Coffee?

Treeman

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Hi, can I ask, do you drink coffee?

I used to drink it but gave it up after I became a bit of an addict. I used to get great boosts from it, but as many crashes and that's why I stopped. Your experiences and advice would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Coffee--or rather, caffeine--never gave me any sort of boost. Strong coffee would make me jittery and cause insomnia, but it never made me feel more energetic. I did drink regular, albeit weak, coffee most of my life, but switched to decaf 5-10 years ago because my sleep became more sensitive to caffeine. I did give coffee up entirely for a few years, just in case it was a factor in my ME severity, but there didn't seem to be any correlation.
 

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Hi, can I ask, do you drink coffee?

I used to drink it but gave it up after I became a bit of an addict. I used to get great boosts from it, but as many crashes and that's why I stopped. Your experiences and advice would be appreciated. Thanks
I don't drink coffee but I take 100 mg tablet of caffeine every morning (no more) with 75 mg of N-acetyl-L-tyrosine.

Both the caffeine and NAT give me a small boost of energy and alertness. Just enough to give me a jump start in the morning.
 

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I did start drinking coffee specifically because of my CFS. I don't drink it everyday but It gives me a boost of alertness when I need extra, even sometimes overcoming my brainfog. But it also keeps me up at night which causes more brainfog later... tricky.
 
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I enjoy one cup of weak coffee on average days when not crashing. It does give me a brief lift during my daily window of Maybe I Am Sort of Awake For Now.

When I'm feeling worse, I am unable to even imagine having that cup of coffee.

so it serves as a good early morning indicator of- how the day will be going.
 

xebex

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Can’t drink coffee, but I do drink black tea and don’t get the same jitters. I’ve given up tea anfew times to see if it causes crashes but always go back to it m, it seems to help and I don’t crash from it.