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Teredia
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29 Nov 2011, 6:56 am

I have a wager going with a NT friend, she wont believe me that Coffee actually relaxes Aspies.....
What do you think?

Also Energy drinks make me bounce off the walls....
but i can drink a ton of coffee and it never effect me.

I also never get cravings for it if i havent drunk it so im not addicted.

SO yeah does coffee relax you? and its not an addiction?



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29 Nov 2011, 7:01 am

I've spoken about this in the past and someone was relieved to not be the only one coffee has that effect on :P
Without coffee, my auditory sensitivities kill me. I need 2 coffees at LEAST to be able to hear my children laughing without feeling my whole brain is cringing (physically shrinking into a hard little ball lol)
I can drink coffee before going to bed and sleep like a baby. I have no idea if it's an addiction, but I discovered that I started this with cola, as a young teen, before I developped a taste for coffee, I'd drink half a bottle of cola before being able to face the high school schoolyard.
It eases down the sensory things. It does relax me, a lot.



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29 Nov 2011, 7:04 am

I wouldn't say it relaxes me but I've never understood how some people say that things like caffeine and sugar make them hyper. I've seen people online describe effects from drinking a mountain dew that I wouldn't get unless I smoked crack.



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29 Nov 2011, 7:16 am

Caffeine worsens my Tourettes symptoms but definitely makes me feel a lot calmer. Unfortunately though I do seem to occasionally have a 'coming down' effect with it, but most times not. I can also drink Lucozade without many issues. I have never tried the 'killer' energy drinks because there is something in them that could counter effect my medication!


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29 Nov 2011, 7:48 am

Coffee relaxes most people.


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29 Nov 2011, 7:59 am

It makes me SO tired.



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29 Nov 2011, 8:22 am

I'm addicted to it and need it in the morning, and also, if I get mad or depressed or whatever, I'll end up drinking like a high amount of coffee or energy drinks, one time I had like 4 pots (4 cup pots) of coffee in an afternoon.



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29 Nov 2011, 8:35 am

No coffee tends to make me more energetic....though I know caffine does have a tendency to make some people tired.



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29 Nov 2011, 8:35 am

Joe90 wrote:
Coffee relaxes most people.


:huh:



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29 Nov 2011, 8:41 am

Speaking as someone not diagnosed, coffee makes me completely hyper. I seldom drink it. One cup of bean to cup coffee makes me a nervous wreck, but I can handle a mug of instant. I have 3 cups of tea per day, the last one no later than 6pm, otherwise I'll be up all night. I think I'd possibly get an ADHD diagnosis tho' (ADD these days), which might be relevant.

My husband has AS traits, not diagnosed, but members of his family are quite obvious. He can have a coffee at bedtime and says it doesn't affect his sleep at all - but, his legs jump throughout the night. I think he's addicted. He gets defensive when I suggest he should cut down. But, he's definitely not affected like me.


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29 Nov 2011, 8:56 am

Relaxes me. In reasonable doses but too much on an empty stomach makes me sick.


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29 Nov 2011, 8:57 am

in my experience, coffee, or cafaine in general, indeed sort of relaxes me; i am able to ignore more of my sensory issues and my focus increases significantly, giving me the outside appearance of the general effect of coffee, but trough a different medium.
as said before, i can indeed also drink coffee just before going to bed without it affecting my sleep in any way.



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29 Nov 2011, 9:04 am

izzeme wrote:
as said before, i can indeed also drink coffee just before going to bed without it affecting my sleep in any way.


I have friends who drink it at night so they will stay awake. If I drink it at night it makes me sleepy.


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29 Nov 2011, 11:26 am

Jellybean wrote:
Caffeine worsens my Tourettes symptoms but definitely makes me feel a lot calmer. Unfortunately though I do seem to occasionally have a 'coming down' effect with it, but most times not. I can also drink Lucozade without many issues. I have never tried the 'killer' energy drinks because there is something in them that could counter effect my medication!

I grew up on Lucozade, i didnt think it had any cafine in it? i have drunk that stuff since i was like idk 2?! !! !



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29 Nov 2011, 11:28 am

Sweetleaf wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
Coffee relaxes most people.


:huh:


Key word in there is "most"



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29 Nov 2011, 11:32 am

idlewild wrote:
izzeme wrote:
as said before, i can indeed also drink coffee just before going to bed without it affecting my sleep in any way.


I have friends who drink it at night so they will stay awake. If I drink it at night it makes me sleepy.


Its a good stress relief too... yes i just remembered that haha.
^^ ive also been drinking coffee from a young age. hmm =/
I have friends who cant drink it at all... "poor things" i always think...