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Caffeine Detox Time

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LiE, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. LiE

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    I'm going to stop caffeine again. I've been trying to pin down the trigger for my mild IBS and while detoxing and then going back to coffee I'm very confident that caffeine is the trigger. I've had it on and off for over a year and all the times it has triggered there has been a change/increase in caffeine consumption. I guess this is the down side of high caffeine sensitivity. Yesterday was the first day without caffeine, this is going to be tough.
     
  2. Rossi~

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    Coffee and it's caffeine is known to exacerbate IBS symptoms.
     
  3. DrToffnar

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    I've cut down quite a lot since the beginning of last year. Used to down an iced coffee on the bus to work, then have 3 or 4 hot coffees as the day went on. All with milk and sugar of course...

    Now I've got it down to 1 cup in the morning, black no sugar. Definitely feel better for it of an evening. I'd forgotten what it was like to go to bed PROPERLY tired.
     
  4. Maccy

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    I had 2 coffees yesterday, made me feel worse :/
     
  5. LiE

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    Caffeine is a tricky substance to balance, it can make you feel tired if dosed at the wrong time or too much.
     
  6. LiE

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    Yea definitely. When I was having a can of monster zero as a pre-workout my IBS was pretty bad. Prior to that it was when I bought a pre-workout supplement. Between those 2 incidents I have been drinking coffee with no IBS issues, but I imagine my body may have just got used to it. However as soon as I started drinking coffee again after my detox my gut said nope.
     
  7. Rossi~

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    Flaring up your IBS pre-workout, that's a little risky :p
     
  8. Maccy

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    Hangover didn't help, admittedly. Nor did the visit from @BennyC demanding le cafe.
     
  9. LiE

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    @BennyC is a bad influence that's for sure. Fuelled purely by cakes, ice cream and coffee.


    The past couple of days have been really tough. I've been feeling good energy wise but my mood is junk. Can't get motivated to work and have been smashing the decaf tea to help with the cravings.
     
  10. BennyC

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    Coffee & Cake flavoured Icecream.

    I do find myself sometimes highly sensitive to caffeine depending on the time of day by this I mean a wave of heat comes over me and I sweat profusely for a few minutes :D often mid-afternoon but I never have cravings for it on days where I have little to none. I drink coffee more out of habit than necessity.
     
  11. wingman

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    Okay, 2 and a half days into a cold turkey caffeine detox - when are the headaches going to subside? :(
     
  12. wellsy

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    Never drunk a cup of coffee in my life, well tell a lie, I tried a sip once, hated it.
     
  13. wingman

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    Well, if you only had a sip, you weren't lying :)

    I hated it the first time I tried it. Then again, I was like 5. Came back to it at 15 and have been hooked since.