Quitting coffee - practical advice please

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  1. aus-juiced

    aus-juiced New Member

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    So I drink at least 8 shots of coffee every day of the week, and have done so since I started university in 2001. After I graduated I just kept on increasing, to the point where I could have 16-18 shots in a day and just feel "normal" (ie. no boost).

    I think that it is affecting my thought patterns and ability to "unwind", so it's time to quit. Not to mention the money that could be used for more productive purposes.

    What I need is some practical advice from those who have quit and stayed off the coffee. I have tried twice and have only lasted 1 and 2 days respectively.

    All help is genuinely appreciated. :)
     
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    fuckin' quitter! GTFO!
     
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    drink decaf coffee, drink tea, drink a lot of water

    It's going to feel like shit but you gotta do what you gotta do
     
  4. evolude

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    taper off
     
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    decrease by 1 shot a day until you're down to 1.

    i get killer migraines from caffeine withdrawal.. but usually after one migraine (which i try to sleep through), I am fine the next day.
     
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    mike! no taper!
     
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    I have to do it, guys. I have been at work for about an hour and I've had a double espresso and a double-shot mocha already. :(

    I have tried to just have one in the morning and that's it for the day, but I can't. Once I get a taste, I can't stop.

    How long does it take for the cold turkey blues to subside?
     
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    3 weeks-ish
     
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    Did anyone find that their metabolism slowed once you quit?

    I already run 5 mornings a week. Don't really want to do more than that.
     
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    3 weeks I can deal with. Thanks for the info! :bigthumb:
     
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    Don't go cold-turkey. Taper. Unless you enjoy screaming headaches, of course.
     
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    Man, people can really get this addicted to coffee? I didn't know that. And I work at Starbucks. I mean, I see our regulars come every day and I figure that's about all the coffee they'll have that day, if not just another cup later. And most don't even get drip coffee which is what has the shitload of caffeine, they get espresso drinks which don't have as much. Good luck with quitting though.
     
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    Taper it down from the absurd levels you are at, and then go cold turkey. Find ways to replace the coffee, such as water or crystal light or some other flavored drink.

    I also found when I quit caffeine (which I go on and off now with no issues) is that i quit buying soda and quit eating fast food. After that, there was no temptation. You will likely get headaches and be tired, but eventually, it goes away and your body goes backto normal operations
     
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    is "coffee" code for "massive hits of meth?" You should probably post in The Road to Recovery, not here pizza boy
     
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    haha thats what I was thinking.
    Replace a few words in here and I'd think this guy would need an intervention.
     
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    So I take at least 8 hits of meth every day of the week, and have done so since I started university in 2001. After I graduated I just kept on increasing, to the point where I could have 16-18 hits in a day and just feel "normal" (ie. no boost).

    I think that it is affecting my thought patterns and ability to "unwind", so it's time to quit. Not to mention the money that could be used for more productive purposes.

    What I need is some practical advice from those who have quit and stayed off meth. I have tried twice and have only lasted 1 and 2 days respectively.

    All help is genuinely appreciated. :)
     
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    The thing is, I didn't even like the taste when I started drinking it. I still don't. But if I don't have a coffee, I feel like something is *missing* from my day. It's also a good way to socialise without smoking.

    Oh, and ROFL at above meth posts.
     
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    you could always put sour milk in your coffee, aversive stimulus revaluing tends to give quick results :dunno:

    the main thing is your commitment to a schedule
     
  19. RICK RO$$

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    :rofl: Anyone who bitches about some coffee withdrawals is a pussy. Just get some caffeine pills or something jesus.
     
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    I am quittting coffee for the caffeine, not the milk, retard.
     
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    RICK RO$$ Active Member

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    REALLY?

    So taper it down you fucking retard and come back when you've got a real addiction.
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    Fuck that I'll die before I quit this shit.
     
  23. Memor

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    coffee tastes like heated up dirt water to me

    i used to work with a dude who drank about 20-25 cups a day and smoked about a pack of cigs a day on top of that, maybe eating all of half a sandwich between breakfast and bed. He was about 6'0" 130 and looked 25 years older than he was

    great story Nick
     
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    y1997 Made in the U.S.S.R.

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    He die of a hear attack or something? :rofl:
     
  25. Memor

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    I have no idea how he was alive, guy did no physical activity, looked like death, and was 38 years old. Still works there too.
     
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