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Caffeine withdrawal..

Permanent Linkby seabreezeblue on Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:33 pm

Ignore me.. mumbling to myself here..

I'm on day four of giving up coffee.. I thought it would be more difficult than this to give it up..
I tried to ditch it 3 weeks ago but gave up after 24 hours.

I've been absolutely fine.. good even for the last 3 days but i'm getting a severe coffee craving atm..
I could give in to it.. one coffee wouldn't hurt right.?

Except it would.. :roll:
So if my brain can shut up trying to convince me that it's okay to have one it would be helpful.
I managed to develop a severe sensitivity to coffee and sugar recently.. side effects delightfully include shaking, anxiety, being jittery and headaches.

Yesterday i forgot all about the sugar sensitivity that i've recently developed and had some cola flavour sweets.. half an hour later and i felt spacey, shaky and couldn't concentrate.
That wasn't fun since i was trying to act normally at the time - you can imagine it can't you.. felt like a full blown panic attack and i'm there trying to persuade myself that i'll be fine..

Anyone else given up coffee/caffeine.? One very weird question for you i you have..
Did your sense of smell go nuts for a while?
I can smell absolutely everything right now and the smell of my jumper is making me feel ill (fabric conditioner that i usually love).. I can smell the hot cross buns cooking in the bakery a mile up the road.. I can smell my hair (which is nice but overpowering)..

Why on earth giving up caffeine would have an effect on my sense of smell i have no idea.. I'm going to have to research if there's anything scientific to that..

I could of course simply be having an aspie day still but usually these happen when i'm seriously tired (i'm tired but not severely).. or when i'm ill (don't think i'm ill)..

Hmnn..
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal..

Permanent Linkby user68858 on Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:51 pm

coincidentally ive been drinking almost just decaf recently as I started wondering if I was drinking too much normal coffee. did you always drink a lot of coffee usually? could decaf help satisfy the craving for the taste at least? I know when you eat less then usual or not much then things like caffeine will have a stronger effect etc. my sense of smell has never changed though as far as I know. not sure why it would happen either.
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal..

Permanent Linkby seabreezeblue on Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:49 am

Hey lateralus (:

I used to drink very little coffee but started drinking far too much over the last few months.. Not sure why - just got a bit addicted to it.
I was drinking around 6-8 cups a day just before I gave it up and that's definitely not a healthy amount.

I've looked into what could have caused the sense of smell issue and can't really find much but a few other people have reported the same thing happening when they're going through withdrawal symptoms.
Overactive nervous system for a while maybe.

I don't much like decaf but have swapped to drinking juice and tea. Tea has caffeine in it but nowhere near as much and it doesn't affect me in the same way.
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal..

Permanent Linkby user68858 on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:16 pm

ok I see. 6-8 cups does seem like a lot yes. if you gave it up cold turkey maybe the withdrawal effects would be more prominent and then you might notice certain things more, like if you feel a kind of jitteriness from the withdrawals you might end up being more aware of your senses, kind of like when you have a flu/cold, im really just guessing here though. ok, I do drink a lot of Rooibos tea (red bush) at times, its traditional here and has no caffeine and has sort of become in fashion in europe/america etc because the lack of caffeine and health benefits. you get it in your average supermarkets where you are. some people dislike the taste though.
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Re: Caffeine withdrawal..

Permanent Linkby Snaga on Tue May 05, 2015 5:29 am

Carbonated soft drinks had been my problem. Drink far too many of them, then use Benadryl for sleep.

I'm still hooked (mostly) on the Benadryl, but have managed to curb my cola craving somewhat. I'll start work with one 20oz then usually manage to drink bottled citrus green tea henceforth. I'll split it between sweetened with aspartame, and bottles sweetened with sugar. Well, probably HFCS. Which is one reason I am eager to ditch the colas.
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