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29 Nov 2011, 12:33 pm

Coffee just makes me uncomfortable. It makes me feel like I have keep moving and makes it difficult for me to get my thoughts in order.

The crashes afterward also make me feel like crap.



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29 Nov 2011, 1:05 pm

I'm both ways. In the morning, right after I get up, two cups, every day, helps me wake up. I've got some histamine issues, and the coffee helps a lot.

In the afternoon though, it can sometimes knock me right out. One cup and it's nap time. But, that can also screw up my sleep for that night. It'll mess with my night sleep even if I don't take a nap. I try never to drink coffee after my first two cups of the day, in the morning, but on rare occasions I will have a little in the afternoon or evening, only if I have nothing important planned for the next morning.


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29 Nov 2011, 1:06 pm

I have my second cup as we speak. I don't like it too hot, though. I'd wait for like, 5 minutes, before I drink it. The first cup makes me fall asleep; the second one onward fires me up.


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29 Nov 2011, 1:08 pm

I also have ADD, so coffee helps me concentrate due to it's caffeine content (particularly useful as when I was younger I decided to stop taking Ritalin).



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29 Nov 2011, 1:14 pm

No.

But I like it all the same.



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29 Nov 2011, 1:29 pm

I need coffee first thing in the morning to get going, anything thereafter makes me jumpy, and if I have it after 5pm I won't have any chance of sleep. I'm NT, so I think this is in line with your bet/theory?


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29 Nov 2011, 1:37 pm

Depends how much I have. A few cups, especially in the morning, make me a lot more focused, more sociable, and less irritable. If I have too much I start stimming like crazy though.



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29 Nov 2011, 1:41 pm

Teredia wrote:
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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tons of coffee to relax on and slow down my brains. no addiction either.



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29 Nov 2011, 2:56 pm

Teredia wrote:
Sweetleaf wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
Coffee relaxes most people.


:huh:


Key word in there is "most"


Well most people I know like to sit down and have a nice cup of coffee in the afternoon or at work. Or tea.


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29 Nov 2011, 3:40 pm

Coffee definitely does not relax me, but I love it anyway. I can't have more than one cup a day though or I get extremely anxious,



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29 Nov 2011, 4:24 pm

Not at all. It definitely perks up my mind, and if I have more than one in a day, then it makes me jittery - a very unpleasant feeling.



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29 Nov 2011, 4:54 pm

readingbetweenlines wrote:
I need coffee first thing in the morning to get going, anything thereafter makes me jumpy, and if I have it after 5pm I won't have any chance of sleep.


This...but I'm on the spectrum.


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29 Nov 2011, 5:23 pm

I absolutely love coffee , it does put me a little more at ease and somewhat better at facing daily tasks . :) However, if anybody talks to me before I have my first one, I may react negatively.



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29 Nov 2011, 5:28 pm

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29 Nov 2011, 5:32 pm

I don't drink coffee, but I used to drink Cokes all the time and it always seemed to relax me. Caffeine has never kept me awake, except to the extent that I might wake up several times in the night needing to pee after drinking a lot of it.



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29 Nov 2011, 5:34 pm

Coffee = seizures.

So, it kind of does the opposite.

I used to self medicate with it when I had undiagnosed ADHD. When I had it with Ritalin I almost fell asleep.
And now...sigh.


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