What happens to you without caffeine?

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When I don't drink coffee in the morning, I tend to get

More tired than usual
8
16%
Still alert but tire more easily
2
4%
No change to alertness
2
4%
Lack of focus
7
14%
Still focused but lose it more quickly by lunch
3
6%
No change in focus
4
8%
Headaches
9
18%
More shaky
1
2%
Light sensitivity
0
No votes
Light vampirism
2
4%
People think I'm an owl
3
6%
I pour cereal in my juice
1
2%
No symptoms at all
5
10%
I forget to wear pants
4
8%
 
Total votes: 51

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What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Sonic# » Tue Sep 13, 4:50 2016

Rowan had a poll about how much coffee one drinks. What happens if you wake up in the morning and you don't drink coffee or a caffeinated drink because you don't have any?

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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Unvoiced_Apollo » Tue Sep 13, 5:34 2016

Ok, no joke. Pouring cereal in my juice (actually it was the reverse of pouring juice on my cereal) happened to me once in college. I grabbed a carton of orange juice and poured it on my frosted flakes.

Being the poor college student, rather than pour myself a new bowl, I said "fuck it", drained what juice I could into the sink, and poured milk instead. It was like eating a crunchy, melted orange creamsicle. So not too bad (won't do it again though).

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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby octarineoboe » Tue Sep 13, 6:59 2016

I get a caffeine withdrawal headache, as we'l as having my usual morning sleepiness take longer to shake off. I've learned I can break the habit in about four (painful) days, but as long as I have to be at work earlier than I want (ie always), I'm going to stay addicted.

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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby rowan » Tue Sep 13, 10:39 2016

When I'm only at 1 cup a day I don't really get side effects of skipping, but like octarineoboe, I have a hard time keeping to just 1 cup.

If I have coffee after 3pm though I stay awake all night so that's not good either. hah. There's a narrow window of coffee in my life (but it is so delicioussss)
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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Taurwen » Tue Sep 13, 11:46 2016

I drink coffee because I like it more so than because I need it to stay awake. I prefer a warm drink in the morning in general but it could be a hot chocolate or coffee, doesn't matter. However, when I regularly drink more than three cups I get a headache if I don't get my first cup within 1.5 hours of waking up.
However, at the height of my addiction I was also swallowing about 20+ advil a day (In hindsight that job wasn't great for my health. In all fairness, the damage to my liver done by painkillers was probably offset by the fact that I'm not, and never have been a big drinker.) So the major headaches I experienced cutting down were just a much worse variation of my normal. In the recent past it's a headache, and I notice it but it's not unbearable.

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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby MFS » Tue Sep 13, 14:27 2016

So long as I crank up the water intake, I really don't get much in the way of caffeine withdraw.
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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Bork » Tue Sep 13, 17:50 2016

I seem to have a lot less patience and I don't put things together as quickly, both of which are bad since my job requires a shit-ton of patience and thinking on my feet.
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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Nachos » Thu Sep 15, 15:27 2016

I get blinding headaches, which means I don't drink a lot of caffeine ever now. I stick to coke because it's hard for me to overcaffeinate on that stuff but it does have the right amount of oomph to keep me awake in the mornings.
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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Eravial » Thu Sep 15, 16:15 2016

Nachos wrote:I get blinding headaches, which means I don't drink a lot of caffeine ever now. I stick to coke because it's hard for me to overcaffeinate on that stuff but it does have the right amount of oomph to keep me awake in the mornings.

I initially interpreted that incorrectly. In my defense, that interpretation makes just as much sense in context!

I drink it every day, but I'm actually still fairly alert, even energetic, and not really grumpy if I don't drink it first thing. However, I will tire a lot earlier as the day goes on. My focus is even more abysmal than usual, though. If I'm in a lecture setting, even if it's something I'm super interested in and/or actively chose to attend, there's a very good chance I will become so tired that not nodding off is a conscious struggle. I don't get any withdrawal symptoms!
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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Sonic# » Thu Sep 15, 17:04 2016

I usually don't get headaches. Usually I'm fine through the morning and tend to tire out by the afternoon. I also notice that my attention is good enough to teach but not good enough to, say, sit reading articles for a couple of hours or write a sustained piece.

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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Nachos » Fri Sep 16, 9:19 2016

Eravial wrote:
Nachos wrote:I get blinding headaches, which means I don't drink a lot of caffeine ever now. I stick to coke because it's hard for me to overcaffeinate on that stuff but it does have the right amount of oomph to keep me awake in the mornings.

I initially interpreted that incorrectly. In my defense, that interpretation makes just as much sense in context!



What was your interpretation? :D
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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Neko » Fri Sep 16, 22:55 2016

Nachos wrote:
Eravial wrote:
Nachos wrote:I get blinding headaches, which means I don't drink a lot of caffeine ever now. I stick to coke because it's hard for me to overcaffeinate on that stuff but it does have the right amount of oomph to keep me awake in the mornings.

I initially interpreted that incorrectly. In my defense, that interpretation makes just as much sense in context!



What was your interpretation? :D

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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Nachos » Sat Sep 17, 4:34 2016

Hahahahahaha! Got it ;)
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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Nerd1987 » Wed Sep 28, 12:29 2016

I mean I know how much caffiene is in everything I drink. If I wanted to I could be scientific about my consumption.

I drink a little in the morning and less later on.

There should be warnings on energy drinks about the side effects. idfk

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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby monk » Sun Oct 2, 12:53 2016

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Re: What happens to you without caffeine?

Postby Misandry_Reborn » Sun Oct 2, 23:42 2016

monk wrote:I kill people, and do a dance on their corpses.

I finally have proof, caffine is the salution for world peace.
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