- Giving up Caffeine
It depends on how sensitive you are to caffeine TBH. Diet coke doesn’t have that much in (maybe half a coffee cup’s worth), also depends on how much you were drinking.
You may feel a bit fidgety, or tense for a bit, but you’re probably not going to get the shakes, or start blacking out.Posted 9 years agoclarkpm4242Member
Because caffeine doesn’t have the anti-social side effects of other drugs – alcohol, crack etc people tend to underestimate how highly addictive and powerful it is 🙂
If going cold turkey headaches (or rather one very loooong headache) are very likely for 2 – 3 days. Use Paracetamol. Main problem is then getting over the slumps that you’ve hidden with caffeine. Takes a while but the body sorts itself out. Find something else to drink as a replacement. Falling asleep in afternoon just means you’re an old f**t :))
Paul (chronic relapsing old f**t caffeine addict)Posted 9 years agoRamboMember
I do this every so often and tend to have low level headaches a feeling of lethargy and a craving for a decent coffee for about 2 weeks. Generally I feel crap and have be feeling mentally strong to try and get through it.
Then one day you realise you feel pretty good.
I tend to do it at the same time as giving up alcohol and doing more riding/training which is a bit mad I suppose.Posted 9 years agobelgianbobMember
Headaches mainly, and last time I gave up (I’ve been caffeine free or very low intake for about a year and a half) I only had headaches for two or three days. Mind you, there was nothing low-level about them, they were stinkers. After they passed I felt strangely ‘normal’ again though, and have almost no desire to return to full strength caffeinated drinks at all. Ever. Ok, occasionally I get the urge, but I can use it as a boost when I really need it now.Posted 9 years agomuddy_foxMember
I gave up all caffeine for no particular reason other than to ‘give it a go’ in August and now just drink fruit tea (twinings).
Had the usual headache after a few days but paracetomol got me thru those and i havent looked back.
It had the added unforeseen benefit of me losing more than ten pounds in weight too. I was 13 st 12 lbs but now hover around 13st to 13st 3lb. No, I didn’t change anything else in my diet 8)
I did seem to suffer a loss of power on my bike but don’t know if this was just a mental thing. After putting in more miles over the next few months I felt okay again.Posted 9 years agobigrichMember
drinking coffee significantly reduces the chance of Alzheimers’ disease.
so, its a health drink!
i do like a nice drop of Chinese tea as well though. the stuff that looks like twigs in hot water.Posted 9 years ago
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