My mom says she can’t drink coffee past noon otherwise she’ll be awake all night. I can have it at 7-8 pm and still sleep at a decent hour. She says this happens with age. How old are you and what’s the latest time you can drink coffee and sleep normally?
I don’t drink coffee in the afternoon anymore, I’m at two cups of coffee in the morning when I wake up and that’s it. But I can handle an afternoon espresso and sleep. If it’s about 5pm it’s okay. Later than that and it’s trouble.
When you first quit substances,too, your body/mind is extra sensitive to caffeine. When I first started getting sober I couldn’t drink coffee past 4. If you drink alcohol that day, coffee could put you to sleep
Didn’t think of that but that makes sense. I used to be a lot more tolerant to coffee that I am now.
Ya I’d say you’ve adjusted to your “normal” tolerance to caffeine being a year sober now though.
That’s probably right.
I’m taking a new med now for the shakes. I’ve been shaking a lot lately, not sure if its the invega or the benzos. Another med…
Which med? It’s not neurontin or cogentin, no? I forget what benzo you’re on. Klonopin HELPS me if I get shakes which is rare because I usually take it before I get them
The thing is I have anxiety mostly at night before sleep so I usually take 5mg of diazepam right before going to bed. Wake up with the shakes, have them all morning. Some class mates noticed so I want them gone.
I’m taking Inderal (Propanolol)
Sorry didn’t mean to derail the thread
I used to be on klonopin zyprexa lithium lamictal Wellbutrin and synthroid when I first got diagnosed…taking all those pills sure we’re fun. Hardly any of them did anything for me either.
So many meds!! I wasn’t given any anti depressants
Wellbutrin caused my first true psychotic episode…it made me trip BALLS. But then I was prescribed it again while I was on zyprexa…then I stopped zyprexa and had another break. ■■■■ Wellbutrin lol
Why did you stop zyprexa?
I quote myself “it doesn’t do anything!” Well it stabled me but at the time I was searching for different answers. I was 20 and wasn’t very cognizant about anything. Didn’t believe in my diagnosis. I googled zyprexa and it said “treats schizophrenia”… I was like “IM NOT SCHIZOPHRENIC” and stopped it. Took 6 hospitalization a to learn I needed meds/find a med without side effects
But you seem fine now… That’s what matters.
I hope the shakes isn’t a invega side effect, the med is doing wonders for me, would hate to switch now.
Ya I’m doing great for the most part. If psychotic episodes really took 10 points off your iq id have a sub 70 iq…but I feel smarter and sharper than ever.
I got an 1870 on the SATs which is equivalent to ~128 iq. That was when I was 16. I got tested a few years ago 120 iq. I think I’d do better now even after 2 more hospitalizations.
Yeah I get that, I feel smarter now also
I can not have coffee past 2 pm with my current lifestyle. I stay awake. ️
I drink coffee all the way until I go to bed at night. I drink about two pots of coffee a day. My way of staying away from diet cokes. I still have a diet coke about twice a day.