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Overdosed with coffee - crashed really badly.

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by svetoslav80, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. svetoslav80

    svetoslav80 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Someone knows a dumber method for crashing?
     
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  2. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    You could try pushing a car uphill?

    That should do it.
     
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  3. Milo

    Milo Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oh dear, why, why why?
     
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  4. svetoslav80

    svetoslav80 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm on antidepressants for 4 months now and I'm crashing just as often and as bad as before, only without the feeling of anxiety. What an improvement.
     
  5. Milo

    Milo Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That is because antidepressants do not fix ME. It fixes depression. Coffee doesn’t fix ME either i am afraid.
     
  6. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I can not drink regular coffee, otherwise I get really bad panic attacks. Me and caffeine are not friends.
     
  7. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Caffeine drains my energy, but if I can stick to 3 cups/week I'm doing ok.
     
  8. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge Moderator Staff Member

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    Decaf only and occasionally otherwise I’m more or less guaranteed a sleepless night and it’s consequences
     
  9. erin

    erin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Coffee is like poison to me. I noticed that I am no longer able to eat dark chocolate either, if I eat dark chocolate start panting like an old dog almost as bad as if I drink coffee. Seriously, allergic to dairy no milk choc either! I guess pleasure is not allowed if you have ME.

    First, I gave up coffee.
    Then alcohol, then,
    bread and pastries (gluten)
    Cheese (dairy)
    Chocolate

    the list is getting longer.

    Worst was dairy, I loved cheese. With wine . :cry:
     
  10. Kitty

    Kitty Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I must just be used to it, after half a century of a frankly disgraceful cola habit... :whistle:

    Given it up a number times for an extended period, but it doesn't make that much difference!

    Hope you feel better soon, @svetoslav80.
     
  11. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @erin I've noticed lately that the hot chocolate drinks with raw cacao powder are starting to make me feel a little jittery too.

    I almost purchased a Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine :nailbiting: but that would have been the point of no return and the end of me!

    I guess next will be dairy
     
  12. erin

    erin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oh no! @Mij I hope it's a one off.
     
  13. MEMarge

    MEMarge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    My daughter benefits from a daily coffee or Coke (the Cola kind)
     
  14. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    Caffeine makes my heart race and last time I tried more than very weak green tea, made my heart skip beats too. And it keeps me awake and makes me jittery. I don't have any now except the trace in my one cup of very weak green tea a day.
     
  15. erin

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    Along with the palpitations I feel very nauseous and dizzy if I drink coffee. I don't enjoy decaff at all. And even decaff makes me fell a bit nauseous too.
     
  16. shak8

    shak8 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Well, if the coffee was single origin (one finca) Central American light roast then maybe it was worth it?
     
  17. lunarainbows

    lunarainbows Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oh dear I can no longer have coffee tea or chocolate. It gives me panic attacks and with weird heart issues. However I do drink white hot chocolate. It's divine if you like white chocolate.
     
  18. MerryB

    MerryB Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oh dear, maybe try decaf? I have just discovered you can get very nice decaf ground coffee :geek:

    My dumbest method of crashing is going downstairs to get a drink, forgetting why I went, going back upstairs with something I didn't need, remembering I need a drink, going back down to get one, forgetting why I went... repeat several times... collapse :rofl: :dead:
     
  19. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Tried that, not strong enough to push a car uphill!

    The coffee thing I can relate to (I'm not a coffee drinker, too little caffeine, I feel nothing, more and I can't concentrate and then end up crashing)
     
  20. James Morris-Lent

    James Morris-Lent Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Tea really can give me a boost but I think I'm one of those people with terribly slow caffeine metabolism. If I have two cups in a day I can't get to sleep and I still feel it going the next morning. I envy people who can suck down coffee all day if they want and have no problem. Must allow for a much more targeted approach of caffeine hits.

    I was eating a lot of dark chocolate for a while but I noticed I was really irritable a lot of the time because of it. For some reason tea doesn't have that effect.

    What's strange for me is I drink a black-green tea blend with no trouble. But I got some plain green and got all sorts of palpitations and insomnia and general weird body feelings from that. A family friend with fibromyalgia also reports that green tea specifically gives her palpitations, but apparently black tea is fine.
     
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