Quitting Caffeine

Caffeine is a powerful drug. Anyone would know this if they were a regular heavy consumer and suddenly quit - the withdrawals are awful - terrible headache on par with migraine, fatigue and overall feeling awful. About 2 weeks ago I used to drink at least 4 cups of coffee per day, often even more. Currently, I only drink 1 cup in the morning, and feel fine. Getting ready to ditch the one cup. Coffee/caffeine should be treated as a tool rather than a necessity. Any anons who are dependent on caffeine should seriously consider quitting, and only using caffeine when needed - for example to help stay awake after an all-nighter etc. But I personally advise against quitting cold turkey due to the severity of withdrawals.
If any anons have any other tips for quitting the bean, feel free to post.

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drink more water essentially. Get into the habit of drinking water right when you wake up.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    15 years into coffee addiction

    I think I'm a lifer

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Saw some dude on Joe Rogan who was a caffeine addict of this tier explaining how abstaining from coffee for a few months and then having a big cup of it was straight up psychedelic in nature and caused him to practically start tripping

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Michael Pollen, he has an audio book about caffeine

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'll check it out. I've read his book about psychedelics - 'How to Change your Mind'. Excellent book for anyone interested in psychedelics.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Michael Pollen, he has an audio book about caffeine

        >fag selling a books tells lies
        >IST believes it

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Was chugging energy drinks constantly in my teens, moved onto green tea. Quit caffeine in my 30s. Been clean for a few years. It's never too late. No excuses.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        based. it's my last drug. quit cigs, weed, alcohol. but holy fuck it's hard

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Completely right. Never understood the headaches thing though. Whenever I stop I just feel fucking tired but never get headaches

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lucky you. When I quit, I had a severe headache in the evening, which only went away when I had caffeine. Since then, I learned my lesson.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lucky you. When I quit, I had a severe headache in the evening, which only went away when I had caffeine. Since then, I learned my lesson.

      I get headaches when I quit and migraines when I'm drinking coffee but get too much in a day. They're really weird migraines too. It's like a stroke. My speech will sometimes get slurred. I'll use the wrong words when I talk. I'll lose a large chunk of my vision. It was really incredibly frightening when this started. Often these are without pain. I've had migraines with pain though. Oh, and don't eat with those migraines. You'll get nausea and feel worse than the flu for hours.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >drink coffee during the week
    >weekend starts, feel sleepy and yawny like im on benzos
    wheeeeeeee haha

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mhhmmh i love coffee its good for me and really vets my day going! 🙂

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not saying it's necessary bad for health, but being dependent on any substance is not good.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drinking coffee before gym and listening to orthodox chants while I lift helps me very much.

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    remember that all anti coffee threads are started by picrel lookalikes. Its creamcheese cinnamon frappucino vanilla peanut latte drinking teens pretending to be addicted to coffee to sound more mature. They think their goatmilk strawberry hazelnut fizzy booboo has something to do with real coffee.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck off retard. I'm a middle aged man and I think coffee is bad because it's a literal drug that robs your energy 24/7 to give a tiny bit back in short bursts. I don't drink or smoke either.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        well, yeah, how could you tell I'm a middle aged man, is it the beard? We all know all these anti coffee threads are started by teenagers pretending to be coffee adicts to sound mature. Drinking fluffy cinnamon cherry latte frappucino syrup is not drinking coffee kid. Go make your homework instead of larping as an adult on a kenyian troat singing board

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >he thinks being a drug addict is manly or grown up

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            st*rbucks is not coffee kid.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Easy way for addicts to reduce intake is to simply switch to decaf when crave more coffee, but don't need to feel more wired.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is what I've been doing. I filled a mason jar with mixture of decaf and caffeinated pods - 10 each. Every morning I've been choosing at random while closing my eyes. Been working well so far.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Addictions are weird. I could go from months of a gram of caffeine to 0 with maybe 1-3 days of headaches, quitting nicotine makes me insane though

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did quit, cold turkey
    just felt a little tired for 2 days but felt fine other than that

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Used to be balls deep in a 2 energy drink a day habit.
    >over 600mg of caffeine a day
    Quit the energy drinks and switched to coffee with oat milk creamer (non sweetened)
    Spent a few months doing that, then switched to green tea. I use two teabags per morning. One of green tea and I rotate the other one between different types of herbal teas (spearmint, ginger, etc.) The change has not made me feel different necessarily. Although I have found it easier to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up in the morning without any type of haziness. Overall I would rate decreasing caffeine consumption 5/7. Would recommend just for the sleep benefits.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I use it only sometimes (three times a week max) and it still makes me feel like shit, unfocused, hard to concentrate, dehydrated. I think that's because of the artificial stress hormones it produces in the brain

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The stress can be mitigated entirely by sugar, it’s a cortisol response mostly due to increased metabolism.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The stress can be mitigated entirely by sugar, it’s a cortisol response mostly due to increased metabolism.
        what about drinking coffee on empty stomach? During a fast even?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          You’re literally just leveraging cortisol for that. It’s great for short term things but having chronically elevated cortisol isn’t conducive for good health, longevity, or what we care about muscle growth. It’s great every once in a while if you really got get shit done but not a long term habit I’d prescribe.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ever wonder if the fatigue and overall feeling awful is just your normal state? I am not a regular coffee drink coffee and always feel like shit, when I drink coffee I feel amazing.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Ever wonder if the fatigue and overall feeling awful is just your normal state?
      For me it is because of depression and chronic fatigue syndrome, coffee kinda clears that away but just replaces it with feeling like shit in a different way

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, I think coffee is a better solution than most pharmaceuticals. My entire lineage for who knows how many generations have been drinking tea, how bad can it be? Some even argue the enlightenment period was because of high caffeine consumptions, but that’s conjecture other argue that about shrooms

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Ever wonder if the fatigue and overall feeling awful is just your normal state?
          For me it is because of depression and chronic fatigue syndrome, coffee kinda clears that away but just replaces it with feeling like shit in a different way

          Ever wonder if the fatigue and overall feeling awful is just your normal state? I am not a regular coffee drink coffee and always feel like shit, when I drink coffee I feel amazing.

          HOLY FUCK COFFEE ESOTERIC ENLIGHTENMENT!!!

          Can you shut the fuck up trying to rationalize your addiction.

          This is why you feel like shit:
          Normal person
          Feel normal -> feel normal -> feel normal ->repeat

          Addict
          Take drug-> feel fucking amazing for a little -> feel like garbage rest of your time -> take drug because you feel like shit -> repeat

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            More like cruise at 110% at all times pleb. There’s a reason everyone’s parents and grandparents drank tea and coffee. I don’t know why this current generation think they are absolute genius cutting carbs and coffee, don’t you think somebody in the last five hundred years would’ve figured it out?

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              >There’s a reason everyone’s parents and grandparents drank tea and coffee
              Hmmm, I think it might be because caffeine is very addictive.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, it's definitely not my normal state.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >If any anons have any other tips for quitting the bean, feel free to post.
    For those who also actually enjoy coffee, find a good roaster and ask them if they make decaf beans. They’re not entirely caffeine free, but it’s drastically lower than regular and if the roaster is good, they’re still tasty as fuck.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >4 cups a day
      Lmao. Fucking pussy

      Easy way for addicts to reduce intake is to simply switch to decaf when crave more coffee, but don't need to feel more wired.

      >Decaf
      ISHYGDDT

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Enjoy your terrible sleep and, resulting from that, your early death after a life of low medical quality.

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I went without coffee and havent noticed much. Coffee gives me nice burst of energy to get me going, but im definietly more tired at night.

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Currently, I only drink 1 cup in the morning, and feel fine.
    Then why the fuck ditch the one cup brah

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's still a dependency, brah.

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why is moderation so difficult for so many people? It is either you're drinking excessive coffee or none at all. Is it really too difficult to occasionally have a cup of coffee? Even if you drink it everyday, just have one goddamn cup.

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >drink black coffee in the morning
    >get a nice buzz
    >shit my brains out

    No better way to start your day

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lol. Lmao. Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha hahahahahah lol lol e-boing lmao lmfao lmffao.

    That's about all there is to say to a post as silly as this.

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Quit by switching to tea, it still has caffeine in it but it's a lower dose and it feels smoother because of the theanine in tea. Start with black tea which has the highest caffeine content, then switch to oolong tea, then green tea

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    this shit has never done anything for me
    i have never felt shit drinking it
    "oh so then drink 1kg of it" no bro im not doing retarded shit when normies drink some of it and feel full of energy
    coffee is a semen slurping drink

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I quit by switching to green tea. This will gross some people out, but I found it easier to switch to green tea with sugar and cream. Then cut out the sugar and cream later. I tried with regular tea, but couldn't quit the sugar and cream addiction back then. Nowadays I only drink green tea and often really watered down. I can actually quit green tea without much effort compared to coffee, but I like having something to break up the day a bit.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I prefer green tea to regular tea as well despite growing up in a tea-drinking country where black tea is the default drink at every meal. In fact green tea, white tea and others were actually way tea was processed in asia but black tea stores better and survived the long boat journeys better and that's how they gained prominence.

      Matcha tea (if you don't know about it) is the leaves of very young specially bred green tea ground into a powder and you mix it with water and drink it all. It gives more caffeine than regular tea, and also l-theanine which is meant to counteract some of the negative effects of caffeine. It's a bit more expensive though than regular green tea, I tried buying some from china as it's a lot cheaper than buying from europe and have been waiting weeks for a new pack to come.

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    90% of Americans are caffeine fiends. Imagine if I said cocaine or alcohol everyone would be freaking out right now. But noooooo.
    >Caffeine is totally fine! It's great that everyone is sleep deprived and developing heart arrythmias and getting into car crashes! It's great that the entire voting population is on drugs 24/7! Don't oay any attention to that new legislation that just passed! Here have some weed and pornography! Isn't this great!

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Switch to tea and/or mate.
    No coffee or energy drinks.
    From there it's easier to quit caffeine entirely.
    There is just something about coffee that messes you up and is addictive other than the caffeine.

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