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Addicted to coffee - November 30th 2010, 08:40 PM

I am addicted to coffee I think. I really can't have a good day without mass amounts of caffeine.
One day, I had 11 shots of coffee. I have atleast five shots every day.

I don't want to have to rely on coffee/caffeine to get me through my day.

So, any help or advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Addicted to coffee - November 30th 2010, 08:50 PM

Is it the coffee or the caffeine you're addicted to? Could you get through the day with 5 shots of decaf? If so, you could try switching to that and then gradually coming off it day by day - don't deprive yourself altogether. Go from 5 shots or whatever you have at the moment, lower it down to 4 and so on until you feel more in control.

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Re: Addicted to coffee - November 30th 2010, 10:42 PM

It is probably the caffeine that you are addicted to. I agree with handgrenadeheart. I would gradually have less each day. Start out with 4 and don't lower to 3 until you feel that you have complete control. Good luck!

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Re: Addicted to coffee - December 10th 2010, 07:06 PM

hey... im like this too. i literally live off black coffee, i always have a cup in my hand lol.. dunno wat makes it addictive, i think iot's the caffeine which is no good! ideally you should try cutting down, try decaff. it myt help. good luck!!
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Re: Addicted to coffee - December 11th 2010, 12:33 AM

I know how you feel ive been a caffeine addict since I was 12 and am trying to stop cold turkey, tired all the time no matter how much sleep i get but im getting better the worst part of withdrawal r the headaches and the headache meds i have also have caffeine. Try stopping slowly lower ur amount per week or day if you think you can.
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