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(Daily Mail)   Does coffee or hot tea perk you up in the morning? OMG Stop DRINKING it   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-06-18 01:24:02 AM  
4 votes:
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 06:29:30 AM  
3 votes:

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 01:44:58 AM  
3 votes:
'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 07:34:23 AM  
2 votes:
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 06:48:56 AM  
2 votes:
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 06:39:54 AM  
2 votes:

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 03:39:14 AM  
2 votes:
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 02:10:09 PM  
1 vote:
For those still lurking in the thread, I present to you Coffee: The Greatest Addiction Ever

Also, coffee is responsible for the enlightenment period of the 1600s so suck it haters.
2013-06-18 12:22:04 PM  
1 vote:
I used to have daily headaches all my life before i started drinking coffee.. the coffee cured it. so Coffee is awsome.... It also cured my constipation! :D
2013-06-18 09:42:26 AM  
1 vote:
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop drinking coffee.

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2013-06-18 09:05:05 AM  
1 vote:
Yes, yes, Coffee, Cigarettes, Sex, Marijuana, Cocaine, Meth, Driving Fast, etc... is bad for you and you should never do them. In fact you should only work 8 hours a day, sleep 8 hours a day, exercise one hour a day,  eat three hours a day, but only all natural organic vegetables, and drink boiled water. The rest of the time should be spent in quite contemplation and meditation.

In other words live a boring unfulfilled life with no pleasure what so ever.
2013-06-18 08:12:00 AM  
1 vote:
Taking advice from the Daily Mail? OMG Stop READING It
2013-06-18 08:11:25 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, what a shiatty article and "experts." Caffeine gives you a boost because it is a stimulant, not because you are addicted. The signs you are addicted are requiring more caffeine to receive that boost, increased consumption of caffeine, and withdrawal symptoms like headaches and irritability if you do not have any caffeine. Useless article was useless.
2013-06-18 08:02:40 AM  
1 vote:

bunner: "Spin it again. Maybe it'll land on hot dogs or cheese. I like coffee."


www.roadfood.com

Not good for you, but oh so good.
2013-06-18 07:57:00 AM  
1 vote:
Are you enjoying your lunch?

OMFG YOU"RE HOOKED NOW SOMEBODY STOP THEM
2013-06-18 07:53:39 AM  
1 vote:
'They just don't function normally without the drug on board. If it's your first tea or coffee of the day, it gets you back to normal, but beyond that you don't get much more of a kick.'
Professor Rogers has studied coffee and its effects for more than 20 years and, as a result, he and other members of his team have given up caffeine.
'On balance, caffeine is not particularly helpful. It triggers withdrawal and increases your blood pressure, which is not a good thing,' he says.



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Okay, Sparky.  Let me 'splain a few things to you.

I love my caffeine. I love my coffee, my tea, my chocolate-covered coffee beans.  Caffeine is the last thing I cherish on this gottforsaken shiatball.  The people around me are still alive solely because the sweet elixir transforms me back into something vaguely resembling a human being, capable of higher reasoning skills beyond SMIRKY SMASH.  Without it, I will become something less than human.  And, oh yes, there will be blood.  And screaming.  And death.  It will not be pretty.

Yes, I will choke a biatch.  I will kill you, skin you and sew your flabby, pallid skin into a hat and coat fit for a hobo before I give up my caffeine.
2013-06-18 07:44:36 AM  
1 vote:
I will stab you in the throat.
2013-06-18 07:43:25 AM  
1 vote:
"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 07:24:17 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:19:04 AM  
1 vote:
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 06:38:19 AM  
1 vote:
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 06:38:10 AM  
1 vote:

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 06:36:34 AM  
1 vote:
Two words: cold; dead; hands.
2013-06-18 03:08:23 AM  
1 vote:
I can quit any time I want. I just don't want to quit, you assholes.

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

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