Giving up caffeine


#1

I have had a few set backs recently and had to delay my therapy for a couple of months (work got too busy).

However, I’ve recently decided to stop drinking coffee, coming from 8-10 cups a day, and just now I’m very much restricting myself to a single cup in the morning. I have noticed that I am much more aware of how anxious I am at any given time. I don’t think the anxiety levels have changed, just how much I knew I was anxious.

I know that there are strong links between anxiety and caffeine intake. Has anybody else given up caffeine, and if so, what effects did you notice?


#2

I’m very cautious of how much caffeine I take during the day. I’ve noticed that when I take too much I get much more anxious in social situations and can have a panic attack ! Pretty crazy. Also, when i dont have much caffeine(one cup of black tea in the AM) i’m much calmer and don’t speed up as much.


#3

I gave up caffeine about 6 months ago. I was drinking one cup in the morning and one in the afternoon (I have difficulty staying awake after dark and have problems with early morning waking). I had previously not had caffeine for about a 5 year stretch. I have a cup of decaf now (so that I had something to replace it) and subjectively I would have to say that my overall level of anxiety has dropped and my energy levels are much more consistent. I was having difficulty with getting shaky, having a racing heart, etc. I feel much better and don’t anticipate returning to drinking it. I still eat chocolate but that’s it. :wink:


#4

I don’t usually drink coffee, but once in awhile i’ll have a cup; it seems to give me more anxiety than usual.


#8

Caffeine in coffee gets me relieved from stress. To overcome my stress I just take coffee after my work.


#9

So much coffee may result in a high blood pressure. !


#10

Wow, you drink really too much coffee a day… you need to reduce the number of times when you drink coffee. I think that even sometimes you can not notice when you drink another cup of coffee. Not a long ago I found out that coffee with milk can leads to the cancer of the stomach. Somebody know that? Because when I heard about that I stop drinking coffee at all… So the best advice is to try to notice when you drink a coffee and why. Maybe because of stress at work? Because I have such stress when I do college assignment help homeworkneeded.com I was so much nervous…


#11

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