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    quiting caffeine

    I've been drinking 2 cups of coffee a day which doesn't sound like too much but I'm very dependant on it. I have a pretty high paced and at times high stressed job. I want to try to kick the caffeine but I still need to be on my game at work. Any tips from anyone who's done it?

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    Wean yourself off. Hee Hee, he said "wean".

    Anyway, cold turkey will likely give you caffeine withdrawal headaches. Cut your dosage down by half for the first week, half it again for a second week, and then you should be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
    Wean yourself off. Hee Hee, he said "wean".

    Anyway, cold turkey will likely give you caffeine withdrawal headaches. Cut your dosage down by half for the first week, half it again for a second week, and then you should be good to go.
    The headaches are nasty. You WILL feel better on the other side, but the headaches are a squall you will have to navigate through.

    Once you have a drink with caffeine, the headache does fade - I recommend a caffeinated drink you don't like the taste of. Consider it medicine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john_e_turner_ii View Post
    Wean yourself off. Hee Hee, he said "wean".

    Anyway, cold turkey will likely give you caffeine withdrawal headaches. Cut your dosage down by half for the first week, half it again for a second week, and then you should be good to go.
    I agree with John on this one. I have weaned myself off coffee exactly the way he describes here with no ill effects. In your case have two half cups a day, then one half cup, then none. I have also gone cold turkey and have had a massive two day headache. Why suffer if you don't need to? Go gradual.
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    Why would you even want to...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    Why would you even want to...?
    Again because I'm getting very dependent on it. Plus the afternoon crash sucks.

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    I quit cold turkey with no headaches. When you make up your mind to do it, you will do it taking either path.

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    I'm dependent on it too, and it's a nice dependency. Without caffeine, I'm sure I'd be ripping someone's head off before the day is over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    I'm dependent on it too, and it's a nice dependency. Without caffeine, I'm sure I'd be ripping someone's head off before the day is over.
    This

    I like coffee, it dosn't effect me negativly in any way I can tell, there dosn't seem to be any long-term adverse health effects from caffine. I need I hell of a lot to get wired - always have, I ate about half a large jar of instant coffee washed down with cola when I was a teenager, that got me wired, but only just (on the other hand I am a total light weight when it comes to booze and I'm pissed on a pint of cider)
    I don't get a crash after drinking caffine, I'm just gonna keep on going
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derpamix View Post
    I'm dependent on it too, and it's a nice dependency. Without caffeine, I'm sure I'd be ripping someone's head off before the day is over.
    I clicked in here because my sleep is awful. I also have pretty persistent anxiety. I drink about three cups daily. In the new year I'm going to kick the afternoon cup and make the other two half-cafs.

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