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2013-06-18 12:16:10 AM
Hooked? Oh fark you. You ever suck dick for coffee?

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2013-06-18 12:23:09 AM
Lies.  That article is a bunch of damn lies. (twitch)
 
2013-06-18 12:41:55 AM
Wait, you're supposed to drink your tea in the morning? I thought it was called "teabagging" because you're supposed to dip your balls in it. That always woke me up real quick in the morning.
 
2013-06-18 12:52:47 AM
Maybe, but I really just drink it because it tastes good with my morning honey bun.
 
2013-06-18 01:24:02 AM
What utter bullshiat.  I was off of caffeine for 3 years because it made me more prone to atrial fibrillation episodes.  Recently I started working 3rd shift so I started drinking 1 cup of regular coffee to get me through from midnight to 5 am.  The boost is definitely there and you can't tell me it's because of addiction.

//Sounds like these "experts" are just trying to justify their grant money.
 
2013-06-18 01:44:58 AM
'People who consume caffeine regularly will become dependent on it - if you take caffeine away from them, they will function below par,'

Then don't take it away. Seriously I WILL CUT YOU!
 
2013-06-18 03:08:23 AM
I can quit any time I want. I just don't want to quit, you assholes.

www.digitaldorm.com
 
2013-06-18 03:39:14 AM
What utter bullshiat. I was off of caffeine for 3 years because it made me more prone to atrial fibrillation episodes. Recently I started working 3rd shift so I started drinking 1 cup of regular coffee to get me through from midnight to 5 am. The boost is definitely there and you can't tell me it's because of addiction.

//Sounds like these "experts" are just trying to justify their grant money.


That's ONE cup, not 5 or 6. One cup isn't going to hurt you and the caffeine might actually give you a bit of an edge. I seriously doubt if 1 cup is going to give you withdrawal symptoms. Folks who have 1 cup every morning should not have any adverse effects either. Their 'addiction' is mainly a habit. Like having bacon eggs and toast for breakfast.

I rarely drink coffee because I used to drink a ton of it on one job and discovered it made me jumpy, gave me heart burn, an irregular heart beat and I was still tired. Once in awhile I'll have a cup because it smells so darn good, especially when properly made. (No. Those Mr. Coffee machines do NOT properly make coffee.)

Yeah, high caffeine use will give you miserable headaches for about three days until it gets fully out of your system. Many analgesics like Excedrin have roughly 65 mgm of caffeine per tablet. Pepsi has a ton per serving and I recall folks who couldn't start the day without guzzling down a tumbler of the stuff and Mountain Dew is just packed with it.

I recall, as a kid, waking up alert and refreshed and ready to go in about 5 minutes. By the time I was in my middle twenties I had to guzzle coffee to even think straight in order to get to work. If not, it could take me about an hour to get rid of the brain fog.

I miss that wonderful, boundless energy I had as a kid and the ability to pop awake, fully refreshed and feeling good.

Of course in my 20's I had more responsibilities, a job, bills to pay and often worked long hours so I could not get a full 8 hours sleep.

Any stimulant can become addicting, psychologically or physically. The unhappier you are the more tired you seem and the more you look for energy boosters.
I've run into folks who seem to have everything going for them -- a job they love, sufficient cash, good health, nice family and they bounce out of bed in the morning ready to hit the ground running, without caffeine.

I secretly despise those people.

BTW. The more pressure put on a society, the more they seek out assorted legal or illegal artificial means to ease stress and depression. That can lead to addiction, especially when folks develop mood altering drugs that are nearly instantly addicting both physically and mentally.
 
2013-06-18 06:29:30 AM

notyomama: Sounds like these "experts" are just trying to justify their grant money.


Sounds like you clicked on a Daily Fail Mail link. Don't do that if you like actual facts instead of click bait.
 
2013-06-18 06:30:12 AM
Must have 1 cup of strong coffeein the am or else
 
2013-06-18 06:34:06 AM
I drink massive amounts of coffee every day. I never make it at home. I get it at a store. Some days I'm too lazy to go out and get any. On those days I do not have headaches or any other supposed withdrawl syptoms. I call bullshiat
 
2013-06-18 06:35:05 AM
Give me caffeine or give me death.
/down from 2-3 pots (12-18 cups) per day to 2 cups or one redbull
 
2013-06-18 06:36:34 AM
Two words: cold; dead; hands.
 
2013-06-18 06:38:10 AM

Rik01: Any stimulant can become addicting, psychologically or physically. The unhappier you are the more tired you seem and the more you look for energy boosters.
I've run into folks who seem to have everything going for them -- a job they love, sufficient cash, good health, nice family and they bounce out of bed in the morning ready to hit the ground running, without caffeine.

I secretly despise those people.


Yeah... I used to bounce out of bed  quick back when my company got crazy busy and was making me 5 figures a week.  Now... not so much lol.  Depression blows.

/Went bankrupt last year
//Kahlua in MY coffee?  Its more likely than you think.
 
2013-06-18 06:38:19 AM
Rik01: 
Yeah, high caffeine use will give you miserable headaches for about three days until it gets fully out of your system. Many analgesics like Excedrin have roughly 65 mgm of caffeine per tablet. Pepsi has a ton per serving and I recall folks who couldn't start the day without guzzling down a tumbler of the stuff and Mountain Dew is just packed with it.

Pepsi: 38mg/12oz
Mountain Dew: 54mg/12oz

i wouldn't say either of those is a ton. much less than a decent cup of coffee.
 
2013-06-18 06:39:54 AM

notyomama: What utter bullshiat.  I was off of caffeine for 3 years because it made me more prone to atrial fibrillation episodes.  Recently I started working 3rd shift so I started drinking 1 cup of regular coffee to get me through from midnight to 5 am.  The boost is definitely there and you can't tell me it's because of addiction.

//Sounds like these "experts" are just trying to justify their grant money.


Uh... stimulants used as needed actually have a therapeutic effect.  What TFA is talking about is taking them regularly enough that your neurochemistry adjusts to the regular presence of the substance and produces your normal metabolics on the assumption that the drug is present.  Meaning that, rather than getting a boost when taking the drug at x dosage, your normal function level becomes x dosage, to perk you need 2x, and at 0 you're running low on some neurochemicals.

Not exactly new science on that one.  It's how most stimulants and depressants work, and the most basic form of physiological addiction.

//The nasty ones are heroin and alcohol, since the substances they displace are pretty important so the deficit when the drug is cold-turkeyed away can outright kill you.  Most everything else you'll re-normalize eventually, it won't be pleasant but it'll happen.
 
2013-06-18 06:40:31 AM
So because I'm hooked, I should stop? That doesn't even make sense.
 
2013-06-18 06:41:22 AM
If you drink a Starbuck's coffee and don't feel any strong caffeine effects...you're probably dead, Jim.
 
2013-06-18 06:45:19 AM
So I should administer it intravenously or...?
 
2013-06-18 06:48:18 AM
I just splash it on my face these days.
 
2013-06-18 06:48:56 AM
Coffee and caffeine aren't real, like any other drug they are figments of our collective imagination designed by the marketers of the ruling class, deceiving us into a placebo effect feeling of wellness and happiness.
We may as well start the day with a steaming cup of pure LSD, it's about as likely to be real as that $5 milk and water concoction you have in a death-grip.
Drugs are neither good nor bad, they do not exist.
 
2013-06-18 06:49:26 AM
Apparently third rate professors with an axe to grind are "experts" that we should "listen to."

Based on one study constructed so as to support this twerp's self-righteous bullshiat... I can't wait until the health fascists grab onto this bone.
 
2013-06-18 06:49:43 AM

SumoJeb: Give me caffeine or give me death.


Points an expresso machine at or in the direction of SumoJeb.
 
2013-06-18 06:52:25 AM
Just hook it to my veins!
 
2013-06-18 06:52:27 AM
Aw geez, not this shiat again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eBT6OSr1TI

Keep your damn hands off my morning coffee.
 
2013-06-18 07:00:13 AM
Recently, my heart has been skipping beats. I attribute this to copious amounts of caffeine. I get really bad withdrawal if I don't drink coffee or an energy drink. Yes, I have now given up energy drinks. Has anyone else had this heart issue?
 
2013-06-18 07:01:00 AM

notyomama: Recently I started working 3rd shift so I started drinking 1 cup of regular coffee to get me through from midnight to 5 am. The boost is definitely there and you can't tell me it's because of addiction.


The boost is there because there's something to boost from.  As TFA notes, caffeine doesn't hop you up so much as prevent you from slowing down, which is what you're body's wired to do at night.  At high doses you get the side effects like loss of motor control, which people confuse with overstimulation.  The rest is just the placebo effect.

I know full well caffeine doesn't improve my focus.  It keeps it there because I start my shifts at 6 AM when my circadian rhythm is still going "OMG WTF HUH?".  At the end of the week I abstain from caffeine as much as possible to "detox" so I don't rapidly build up tolerance.  Back when I was doing design engineering that wasn't an option -- it was easier to count the hours I wasn't at work -- so my dosage steadily increased.  The first hit of caffeine was basically just to get back up to baseline.

/ I need to get brighter lights
 
2013-06-18 07:02:31 AM

YoOjo: Coffee and caffeine aren't real, like any other drug they are figments of our collective imagination designed by the marketers of the ruling class, deceiving us into a placebo effect feeling of wellness and happiness.
We may as well start the day with a steaming cup of pure LSD, it's about as likely to be real as that $5 milk and water concoction you have in a death-grip.
Drugs are neither good nor bad, they do not exist.


There is no spoon copper top?
 
2013-06-18 07:03:02 AM
So, my morning cup of rum is still good, right?
 
2013-06-18 07:03:19 AM
I started drinking coffee because it perked me up.  So unless I came back from the future and took control over my earlier body, I couldn't be addicted to coffee before drinking the first cup, which did indeed perk me up.
 
2013-06-18 07:05:55 AM
Everything's bad for you, everything will kill you, you may as well stay curled up under your desk until you starve to death.
 
2013-06-18 07:10:14 AM
After a while, these types of articles start to sound more and more shrill to me.
 
2013-06-18 07:13:47 AM

nmrsnr: Wait, you're supposed to drink your tea in the morning? I thought it was called "teabagging" because you're supposed to dip your balls in it. That always woke me up real quick in the morning.


Iced Tea or Hot Tea?
 
2013-06-18 07:14:43 AM
I used to drink Monsters to wake up and to help with migraines.  I eventually got up to 3 a day, tho I am a big guy.  Once I had some heart/bp problems when I was sick and had little sleep but Im sure it had something to do with energy drinks.  Now I only take caffeine pills which I can more easily dose and doesnt have the more addictive energy drink chems.  Now I dont have any weird hb/bp problems.  Trying to kick energy drinks is much harder than just caffeine.
 
2013-06-18 07:15:33 AM

xanadian: Everything's bad for you, everything will kill you, you may as well stay curled up under your desk until you starve to death.


Under? The bosses wont like that. You curl up at your keyboard and spreadsheet until you fall out! We're not paying you a pittance for nothing!
 
2013-06-18 07:18:16 AM
I don't know about you people, but I'm addicted. One cup is sufficient to keep the headache at bay, but if I miss that cup it isn't a dull headache. Ouch.

/my only real addiction
 
2013-06-18 07:19:04 AM
Caffeine is definitely addictive and can be harmful in large quantities but kicking that wasn't shiat next to kicking a 20 year smoking habit.
 
2013-06-18 07:21:16 AM
I drink a large coffee in the morning and a single small cup at 10:00 on every day that i go to work.  If that's wrong then I don't really want to be right.
 
2013-06-18 07:21:31 AM
Calling BS. Is it a caffeine pick me up? Yes. But I have one coffee a day during the week, and can go several days without it if I don't have time to pick it up. It isn't like I get headaches like my fiancee (She's totally addicted)
 
2013-06-18 07:24:17 AM
I drink 5 or 6 cups of tea daily: breakfast, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and in the evening, and it has its own paraphanalia and rituals around it. I'm as happy as anyone to throw a tea bag in a cup and brew my beverage, but if I have time I carefully measure out some leaf tea into an infuser and slowly and carefully prepare it, selecting a Darjeeling one day, an Earl Grey another. I find even budget brands of leaf tea have a stronger flavour than their bagged counterparts. I do find it refreshing and it can give me a chance to pause and contemplate the day ahead. As vices go it's a pretty weak one.
 
2013-06-18 07:25:17 AM

ChubbyTiger: I don't know about you people, but I'm addicted. One cup is sufficient to keep the headache at bay, but if I miss that cup it isn't a dull headache. Ouch.

/my only real addiction


I need two cups before noon to survive.  If I don't get them, I know I'll be in bed by 6pm writhing in pain from a headache.
 
2013-06-18 07:26:27 AM
I drink 10 to 12 cups of coffee a day 4 days a week and don't have any the 3 days I am off. Of course, coffee doesn't "pick me up" or keep me awake so this article may not include me. Besides all that, who cares. If you don't have a physical problem that caffeine aggravates then stay perked up.
 
2013-06-18 07:28:43 AM

MmmCrime: Calling BS. Is it a caffeine pick me up? Yes. But I have one coffee a day during the week, and can go several days without it if I don't have time to pick it up. It isn't like I get headaches like my fiancee (She's totally addicted)


Ditto.  I usually have a coffee at work in the morning because we have a Keurig and it gives me an excuse to shoot the breeze with the techs in the break room.  I often don't drink coffee on the weekend because I'm too lazy to clean the french press or I'm leaving early on a bike ride or something.  No noticeable difference.  No withdrawal symptoms.
 
2013-06-18 07:34:23 AM
No more than 100 cups a day. It's just common sense, people.

Any less and the janitorial staff starts whining about the staff entrails littering the hallways.
 
2013-06-18 07:38:58 AM
Must have Coffee or people will die, that is all.
 
2013-06-18 07:41:05 AM
Dunkin' Donuts is my dealer. He's on most street corners.
 
2013-06-18 07:42:44 AM

stirfrybry: I drink massive amounts of coffee every day. I never make it at home. I get it at a store. Some days I'm too lazy to go out and get any. On those days I do not have headaches or any other supposed withdrawl syptoms. I call bullshiat


Takes a couple days. At least it did for me. Massive headaches and fits of anxiety.....worst week ever.

Now I can have a cup of regular or a Coke if I'm in a pinch for a flavored drink, but more than one and the headache the next day blows.
 
2013-06-18 07:43:25 AM
"Top scientists" reveal that "reading" the Daily Mail may give you "cancer".

/preparing myself for the glut of Daily Fail links we seem to get every so often.
//Also, oblig
 
2013-06-18 07:44:36 AM
I will stab you in the throat.
 
2013-06-18 07:45:33 AM
i'm drinking coffee right now

/drink drink
 
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