How sensitive are you to caffeine?

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  1. GipsyQueen

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    I'd like to say it doesn't effect me - but If I don't have coffee in the morning, I get a major headache for the rest of the day. Other than that, it doesn't really effect me. I can drink coffee before bed and not notice.
     
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    Very :D my ex-coworkers could tell if I'd had a diet coke....
     
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    I wouldn't say I'm overly sensitive...but it definitely affects my sleep if I consume it too late. I drink a mug (about 12 oz) of coffee in the morning, and I might have a diet dew or ice tea with lunch. Any caffiene after about 4-ish and I won't be sleeping at bedtime.

    I wish it gave me super energy though....I'd just hook up a coffee IV! LOL

    ^ That is my husband, and I've never understood it! LOL Here I am with chamomile tea, aroma therapy, and eye covers doing my best to relax and fall asleep..........here he comes with a cup of black coffee and some cookies as a 'bedtime snack' and as soon as he hits the pillow it's snore town! :eek: HOW?!
     
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    Incredibly.

    I used to have panic attacks if I drank caffeinated coffee or black tea, could drink green tea.

    It's gotten worse...now even green tea makes me jumpy, uncomfortable, and anxious...black tea or coffee sets me into a manic episode, my heart rate gets so high it's dangerous. I get delusional. I can eat chocolate, but not in huge doses. I'm not sure if I'm allergic to caffeine, but I might be.

    I'm VERY wary of ordering decaf coffee from any place I can't clear see them pour it.
     
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    Not as sensitive as I wish. *rubs eyes*
     
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    Half an AMP diet down and thinking I should have bought two today...
     
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    hI MY Name is Lucy and i am an addict.
     
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    Lol, I was just picturing how gross I'd feel if I drank that much caffeine!

    I actually quit for 2 months last spring, hoping to be able to quit forever, but I could not get over the constant grogginess and fatigue. I don't even drink that much a day, a cup or two in the morning, but apparently it's a necessity. I'm totally jealous of people who can live caffeine free.
     
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    Green tea has more caffeine than black tea.


    I can drink coffee or tea before bed and fall asleep no problem.
    I drink a cup of coffee in the morning not for the caffeine, but for the taste.
     
  10. Renee750il

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    It varies?

    Sometimes I can drink a pot of coffee at night and then fall asleep over the computer an hour later.

    Sometimes I'm awake and get to work all night.

    Well, no wonder! You have plenty of that good Loosiana style coffee :p

    Or is that Lucy-anna style?
     
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    It doesn't affect me that I've noticed.
     
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    Doesn't bother me except in pill form. Excedrin will keep me awake if it has caffeine in it, but it's the only thing that helps with migraines.

    Otherwise I drink cokes all day long (actual coca cola) and go to sleep when I feel like it. :p
     
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    Well then, I guess that's why green tea makes me lose it.

    Thinking about it, I used to drink green tea at chinese restaurants that served it in tiny little tea cups....and black tea was usually a big thing from a coffee shop or a glass of iced tea. (I only drank herbal tea at home). I started getting wigged out from green tea probably around the time I started making it at home.

    Although, are you sure? I just looked it up and a few internet websites say black has more caffeine - from what I know it varies a lot from tea leaves, brewing, etc.
     
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    Here you go, Milos :)

    http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/information/INFOhealth.asp

     
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    Hmmm, love my coffee, but only two cups a day. Went through some anxiety issues a few years ago and caffeine definitely wasn't helping. Still can't quite kick the two a day (sometimes three if I'm feeling particularly punchy) habit.

    My daughter has ADD and swears that coffee makes her sleepy. Sort of stands to reason because her Concerta is a stimulant, yet it allows her to focus a little easier.
     
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    Same here I had a friend in college who was addicted to caffeine pills & I couldn't do them either :/ but I I don't have at least 2 cups of coffee upon waking up & if I don't Daryl Dixon would prolly try to shoot me with his crossbow bc I look so much like a zombie :/
     
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    I'm a bit of a caffeine addict. I'm just one of those people who is ALWAYS tired, has the hardest time waking up, and is a huge witch throughout the entire time. I regularly sleep 12 hours, still wake up groggy and falling asleep again within an hour or two.

    Caffeine makes me a happier person. ;) Generally it's a cup or two of coffee in the morning, usually I have Monsters on hand for quick pick me ups. Caffeine pills don't do much for me. Added bonus, coffee burns on an empty stomach, so it reminds me to eat.

    I have to wean off about two hours before bed, though, or else I get the worst nightmares. Except tea. Doesn't seem to affect me as much, but it might be because I drown my tea in spoonfuls of honey.

    Too much coffee on an empty stomach will make my chest tight and I'll get jittery. I'm already an anxious person, but caffeine gives me just enough irritation and edge to deal with the world. As much as I can figure, anyway.
     
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    I have a cup of tea or coffee in the morning or else I get a headache, but that's about it. If I have caffeine in the evening I have a hard time getting to sleep.

    A couple years ago when I was at the UofM for college I got way addicted to caffeine. Like always had a mug of something with me. It got kind of scary how dependent on caffeine I was to get me through the day, and eventually Ryan made me stop drinking it. I make sure to keep myself in check and not let it ever get that bad again.
     
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    It seems to vary. Some nights I'll drink 3 cups of balck tea and bot be able to sleep for anything. Other nights I'll drink the same amount and fall asleep right away. I've tried a couple "Venom" energy drinks (because they're small and cheap and not so scary looking lol) and they seem to do nothing at all for me.

    I read a study a few weeks ago saying the only thing consistent in an autistic nervous system is that it is inconsistent, so that may explain the variable reactions.
     
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    I am only sensitive to energy drinks. I drank a half of a red bull once and omg.. it sucked! Never again. I don't really drink coffee unless you count mocha based expresso and it doesn't bother me at all. I only have those once in awhile though!
     

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