I can not handle coffee, but I actually feel I derive great benefit from drinking coke zero or drinking tea. What are you people’s experiences with caffeine?
It’s a good question, I think caffeine is often underrated as a drug. They say it stays active in the system for only about six hours, but my experience is that I feel different after a few days of not drinking coffee.
I’ve gone through periods where I really couldn’t take any caffeine, mostly post psychosis I got really sensitive for a number of months and could hardly take even exciting television or adverts, let alone a big mug of coffee. It was a case of avoiding all stimulants and feeling a bit better.
But I don’t really go in for energy drinks such as Red Bull, and generally avoid soft drinks, very rarely a Cola when I am drinking out somewhere.
I’d drank ten cups of coffee a day for over forty years. I finally decided it would be simpler and easier to just take caffeine tablets. I take two 200 mg pills a day, which is the maximum dose a person can safely take. Sometimes I think about quitting caffeine altogether, but that would be hard. Caffeine is so much a part of my daily life.
Caffeine works as a good stimulant for me. I feel it’s better in my life than out
Caffeine and nicotine are my drugs of choice. Don’t take any other (including alcohol)
Don’t always crave coffee
But love tea
Have to have tea every morning
Coffee in moderation - friend
Coffee in abundance, more than 2 cups - foe
Same, soft stims are the way to go