Caffiene .. Do You have TOO much

@themyl (1423)
United States
December 2, 2011 2:19pm CST
I remember when I used to drink coffee almost all day long while I was at work. I guess that the job was extremely stressful and this was mostly what kept me going all day long. Now, that I am self-employed, the stress is very close to ZERO and I find myself drinking coffee only in the morning (1 cup).
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@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
2 Dec 11
I'm a cNA In a nursing home today for instance I'm working a 16hour shift I live on coffe and gum that is how I avoid becoming a smoker
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
2 Dec 11
Wow, 16 hour shift? I don't think I would be able to stand working for that long at a time. You must be really something having the strength and stamina to last that long. As far as smoking, I quit that a long, long time ago and now I feel better because of it. Thanks
@jazzyrae (1747)
• United States
3 Dec 11
It's exhausting
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Dec 11
I can imagine. It reminds me when I used to work all day and right after work I was on my way to practice (music) until late at night. Then get up the following morning to go to work again. Thanks
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
I don't know if I in take too much caffiene since I am always drink coffee in the afternoon and in the morning...
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
11 Jan 12
I guess it is up to the individual on how much caffiene he can tolerate. Like I said I used to drink coffee almost all day long and I felt fine. Thanks
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
Oh I see...well, I like to drink coffee also and love it while doing something on the net
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
18 Jan 12
That's my favorite time to drink coffee as well. Usually it's very early in the morning, so it also helps me to wake up. Thanks
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
3 Dec 11
themyl ..they say coffee in moderation is good for you..and one cup is certainly in moderation..I usually have 1 in the morning and one around 4 pm..my tired time..
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
3 Dec 11
btw...they say caffeine is in other foods like chocolate, but I have never had the same effect from anything except coffee..
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Dec 11
Yes, chocolate also contains caffeine and it also contains sugar or other sweeteners. I prefer to drink my coffee without any sweeteners. I have had chocolate once in a while, but my favorite is plain old coffee. Thanks
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
5 Dec 11
themyl ...I sometimes buy sugarless chocolates but also think about the harm from artificial sweeteners... I always want non fat milk in my coffee but no sweeteners
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• United States
2 Dec 11
Like you I used to drink a lot of coffee, but as I got older my anxiety got very bad even to the point that I started having panic attacks. My Doctor thought it best that I stop all caffeine except for maybe a cup every once in a while. I still have bad anxiety, but the panic attacks are much less now.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
3 Dec 11
Robswife2006 ..my sympathies..I used to have awful panic attacks...they can surely interfere with your life. I still drink coffee and have been panic free for years..good luck and best wishes to you...
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Dec 11
Robswife2006, I feel the same as stary1. I didn't cut down to only one cup of coffee because of panic attacks or because the doctor said to, just simply because I wanted to. I found lots of other things to do than drink so much coffee. Thanks
@smilemoon (767)
• United Arab Emirates
28 Mar 12
Yes, this is good I think. Some people are drinking a lot of cups like me but I don't recommend that. The only good time to drink coffee is just in the morning and it would be better not to drink more than two cups.
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
4 Apr 12
That's exactly what I think. Only 1 cup in the morning and that's it. Thanks
@madonna143 (1739)
• Philippines
8 Jan 12
I do not drink coffee that often because I have a hard time sleeping at night. Nevertheless, I like drinking coffee and I like it black with no sugar. I also like drinking tea, especially green tea and japanese tea but I also have a hard time sleeping. So I guess caffeine is not for me.
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
11 Jan 12
I also like to drink coffee with nothing in it, especially sugar. I do not like my coffee with sugar. I rarely have tea. Thanks
• United States
4 Jan 12
I don't have too much caffine. I usually drink soda when I need the caffine bost as I'm not a fan of coffee usually. And I only have caffinated anything in the morning to lunch time any later I may have a problem with sleeping.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
4 Jan 12
I also drink soda, but I usually prefer fresh brewed coffee in the morning. Fresh brewed coffee is what helps me Wake up in the morning. Thanks
@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
3 Jan 12
I don't have too much coffee....I don't think. When I drink instant coffee, I think I put about the equivalent of 2 servings of coffee in 8 ounces of water. So I guess I have about 2 cups a day. I don't have any ill effects from extra coffee like jitters, or shaking, or nervousness.
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@themyl (1423)
• United States
4 Jan 12
I don't have any ill effects or anything of the sort either. I only use enough coffee grounds to make one cup of coffee just once in the morning. I've tried instant coffee but I didn't like the taste. I prefer coffee grounds and making it fresh in the morning. Thanks
@pudgeftw (99)
• United States
11 Dec 11
I admit, I probably do have too much caffeine, not only from coffee, but also from the amount of soda I drink. Unfortunately it's the only way for me to get through the day, especially at work. Probably the best sign that I am having too much caffeine is that if I don't have some for a few hours, I feel absolutely terrible and stressed out. It's weird but I guess the tolerance that I have build up helps me to actually relax when I do have caffeine. Makes it incredibly hard to quit though. I went a whole day without coffee or soda and had the worse head-rush whenever I stood up and terrible migraines. Curse coffee for being so tasty!!
@themyl (1423)
• United States
12 Dec 11
It is tasty, but addicting isn't it? I, too, have gone for about two days without coffee, but I didn't feel as bad because I only drink 1 cup in the morning and that's it, no more until the following morning. Thanks
• United States
6 Dec 11
Yes, absolutely you can have too much, and earlier this year I did! I was sitting on my balcony one night, enjoying the sights and sounds of downtown Houston, and before I knew it, I downed an entire percolator pot of coffee. Now, usually that's not a problem, but minutes after, my heart started feeling weird. I started feeling panicked and like my heart was racing. I went to an Emergency Room and later found out I was having heart palpitations. The doctor said it was a combination of caffeine and stress. Since then, I've toned my caffeine intake down considerably. I work in the evenings, so I usually just have one small 8 oz. cup during that time. I'm glad you're now self-employed and don't have as much stress, because as I said, that + caffeine can be a bad combo!
@themyl (1423)
• United States
7 Dec 11
Tell me about it. Maybe that was the reason I quit working full-time and started working on my own, which was about a month out of the whole year and really enjoyed doing what I wanted to do the rest of the year, which was mostly music. Thanks
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
2 Dec 11
I like a cup of coffe but I only allow myself to have one cup a day, its tea that I have a bit of an addiction to, I find a nice hot cup of tea is what relaxes me.
@themyl (1423)
• United States
5 Dec 11
I only have one cup of coffee in the morning and that's about it. As far as tea, I tried that a couple of times and I simply could not get used to it. Thanks
@Christoph56 (1509)
• Canada
17 Jan 12
I've recently gotten an addiction to caffeine... I have big 16 ounce cups (almost 500ml) and when I have a coffee I like, both in the taste of the coffee, and the effect of the caffeine, I often have 3-4 of those in a day... that's 2 liters of coffee! Last night, I knew I had too much, and that my body was kinda fighting against it, my blood pressure and heart rate were way down, and I felt dizzy really easily. I need to stop, or at least just slow down, so that I don't get those effects... but the taste and the starter feel of the coffee is soooo good!
@BoboMama (321)
• India
11 Jan 12
Now who wouldn't sip in a cup of coffee ,i'm not that stressed out , i don't have any job to do , so i drink coffee twice a day ;)