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How much caffeine do you consume daily?

500+ mg (multiple cups of coffee, chocolate and energy drinks)
23 (21.5%)
300mg (about 2 16 oz energy drinks depending on brand)
24 (22.4%)
150mg (average size coffee)
29 (27.1%)
50mg or less (small glass of tea)
31 (29%)

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Re: Caffeine addiction
« Reply #50 on: May 27, 2017, 08:51:56 PM »
I'm like a chocoholic. Only for coffee. It's necessary for my daily transformation from a Purple Minion into an actual human being.

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Re: Caffeine addiction
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2017, 12:10:42 PM »
Following this thread because I've recently realized I have a caffeine problem.  There was recently a news report about a teen who had died from issues related to less caffeine than I drink per day, and it kind of shook me.

Typically I drink: one triple espresso shot with almond milk in the morning, one 5 hour energy poured into a can of sparkling water, and another triple shot later in the day, or 1/2 of an energy drink... just to keep myself going.  If I try to taper off, I feel HORRIBLE.  I've come to the conclusion that I'll need 3-5 days off in a row in order to lay in bed if I go cold turkey.  I've done it before (never lasted more than a month), and had pretty notable repercussions at work, headaches, and even dizziness/nausea stuff.


I wasn't even permitted to drink soda as a child, yet somehow at about 25 years old (I'm 33 now), I discovered that drinking a Red Bull (then eventually coffee) helped me increase my production at work... which actually got me plenty of raises and advancement at that time... but now it's just a drag, and isn't helping me get ahead anymore. 
      Yet I have two jobs, two side-hustles, I go to school full-time, and I play on a sports team... Hoping following this thread will give me some ideas for how to ween myself off while still managing my responsibilities!

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Re: Caffeine addiction
« Reply #52 on: June 24, 2017, 07:42:57 PM »
Following this thread because I've recently realized I have a caffeine problem.  There was recently a news report about a teen who had died from issues related to less caffeine than I drink per day, and it kind of shook me.

Typically I drink: one triple espresso shot with almond milk in the morning, one 5 hour energy poured into a can of sparkling water, and another triple shot later in the day, or 1/2 of an energy drink... just to keep myself going.  If I try to taper off, I feel HORRIBLE.  I've come to the conclusion that I'll need 3-5 days off in a row in order to lay in bed if I go cold turkey.  I've done it before (never lasted more than a month), and had pretty notable repercussions at work, headaches, and even dizziness/nausea stuff.


I wasn't even permitted to drink soda as a child, yet somehow at about 25 years old (I'm 33 now), I discovered that drinking a Red Bull (then eventually coffee) helped me increase my production at work... which actually got me plenty of raises and advancement at that time... but now it's just a drag, and isn't helping me get ahead anymore. 
      Yet I have two jobs, two side-hustles, I go to school full-time, and I play on a sports team... Hoping following this thread will give me some ideas for how to ween myself off while still managing my responsibilities!

All I can say is good luck. I started this thread over a month ago and I have still not quit. I make it past the first day of extreme headaches and day 2 is just a really sleepy/depressed feeling and by day 3 I'm back on the caffeine. Im going to try slowly tapering like I've been reading on a bunch of articles. My biggest problem is that in order to workout i NEED caffeine, its definitely mental but without it i don't feel like doing anything. So basically I'm forcing myself to quit the gym until I'm done with caffeine since thats honestly the only time i consume it in pre workout formula.

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Re: Caffeine addiction
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2017, 09:29:59 PM »
My earlier post I mentioned I went to white tea for a while as a way to step down from coffee.  Well it worked, I'm off tea (and all caffeine) for about 6 weeks now.  Addiction is a funny thing.  After the first couple of weeks there's no physical cravings, but the brain still gives you emotional cravings like "oh, a cup of coffee would just be so nice right now", or "I've been good, I deserve a little treat, how about a nice espresso", and shit like that.  I noticed the same patterns when I stopped drinking alcohol. 
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Re: Caffeine addiction
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2017, 07:12:49 PM »
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