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02 Dec 2011, 11:58 am

Wow, I was talking to my father about this today. Coffee has this same self-medicating mood enhancing feeling to me; it relaxes me in the very busy transitions of the morning. Also, I am not addicted. Caffeine and peeing is too affective to me. Also, it can disturb my sleep if I drink it at night. So I avoid teas and coffee by night time.
Also too much in the morning, and I am stimming like crazy.
Little tangent, to avoid a stomach ache from the milk with it, I heat the milk in the microwave.


As I understand, the rule of thumb on coffee, is that it makes you more anxious; with the benefit of making you more awake.


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02 Dec 2011, 12:22 pm

Coffee lowers my sensory issues. I drink it every morning while I'm waiting for my ADHD meds to kick in.



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02 Dec 2011, 12:41 pm

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Coffee = seizures.
[...]...sigh.

Sounds like you like coffee but now can't have it? That's too bad.
Which undoubtedly makes it the most attractive thing ever. That sucks.


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02 Dec 2011, 12:59 pm

Suggestion for those who find coffee is too effective like me. I started using an electric kettle, a french press, and a coffee grinder to make my coffee in the morning. A French press and seeping the crushed coffee beans allows a lot of leeway in how strong you want the drink to be. So, you can make it a lot weaker for your needs; also a simple french press makes coffee a lot more funner to make and is said to be a more appropriate method of making coffee.

Put coffee/hot water, wait, press down the filter.

Pour and drink.





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You can wait and let the coffee beans stay in the water longer. Or you can grind them down more finely and make it stronger that way.


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02 Dec 2011, 2:03 pm

I use a french press (cafetiere to those of us in the UK), four heaped tablespoons to make three mugs of coffee. All consumed in under an hour.



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02 Dec 2011, 3:26 pm

It lifts my mood, but it's not a relaxed state. Happy and relaxed are not the same thing for me at all. I can be happy and ready to self propel to the moon.


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02 Dec 2011, 3:56 pm

I've always found stimulants relaxing... except for caffeine. I take daily prescribed doses of methamphetamine and find it to be very calming. Caffeine, however, causes enormous anxiety. Just goes to show that everyone responds differently.


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02 Dec 2011, 10:23 pm

Tambourine-Man wrote:
I take daily prescribed doses of methamphetamine and find it to be very calming
Meth. Great relaxing to the point of sleep drug, if I do say so myself. The best relaxing drug is not a stimulant, but propofol. You get such a feeling of euphoria seconds before it knocks you out.



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02 Dec 2011, 10:33 pm

All coffee does for me is make me pee a lot. A cup goes in, a gallon comes out.
I like the taste, but it's not worth all the trips to the bathroom.

But I do drink tons of Red bull, and Mtn Dew(sometimes).
Caffeine is just a way of life for me. I've been known to drink a can of Red bull and go straight to bed.


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02 Dec 2011, 10:56 pm

Coffee and energy drinks actually make me tired. I don't buy energy drinks anymore. They've become a waste of money. Tea gives me an energy boost, but it doesn't make me hyper. Colas don't do anything to me. They have no effect on me at all.


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02 Dec 2011, 11:06 pm

I hate coffee and energy drinks. However, when I took a stimulant medication to help me concentrate on my work but it did the opposite. I could hardly sit for 5 minutes and I could barely sleep at night. I can easily stay up for 24 hours straight if you'd let me, even without that medication.



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03 Dec 2011, 12:48 am

I'm having a nice, relaxing cup of coffee right now, so to speak.


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03 Dec 2011, 1:21 am

Caffeine relaxes me. but if i have too much i get hyper and go crazy. and no im not adicted to it.



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03 Dec 2011, 7:21 am

coffee makes me lose my appetite, which is nice if I want to eat less.
It generally makes me feel slightly nauseous, so I don't regularly drink it.
It definitely doesn't wake me up or energizes me at all.

Strange thing is, tea does! I have to have tea (lots of it!)
It makes me feel more alive in a way.
Makes me hyper and I love it, but if I drink it in the evening I cannot sleep at all! (coffee which is famous for doing this, had no effect whatsoever on my sleep)


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03 Dec 2011, 11:14 pm

If coffee is making you nauseous I can suggest making sure to drink water after, because you may be dehydrating. Or maybe the dry coffee breath is so disturbing that it makes you nauseous; eat something after/with it; don't drink it alone.

I can feel nauseous due to the coffee for the two reasons above. Being dehydrated especially lowers the effect of coffee for me.


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04 Dec 2011, 3:47 am

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind :)


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