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    My Diary: The time I gave up Caffeine!

    I decided that I would give up Coffee...I worked out that I was having in the region of 6-8 cups a day, sometimes more!

    Day 1: Fine, not a problem...
    Day 2: Eh, feeling a bit rubbish
    Day 3: BAD BAD BAD headache! Didnt sleep very well!
    Day 4: BAD headache, again didnt sleep the best!
    Day 5: Fine and refreshed, best night sleep in a while!

    I didnt realise how much an effect coffee has on the body! on Day 4 it was quite bad! Stonking headache! Now, a cup of tea a day & this peppermint tea from sainsburys! very nice stuff!

    My advice: Do it if you want to, but hide for a few days, I was very irritable!!

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    Been tempted to do this for a while but i like coffee to much, May cut down a bit though. As if i did a detox Id probably go back to drinking it the week after

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattDLEA View Post
    Been tempted to do this for a while but i like coffee to much, May cut down a bit though. As if i did a detox Id probably go back to drinking it the week after
    Switch to decaf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Switch to decaf?
    Personally I avoid anything that decaff, pretty harsh solvents are used to strip out the caffeine and make it into the coffee. Studies have shown that decaf coffee drinkers have a higher incidence of rheumatoid arthritis which has been linked to the chemicals in decaff.

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    I remember the time I didn't have coffee for 24 hours, it led to a 24 hour headache, and I was only on 2-3 cups a day!!

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    *currently sitting in my local Weatherspoons enjoying the unlimited filter coffee refills until 2pm*

    Both the best and worst thing I have ever found!

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    I've only been drinking coffee for about 5-6 months, one cup a day Mon-Friday, every Saturday afternoon i get a mild headache which i can only put down to coffee as i rarely get a headache otherwise.

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    I've had a history of headaches, and i never really took to coffee until i started working full time... would wonder what i'd be like without coffee now though!

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    For those wanting a decent decaf: Rave Coffee

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    I used to drink coffee and was fine, then a few years ago during a quiet spell at school the coffee intake increased slightly... I started having heart palpitations, wasn't particularly pleasant. Went to see the doctor and they said to reduce the caffeine so I went decaf and was fine. More recently I've swapped to green tea and am feeling better for it

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    I don't like coffee, so i find myself drinking redbull or monster regularly expensive and not good for me, i never ever have more than one of those in a day though, and i always stick entirely to the sugarfree variants of each.

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    Gave up coffee ages ago. Switched to break fluid and never looked back. That sh!t's got some kick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Personally I avoid anything that decaff, pretty harsh solvents are used to strip out the caffeine and make it into the coffee. Studies have shown that decaf coffee drinkers have a higher incidence of rheumatoid arthritis which has been linked to the chemicals in decaff.
    Some (I think Clipper, for example) use CO2

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