Are You Addicted to Coffee??

@buenavida (7608)
Sweden
May 10, 2007 8:16pm CST
Do you get a headace if you don´t drink your coffee every day? Have you tried to stop drinking it some time?? What happened??
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@mom2rbq (13)
• United States
28 May 07
I am definitely addicted to coffee. I drink at least 7 cups of coffee a day, even when I'm sick. I've tried to go a day or two without it, but I end up not being energized, able to focus, and always have migraines. I can go without eating, but I can't go without coffee. I have to have it as soon as I get up, and still have to have a cup right before bed. So, I would definitely say that I'm addicted.
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@buenavida (7608)
• Sweden
4 Jun 07
You seem to be addicted, allright, but compared to many others, 7 cups a day is not that much. If you wish to drink less, you could deminish it very slowly and you will probably not get headace. Why not start with using smaller cups..:o)..he..he..
@aweins (4203)
• India
27 May 07
Hi goodlife ;) Te deseo una excelente vida.......... Hi BUenavida, i use to be addicted to coffee before wheni use to work, but after marriage , i am ful time in business with my hubby. at that time of my life i have drunk so much of coffee that you cant even imagine. i use to take sweet ones, that to 10-12 cups a day. it use to harm my body but i have to be energetic and use to feel energetic after drinking that sweet coffee with little milk. i think drink that of coffee, at that age, had bad effects on my body and now i am suffering from acidity.
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@buenavida (7608)
• Sweden
27 May 07
Muchas grácias!! A little coffee is ok but maybe we should get our energy from good nutrition. To avoid becoming too acid, our body needs alcalic minerals, like calcium and magnesium together with vitamines from vegetables and fruits and cold pressed oils + omega3. Perhaps you can get some good ideas from the links in my profile.
• Singapore
11 May 07
I will feel tired & lethargic if I don't have my daily dose of cuppa! Its a must every morning! But I try to keep to one cup per day... Not so healthy mah..
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@buenavida (7608)
• Sweden
9 Apr 11
I don´t think one cup a day can harm us.
• Malaysia
11 May 07
No, but i feel lost ,if i don't drink coffee every day. if i drink ,i feel i got more energy. i have tried to stop drinking for a few month, the first 2 week ,i feel lost and tired , after that is ok.
@buenavida (7608)
• Sweden
11 May 07
Welcome to myLot, maywong, time to celebrate with a cup of coffee - this is your first response here. Many of us are more or less addicted, maybe we just don´t think about it.
• Philippines
11 May 07
Hell yes!! i'm super addicted to coffee.. though I don't get a headache when I can't drink.. I tried not to drink coffee for like 3 days and I can't sleep!!! dunno why.. It's pretty weird but I am really addicted to it...
@buenavida (7608)
• Sweden
11 May 07
I have heard that coffe makes women sleepy and men alert, who knows if it is true - maybe has something to do with the hormones..:D
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 May 07
I do keep headaces if I don't drink some sort of caffiene
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@buenavida (7608)
• Sweden
11 May 07
Well, Shaun, you are definitely not alone..:)
• New Zealand
11 May 07
Hell yes! I go into withdrawl and start shaking if I don't get enough. I have tried to cut back but that only lasts for a few days.
@buenavida (7608)
• Sweden
11 May 07
I think four cups a day would be the limit, at least it is what I have heard. If you drink more, perhaps you want to cut it back but just take it very slowly.
@eiencafe (155)
• Italy
27 May 07
Yes I get a headache; I was in England once for a week and couldn't find good coffee (or coffee similar to mine) so I went a week without it and I practically had headache for 4 days after the first three. I came home and drack 3 or 4 cups in 10 minutes (yep I'm addicted ;) ) and felt better. Maybe it's psycological because I felt better after 2 minutes I drank it...
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@brimia (6588)
• United States
17 May 07
No, luckily I never got addicted. I'm not a big coffee drinker, I usually only have it once a week and it's often decaf.
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• United States
15 May 07
I pretty much need it, especially if I'm writing. At least four cups a day, on weekdays when I can't get coffee at work.
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• Philippines
13 May 07
i dont like coffee at all, it makes me tired and sleepy..(opposite result)
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@johnyeew (63)
• Malaysia
13 May 07
i guess mine is a psychological dependence. i drink one to two cup of ground coffee a day, if i don't have it, i'll get a feeling as if i just missed a live football telecast.
@hezoid (2150)
11 May 07
Nope, i can go days without coffee and not suffer any side effects. But then again i'm not much of a coffee drinker, i prefer tea. I'm not sure what would happen if i didn't drink tea every day. Probably not a lot! I guess i'd just get thirsty...
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@dld999 (118)
• United States
11 May 07
I remember in college I really, really binged on coffee for a 3-day period. After finally going to sleep, I woke up and felt like my whole brain and body had been taken apart and then badly stitched back together with catgut. I couldn't even hear my own thoughts above the throbbing in my head and all my limbs moved in slow motion. So, of course, I drank some more coffee (with aspirin) and it eventually subsided. It's happened to a lesser extent some other times when I stopped coffee all together. I usually have to eat something like plain dry toast to soak up the excess acid to calm my stomach. Now I drink 2-3 cups throughout the day but have little problem if I skip a day. As the saying goes "All things in moderation" but I love coffe and could never stop completely.
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