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How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !

 
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How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
I think I have got into a strong addiction for caffeine. It is getting ridiculous now and I find myself having 15 cups of coffee a day.

It is affecting my social life and me as a person.

I am feeling depressed and only caffeine seems to help me survive.

I want to get rid of it, but can't !

I tried everything possible such as reducing the coffee intake slowly, but that lasted only for a few days and my addiction for coffee grew even stronger.

Are there any tried and tested methods available to get rid of this addiction ?
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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
Just quit.

When I was hooked on blow, I just locked myself in my room.

Paced for hours, got up to punch a mirror then returned to the corner and cried.

This lasted for a week.
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Yeah my ex flat ate drank so much coffee I made him buy his own. Huge jar he drank every week.. Complained of depression but was soo angry all the time about nothing? Does that happen to you?
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Do you get dizzy when you stand up fast, if not caffeine isn't the problem. If you do, then 2 weeks or a month on decaf will fix that and you can go back to the good stuff till the dizziness comes back and then repeat the decaf.

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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
It's very simple! Take it slow and taper off slowly! Give yourself some time and plan it out. Bring your daily dose down, down, down, and you will be free.
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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
I think I have got into a strong addiction for caffeine. It is getting ridiculous now and I find myself having 15 cups of coffee a day.

It is affecting my social life and me as a person.

I am feeling depressed and only caffeine seems to help me survive.

I want to get rid of it, but can't !

I tried everything possible such as reducing the coffee intake slowly, but that lasted only for a few days and my addiction for coffee grew even stronger.

Are there any tried and tested methods available to get rid of this addiction ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901966


I drink 5 pots a day thats... 50 cups a day

i consume ur daily 15 cups for breakfast.

I fricking love coffee
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Just imagine that you live with an asian unit 731 poisoner that has you held hostage and they poison your food and beverages for philipino casinos.

You will soon learn that the AGEL catalog has some devine beans that will make you stay away from pot.
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Switch to black tea for a taper, then just deal with one day of head aches.
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Yeah my ex flat ate drank so much coffee I made him buy his own. Huge jar he drank every week.. Complained of depression but was soo angry all the time about nothing? Does that happen to you?
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Yes that's exactly what's been happening. I don't think I have anything to complain about but I am always angry and depressed.

So much so, that these days people don't want my company.
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I think I have got into a strong addiction for caffeine. It is getting ridiculous now and I find myself having 15 cups of coffee a day.

It is affecting my social life and me as a person.

I am feeling depressed and only caffeine seems to help me survive.

I want to get rid of it, but can't !

I tried everything possible such as reducing the coffee intake slowly, but that lasted only for a few days and my addiction for coffee grew even stronger.

Are there any tried and tested methods available to get rid of this addiction ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901966


I drink 5 pots a day thats... 50 cups a day

i consume ur daily 15 cups for breakfast.

I fricking love coffee
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


Jeezus, at that point meth might be safer. Lol
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Fill your fridge with bottles of cold water. Drink at least 1 liter first thing in the morning. Take aspirin. Don't drink coffee.

Problem solved.
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Complained of depression but was soo angry all the time about nothing? Does that happen to you?
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I only recently came across this condition that the 'quiz' is for, I'm betting more people suffer from this than is widely known. One sign is refusing to acknowledge it as being possible so getting treated for it just never, ever happens, right to the grave and suicide sometimes is the path to the grave so it isn't a bullshit condition.

[link to www.reactiveattachmentdisordertreatment.com]
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Fill your fridge with bottles of cold water. Drink at least 1 liter first thing in the morning. Take aspirin. Don't drink coffee.

Problem solved.
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THIS.

Cold water first thing in the morning is the best cure for anything.

Not only that water in the morning speeds up your metabolism.

You also loose weight by doing this.
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I think I have got into a strong addiction for caffeine. It is getting ridiculous now and I find myself having 15 cups of coffee a day.

It is affecting my social life and me as a person.

I am feeling depressed and only caffeine seems to help me survive.

I want to get rid of it, but can't !

I tried everything possible such as reducing the coffee intake slowly, but that lasted only for a few days and my addiction for coffee grew even stronger.

Are there any tried and tested methods available to get rid of this addiction ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901966


I drink 5 pots a day thats... 50 cups a day

i consume ur daily 15 cups for breakfast.

I fricking love coffee
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


Jeezus, at that point meth might be safer. Lol
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it just doesnt have the rush like my coffee

lol

honestly it barely keeps me awake lol
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Yeah my ex flat ate drank so much coffee I made him buy his own. Huge jar he drank every week.. Complained of depression but was soo angry all the time about nothing? Does that happen to you?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28412729


Yes that's exactly what's been happening. I don't think I have anything to complain about but I am always angry and depressed.

So much so, that these days people don't want my company.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901966


Yep I had to ask him to leave.. He would even yell at people on the tv.. Had zero friends because everyone disowned him. He drank 5 cups in the hour before work.. And dark black strong coffee. Has to be a major symptom of depression and anger..
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Smaller and smaller cups. I have one cup in the morning with breakfast...thats it! No head aches no with-drawals and there's really no need even in the morning. Just a good drink with breakfast.
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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
I think I have got into a strong addiction for caffeine. It is getting ridiculous now and I find myself having 15 cups of coffee a day.

It is affecting my social life and me as a person.

I am feeling depressed and only caffeine seems to help me survive.

I want to get rid of it, but can't !

I tried everything possible such as reducing the coffee intake slowly, but that lasted only for a few days and my addiction for coffee grew even stronger.

Are there any tried and tested methods available to get rid of this addiction ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901966


I drink 5 pots a day thats... 50 cups a day

i consume ur daily 15 cups for breakfast.

I fricking love coffee
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


Jeezus, at that point meth might be safer. Lol
 Quoting: Sunyata


it just doesnt have the rush like my coffee

lol

honestly it barely keeps me awake lol
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


The Nazis found out protein, thymine, sugar plus the stimulant of choice was optimal for wakefulness and mental clarity.
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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
I think I have got into a strong addiction for caffeine. It is getting ridiculous now and I find myself having 15 cups of coffee a day.

It is affecting my social life and me as a person.

I am feeling depressed and only caffeine seems to help me survive.

I want to get rid of it, but can't !

I tried everything possible such as reducing the coffee intake slowly, but that lasted only for a few days and my addiction for coffee grew even stronger.

Are there any tried and tested methods available to get rid of this addiction ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901966


panax ginseng and emergen-c

make a cocktail with two or three packets of emergen-c and a vile of ginseng.

it will ease the suffering a good bit.
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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
Yeah my ex flat ate drank so much coffee I made him buy his own. Huge jar he drank every week.. Complained of depression but was soo angry all the time about nothing? Does that happen to you?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28412729


Yes that's exactly what's been happening. I don't think I have anything to complain about but I am always angry and depressed.

So much so, that these days people don't want my company.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901966


Yep I had to ask him to leave.. He would even yell at people on the tv.. Had zero friends because everyone disowned him. He drank 5 cups in the hour before work.. And dark black strong coffee. Has to be a major symptom of depression and anger..
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his problem wasnt the caffeine...

i can testify to that
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Switch to decaf expresso or decaf latte.

The other idea as to drinking tea is good too. Green tea is excellent to detox along with just drinking lots of water. Your body is probably dehydrated not getting the water it needs and your liver is working over-time.

For the depression - vitamin B complex and royal jelly capsules.

And

If you have a juicer (2 carrots, 2 apples, handful of spinach, slice of lemon) every morning before any decaf coffee. Follow later with water and then green tea. Glass of water before bed also is good for the heart.

Why expresso? Small cup of strong coffee (with half and half optional) satisfies the craving.

Expresso machine: [link to www.amazon.com]

Coffee pods can be purchased at Starbucks.

Last Edited by Alexander on 11/24/2012 08:57 PM
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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
Everyone is giving you good advice!

I have to add in walking at least a mile a day. Works wonders for depression :)
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If your drinking 15 cups a day, DO NOT go cold turkey. Not unless your willing to lock yourself in a room so no-one else has to deal with the evil that you become.

Start by switching a couple cups a day to tea or Emergen - C . Most people drink them when they are trying to avoid a cold, but they work better then coffee for giving a burst of energy.

After a week, switch more coffee to tea (or something else.)
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions.

Will try some of those. Hope to get rid of this soon.
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im also a heavy coffee drinker ;) if you stop it, you will fell bad for about one week, then you gonna be all good after it :) i was quite "sick" when i traveled to a place that had no coffe, and only discovered when i got there... but about + - one week then i got better banana2
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I quit caffeine about three years ago. I stopped drinking coffer because I had a lung infection and the caffeine was making it harder for me to breathe. It's a bad drug -- poison, actually. The withdrawal I went through proved how bad of a drug poison it was. Had horrible headaches for two weeks and then felt as if I were in a fog for about three months. Had to sip hot spring water in the morning just to pretend I was drinking coffee. Otherwise, I couldn't wake up.

Don't need to do that anymore, and have no cravings at all for that nasty drug. I wake up every morning ready and 'rarin' to go. I also gave up alcohol just before I gave up caffeine. I found the two tended to go together (coffee in the daytime; alcohol after dark), so after the nightly alcohol sessions were history, I no longer needed the caffeine to tide me over the next morning.

The first step is wanting to get off it, and you've clearly taken that step. From here on in, it's just time.

If your body craves a quick boost, give it fresh-squeezed organic juices (lemon in water or orange juice are the best) or suck on some hard organic candy for a sugar jolt. Also read everything you can find about how bad caffeine is for your health. Caffeine is VERY bad for your health. After you get 'clean', you won't ever want to fall back into caffeine dependency again. It's just not worth it.

HORRIBLE drug, caffeine. So socially acceptable, but so addictive and bad for you. Yes, coffee tastes good, but that's just the superficial 'hook' to get you hooked. Take away the taste, and all you're left with is a cheap and nasty neurotoxin whose sole purpose is to poison you.
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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
I think I have got into a strong addiction for caffeine. It is getting ridiculous now and I find myself having 15 cups of coffee a day.

It is affecting my social life and me as a person.

I am feeling depressed and only caffeine seems to help me survive.

I want to get rid of it, but can't !

I tried everything possible such as reducing the coffee intake slowly, but that lasted only for a few days and my addiction for coffee grew even stronger.

Are there any tried and tested methods available to get rid of this addiction ?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27901966


I drink 5 pots a day thats... 50 cups a day

i consume ur daily 15 cups for breakfast.

I fricking love coffee
 Quoting: Dr. Acula


Jeezus, at that point meth might be safer. Lol
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Your not kidding. I used to consume a couple pots a day, really way to much. Its possible that you may be self-medicating for an underlying mental problem. I'm very adhd and was untreated for most of my life. I while back (years) I started regularly taking dextroamphetamine, legally with a doctor etc. In anycase I found the combination of the caffeine plus the dex, to be way too much, and I stopped consuming any kind of caffeine for the first time since I started when I was about 12. Anyway I have since found that caffeine is a rotten chemical, and makes my adhd symptoms much worse.

One problem with caffeine is that its chemically addicting as well as psychologically addicting, unlike amphetamines. Its one of the hardest addictions to break, its very, very easy to relapse and be right back where you started, even after months of not having any.
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Re: How to get over the addiction of coffee / caffeine ? (Need serious answers plz) - Frustrated !
What I did to help curb my addiction in the past is to make a pot of coffee, but use 75% caffeinated and 25% de-caf coffee grounds for 1 week; then decrease to 50% caffeinated and 50% de-caf the following week, etc, until 100% de-caf is achieved. It fooled my system; maybe you'll get the same results! Good luck!

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GEt onto the vitamins, B's then spread out. You are a train wreck.
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It's like cigarettes ! Temporary HIGH, followed by NEW LOW.

ALL of your bodies cells need magnesium, and without it we slow/run down, as the mitochondria ( energy makers in EVERY cell ) can't keep cell functioning properly.

Buy some over the counter, and start tomorrow. The caffeine will ac t on you like lack of liquor to an alcoholic, and crave more. KEEP BUSY, and always have something to do till you sleep, and the body/brain relax. Takes a while.

GLP Dr. 'Uncle' , lol !
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coffee is actually not good for you. And yes it causes cancer. HBP too, and other health problems.

You will need to be motivated to just stop and get onto something else, like healthy water. Coffee is just the opposite of water, a diuretic.

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