grown is the most desirable) It has twice the punch of Chinese Ginseng and it is much healthier and free of addiction than coffee. You should also note that it is much more potent than coffee as a stimulant since its chemical compound mimic the effects of anabolic steroids.

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  27. I have the same problem but have discovered that a (good) double espresso with foam does the job far better than a cap/latte...

    Just a suggestion. I'm not tryin' to tell you how to live or anything...

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  28. Try this 2-step program for weaning yourself off of coffee.

    Step 1: You buy 'em
    Step 2: I'll drink 'em.

    Together, we can beat this thing.

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  29. I hear you. I'm just the same.

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  30. dhgfjng;lojre90ugol'mslaojhfuigfqeuvx iowej iejfiwnv wir uwcnupord oiqwdjqof o made perfect sense to me first thing this morning... but then I had a cup of coffee and now I haven't a clue what it says.

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  31. I'm not much of a hot-beverage drinker, but I drink Coke way too much. It's the bubbles, I think...
    But, hey, coffee's good! (Iced...) One cup a day shouldn't kill you...

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  32. I never drink coffee, and never did because people talked about it (in the 80's and 90's) the way my druggie friends talked about speed. It creeped me out to see them go from stupid to animated and "normal" with the steaming cup in hand. One good friend stopped drinking her four lattes a day and began putting the coffee money in a cookie jar every day--a "new computer" fund. A reward for giving up something that is hard to give up can't hurt!

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