So this is the horrible effect of the curse Qrow spoke of.
Honestly, coffee just doesn’t affect me like that. It used to make me really anxious and jittery, because I’d have three cups in the morning and not eat during the day. Now, I can have four cups a day, and it doesn’t affect me hardly at all, except that it pleases me, because I love coffee. I could drink two cups before bed and sleep like any other night.
@Berntley, holy smokes four cups? I only have one in the morning and I can feel it...cut it off and you will notice a difference.
@seeUpee, I don’t sit and shotgun all four cups, but on certain days, I may drink two cups before I leave the house, then I may stop off at a coffee shop around midday on a slow work day, then again at the end of my day to wrap up my documentation. So that’s four cups. But really, I don’t notice a difference on days that I don’t have coffee. The only thing I feel is sadness for the delicious cup of coffee that’s likely sitting cold on my counter at home, because I was in a hurry and forgot it. I did cut back years ago, down to a single cup in the mornings, when I found myself getting really anxious or just otherwise not feeling well in the mornings, but I don’t get that way as much anymore.
@Berntley, I used to drink three cups in the mornings and noticed my blood pressure hitting the clouds. I switched to Colombian coffee and dropped it down to one cup. How aren’t you feeling the lack of caffeine when you don’t drink any? I was useless and didn’t want to do anything
@seeUpee, I don’t experience heavy effects from many drugs or chemicals. Not that I’ve experimented too much, but like, alcohol will make me sick before it gets me drunk. Painkillers will dull pain, but don’t make me loopy. I had to take a Valium for the first time ever a couple years ago for a surgery, and they were worried about me taking it and driving myself home, but literally nothing.
However, it probably doesn’t hurt that the mints I keep on me all the time are caffeinated. So it’s not a ton of caffeine, but I typically still have some in my system.
@Berntley, that’s because your body builds up the dependence on caffeine. My understanding is that it begins to take the place of an chemical your body produces naturally. As you drink more. Over time your body produces less.
Good new is that withdrawal if you stop drinking caffeine isn’t all that bad. Usually last just a few day (about 4 day when I stopped with energy drinks).
The first and second day is no big deal but you feel tired around the 3rd and 4th. If you ever quit cold turkey. Best to do it on vacation. Or 2 days before a weekend break. Or you could just drink a little less each day until you no longer need it.
I’m not a coffee drinker. But I was drinking a lot of energy drinks. And I wanted to cut back expenses and not be so reliant on caffeine trying to have energy at the beginning of the day.
@Seohn, Yeah, like I said, it doesn’t really hit me like that. Caffeine or no, I never really notice. Even if I’m not eating the mints all day. I know, I’ve talked to people who have done the cold turkey thing, had really bad headaches and whatnot. Never really happened to me.
@Berntley, I'm blessed and cursed with complete immunity to caffeine
@Berntley, it likely has more of an affect than you think
@microman, You may very well be right, but this far, it has no serious negative effects to my current state of being. If it ever does, I’ll hopefully have what it takes to address it.
And that's how goth girls are made!
This is why i drink decaf in the afternoon.