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    Caffeine has the same effect on me. I never drink coffee either.
    To feel more awake in the morning, I take a shower. That seems to have the desirable effect of getting me clean and waking me up (simultaneously)...

    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    I dunno, I don't drink coffee, but caffiene tends to make me sleepy.
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    there is no real benefit to be gained from the habitual morning cup of coffee.
    That's only if you drink coffee for caffeine to "wake up".

    I enjoy the taste of coffee & that is why I drink it. I just put a little half'n'half in it to cut acidity - no sugar or flavor to mask the taste.

    For me, I know my "coffee habit" is very much emotional. I don't go through any physical withdrawal without it (ie. headaches) and it doesn't really wake me up (I can drink it in the evening & sleep just fine). However, I feel crabby without it because I have an emotional attachment to it like a baby & it's blanket. It comforts me basically - and it works me for to start my day with an enjoyable experience that leaves me emotionally calm. I consider that a real benefit.
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    Nope I find the smell of coffee too strong and haven't gained an affinity with coffee. As much as I would like to I rarely drink coffee at all. And in the morning I tend to be alert in a groggy kind of way. hahaha I just drink distilled water instead, yay so bland.

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    Caffeine never had any kind of effect on me. I kinda envy those who get a kick out of it.

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    Guilty as charged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
    To elaborate on what I believe Wildcat meant:



    Subject == Caffeine consumption, the effects of
    Dichotomy == Consumption is advantageous vs Consumption is not advantageous
    Object == Bringing back to normal

    Object (what they take as the conclusion, whch is in itself questionable due to the factors I've already mentioned) has been conflated with the premises of the dichotomy they were trying to establish. They are saying that caffeine consumption is not advantageous because it simply returns equillibrium to normality. This, however, represents a failure to define what was and was not to be considered advantageous in advance of the "experiment". The conclusion has actually defined the criteria for the original dichotomy they were supposedly testing, thus robbing it of any possible validity. They're essentially saying "We set out to find whether caffiene consumption was advantageous or not. We carried out our experiments, then when we had the results, and not before, defined our criteria for determining whether or not it was advantageous. The category for non-advantageousness was therefore framed in advance as 'Whatever the results of our experiment are' "

    No, people, just NO.
    I have to totally agree with Ragashree's analysis!

    Not related to that analysis, I drink a lot of coffee but many years ago was not a coffee drinker. My coffee drinking began after receiving caffeine+ergotamine meds for severe migraines. The sort that last for days and you bang your head on something to change the nature of the pain.

    Not overkeen on the idea of using ergotamine regularly, on chatting with my doctor I found that a few cups of strong coffee equal the caffeine dose delivered in the caffeine/ergotamine tabs.

    To this day, if I experience the signs or "aura" of an impending migraine, I have something small to eat with an anti-inflammatory tab, anti-nausea tab (those experiencing migraines will appreciate the latter) and a cup of strong coffee. In 99% of instances this works within about 15 minutes and means I don't have to have one of the very expensive imigran jabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    I have to totally agree with Ragashree's analysis!

    Not related to that analysis, I drink a lot of coffee but many years ago was not a coffee drinker. My coffee drinking began after receiving caffeine+ergotamine meds for severe migraines. The sort that last for days and you bang your head on something to change the nature of the pain.

    Not overkeen on the idea of using ergotamine regularly, on chatting with my doctor I found that a few cups of strong coffee equal the caffeine dose delivered in the caffeine/ergotamine tabs.

    To this day, if I experience the signs or "aura" of an impending migraine, I have something small to eat with an anti-inflammatory tab, anti-nausea tab (those experiencing migraines will appreciate the latter) and a cup of strong coffee. In 99% of instances this works within about 15 minutes and means I don't have to have one of the very expensive imigran jabs.
    Yeah, caffeine is a vasoconstrictor so it definitely helps with headaches. By the way:

    sxph.org/caffeine | highly caffeinated

    here you get a more "objective" and longer list of possible effects / side effects / characteristics of addiction and withdrawal. They're all highly dependant on the individual (esp. hir natural sensitivity to adenosine - I would hazard saying that the more you're adenosine-sensitive (i.e. the easier you fall asleep at night), the stronger the effects).
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    I have to totally agree with Ragashree's analysis!

    Not related to that analysis, I drink a lot of coffee but many years ago was not a coffee drinker. My coffee drinking began after receiving caffeine+ergotamine meds for severe migraines. The sort that last for days and you bang your head on something to change the nature of the pain.

    Not overkeen on the idea of using ergotamine regularly, on chatting with my doctor I found that a few cups of strong coffee equal the caffeine dose delivered in the caffeine/ergotamine tabs.

    To this day, if I experience the signs or "aura" of an impending migraine, I have something small to eat with an anti-inflammatory tab, anti-nausea tab (those experiencing migraines will appreciate the latter) and a cup of strong coffee. In 99% of instances this works within about 15 minutes and means I don't have to have one of the very expensive imigran jabs.
    Great tips. I had one yesterday and if I was able to walk straight I would have taken a drill to my head just to be able to focus on something else. I used to be on anti-seizure meds for these but they made my brain fuzzy and I don't think they helped anyways, that doctor sucked.

    Usually I just chug Benadryl, and try to get myself to sleep as fast as possible.

    Enjoying a magnificent mug of coffee right now while I catch up on my google reader stories.



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    I'm more alert w/ two hours of sleep than w/ coffee. a cup of it makes me sluggish for the whole day.

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    I have coffee occasionally, maybe once a week or so, and it does seem to make me more alert, if only because it makes my heart race, lol. I don't drink it much because it makes me feel ill, though I do love the taste.
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