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    20 days, no caffeine.

    So I gave up caffeine (in any form) just over 20 full days ago. No coffee, no espresso, no soda, no energy drinks/supplements, no chocolate, etc.

    Has anybody else ever done this? What was the withdrawal like for you? What was your daily/weekly caffeine intake like?
    I drank basically a dunks medium iced coffee every morning, and some days threw a red bull or other energy supplement in the afternoon.

    I had head aches for about a week and a half (nothing unbearable, but I'm a chronic headache sufferer as is and I typically just deal), but now I feel so much better without it.

    Why'd I give it up? Basically, every day around 2-3pm (work 9am-6pm hours during the week) I'd get drowsy and want to go to sleep. Again at 8pm. If I were to go to bed at 8pm, I'd probably wake up around 3-4am....which wouldn't fly particularly well.
    To make it worse, I work part time on some weekends as a barista at a local coffee shop.

    How about any of you?

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    I gave up Mountain Dew once. At first the withdrawls were so bad I literally felt like I had a horrible hangover. I had a bad headache and felt like I had to puke. After the guy I worked with asked what was going on he told me I was stupid for trying to go cold turkey and went and got me a Dew. I drank it and immediately felt better. After that I only had one glass of Dew the next day and then I had none for months.

    Now I occasionally have one, but its not needed. I drink Kool Aid alot. I know it has a lot of sugar, but no caffeine is better.

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    Caffiene sux...unless it's mixed with vodka in red bull form!

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    I drink a lot of caffiene. I have worse habits to kick though.

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    Since I work 12 hour shifts, 6:30 to 6:30, both days and nights, caffeine is a big part of my life.


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    hahah this thread hits home. When I worked at a bar my normal intake was a cup of coffee or two while working and possibly an energy drink at work to keep me going, including a cup or two first thing in the morning. On my days off...maybe a pot of coffee to rock me through school. I cold turkeyed when I got sick and caffeine never meshes well when you're sick. Headaches were gnarly but added into the whole "i still have the flu" symptoms so it wasn't unbearable. When I came out a few days later I felt great, no more headaches and no more drowsiness at specific times of the day. Now that I'm not working there I only rock a cup of coffee or tea a few times a week and exercise on a regular basis. I think the exercise helps out big time

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    I drink on average about 3 cans of mt dew a day. Usually less on my days off and I will get a minor head ache. I really should cut back. I'd probably lose a few lbs in the process. 6' 200lbs.

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    I drink at least a pot of coffee a day. Last year when I went back to live at my folk's place I stopped cold. Nothing happened.


    Then again I can drink several cups and then go right to sleep. It does nothing to wake me up in the morning.

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    For years (like past 6) I have only drank water, and I don't eat candy. So I never really have or want caffeine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallh View Post
    I drink at least a pot of coffee a day. Last year when I went back to live at my folk's place I stopped cold. Nothing happened.


    Then again I can drink several cups and then go right to sleep. It does nothing to wake me up in the morning.
    That's me as well... I drink at least a pot of coffee a day. I can drink it at night and have no problem sleeping. Doesn't seem to effect me, I've gone without it for several days at a time with no withdrawl symptoms.

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