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Post Reply Caffeine Withdrawal Is Now a Mental Disorder
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Good, get anyone who likes coffee the help they need. Especially the ones I see at the same bloody coffee shops going on about how this places coffee is the greatest.
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Caffeine is a cheap and widely-available drug. It doesn't seem to have too many bad effects unless you have too much for a long time, so I find it pointless to quit now. I carry caffeine pills in my car in case I can't get a black coffee.


Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

Yeah but from my experience I wouldn't call it mental disorder. If your focused enough you can get your work done but you will practically be drowning yourself in Advil for a week or two.


It's not how your brain is normally supposed to be, so it's a disorder. Maybe not a severe one compared to other types of addiction, but one that will have an impact on you as you go through withdrawal for sure.

When I don't get caffeine for a day or two, I get a persistent brain fog, become lethargic and irritable, and can think of nothing but caffeine. I drink about 8 or 9 cups a day and I've been doing it for years. I think how long you've kept it up correlates with how bad the withdrawals are.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

Caffeine is a cheap and widely-available drug. It doesn't seem to have too many bad effects unless you have too much for a long time, so I find it pointless to quit now. I carry caffeine pills in my car in case I can't get a black coffee.


Somewhat_Insane_Monkey wrote:

Yeah but from my experience I wouldn't call it mental disorder. If your focused enough you can get your work done but you will practically be drowning yourself in Advil for a week or two.


It's not how your brain is normally supposed to be, so it's a disorder. Maybe not a severe one compared to other types of addiction, but one that will have an impact on you as you go through withdrawal for sure.

When I don't get caffeine for a day or two, I get a persistent brain fog, become lethargic and irritable, and can think of nothing but caffeine. I drink about 8 or 9 cups a day and I've been doing it for years. I think how long you've kept it up correlates with how bad the withdrawals are.


I guess that makes sense, my work is mainly hard labor so it's probably easy for me to say it didn't affect me too bad. Those who have office jobs or anything to do with paperwork may have a tuffer time with it though.
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