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Day 1 of quitting coffee, I highly recommend buying some advil.

  1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image78
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 3 years ago

    I decided to quit coffee  to eliminate the caffine from my system because I looked into all the postive's and negative's it causes and there are only like 8 good benefits and atleast 50 BAD thing's coffee does for you, this inspired me to quit.

    Day 1:
    I actually had a interview today (I am so good at getting jobs) and oddly I was instantly hired for a position I've never actually had any training in lol. But during this I had a small migraine which pounded occasionally I don't know if the man who interviewed me noticed my squinched face. Anyway's I made it through the interview and was suppose to  study alot of thing's for the job I start tomorow. I get home I drink some water and all of a sudden I feel my migraine starting to rise and getting worse. It got so bad I was like forget this, and threw my study work on the floor in my room. I go to lay down and  relax and this migraine is just pounding! hours later, by the time I feel as if I can't take the migraine anymore I look for advil in my medicine cabinet: Gabba for stress relief, oxycotton!? Who's is that, prescriptions.., vitamine D drops, Birth Control!? Ok I'm done.

    Massive headache throughout the whole day and I'm still kicken it, I'm glad I had the courage to get through this and write this! For a heads up for anyone who wants to quit coffee, GET ADVIL. Terrible first day for me.

    I would like to hear anyone else who is motivated and wants to get healthy to quit coffee and share your experience of your first day quitting.

    Talk to you all later! smile

  2. Shadow Jackson profile image83
    Shadow Jacksonposted 3 years ago

    I just started drinking coffee... other than staining your teeth, what's the harm?

    1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image78
      PoeticPhilosophyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Ooo... Very very bad, it's not so much the coffee  that's bad it's the caffine. If your only having 1 cup a day your fine. But in the long-run it causes alot of problems like anxiety, nervousness, tremor's if you drink too much of it. I could list like 50 symptoms lol. This is the site I read that had all the symptoms.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        So why not cut down to 1 or 2 cups a day, so you still get the benefits without the negative effects?

        As WriteAngled says, there are now plenty of rigorous scientific studies showing the benefits of coffee in moderation.   Caffeine in high doses isn't a good idea, but then it's never a good idea to have excess of anything.

        1. livewithrichard profile image85
          livewithrichardposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Well, I can think of at least one thing smile

    2. ThompsonPen profile image84
      ThompsonPenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Its also quite acidic and can be difficult for the stomach. It's also an diuretic, and can be a bit hard on your liver and will carry out water with it, thus can dehydrate a person. It's a bit like alcohol - for every 1 cup of coffee you drink you should have two glasses of water.
      A good coffee replacement, which also strengthens the liver and acts as a good blood cleanser, is roasted ground dandelion root. If you are to harvest it yourself, it should be harvested away from roads or farmlands, and have grown without contact of chemicals. It also wants to be at least 2 years old, which means the root will be about the width of a pinky finger.

  3. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 3 years ago

    I prefer to get my information from properly controlled scientific studies rather than from blog writers.

    To give just a few examples:

    "This systematic review supports the hypothesis that habitual coffee consumption is associated with a substantially lower risk of type 2 diabetes. "
    van Dam RM, Hu FB.
    Department of Nutrition and Health, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

    "In conclusion, our findings suggest that increased coffee intake is associated with a reduced risk of endometrial cancer, consistently observed for cohort and case-control studies."
    Je Y, Giovannucci E.
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health,

    "In this large, prospective U.S. cohort study, we observed a dose-dependent inverse association between coffee drinking and total mortality, after adjusting for potential confounders (smoking status in particular). As compared with men who did not drink coffee, men who drank 6 or more cups of coffee per day had a 10% lower risk of death, whereas women in this category of consumption had a 15% lower risk. .....   In summary, this large prospective cohort study showed significant inverse associations of coffee consumption with deaths from all causes and specifically with deaths due to heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections. Our results provide reassurance with respect to the concern that coffee drinking might adversely affect health."
    Freedman ND, Park Y, Abnet CC, Hollenbeck AR, Sinha R.
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health,

  4. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 3 years ago

    The dehydration theory so beloved of alternative health practitioners is also not true

    "The most ecologically valid of the published studies offers no support for the suggestion that consumption of caffeine-containing beverages as part of a normal lifestyle leads to fluid loss in excess of the volume ingested or is associated with poor hydration status. Therefore, there would appear to be no clear basis for refraining from caffeine containing drinks in situations where fluid balance might be compromised."
    Maughan RJ, Griffin J.
    School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK.

  5. sparkleyfinger profile image92
    sparkleyfingerposted 3 years ago

    If you are starting a new job, I wouldn't be quitting cold turkey- the migraines get worse and you have blurred vision etc- it could look like bad performance on your first day/ week of work!  Try reducing your cups per day, then stop once you are down to one cup a day comfortably.

  6. PoeticPhilosophy profile image78
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 3 years ago

    Wow, thanks for all the takes and info guy's! I just want to quit it to get as healthy as I can and seeing that coffee is considered a drug, I want to be drug free XD lol. But day 2 was excellent no migraine so I think I'm fine and clear for the rest of the day's hopefully I don't crack. All of you that love coffee though keep drinking! I just personally wanted to quit, thanks smile -PoeticPhilosophy

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I once drank large quantities of iced tea and decided to quit.  Very similar results; the first 2 or 3 days were not good, with bad headaches, but after that all that was left was a mental addiction to iced tea.  Not caffeine; just the tea, and that was gone in a week or two.

      1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image78
        PoeticPhilosophyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Nice  nice, I'll keep that in mind. Survive the craves for 1-2 weeks and I'll be A-ok wink Thanks wildy

    2. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      So who considers it a drug?

      1. ThompsonPen profile image84
        ThompsonPenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I do, but I consider anything a drug that alters the perception of the mind. I personally find a change within myself when I have it. I'm in a better mood, energetic, and all over stimulated (funny, that!)

  7. PoeticPhilosophy profile image78
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 3 years ago

    Day 3, I cracked! I had a decaff. I felt terrible, the craving was too much for me to handle.
    Oh well I'll try my best to not drink to fight that urge and if I have one here and there until I quit for good that's fine.  And Marisa Wright! Alot of people lol =P.

    1. Shadow Jackson profile image83
      Shadow Jacksonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Don't feel bad. Just get back on the wagon. At least you were strong enough to do decaf instead of completely screwing up and drinking the other stuff! Good luck continuing on your journey!