Coffee drinking

November 27, 2009 5:05am CST
Is black coffee drinking an addiction? I drink black coffee many times in a days. Whenever I am stressed,anxious or suffering from terrible migraine I drink coffee. My hubby initiated and nurtured this habbit. I am worried now as I don't drink coffee I become anxious.
3 responses
• Canada
27 Nov 09
When I was in school my coffee drinking became out of control. Going home for holidays etc, after a couple of days (sans coffee) I'd get withdrawal headaches. So after I scaled back the coffee. There is an actual physical addiction, hence migraines. But, I think, after 3 days those usually go. With black coffee, I'm guessing there's no chance of an additional addiction to sugar, but like with all addictive substances, getting over the hump of the body's craving is the easy part. The psychological addiction is much harder to conquer. With coffee it was the waking up groggy and having to gradually becoming fully alert vs the coffee/caffeine rush.
@Aylward (199)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
I think it's an addiction. you should try to minimize coffee drinking since too much drinking will have an effect to your health. The same goes with me, my day wouldn't be complete if i will not have coffee. But now, I have minimized taking too much coffee and i'm feeling much better. :)
@reco13 (605)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
I don't think that coffee can cause addiction. I am drinking coffee once in a while but I don't develop any feeling that I have to do it regularly. Don't you get more anxious when drinking coffee? As much as possible, I avoid drinking coffee because of caffeine which causes many untoward conditions and that includes migraine