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Old 02-06-2013, 05:39 PM
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I went to my doctor for my symptoms of what I'm pretty sure is anxiety, just to make sure it's nothing physical, and....

.....he told me he wants me totally off caffeine within 2 weeks!!

I am SUCH a caffeine addict, at one point I was up to 2 Monsters a day in addition to a couple of 20 oz bottles of diet Mountain Dew. His reasons make sense--that for people who tend towards anxiety and have trouble sleeping caffeine just adds fuel to the fire.

Seriously, I think I'd rather quit smoking all over again than cease caffeine consumption.....
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:44 PM
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Yep, I was supposed to teeter off the caffeine too. I finally managed to end my coffee addiction by switching to tea. (although now I am addicted to tea).

Monsters are heaven. I never drank much soda, but I did drink a lot of Monster. I knew I couldn't stop cold turkey, so I got the really big resealable cans. That way I could take one or two sips, but I wasn't obligated to actually finish the can in fear of wasting it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:49 PM
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Yep... Brian has cut his caffiene almost completely out. Anytime he has caffiene he starts having anxiety issues. When he's off caffiene he has little to not symptoms

You can do it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:19 PM
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Oh well that wouldn't work for me lol
Seriously though, I am the opposite. When I have no caffeine (like today) my anxiety gets SO much worse. Like bad bad.
Now that Im drinking sweet tea, I am more relaxed. Earlier I could of killed someone.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:14 AM
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Oh well that wouldn't work for me lol
Seriously though, I am the opposite. When I have no caffeine (like today) my anxiety gets SO much worse. Like bad bad.
Now that Im drinking sweet tea, I am more relaxed. Earlier I could of killed someone.
Tea relaxes me like no other. Seriously, tea makes EVERYTHING better lo, caffeine or not.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:27 AM
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Totally off caffeine in TWO WEEKS seems a little unreasonable. Especially for how much you're taking in. I tapered down my caffeine intake almost a year ago because I was having bad anxiety. I went from three to four cups of coffee plus the occasional soda to one cup of coffee or one soda a day over...I think three weeks or so.

I wonder though - are you drinking so much caffeine because you're tired? I was stuck in that endless cycle of "so tired, must drink more caffeine" and then "omg so much caffeine, can't sleep". And breaking out of it suuuuuucked.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:22 PM
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Monsters were SO hard for me to cut out. I was so addicted to them. I'd get the resealable ones but still end up drinking the whole thing.
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Monsters always made me super nervous too, as someone who has a kind of hyper personality, monsters, red bull, & that venom crap (we had an owner who got the stuff for free so he always brought a bunch of it out) & I did he hooked on those :/.

Have you tried the V-8 energy fruit/veg kergiggers? I use those now & I like them ... Though sometimes I drink coffee, but not more then 2 cups, it's more the taste then the addiction though it does. ... Uh .... Make me poop so I guess it stimulates something XD
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:35 PM
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Cut back slowly, rather than cold turkey. Otherwise you will have a horrible headache.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:47 PM
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OH if addicted to red bulls. He says he's not but, now that it is mentioned he gets a headache if he doesn't have at least one a day :/
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