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Anyone have intense effects of no-caffeine?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM

I have had mood problems for a long time and realize it may have started when I started drinking a lot of coffee. Now for one month I've been caffeine free and its a huge difference. Overall, I feel more like myself and stabilized, but will have immense fatigue, but now at least it's not crazy physco feeling, but instead normal tiredness. It sort of feels like my brain is re working itself while I feel this enormous drowsiness. Anyone have this, and how long until you really felt like you were back to normal?

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on October 26, 2011
at 07:49 PM

HEY EVERYBODY CHARLIES A LIAR

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on September 13, 2011
at 02:59 AM

Robert/Charlie - I don't want to argue with you about this any more but I don't think that my advise is wrong. You question is about the effects of no-caffeine. I answer that. Caffeine has been shown to last up to 96 hours. That is not what is wrong with you, you have admitted that. Going to the doctor is not the wrong thing to do if you have an undiagnosed medical condition. I'm sorry that you havent been able to find out what is wrong with you, but that does not make my advise wrong.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 12, 2011
at 09:33 PM

your advice is accepted as "normal," but it's wrong. The only thing it does is make friends think you are doing the right thing.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 29, 2011
at 06:54 AM

Fair enough Robert, sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:15 PM

I'm guessing the reason people only get temporarily better on supplements is that they take them with the same mindset that they would take allopathic medicine for symptomatic relief, and don't bother to get to the root of their problems. And I know this is a bit of a stereotype, but most of the people I run into at my local herb store seem to be undernourished veggie types who are trying to make up for the lack of animal products in their diets with supplements. Liver isn't a supplement per se, but including it in your diet can "supplement" valuable minerals and vitamins.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 28, 2011
at 02:37 PM

I agree because it feels like my personality is stabalizing.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 28, 2011
at 02:30 PM

Peter buddy, I've been getting every test under the sun for the past three years. I've seen every kind of doctor, every kind of alternative medicine. I was diligent, cooperative, and respectful to getting help from "professionals." The only thing that ever helped was the day I tried going gluten-free, then I went to Paleo. Even with all the "medical advancements" nothing is smarter for correcting your health that your own instinct about what you should do to correct it. You should let doctors manipulate you.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 28, 2011
at 02:25 PM

Thanks you. my body for some reason does need that exra stimulation and it shouldn't because it means that I can only do things when on coffee. However, I dont trust supplements really. I never see healthy people in real life taking supplements, I only see unhealthy pepople taking them and only getting temporarily better.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 28, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Peter, I've had coffee two days out of an entire month. In order to keep the questions short and to the point, I can't give out details that don't matter. People won't read and give ansewrs to those really long questions

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on August 28, 2011
at 08:18 AM

Not really Wozza, I'm bored. Anyway, aren't we all here to answer questions? The only reason I saw the other post was it came up in the related posts on the left hand side and I thought that it might answer the OP question.

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on August 28, 2011
at 07:58 AM

my caffeine withdrawal doesn't usually kick in until day two.

C2502365891cbcc8af2d1cf1d7b0e9fc

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on August 28, 2011
at 07:56 AM

does peter have nothing better to do?

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on August 28, 2011
at 06:35 AM

Robert, you say that you have been caffeine free for a month, however on this post from 2 weeks ago you say that you have had coffee - http://paleohacks.com/questions/57709/what-tips-do-you-have-for-replacement-with-a-no-caffeine-diet. you need to be honest with yourself.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:23 AM

illness is both unfounded and absurd.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on August 28, 2011
at 05:22 AM

Robert, people on paleo hacks can help you with questions such as what food should I eat in X situation, or what might Y product do, or is Z paleo. They can't diagnose a disease or medical problem. If you do have something wrong with you no amount of paleo hacking is going to find that out. If you have low iron you are not going to find that out on this site. Therefore my answer to go and get blood tests. YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL FATIGUED FROM CAFFEINE AFTER 1 MONTH! From your response it doesn't sound like your mood has stabilised at all. Also your assertion that paleo can cure mental

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 28, 2011
at 03:43 AM

how can you be on paleohacks and say brilliant things like, "go see a doctor" For example! lets say a mentally ill person is in a nut house seeing a doctor, they will be in their for life. Have a mentally ill person go paleo, they will be back to normal. Now if things were "serious" why would I see a doctor? I don't care about a response, I'm just venting my anger towards that brilliant comment towards you

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 28, 2011
at 03:39 AM

no its not that. I liked my life so much more before this all happened.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 28, 2011
at 01:52 AM

Far as myself I never noticed ANY change based on caffeine consumption except that I have a compulsion to drink coffee 2-3 cups/day every day. Days I go without I feel no different except for that "itch" to go get a cup, so mine is likely completely psychological as is addiction or abuse of many substances by a lot of people.

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6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on August 28, 2011
at 09:10 AM

The times I quit pre-paleo I would be dragging my ass for a good 6 weeks after quitting coffee. But it also turned out I was self medicating for both anemia and hypothyroidism. Quitting coffee post-paleo, and with proper thyroid support I still get nasty headaches for about a week, plus some major jonesing, but then it gets better.

So, long story short, if it has been a month, and you are still feeling cruddy, I'm guessing caffeine had a medicinal effect for you. If you want to feel better you can either go back to drinking coffee as a supplement, or figure out why it is your body needs the extra stimulation. Bloodwork would be fastest, or you could do some experimental l-tyrosine, liver, b-12, and iodine supplementing to see if you get any relief.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 28, 2011
at 02:25 PM

Thanks you. my body for some reason does need that exra stimulation and it shouldn't because it means that I can only do things when on coffee. However, I dont trust supplements really. I never see healthy people in real life taking supplements, I only see unhealthy pepople taking them and only getting temporarily better.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on August 28, 2011
at 08:15 PM

I'm guessing the reason people only get temporarily better on supplements is that they take them with the same mindset that they would take allopathic medicine for symptomatic relief, and don't bother to get to the root of their problems. And I know this is a bit of a stereotype, but most of the people I run into at my local herb store seem to be undernourished veggie types who are trying to make up for the lack of animal products in their diets with supplements. Liver isn't a supplement per se, but including it in your diet can "supplement" valuable minerals and vitamins.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on August 28, 2011
at 01:45 AM

Hmmm...from the standpoint of addiction I'd say it could take a very long time. I would call a few months the minimal period of time for both psychological and physiological adaptation and healing to take place.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 28, 2011
at 01:52 AM

Far as myself I never noticed ANY change based on caffeine consumption except that I have a compulsion to drink coffee 2-3 cups/day every day. Days I go without I feel no different except for that "itch" to go get a cup, so mine is likely completely psychological as is addiction or abuse of many substances by a lot of people.

C2502365891cbcc8af2d1cf1d7b0e9fc

(2437)

on August 28, 2011
at 07:58 AM

my caffeine withdrawal doesn't usually kick in until day two.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 28, 2011
at 02:37 PM

I agree because it feels like my personality is stabalizing.

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on November 16, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Hey, can somebody grab me a quad espresso macchiato next trip to Starbucks?

Well, it's in the form of a question, isn't it?

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on November 16, 2011
at 03:58 PM

I am very caffeine sensitive. Used to drink 2-3 lattes a day and it would worsen my panick attacks. I have been off it for 3 months now and feel a lot better. I literarilly cried for 3 days when I was giving up and had horrendous migraines.

The only downside is I could really use an afternoon pick me up in this cold, dark weather and have no idea what to turn to!!!!!!

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on August 28, 2011
at 01:26 AM

It could be that you just don't remember what its like to not be wired. This is often what happens to people when they go off anti-anxiety meds or other mood altering drugs. I'm not gonna lie: I miss being wired from caffeine. But, I don't miss the anxiety that came packaged with that heightened state.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 28, 2011
at 03:39 AM

no its not that. I liked my life so much more before this all happened.

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on August 28, 2011
at 01:44 AM

I have read that the affects of caffeine for a heavy drinker should be out totally of your system after 96 hours. If you are feeling immensely fatigued after 1 month it would seem to me that you were using caffeine as an upper beforehand and that it is underlying lifestyle issues that make you fatigued, such as not enough sleep or you have a medical issue making you feel like this. I don't think you should be feeling like this a month later so maybe you need to have blood tests. It could be anything, low iron (are you menstruating Robert?), sleep disorder, etc. If it is serious enough go see a doctor.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 29, 2011
at 06:54 AM

Fair enough Robert, sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 28, 2011
at 05:22 AM

Robert, people on paleo hacks can help you with questions such as what food should I eat in X situation, or what might Y product do, or is Z paleo. They can't diagnose a disease or medical problem. If you do have something wrong with you no amount of paleo hacking is going to find that out. If you have low iron you are not going to find that out on this site. Therefore my answer to go and get blood tests. YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL FATIGUED FROM CAFFEINE AFTER 1 MONTH! From your response it doesn't sound like your mood has stabilised at all. Also your assertion that paleo can cure mental

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 28, 2011
at 02:30 PM

Peter buddy, I've been getting every test under the sun for the past three years. I've seen every kind of doctor, every kind of alternative medicine. I was diligent, cooperative, and respectful to getting help from "professionals." The only thing that ever helped was the day I tried going gluten-free, then I went to Paleo. Even with all the "medical advancements" nothing is smarter for correcting your health that your own instinct about what you should do to correct it. You should let doctors manipulate you.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on August 28, 2011
at 05:23 AM

illness is both unfounded and absurd.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on August 28, 2011
at 03:43 AM

how can you be on paleohacks and say brilliant things like, "go see a doctor" For example! lets say a mentally ill person is in a nut house seeing a doctor, they will be in their for life. Have a mentally ill person go paleo, they will be back to normal. Now if things were "serious" why would I see a doctor? I don't care about a response, I'm just venting my anger towards that brilliant comment towards you

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 12, 2011
at 09:33 PM

your advice is accepted as "normal," but it's wrong. The only thing it does is make friends think you are doing the right thing.

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on September 13, 2011
at 02:59 AM

Robert/Charlie - I don't want to argue with you about this any more but I don't think that my advise is wrong. You question is about the effects of no-caffeine. I answer that. Caffeine has been shown to last up to 96 hours. That is not what is wrong with you, you have admitted that. Going to the doctor is not the wrong thing to do if you have an undiagnosed medical condition. I'm sorry that you havent been able to find out what is wrong with you, but that does not make my advise wrong.

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