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Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by sweet_dreamz, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. vegito12

    vegito12 Community Champion

    Energy drinks can be alright sometimes as the energy content and caffeine in it is high which can give a person more energy than they need and should not be viewed as something to rely on, as it can make the mind affected by the energy and cause them to be awake more. It is interesting to see how caffeine can affect the body and making us think it is good and this can affect us in our day to day activities and need to be careful of it, and the energy these drinks give us can be for a short time only. Coffee can be another thing which can make the body rely on it and I know some people who have been affected by this and it can make the mind have sleep problems which can make working a problem and getting up even.
  2. Jasmine2015

    Jasmine2015 Community Champion

    I believe caffeine is considered to be a drug. It is also very addictive and can have some withdrawal symptoms like the headaches. Just be careful that the withdrawal symptoms don't become more severe. As others have mentioned here just have some caffeine at a low amount until you can ween yourself off of it.
  3. Amelie Santos

    Amelie Santos Active Contributor

    Oh man, I'm sorry caffeine addiction is kicking your butt. :( I don't even like it because it makes me palpitate, so I can't imagine the workout your heart must be getting. Thank God you're still quite young! And I'm glad you're looking for ways to alleviate the situation. Any kind of addiction must be given proper attention.
  4. ellyjude

    ellyjude Active Contributor

    The main issue here is that you are an addict. Whether you are addicted to drugs, caffeine or porn. The same thing that runs in a drug addict's mind is the same thing that runs in the mind of any other addict.
  5. L_B

    L_B Community Champion

    Sorry you are dealing with this. Caffeine is a serious addiction that is hard to quit without having withdrawals. Going cold turkey is not the way. Perhaps you could cut back slowly, weaning yourself off it a little at a time,
  6. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    You should ween yourself off of caffeine. Try green tea, I know I keep saying this but it's the best way to go. This stuff is really good for studying but don't overdo it. You just have to learn to do things in moderation, doing to much of anything is bad for you. It's just like balance if you lean to far to the right or left you'll fall over.
  7. bleblanc10

    bleblanc10 Senior Contributor

    Stopping outright is probably not the right move, you have to start drinking it in moderation until you are no longer addicted.
  8. endoftherainbow

    endoftherainbow Active Contributor

    The best thing to do would be to gradually reduce your caffeine intake slowly. Do not go cold turkey off of it, because like doing that with any drug, it can have serious and harmful effects if you try to stop instantly when your body needs to be able to adjust to the reduction of it gradually and safely. Please consider asking someone that sees you in person every day to help you with it, or if possible control the amount of caffeine intake for you and administer only what you need in smaller dosages each day until you are finally able to ween yourself off of it completely.

    The caffeine can be in the form of coffee, carbonated beverages, or anything else with caffeine that you usually consume but want to stop. As long as you do this intelligently and safely, you will be okay. It will take time, and it will be a little unpleasant at first, but you will be back to your old self again before you started if you give it enough time and remember to keep your health and energy levels up naturally. The more you reduce your caffeine intake, the more you should spend time exercising and stimulating your body's need for energy naturally to compensate.
  9. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    Wow, I had never heard caffeine addiction could be so bad! I mean, if you put it this way, then yeah it's terrible! I have never had this kind of reaction with caffeine to be honest, but I guess you are one of those persons who are highly sensitive to caffeine. I've heard that kind of people exist, I really think you are. I don't any advice to be honest :( This kind of addiction is something I'm not familiar with.
  10. Elizabetonth

    Elizabetonth Member

    I'm so glad you reached out! College sleepless nights suck. When you get to the stage that you don't need as much coffee, and you need to stay awake without drinking the same amount, try things like:
    • Eating an apple when you wake up - apparently this is more effective at keeping you awake in the morning than a cup of coffee.
    • Making sure you get regular and real exercise. First thing in the morning is great to wake up, but whenever you do it it'll help you wake up easily and stay alert and awake better during the day/night/whenever you have to study.
    • Try eating something like grapes during late night study sessions, and take breaks to go for a walk outside, as the fresh air and the activity will help to clear your head, keep you awake, and often regain your focus.