I wish coffee would last forever
March 28, 2011 7:59 AM Subscribe
I only ever feel right when I have caffeine - properly focused and able to function. This is a lifetime thing not temporary withdrawal. What can I do?
posted by Not Supplied to health & fitness (23 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I've always found it hard to focus and stay on topic and find it hard to get things together...have a tendency to daydream a bit as well.
It's not just that coffee gives me a boost, people who know me would agree that I'm a bit less able to function than others in certain ways and when I have coffee I realise what I'm missing. I've been the same since childhood and had many periods without caffeine so it's not issues to do with stopping.
The problem is that it's a highly addictive drug, and I find it hard to control how much I drink, and it loses it's effect making me tired and uncomfortable. I'm pretty healthy and would rather not have it.
I know that it's main effect is on dopamine, so wondering if I could have a long term slight deficiency.
I'm very keen to hear ideas of what I can do and stories from people who've had the same issues.
I'm into personal development and have done various kinds of therapy and release work. Not saying there's nothing more to do, but certainly all the low hanging fruit are gone...it's not a case of learning to concentrate or whatever.
I have my own ways of working around things as well, so I do want to hear more...but I want to find a way to feel more like I do when I've had a coffee. It's like night and day. My life would be so much better if I had a bit of the caffeine focus in it.
I don't really want to go to a doctor as even if drugs were a good idea which I question, I doubt if I could get seen properly in the UK about this as I am surviving and working.
So would be great to hear about supplements or any other ideas you have and your stories about it.