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O/T: HEALTH Caffeine can kill your productivity!

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by JasonR, Aug 1, 2012.

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    Great job, MJ! I believe we started around the same day, and now am at day 40 with no coffee or caffeine and I feel great. Sleeping a lot better and my vertigo is less intense.
     
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    I'm starting no caffeine tomorrow (Tuesday 9-25-2018). I will update you guys how it goes.

    Some background: I drink either two 16-oz NOS or one 24-oz NOS each day. If not that then I drink two Starbucks espresso shots. The reason I started drinking caffeine is because I've had trouble sleeping and severe bouts of tiredness throughout each day. By noon I would be extremely tired, even if I slept for 9 hours the previous night. Earlier in 2018, I went to a sleep specialist and an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist. Through a simple CT scan we figured out that I had a deviated septum and severe sinus blockage that was constricting my airways during sleep. This prevented me from getting long enough deep sleep and REM sleep because my body was working so hard to breathe.

    So, I had surgery in early September to correct the deviated septum and sinus inflammation. It was a procedure that probably needed to be done 10 years ago but it didn't get bad enough til now. Three weeks later I can definitely tell a difference and I sleep better. Now that I don't necessarily need the caffeine to survive, I feel like I can quit and detox my body. I'm not looking forward to this week but I have to keep telling myself that I don't need it and I will feel 100x better.
     
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    Quitting can be tough. A few years ago I would drink like 10 cups a day, all throughout the day. It was like a drug addiction for me. After doing this for a few months I ended up feeling dizzy and faint and ended up in the hospital. Finally quit cold turkey and haven't had a sip since. The withdraws and desire were pretty intense but just keep going and they'll weaken and eventually disappear.
     
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    I was taking 200 mg Caffeine pills for about 3 months eventually quit 2 days ago and the depression hit hard yesterday. The worse is over now.
     
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    I don't drink Dr. Pepper/Coke/Pepsi/Mr. Pibb for the caffeine, I drink it because I like how it tastes. If they could make something that tasted EXACTLY like them without the caffeine, I might drink it but so far they haven't been able to..... or maybe they haven't tried.
     
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    I've never liked coffee, but been an addict to energy drinks for a couple of years now (Monster, Cult etc). Replaced the 1-2 L of energy drinks I drank daily around three weeks ago with 2-4 L of water instead.

    As usual, the first couple of days was pretty hard with quiet a strong headache. But after 4-5 days, the headaches were gone, and now I feel fresh pretty much all day, or at least as fresh as I did with the energy drinks.

    So if you can get through the first hard days, you realize that you can do just fine without it. Don't know if it's the same with coffee, but after reading the posts in this thread, in sounds like the same.
     
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    Do not drink coffee for several years. After I noticed for myself that I was addicted to coffee and its detrimental effect on the body, I gradually abandoned this drink.
     
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    In order for coffee to affect you and increase productivity, you need to drink it regularly several times a day.
     
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    you should also differentiate between those short-term boosters like coffee and energy drinks and long-term smooth effects like Tea.
     

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