I'm quitting caffeine for lent. Has anyone kicked this habit? What was it like?

I'm quitting caffeine for lent. Has anyone kicked this habit? What was it like?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It sucked.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i will quit having sex(im a avirgin)

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Low mood, sleepiness during the day, weirdly insomnia during the night. Depending on your genetics the withdrawal can drag on for ages. Best of luck!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I always get a week in and give up tbh

      I didn't start using caffeine regularly until I was a junior in college, and it's been such a long time since then but I remember I used to take naps fricking ALL the time in my first two years

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah withdrawing from caffeine isn't compatible with my job unless I have a massive break to accommodate all the naps. Some people can get over it in just a few days without an issue, it's all bullshit RNG genetics

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was great. Caffeine is just bleh

      homie just sleep more ez

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Depending on your genetics the withdrawal can drag on for ages
      I have this problem. I have been addicted to caffeine for years even though I don't even like it. I used it on a cut and couldn't stop. Caffeine withdrawal has a long tail unlike any other stimulant. I can stop ephedrine or adderall and be fine in two weeks, but with caffeine I am still not normal after two months.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's a good thing i'm not a spider.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I quit caffeine for 3 months just to see if I would feel better without it. For some reason I had a harder time sleeping. When I'm drinking coffee I sleep like a baby.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have ADHD anon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ADHD is not real though.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have ADHD anon

      Worried this is me too
      I can drink coffee right up till an hour before bed and sleep like a baby

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i cant kick caffeine but im able to cope with around 4 cups of green tea a day and feel much better than with coffee or energy drinks

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is green tea actually a good substitute for coffee? I only drink 2-3 cups of coffee per day but I'm pretty tired of it since it's basically just useless addiction. What amount of green tea would substitute for 2-3 cups of coffee? Is matcha same as every other green is regards to caffeine content? Matcha seems pretty easy to carry around as it's powder so I might test it out.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. Green tea is supposed to be very healthy. It has a decent amount of caffeine, but less than coffee. You'll need to figure out the dosage yourself.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You'll be much better off for it. Especially with blood flow through brain and quality of sleep. Certain mushrooms like chaga, shilajit, lions mane and cordyceps can help with withdrawal symptoms

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've gone from a pot a day to decaf cold turkey multiple times. Stock up on ibuprofen, stay hydrated, and sleep a lot. Worst'll be over in a couple days.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, you'll be pretty useless and brain-fogged for a while. Hopefully it doesn't affect your job or relationships.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Christ Is Lord

    if youre an addict you'll suffer, i drink 2/3 cups of a strong coffee every day, ive done weeks without caffeine and do just fine
    if youre not relying on it you wont suffer that bad.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      > 2/3 strong cups a day
      > not an addict
      :thinking:

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didn’t have any withdrawals really, you are weak, have a bad diet, and or bad genetics

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm rooting for you, OP

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Baitthread.
    Caffeine has only a three day withdrawal period and less than two weeks for full recovery.
    In comparison nicotine has a three week withdrawal period, and multiple months for full recovery.
    Nicotine is more comparable to heroin, while caffeine is quite literally just cut caffeine intake by half every week and you're done.

    And yes cutting back an addiction is enough to satisfy lent if you make the effort to cut back.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >lent
    lol

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >reddit
      That way

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I quit from 3 coffes per day to zero. It feels exactly the same, no abstinence syndrome, no nothing.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've quit twice. Temporarily of course.
    Once went cold turkey, had headaches for a few days.
    The other time I used a product that was a series of caffeine pills with less and less caffeine over time. It worked, but took several weeks vs just stopping.

    Overall, quitting caffeine is not that hard but you should realize that there is a reason you got hooked in the first place. You will not reach a point after abstaining for so long where you magically feel caffeinated without the caffeine. That's not how it works.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At first it was like tension headache but then it felt like more energy, less anxiety and better sleep. Good luck!

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been drinking coffee for over 15yrs, 2-8 cups a day.
    Promised my gf imma kick it so she would quit her weed habit - and she quitting is the main reason I pulled through. First day was ok, next three days I was just down a drowsy and then pain kicked in - two weeks of on-off headache and backpain, meds helped only few times.
    Mood swings started on day 7 and ladted till the end on day 17. Constant swings between depression, anxiety, anger. I snapped at numerous colleauges for mundane things, even flipped one out for wishing me a good morning.
    At day 17 it suddenly went away. No more withdrawall, no more pain, no Mood swings, anxiety or depression. I still get cravings ever so often, esp. after lunch or when rating pastries.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its good to quit, all your mood/energy/focus fluctuations will level off. I hope I never go back.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you are mainly getting caffeine from drinks I'd recommend giving up the drinks and allowing yourself to use Excedrin at first to help with headaches and dependency. This allows for the sacrifice without the impediment on your duties

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is drinking <1 cup of coffee a day an addiction

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are habitually metabolizing a mild stimulant.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Acute depression so bad you wanna kys and insomnia.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wait until you try meth

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i quit over a month ago. For about 3 weeks I needed a 1-2 hour afternoon nap, but now my energy is stable and i wake up in the morning feeling well rested.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I quit almost a year ago and still need an afternoon nap for 1-2 hours. Although I can go without it, I just sit there yawning and barely functioning until the fatigue passes after an hour or so

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Professional Spaniard

    The so-called "withdrawal" is 90% psychological. It's addictive only because you think it is.

    If you properly understand it isn't, and that you don't need it, quitting is piss easy.
    Slight headache for 2 days. Nothing a grown man shouldn't be able to go through.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >adenosine receptors don't exist
      Hello moron moron idiot.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    100 days in with no caffeine and i still feel low energy af. is this normal? also i can't get hyped for lifting that easily. sleep imrpoved tho

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is it weird that i only drink black coffee for the taste?
    it has no affect on me, maybe it suppresses my hunger a little bit, but that's it.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >lent

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was fricked for like two weeks after I stopped, would stare into space/forget what I was doing and couldn't get down to anything. I fell asleep in the library one day lol. But I kept up refraining from caffeine and now I feel much better with much more stable energy and my bowels thank me too.

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