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Old 09-24-2022, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Cutting back on coffee

I'm trying to cut back on coffee for multiple reasons including anxiety, sleep problems,dental health etc

So I'm slowly tapering myself off

Most days I have 5-7 cups of coffee, all black unsweetened.

So for a week I'm going to have 3 cups a day and then I'll cut back further. Doing it slowly because I have a hard time stopping things cold turkey.

Today was day 1, I have had 3 cups today and am done with it for the day. Will post any symptoms I get from withdrawing from caffeine and post updates as I go along with this.

Thanks for reading, if anyone else is doing this too feel free to post your progress in here

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Old 09-25-2022, 11:46 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I'm not doing what you're doing now. But a few months back I did. I drank mostly black tea with the occasional cup of coffee. I also wanted to get off of the caffeine wagon due to anxiety. But, also, I have tinnitus; and I thought it might help that (it didn't.) The black tea I was drinking also stained my teeth badly. So that was a consideration too.

I also withdrew from caffeinated beverages gradually, not wanting to go through the caffeine headache phase. I do still drink a bit of black tea & coffee now-&-again. But, when I have them, they're of the decaffeinated variety. And at least so far, I'm trying to minimize the amount of those I drink as well. The only concern I have at this point is winter's approaching. And I don't know if I'll be able to give up on decaffeinated tea entirely because part of the reason I drink it is it helps warm me during the cold winter months. We'll see I guess. I've tried substituting herbal teas. But, while I don't mind a cup once in a while, I can't make a steady diet, so to speak, of them. I am presently drinking some chamomile tea and that's not too bad.

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Good luck. I'm just trying to reduce sugar right now, due to diabetes. I drink my coffee with all the fixings cream and sugar. Thinking about getting one today but make it sugar free. Keep up the good work change is hard but small steps make it easier.
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Thanks everyone yesterday I had more than I intended to. I had like 5 cups. My anxiety was really bad so I definitely regretted it. Today I had 3 coffees so far and am trying to keep it at that and just drink water for the rest of today.

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Bought a new big water bottle today, hoping it helps motivate me to drink more water
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Default Re: Cutting back on coffee

I reduced my caffeine intake and it was a good thing for me.

I used to have an instant cup in the morning and I would put like 2 or 3 spoons in.

And then during the day I would have soda that had caffeine.

I cut back to just one spoon of instant and cut out the soda with caffeine.

So much better. I go to sleep now at night. I no longer really notice restless legs.

I am working toward getting rid of my morning coffee as well.
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