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Old 04-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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I miss my coffee !

call me an addict or so, but I do miss my two cups. The smell, the feeling and yes the buzz.

Today I am at work and even though it is an OK day, I am like ahhh I need my coffee.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: I miss my coffee !

I just have one a day. I don't care how crappy it makes me feel,lol. But seriously in desperation I switched to decaf and still felt like I was at least having something. I still have my one cup a day. I only gave that up during the worst of it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:44 AM   #3
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Re: I miss my coffee !

Riight? I used to drink half a pot a day, now I don't even have any in freezer...Going to get my organic stuff tonight!!! Enuf is enuf..lol...I also need my coffee back
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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Re: I miss my coffee !

Ahh, me too! It's been over a year since I've had any. And now that I'm going back to school I can't imagine cramming for an exam or writing a paper without my coffee to keep me going. It's gonna be rough. Although, I think I miss my tall glasses of iced sweet tea even more! Especially with summer just around the corner. Sigh.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:22 PM   #5
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Re: I miss my coffee !

I KNOW, RIGHT???

I switched to half-caf and have about 1.5 cups a day.

Sometimes i'm naughty and have a full calf from Tim Hortons....but usually I do half and half there too.

I LOVE COFFEEEE... EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #6
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Re: I miss my coffee !

Oh yea George have your coffee!!!! One cup isn't gonna kill you. Gosh life is bad enough. No coffee, ughhh! I'm pretty stubborn when it comes to things I can't have. I have one cup reg. and then 1-2 decaf. Keeps me sane.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #7
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Re: I miss my coffee !

I went over years without coffee -it totally sucked a$$. But, it was necessary because of the anxiety I had when I was in w/d. Even when I tapered the right way, I was so afraid of feeling anxiety again, I didn't drink it. I was completely off of Paxil about 6 months before I attempted my first half a cup.
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:25 PM   #8
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Re: I miss my coffee !

I am vertical most days only due to my precious one cup
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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Re: I miss my coffee !

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I went over years without coffee -it totally sucked a$$. But, it was necessary because of the anxiety I had when I was in w/d. Even when I tapered the right way, I was so afraid of feeling anxiety again, I didn't drink it. I was completely off of Paxil about 6 months before I attempted my first half a cup.

Do you think cutting it out completely will help with anxiety? I mean, I know it's a stimulant but it's been a part of my life for so manyyyyyyy years.... If it makes a huge difference i'll slowly transition over to full decaf.......it just makes me sad....cooooffffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:33 AM   #10
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Re: I miss my coffee !

I have an average of 5/6 cups a day. In general i tolerate that well but when i'm more tense or when anxiety is up due to withdrawal i usually cut back a bit or switch to tea. I also trie to avoid drinking coffee in the evening. I guess its different for everybody. It even seems like when i have a case of morning anxiety/depression my coffee helps me to get going. (could be placebo but that doesnt matter.)

I hope you all can enjoy your coffees soon again. :-)
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:00 AM   #11
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Re: I miss my coffee !

Me too! I love coffee! I miss the glasses of wine at the weekend too.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:10 AM   #12
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Re: I miss my coffee !

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Do you think cutting it out completely will help with anxiety? I mean, I know it's a stimulant but it's been a part of my life for so manyyyyyyy years.... If it makes a huge difference i'll slowly transition over to full decaf.......it just makes me sad....cooooffffffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
It's different for everyone. If you can drink it and you're fine, then keep on drinkin' it! Many folks never stop during tapering or w/d and they're fine. It just wasn't the case with me and frankly, I was just too chicken there for a while.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #13
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Re: I miss my coffee !

lol yeah i used to drink coffee a lot but my bodys extremely sensitive to any drug.. lol caffeine makes me so jittery. I love the smell and taste of it... and it seems stupid now but decaf coffee completely slipped my mind, i only just realized i can have a cup of regular coffee and a couple cups of decaf throughout the day and not be too anxious yay
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #14
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Re: I miss my coffee !

I miss coffee too! That is a big one on my to do list when I feel better!
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