How do I cure my coffee addiction?

How do I cure my coffee addiction?

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  1. Caffeine withdrawal is a real thing since caffeine is a drug, and if you’ve been ingesting a lot of caffeine daily for a long time, going cold turkey can be painful and you’ll lose a few days of your life, and you might just go back to caffeine because you don’t want to deal with the withdrawal symptoms.
    But if you’re committed to eliminating a drug dependence, one frequently recommended way is to taper off. Drink 10 or 20 percent less caffeine today than you did yesterday, keep the amount the same for 3 days or so, then drink 10 or 20 percent less than that for 3 days, etcetera, until you aren’t drinking any; that method can help you avoid most of the caffeine withdrawal headaches and fatigue, and how fast you taper off depends on how much you were drinking to begin with and for how long.
    There are also caffeine cessation programs that do the same thing except with 20 mg caffeine pills, which make it easier to measure and manage exactly how much caffeine you’re ingesting.
    My experience is just focusing on how much caffeine you’re ingesting per day will make you question and maybe lessen it. When I started measuring and paying attention, I was drinking coffee to the point where I was ingesting maybe 500–600 mg of caffeine per day at most, which is huge really, and I paid for it. I started tapering maybe a year ago, and didn’t quit entirely, I’m now at about 80 mg per day, only in the morning, and that works for me, it’s tolerable. I make coffee that is a mix of caffeinated and decaffeinated, measured, and put butter and MCT oil in it, and that combo wakes my brain up for the day nicely.
    Another piece: are you drinking caffeine to wake up, or are you doing it for the buzz? I’ve done both, I know where the line is, and I know when I’ve crossed it. Not crossing it is a choice.

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  2. You will feel absolutely miserable if you try to quit cold turkey. I strongly recommend that you not do that.
    I’ve recently reduced my caffeine intake by 50%, I’d initially thought I’d cut it out completely, but decided to stop at the halfway mark, at least for now.
    Start by cutting back just a little. I drank four 32 ounce mugs of coffee a day, I started by cutting back to 3 1/2 mugs a day for one week. Then I cut it to 3 for a week, then to 2 mugs a week. That was too much- I should have gone to 2 1/2, because I had withdrawal symptoms- lethargy, headache, and downright orneriness. I was like a toddler who’d missed nap time.
    After four days of 2 cups a day, it started to ease up a little. I decided to stop there for now, I may cut back to 1 1/2 mugs at some point, but there’s no real compelling reason for me to cut coffee completely out of my life. If I was told by my physician that I needed to stop, I would, but otherwise, this works for me.
    Best of luck!
    8 Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal

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  3. a few strategies:
    Cold turkey. Just quit. 5 days of headaches and sluggishness and you’re good. The cravings take a month or so.
    Tapering off. Drink smaller cups and drink them slower, then drink fewer cups till you arrive at an acceptable intake.
    Substitution: Blend your coffee with a similar decaf. Decaf tastes a bit bland in the beginning but your palate will adjust and some excellent stuff is made nowadays. Some say Yerba Mate is easier on the system than coffee. YMMV. Yes, it works slower and longer, is less acidic, has no cafestol, feels less mental and doesn’t give you the jitters but can still aggravate anxiety and sleeplessness (if that was an issue), especially when drunk the traditional way, which tends to be way too strong.
    Note: After weening off caffeine your tolerance goes down. I’ve had jitters from just one cup…
    Some other tips: long time caffeine abuse tends to exhaust the adrenals. Taking some rest and take an l-tyrosine supplement helps replenish them (or a lot of cheese). Another thing is electrolytes. Eat your veggies for extra potassium.

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  4. I used Wean Caffeine pills and it was great. It reduces the amount by 10 mg every 3 days until you’re off caffeine. No headaches. I found it too hard to reduce the amount of coffee/soda myself and this was way more precise. Good luck!

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  5. I just went cold turkey after drinking coffee for breakfast and ice coffee the rest of the day from childhood till around your age. I got so used to it that I could drink a cup of caffeinated coffee before bed and still sleep soundly. I stopped because the college I was attending at age 22 was in a small town and had no idea what iced coffee was (this was back in the day) and I didn’t have time to nurse a hot cup of coffee while running or riding a bicycle between classes in distant buildings across campus.

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  6. I couldn’t stop so I tried mixing a pound of regular with a pound of decaf. This way I still get my caffeine fix, but it doesn’t affect me as much. After two cups I’ve had enough.
    I know this doesn’t answer your question of getting over coffee addiction, but I found this was an acceptable compromise for me.

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  7. To break the habit, go to decaf coffee or decaf tea. You may have light flu symptoms, headaches, some anxiousness, and fatigue for up to a week or so. After a few weeks on decaf, switch to water (maybe with some lemon, either hot or cold, your preference). The other question is what is the impact to your health, and are you sure it is from coffee. There is a small but significant portion of the population that is sensitive to caffeine. The sensitivities can vary from loose stools, anxiousness, insomnia, or rapid heart beat and/or heart palpitations. Coffee, or more so caffeine, can cause these issues, but so can other things. If you are having serious health issues after eliminating caffeine, see a doctor. For most people, coffee and tea are actually a net health benefit (high anti-oxidant content which reduces inflammation, helps cells repair, and reduce the chances of certain cancers and neurological diseases), but some do suffer from side effects due to caffeine.

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  8. Weaning off of coffee is a good idea. The majority of people in general don’t realize that caffeine is a physically addictive drug, but it’s the only drug addiction that is completely curable and not a chronic condition. Since it is a physical addiction, cold turkey quitting will cause physical withdrawal symptoms such as severe headache, fatigue, sleepiness, irritability, and constipation. Tell your friend to buy 1/2 decaffeinated next time or buy some decaffeinated to mix with what regular coffee is left. Drink that as usual counting how many cups are consumed each day for a week. After that, continue to count, but stop with one less cup a day until quitting coffee completely or switching to decaffeinated only. When cold turkey quitting is done, the addition is completely cured in around 72 hours. But the withdrawal is very uncomfortable.

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  9. My experience says that Instead of removing caffeine suddenly, you should go for decaf coffee. That way you can have your regular cup of coffee with very less amount of caffeine. After some time you will realize you have loosed your interest in drinking coffee.

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  10. Caffeine is present not only in coffee and tea, but in carbonated soft drinks, “energy drinks,” and chocolate. I’d guess most people are addicted to caffeine to at least some degree, and quite a few of those people are children and teens as there’s no legal minimum age limit on its consumption.
    There’s really just one way to get rid of a caffeine addiction, and that is to replace caffeine-containing products with non-caffeine substitutes.

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  11. STOP….
    Perhaps this comes as a shock to people in today’s world but discomfort is the cost of certain choices we make.
    We CHOOSE to take up these habits (coffee drinker, former drug user and former cigarette smoker speaking) without considering the price and trust me when I say there is ALWAYS a price.
    If no other cost ever occurs, we end up paying a price when we decide to quit.
    Caffeine is one of the simplest “addictions” to stop. Headache is the biggest discomfort by far, imo. There is no painless way to end an addiction or nobody would STAY on heroin or alcohol. If it were so easy to quit everyone who hated their addiction would just stop but they don’t. They don’t because of the pain. They do not want to be uncomfortable but that is the price.
    When quitting caffeine if you have been consuming a lot of it daily you may choose to taper a little but I honestly believe it is much more effective to the long term success of quitting to just STOP consuming it and go through your discomfort. Thereby increasing your likelihood of not starting again. My reasoning is that when we go through pain or discomfort, we remember. (I would never suggest this to someone with an addiction that could kill them if they simply quit as I almost lost a father to quitting a straight vodka habit. There are certain drugs that REQUIRE assistance).
    When I stopped using heavy drugs in 1991 I didn’t go to treatment. I STOPPED…period. Withdrawal symptoms SUCKED. I was PLENTY sick for weeks. I have never forgotten nor have I chosen to take back up the habit. I remember the time of suffering through that withdrawal and do not ever wish to go through that again.
    In the end, we are MUCH tougher than we give ourselves credit for and we are all capable of making those decisions which will benefit us and make us better, more capable people.
    So, if you want to quit something, STOP. You will be SO proud of yourself.

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  12. I just stop, when ever i need to. Becoming addicted to anything, means you can’t do without. I stop every couple of weeks, for a couple of weeks. This seems to work for me. Except cigarettes, i quit every winter and start agsin in early summer

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  13. Mix regular coffee with decaffeinated coffee and slowly adjust the proportions over time until you are drinking 100% decaf. At that point, you should be able to quit drinking decaf whenever you want.

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  16. Like with every addiction, don’t try to find motivation in the list of all the bad but be very aware of all the good the moment you stop abusing caffeine. That said, don’t fight the caffeine but get rid of the addiction by being very honest about you’re own experience with coffee. The fact that the wake up boost for instance is very, very short. You’re hart rate calming down and all the benefits that are up to you to discover. Don’t fight the side effects from withdrawal but instead welcome them as a part of the process to get rid of the shackles. Look forward to the inner gain in freedom after the addiction. Last but not least, the more lightheartedly you approach the problem, the better.

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  17. Try this:
    Week 1: just track your normal coffee intake. You can skip this if you’re regular enough that you know what it is.
    Week 2: Consume your normal amount of coffee at your normal time(s) just mix 3/4 regular coffee with 1/4 decaf.
    Week 3: Consume your normal amount of coffee at your normal time(s) just mix 1/2 regular coffee with 1/2 decaf.
    Week 4: Consume your normal amount of coffee at your normal time(s) just mix 1/4 regular coffee with 3/4 decaf.
    Week 5: Consume your normal amount of coffee at your normal time(s) drink decaf.
    Week 6 on, stop drinking coffee, or just drink decaf.

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  18. I know the feeling. I’ve been a coffee addict myself (6cups of coffee a day). In my case, what I did was I just do things little by little I mean I did not force myself to just stop immediately, I gave myself some time. I really love coffee but I realized that everything that is too much could lead you to something that you would regret later. I still make coffee for myself, however, you should limit yourself.
    So from 6cups I made it to 2cups a day, having 3cups a day is just a reward for myself.
    3 Basic tips :

    Set your goal.
    Challenge yourself.
    Know your limitations.

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  19. Sure you can. It’s just a little painful for a while. Are you sure you want to? I would suggest just tapering off. Cut your consumption in half and see what that’s like. (That’s what I did. It’s worked pretty well!)

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  20. If you can’t do without your cup of coffee when you wake up or just after lunch, you may have a coffee addiction. Here are 3 signs that will let you know.
    If your first instinct in the morning is to drink a cup of coffee, and you drink another as soon as you get to the office, you may be addicted to caffeine.
    And the problem is, once you’re addicted, breaking the habit can be very difficult.
    You may not know it, but caffeine is the most consumed arousal in the world. It acts on the central nervous system and makes you more attentive, gives more energy and prevents drowsiness when you need to stay awake.
    Caffeine is found in many foods such as tea, soda, energy drinks and certain medications, but coffee is one of the most consumed sources of caffeine.
    Excessive consumption of caffeine – more than 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day – can lead to physical side effects like anxiety, insomnia, and extreme fatigue as soon as the effects of caffeine wear off.
    SYMPTOMS OF A LACK OF CAFFEINE
    Some people feel like their brains are in a fog and get a migraine if they don’t get their usual amount of coffee or other caffeinated drink.
    This could be a sign that your body is suffering from caffeine withdrawal syndrome.
    Here are the most common symptoms of caffeine deficiency:
    Migraine
    Tiredness or drowsiness
    Depression or irritability
    Difficulty concentrating
    Nausea, vomiting and muscle pain
    Symptoms usually start 12 to 24 hours after you stop caffeine and can last between 1 and 2 days.
    Some people who have suffered from caffeine withdrawal have described symptoms that are so debilitating that they say it prevents them from working.
    Usually, the heaviest consumers of caffeine experience the strongest physical symptoms, but even people who consume 100 mg (or one cup of coffee) less than usual may experience withdrawal symptoms.
    And many coffee consumers admit to continuing to drink it just because they don’t want to experience these withdrawal symptoms.
    THE MORE CAFFEINE WE CONSUME, THE MORE OUR BODY GETS USED TO IT
    Gradually, by consuming caffeine, we can stop feeling the effects, which can lead us to want to consume more and more to feel more lively.
    Many people, on the other hand, manage to find an acceptable caffeine intake and manage to stick to it on a daily basis without feeling the need to increase the doses.
    Not all caffeine users develop an addiction. On the other hand, consuming caffeine in high doses – more than 750 mg in a single day – can seal the effects of caffeine, which means that caffeine no longer has any effect on us.
    SIGNS OF A CAFFEINE ADDICTION THAT SHOULD ALERT YOU
    If you are experiencing caffeine deficiency symptoms or tolerating it better, it means you are becoming physically dependent on caffeine.
    If you experience the following symptoms, you have most likely developed an unhealthy caffeine addiction
    you have insomnia frequent migraines or difficulty concentrating
    you continue to consume caffeine even though it has not been recommended by a healthcare professional
    you have a hard time cutting down or stopping caffeine even though you have decided to
    HOW TO BREAK THE HABIT OF CONSUMING CAFFEINE
    The first step to stopping caffeine is to become aware of the amount of caffeine you are drinking each day.
    Many people actually underestimate their caffeine intake.
    On the other hand, it is strongly recommended not to stop consuming caffeine overnight, otherwise you risk suffering from migraines for several days due to the lack of caffeine.
    Instead, try gradually reducing your caffeine intake to ease withdrawal symptoms.
    Here’s how to decrease your caffeine intake:
    Alternate decaffeinated coffee and classic coffee
    Replace your coffee with tea
    Choose sodas or soft drinks without caffeine
    If these tips don’t work and you have the feeling that your caffeine consumption has become an addiction that is difficult to overcome, do not hesitate to talk to your doctor to find effective solutions.

    Dunkin’

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  21. No matter what when you stop caffeine you will have withdrawal symptoms so you need to know that going in. Having said that things like drinking more water to keep hydrated and taking ibuprofen to help with headaches are good to help manage those symptoms. It could take awhile like a week or longer not really sure for the withdrawal to be done. Just stick with it and know after it’s over you will be healthier for having done it. Oh and also exercise will help with energy levels.

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  22. You just stop taking it. Your “Withdrawal” is probably mostly placebo. Caffeine, contrary to popular belief, is not addictive. Just stop drinking it, easy as that. I regularly consume 1000 or more mg of caffeine a day, and if I forget its fine. I have never met someone who has gone into withdrawal, and most studies fail to find major withdrawal symptoms.

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  23. It’s an addiction.
    I have uploaded my experience of how to quit smoking but the tecknik I have explained can work for any addication.
    YouTube channel name : Anand Chafekar

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  24. I have quit many things including alcohol and other addictive drugs but never successfully quit caffeine. I gave up trying because the headaches would last for weeks and weeks and never get any better. That said, here is what I suggest. I would start with Julia Ross’s The Mood Cure. That will give you an arsenal of neurotransmitters to support your brain while you go through withdrawals. I would plan for it to take a month or two to complete the process. You may get through it sooner but if you plan for a long process you won’t be discouraged by how long it takes to withdraw and feel okay.
    I had to walk almost continuously to minimize the constant headache. Seriously, I would not have been able to work during this time. The headaches were that bad. So I did it on vacations and ruined several of them. I think cranio-sacral treatment or acupuncture might have helped. I would also research what caffeine does for the brain or to the brain and body. See how else you can meet those needs. I suspect the amino acid tyrosine might help. And GABA and 5-htp. All that info is in the Mood Cure. You may have a much easier time than I did.
    I might give it a try again. I haven’t tried it in last 20 years. I got tired of failing and ruining my vacations. But I liked being able to sleep well and having a calmer mind. I would make a detailed plan and find a way to reward myself along the way. I would taper off slowly and supplement with amino acids. Hmmm… maybe I’ll give it try. Not today, but I do know more know than I did back them. Maybe I would succeed this time. Cheers.

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  25. What worked for me for longer was hot chocolate with chillipowder. Or any herbal / non caffeinated tea. Ginger-lemon or red fruit/berry or rooibos.
    I refuse to drink decaf “coffee” out of principle — the same principle that would make me not eat meat-free bacon.
    It’s more habit than need. But I’m back on a few cups a day.

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  26. A2A. I don’t know about it surely but feels that this should work.
    You need to change your daily routine, this should work for your addiction. The sudden change will make your body and mind busy and also should help to avoid your daily dose.
    Try some another drink over caffeine, whenever you feel to have it, you can switch to any fruit juice, or a soft drink.

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  27. By simply stopping and drinking loads and loads of water. It will give you a headache for one or maximum two days, but after that you should be fine. If it lasts for longer, you may want to see a doctor.

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  28. So I’d say you have to start with a specific goal with good justification. Are you quitting coffee forever, are you trying to get down to one cup a day? If you don’t have a specific goal, and good justification for seeing that goal through, then it’s really easy to just say “of one cup to take the edge off” excuses will all seem reasonable unless you firmly set your goals and justifications.
    I will go cold turkey on caffeine for about a week every so often. I do it when I feel like I’ve built up too much tolerance and my brain feels out of balance. It’s painful with the headaches, but it’s affective. I don’t do it to quit long term though, because I love coffee. It’s one of the few reliable pleasures in my life.
    Good luck.

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  29. On the average, it takes somewhere from a few days to two weeks for most people. For some, it can last up to two months. Headache(these can be severe-migraine-like for some), nausea, irritability, problems concentrating, muscle stiffness and pain, flu-like symptoms,sleepiness, depression/the blues. The pattern of symptoms is variable.
    Switch to bottled water, noncaffeinated tea or coffee. There is a coffee substitute many people use called “Postum”—made from chicory. Be aware that caffeine is in many things other than coffee—colas, Mountain Dew,power drinks,OTC diet drugs, some OTC pain relievers—Arthritis Strength Aspirin and Anacin, some teas, No-Doz antisleep compounds, The best time to “quit” is a holiday or times when you do not have to be at your best. Let your family know you are quitting and may be a bit of a bear. Exercise, get outside,expect a few days of discomfort, and GOOD LUCK!!!

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  30. It is baby steps. Try switching to clear, decaf soda such as sprite, then go to a sweetened water. Make a strong cup of tea when you go off the dark soda.
    Side note, I drank a 2 L of coke every day or two from the time I was in 6th grade until I was 28. I wanted to make a positive change and had tried quitting soda many times before, but my wife got rid of all of the soda including my emergency supply. I marked a day on the calendar and that was the last day I’d ever drink dark soda. I could in theory still have Mountain Dew, but those were few and far between. I went for 3 years without so much as a sip of anything dark. When I did have it again, I couldn’t get over the chemical notes. It was at a point of desperation as the game I was at only had coke available. It was not enjoyable.
    I then transitioned mostly off soda about 2 years after giving up on dark sodas. I’m now 12 years post giving up the dark sodas. I try not to have even clear sodas in the house, but I have 20 ounces in a day at most. I still will drink a Red Bull or an extra cup of coffee if I want something other than water.

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  31. Here’s the thing: Addiction is a psychological disease rather than biological disease .
    Please watch this video.

    You can then understand there is usually an underlying reward that you actually seek subconsciously. It is not obvious because we tend to blame external things rather than believing we fucked ourselves up.
    I’ve tried it. I can drink more than 10 cups of coffee a day, or I can drink nothing in a week. It impacts me in zero sense. I’ve also tried marijuana, cigarettes, and other things that people say are addictive. But I’m not addicted!
    I view addiction as a type of habit, and you can watch the following video to understand that it’s about the reward that we seek.

    Understanding that every habit has its own reward, you need to experiment with different routine to find out what your actual reward is (as it may not be obvious). When you can finally find out a routine that satisfy the reward of your bad habits, then stick to it!
    From personal experience, many people who say they are addicted to caffeine are not happy in general. Maybe they constantly get stressed out by their schedule or work. Maybe they often feel exhausted and need to wake up with caffeine. Maybe… there can be all sorts of reasons, but it can be solved by actions not related to caffeine.
    For example, if you feel tired and exhausted all the time that you need caffeine to keep you energized (although it doesn’t really work that way chemically..), you should actually take a look at your sleep and diet habits, and perhaps even hit the gym to keep yourself healthy. Or, if you always get stressed out by work, perhaps you need better time management.
    Sure, there are many cases where people can get off caffeine addiction, but if you don’t solve the underlying problem, you’re probably going to find a new way to satisfy yourself. And it can be as subtle as masturbation addiction, where you do it so much that it affects your life, but you convince yourself it’s normal anyways.
    In the end, you have to dig deeper to understand how did you get addicted in the first place, as it’s psychological rather than biological.

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  32. I too am a coffee addict. The only reason I wake up every morning is to have coffee (a mug of it). Every night in my bed, I just wish the morning come sooner so that I can have coffee. I cannot answer your question but just wanted to know, why would you want to get over that wonderful addiction? Is it creating some health issues? Till now it hasn’t yet created any problem for me just that I stopped having coffee in the evening as it effects my sleep. And I sleep little, coffee just was adding to the problem, so coffee in the mornings and during the day.

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  33. Coffee addiction is very common. Caffeine has its benefits as well as its harms. It can mess with sleep cycles and make us jittery. And many people experience a crash and a slump after the coffee high. There are many ways you can control your coffee addiction:
    Switch to Green Tea: Reduce your coffee cup by 1 or 2 and replace those with green tea instead. Green tea has lower caffeine content and it wont make you jittery. This will help you lower the intake and quit slowly.
    Avoid heavy meals: Try going light on afternoon meals, decreased carbs and add veggies, eggs, fruits. Your coffee craving will automatically reduce.
    Try switching to Caffeine Free Infusions: Many times we just miss the warmth or the action of drinking a warm cup – these are set habit patterns of the brain. You can indulge in them if you switch to caffeine free infusions that are widely available, in variety of flavours in markets. i have tried TE-A-ME Teas Fruit & Flower Infusions and they work well in their energy boosting properties.
    Break your Routine: Many addiction experts claim that coffee addiction is all about habits & routines. Try going for a walk, talk to a friend, brew a tea, hit the gym or eat something you like. You can replace coffee habit with any other habit – slowly.
    Go cold Turkey: Go on 3 days no caffeine detox. It drops caffeine levels in the body and next time you grab a cup, you will only need smaller amounts!

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  34. its impossible to be addicted to coffee, maybe sugary drinks?
    but if your what many people call a “coffee addict” you most likely drink your coffee black, unless your subsituting water with black coffee there is no negative health effects and even if you did drink coffee instead of water you still would have any noticeable negative health effects besides a slightly boosted heartrate and a hard time sleeping, and you can easily treat insomnia with store bought melatonin gummies.

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  35. There’s a product called Wean Caffeine you might try. It’s a program of caffeine pills with calculated reduced dosages to help you avoid the withdrawals.

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  36. Alternate one cup of coffee with one cup of decaf for a week or so. Then make it one cup if coffee followed by two cups of decaf until you’re happy that you’ve left the addiction behind. Then just have a cup or two a day or less. Find other things to drink.

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  37. I used to be a huge Coca Cola drinker. That was the only thing I drank, and I went through quite a few of them each day. One day I realized I was going to die young if I didn’t quit. I had tried cutting back gradually, but that seemed to make me drink more of them. This time I quit cold turkey. I switched to water. I thought I would die of thirst the first few days, and I had a bit of a headache as well. After that, it was easy. I haven’t had a soda (or other caffeinated beverage) in 4 years now.

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  38. The least complicated way, and perhaps the hardest, is just stop. Cold turkey. After a month or so you may find that the craving is gone. Start drinking tea, very strong.
    I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but this is how I gave up chocolate and diet Coke, and how my husband quit smoking.

    Eight O’Clock

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  39. How do I stop my coffee addiction?
    By getting addicted to something else… 🤗
    Cocaine
    Meth
    Heroin
    Marijuana
    Etc Etc Etc Etc…

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  40. How do I cure my coffee addiction?

    How do I cure my coffee addiction?

    This particular method involves five steps:
    Wait until you want a coffee.
    Take a deep breath and focus on the desire and allow it to grow.
    Continue to breathe deeply as you focus on the desire as it increases.
    Your anxiety should become intense, but answer it by calling on the desire to increase!
    Within a few minutes, your desire for coffee will suddenly vanish, and instead, you will feel truly great.
    To completely end your addiction, repeat every time you have the urge to coffee. Your craving will vanish faster each time, usually in seconds. You will be left with a genuine feeling of well-being and energy.

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  41. First be prepared for some lack of caffeine headaches. Make sure to drink LOTS of water and it wouldn’t hurt to have some emergency Advil on you if your headaches become to much to handle.
    I would suggest you try to supplement some green tea when you are really missing coffee since it also has caffeine but has lots of health benefits as well.
    Once you get over the caffeine/coffee addiction try switching to decaf green tea for the health benefits.
    Hope this helps!

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  42. First of all,stop trying too hard else you will just end up with more amount of caffeine in your body. Do not attach a guilt feeling with the consumption of caffeine. 100 mg daily dose of caffeine ( one cup coffee ) is enough for physical dependence though the addiction is not as bad as other drugs in this category like cocaine. It does not ruin you socially,emotionally, aur economically.
    Although you may be spending a great deal of money on it I guess.
    Here’s what you need to do to quit caffeine.
    Write down why do you need to quit caffeine and always keep the paper with you.Decide whether you want to quit at once or gradually.
    If you want to quit at once, take a day or two off from whatever your profession is.Although you may have to call in sick anyway.
    Throw away all the caffeinated products because the 12-24 hours of quitting caffeine will be the hardest.Keep yourself hydrated. Do not take any kind of medication.Massage with oil.Wear a nice scent. You may feel withdrawal symptoms like
    Nausea
    Headache
    Insomnia
    Frustration
    Muscle cramps
    Disruptive sleep and the feelings of tiredness will follow for the next week. It is important to keep yourself motivated during this period.
    It will take you almost on average 13-15 days to feel normal again.
    Thats pretty much it. After that you may take a cup of coffee in morning as it doesnt disturb the sleep at night.
    If you want to quit gradually consume (Assuming the mode of consuming caffeine is coffee)
    Week 1- 75% regular 25% decaf
    Week 2- 50% regular 50% decaf.
    Week3- 25 % regular 75 % decaf.
    Week 4- decaf.
    But basically quitting caffeine comes to realisation of this:
    Caffeine blocks the receptors which register sleep and feelings of tiredness, Creating a false feeling of attentiveness and energy which leads to more tiredness and then more consumption of caffeine. It is a viscious cycle. Your body on caffeine is like a motorcyle with no brakes.
    Happy Recovery.

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  43. I quit cold turkey and would do it again since it’s the quickest way when you ease your symptoms with painkillers lots of water and sleeping pills/muscle relaxers.

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  44. How can I stop drinking caffeine?
    You can just stop cold turkey. No more drinking anything that contains caffeine. Doing it this way will lead to caffeine withdrawal symptoms til your body gets used to not having caffeine on board any longer. Depending on just how addicted to caffeine you are the headaches during withdrawal can be nasty.
    Or you can try a modified cold turkey method. This is what I did when I removed caffeine from my life.
    Step 1: Stop drinking anything that contains caffeine.
    Step 2: Every morning, as soon as you get up, have a 1ounce shot of lemon juice to wake yourself up. It works splendidly for that.
    Step 3: As the day goes on if you start to get a headache have a sip of your caffeinated beverage of choice (mine was coke). Keep taking sips every few minutes until the headache goes away. The trick here is to have the smallest possible amount to stop the headache and no more.
    Repeat steps 2 and 3 as needed each day until you are no longer getting withdrawal headaches. You can continue having a shot of lemon juice each morning if you’d like to, it is a good source of vitamin C.
    Following this I was able to be off caffeine completely in about 2 weeks with mostly no withdrawal symptoms. And I was a serious caffeine junkie when I did it. Now the only thing that has caffeine in it that I do eat is dark chocolate because a life without dark chocolate isn’t worth living imho. 🙂
    Good luck getting off caffeine. It is worth it if you ask me.

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  45. Just stop drinking it. It’s as simple as that.
    You will have a terrible headache that OTC pain killers will not touch. It will last about 3 days.
    Do not take “headache pills.” They contain caffeine which will not help.
    After 3 days you will be clear of your caffeine addiction. All you have to do not is avoid drinking coffee and tea (even decaf contains some caffeine), cocoa, and eating chocolate, avoid many sodas which contain caffeine, and you’re home free.

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  46. Try not to think about it too much and if you crave it try to eat something else instead of dinking it 😁this might help you😊

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  47. I suppose you are trying to cut down on your coffee intake then.
    Incorporate tea or milo in the routine for a start. This is to change the way you view coffee as the only drink that works for you. You also need to commit to drink more water throughout the day.
    The cure is in our head. How we perceive what this drink does to our body.
    From here on you can slowly cut down to a smaller cup and limit to 1 a day.

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  48. Whether you quit cold turkey or graduated, you will end up dealing with some sort of withdrawal. At that point, drink plenty of liquids, and try to get aerobic exercise every day. In my own experience, that exercise seemed to shorted the duration of the withdrawal and lessened the symptoms some.

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  49. Cut down slowly on the amount of caffeine in your diet. If you have developed a dependence on caffeine, an abrupt cutback can cause headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and even flu-like nausea and muscle pain. These symptoms are called ‘caffeine withdrawal.’ In general, the more caffeine you are used to consuming, the more severe withdrawal symptoms are likely to be. Symptoms of withdrawal begin 12 to 24 hours after the last caffeine intake and can last 2 to 9 days.
    People who want to cut down on caffeine often make the mistake of stopping totally. When they experience withdrawal symptoms, they go back to drinking coffee or cola or taking a headache medication with caffeine in it to make the symptoms disappear. This starts the dependency cycle all over again. Avoiding withdrawal symptoms is one of the most common reasons why people continue their caffeine habit.
    To successfully reduce your caffeine intake, gradually reduce the amount of coffee, tea, soda, and energy drinks you have each day. Begin to substitute cold caffeinated beverages with water. Water is a healthy choice and satisfies the need for drinking a liquid. Water also naturally flushes caffeine from your body and keeps you hydrated.
    If you are a coffee drinker, gradually switch from regular coffee to decaf. First alternate between decaf and regular, then slowly change to more decaf and taper off regular coffee. Gradually reducing your caffeine consumption over a period of 2 to 3 weeks will help you successfully change your habit without causing withdrawal symptoms.

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  50. You must do it slowly, since you are already addicted to caffeine. If you don’t, you will experience intense headaches from caffeine withdrawal.
    I did this “by accident” while on vacation in South Africa. The only coffee available was instant, and it was awful. My wife and I both stopped drinking coffee, which was fairly easy while on vacation. But it only took a day before the caffeine withdrawal headaches started. Then I realized my body had to have caffeine, and I started drinking tea instead.

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  51. I am a porn addict
    How to get rid of porn and masturbation?
    I keep myself busy with other things and supress the triggers
    I am also a food addict so I dont keep any junk in my house and I can easily tackle the hunger situation by consuming fruits in place of junk like chips and burger
    The key is to not to keep coffee in your house and avoid the trigger you will do fine!!

    Victor Allen’s

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  52. It’s not that hard, you might have headaches and feel sluggish at first, but there are decaffeinated versions of nearly all drinks so just swap them out.

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  53. Well, coffee isn’t difficult to quit at all. Just stop drinking it. You don’t get withdrawal symptoms like you would from heroin or something.
    You might get a headache but that’s easily taken care of with a pain med.
    On the other hand, why quit? Caffeine isn’t harmful.

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  54. Start by two thirds caffeinated for 1 week, then half decaffinated for 1 week, then one third caffeinated for 1 week and lastly fourth week all decaffinated.

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  55. Best to taper off, slowly if needed. I have heard of people lowering their caffeine intake by a few dozen milligrams per week (ie not drinking less cups of coffee per se, but drinking slightly weaker coffee).
    Although for lighter addicts this may not be necessary. Depends how your body takes it really.

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  56. I drink at least 40 oz. of coffee a day. Several times in the last couple of years I’ve had to go cold turkey (once for 3 months) slight headache and a bit sleepy for about a week were the only symptoms. I recognize that your withdrawal could be more severe but I found quitting caffeine very easy.

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  57. How do I cure my coffee addiction?
    You can address (not cure) this simply by not taking caffeine.
    This is likely to be followed by a few days of headache which will settle naturally in time.
    Do not replace the caffeine with another substance.

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  58. I have quit a couple of times. (Not to sound like the old joke about quitting is easy I’ve done it hundreds of times ) It was made easier when I had a non-caffeinated alternative and I cut back until I was at 1/2 cup coffee a day. For me, I found the beverage was also a break from work and comfort. Both could be done without the stimulant. My last 1/2 cup was after lunch and I replaced it with a walk to overcome the dip in energy. Walking I can run through my tasks, return calls, etc and keep moving so I don’t feel sleepy.

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  59. quit drinking coffee!
    Switching to less cups a day will help ease the transition
    Substitute with green tea will help lessen the impact (and headaches)
    Switching to cappuccino or latte will help lessen the urge for strong black espressos; then start to drink less of those
    Are you a coffee addict or have a caffeine addiction?

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  60. By ‘coffee addict’ I take it that you drink a great deal of coffee, but take little pleasure in it. You probably take it for the caffeine rather than the flavor, and you take so much that you feel bad when you don’t have it but you don’t feel particularly good when you do. And probably you are not very aware of the quality of the coffee you are drinking. Does that sound about right?
    If that’s the case, then here is a suggestion: Try drinking better coffee. Seriously. Take time to brew a strong, fresh cup. Drink it consciously: Sit and drink the coffee, paying attention to the flavor rather than doing something else while you drink. Sure, that takes time … so you won’t be able to do it as often, but you can take more pleasure in a few really good cups in a day than several bad cups. Make yourself a strict rule: Every cup must be enjoyed. If you don’t have time to brew an enjoyable cup, and to savor it, then you just don’t have time to drink coffee. It’s ok to make it much stronger than you are used to, so that the flavor is worthy of your time. And if you’re drinking fewer cups, you can afford better coffee. Get a simple brewing apparatus like a Melitta cone, or an AeroPress, or some other simple, manual apparatus for making one very good cup at a time. Never make a pot, always a cup (or two cups, one for you and one for a friend). Refuse to drink coffee that isn’t delicious. You can have much more pleasure from fewer cups.

    Peet’s

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  61. It’s really like breaking any habit, and you will need to identify what steps will work for you. Some steps you might take are:
    Decide what you want your end goal to be. Do you want to be able to enjoy the occasional cup of coffee? Do you want to quit altogether? Do you want to just reduce the amount that you drink?
    Gradually reduce the amount of coffee you drink daily. You can do this by limiting the total amount you drink (e.g. 2 cups instead of 3), by switching to part decaf, or by replacing coffee entirely. It may help to substitute one or more of your daily cups of coffee with something similar—try a dark tea or rooibos for a less-caffeinated hot beverage.
    Have a friend or family member keep you accountable. This may work even better if they’re trying to break the same (or a similar) habit.
    Replace your (presumably morning) coffee habit with a different energizing habit, like cycling, running, or yoga.
    Set goals (e.g. down to 2 cups a day from 4, down to a single cup of half-caf per day, two months without coffee) and reward yourself for reaching them.
    Keep your expectations realistic. Don’t try to stop drinking coffee altogether, or be completely weaned off in just a couple days.
    Good luck!

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  62. Hare Krishna.
    Pls Do Mantra Meditation everyday for 30 minutes [4 rounds on Japa Beads].
    Mantra meditation involves Chanting of Hare Krishna Maha-Mantra.
    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
    Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
    Hare Rama Hare Rama
    Rama Rama Hare Hare
    By doing Mantra Meditation millions of people have given up alcohol, smoking, eating meat. Giving up caffeine addiction will be the easiest.
    1 round = Chanting 108 times, takes about 8 minutes.
    So, Do everyday for 30 minutes. Morning 15mins and evening 15 mins.
    You will easily lose the taste for caffeine gradually. Chant for 30 days and see the difference.
    watch this video to know how to chant on beads.

    Continue Chanting even after giving up the caffeine addiction and read Srila Prabhupada’s books on daily basis.
    Hare Krishna.

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  63. I had about 15 cups of coffee a day. But then I had to have prescribed drugs that changed my sense of taste, which made me hate my fix of instant coffee.
    I can only stand the taste of coffee pods, which is x4 expensive.
    Or you could alternate between coffee and tea drinks.

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  64. Just one day at a time. Taking small steps to end bad habits will lead to big results. They’ve said caffeine is harder to break free from than heroin, which I don’t typically agree with. That seems quite extreme, haha. Breaking free from caffeine does create a slight physical withdrawal, although the effects are nowhere near as significant as the psychological withdrawals. Don’t allow that to scare you away from trying though, beating a tough addiction is very rewarding and worth your best fight.
    Start off by lowering the amount of coffee you are drinking per day. If you’re currently drinking 3 cups, try tapering that down to 2 over the course of one week, maybe even two weeks. If you decide to cold turkey completely, more power to you, lmao. Having drank coffee for years, I think going cold turkey from caffeine or any other mild to severe addiction can be setting yourself up for failure in my honest opinion..
    Start small, aim for bigger. Good luck and drink less coffee! 😀
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  65. Addiction to any thing is always bad for health. But to get away from one addiction, you need other. So instead I would suggest you to try different drinks every time – Tea, Green Tea, Lime water, juices and more.

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  66. Stop drinking it. Tapering off may be easier. And be prepared to be grumpy and feel lousy for a while.
    Replace it with something else not addictive.
    Ever try to keep a hole empty on a beach? Unless you fill that hole with something else, it will fill up with more sand or garbage. Same thing is true with addiction.
    I had a friend that quit smoking cigarettes, that ‘hole’ got filled with cigars instead.
    You should also see your doctor, they have the experience or can know who to refer you to that does.

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  67. The addiction to coffee is due to the presence of caffeine which makes our neurons use to it that if you try quitting it then the neurons started asking for it due to which you can feel anxiety, headaches etc. Try switching to green coffee which will not give you these symptoms and has many health benefits. So you can switch from your regular caffeinated coffee to decaffeinated green coffee.

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  68. I love coffee . However , now that I have gotten older , full strength does make me a little jittery .
    I mix decaf coffee with full strength and that cuts the caffiene in 1/2 , so you can taper off that way .

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  69. The headache comes when you stop it! The only way to avoid that is to slowly decrease your caffeine intake.
    Personally, when I quit my coffee habit 40 yrs ago, I switched to tea. It’s got enough caffeine to ward off the ungodly headaches, but not enough to keep me twitchy all day.

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  70. You are not addicted to coffee but to caffeine. The way that I’d suggest going about curing your addiction is to change slowly to decaffeinated coffee. Say you’re drinking ten cups of coffee per day, start by reducing that to eight with caffeine and two decaffeinated. After a week or so, try six coffees with caffeine and four decaffeinated. Carry on reducing the number of caffeine-containing drinks until you reach zero. Remember that Coke and black tea also contain caffeine, as does chocolate. You can buy caffeine-free Diet Coke and decaffeinated tea. If you only eat one or two chocolate bars per week, unless it’s very high percentage dark chocolate, you don’t really need to reduce the amount of chocolate you consume.
    If you like real coffee, you can buy decaffeinated coffee beans and decaffeinated ground coffee at most supermarkets.
    Once you’ve reduced the amount of caffeine that you consume, you may then wish to try and reduce the total number of coffee drinks that you consume. However, I’d suggest leaving that until well after you’ve eliminated most caffeine from your diet.
    There is one thing that I’d say in addition and that is that caffeine addiction isn’t that harmful to most people. Addiction to smoking is billions of times more harmful and drinking alcohol is closer in harmfulness to smoking than to caffeine. Caffeine really only presents a problem when you start to develop certain types of heart conditions. These are not caused by caffeine consumption but caffeine consumption aggravates them.

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  71. My suggestion is to gradually wean yourself off of it by mixing caffeinated coffee and decaf. Try doing half and half and drink this mixture for awhile. Then try to get to 1/4 caffeinated and 3/4 decaf. Stick with that awhile. Then go all the way with decaf.
    If you are addicted to the caffeine in coffee, this gradual slow withdrawal should help you eliminate your caffeine addition over time.
    If you do not have access to decaf, then I would try watering down the coffee so it gets more weak and unappealing, to try to reduce the caffeine you are consuming, in in a similar manner. If it doesn’t taste good anymore, you will want to drink less. If you drink your coffee with cream or sugar, stop using those so the coffee doesn’t taste good.
    If you stop “cold turkey” as the expression goes, you will probably get headaches.
    Drink plenty of water as well.

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  72. A teacher of mine once told me the best way to kick something: start with a small amount of time away from addiction. Then after that time is done. Indulge in your addiction, as much as you want. Don’t hold back. Then when your “good.” Start again but this time increase the start-stop time. Repeat. Just try not to OD on whatever it may be. Good luck!

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  73. Taper off slowly, then cut it out. I tried to go off caffeine 26 years ago when I lived in Chicago. I got withdrawal headaches and felt exhausted. It took a few weeks. I found I didn’t have the energy I had when I was caffeinated, so I started drinking coffee again. Now I drink 1 12oz coffee when I get up and that’s it. It’s decaf iced tea for lunch and a beer at dinner. I sleep fine, so I think it’s not too much.

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  74. If you don’t get headaches when you stop drinking coffee just don’t drink it at all. I used to drink several cups a day and now I only drink unsweetened iced tea.

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  75. Pick a date and stop, or pick a date and form a plan to taper use. Accept you are likely to be irritable and miss it.
    Drinking coffee is a behaviour you choose. It may be quite a deeply embedded habit, and you may suffer from physical withdrawal symptoms on cessation – chiefly in my experience a banging headache. But you are in charge of making the changes you want to see in your life, and in truth there’s nothing very complex or mysterious about this one.
    You may have a “relapse” – many people struggle to change entrenched habits. If you find yourself really struggling, get hold of a book on self direct behaviour change and follow the steps it sets out to improve your chances of success. Best of luck!

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  76. As with most physical addictions, you must ween yourself off gradually & consistentlyby reducing your consumption until you no longer intake caffeine.
    Caffeine can be highly addictive, as is sugar, as well as other processed foods.
    As is with any addiction, lifestyle change is necessary:
    -Get more quality sleep
    -Incorporate nutritious foods into your daily life
    -Sweat out the toxins
    -Repeat

    A juice cleanse could be a great help to you, as they detox and revitalize the body & mind with natural energy sources.

    As one of brilliant brothers once said:
    “Ain’t nothin to it but to do it” .)

    You can do it! 🙂

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  77. “You ever suck dick for coffee”?omg I love that Dave Chappelle movie,but seriously I’m not making fun of your addiction to coffee or shall I say your addiction to caffeine most likely and coming down off that shit is the most mind-blowing headache I’ve ever had( and I’ve had migraines most of my life,) but unless u have balls of steel and just like to suffer,I would go to the coffee section at your local Walmart or any grocery store and buy u a can of half caffeine coffee,(it’s in a green can I think),but it has half the shit (caffeine) that the regular red can does,and just taper down a little at a time, (mix some of the half caff with some regular so your head won’t hurt etc)until u can totally go to the full decaffeinated or hell just stop all together,but like the big boy drugs ie meth,cocaine etc ,it’s gonna suck cause u r giving up something u are used to doing everyday of your life,so be patient and good luck!!

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  78. I highly suggest you try any fruit juices which can be drunk with whatever you had with caffeinated beverages. Warm spiced apple juice perhaps?

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  79. You have to wean yourself off slowly, because a side effect of withdrawal can be a migraine.
    Start by cutting your intake by 1/4 a day, so if you drink 4 cups, drink 3. If you drink 4 Pepsi’s, drink 3 …. for a few weeks. Then start dropping it down by 1 a day.
    Some people can’t drop a whole cup at a time, they have to do 1/2. The major side effect is irritability and/or migraines. Also, stay away from aspirin combinations with caffeine, such as migraine formulas.

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  80. Here is what I have found works best:
    Take a week to determine how much you are having and when.
    The next week, plan to shift 1/4 of the caffeine to decaf. There are a number of ways to do this. You can change how you brew it, you can put 1/4 less in the cup, you can replace 1/4 of the # of cups. You chose what works for you.
    the third week, you do it 1/2 and 1/2.
    the fourth week, do it 3/4 decaf and the last week switch to all decaf.

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