Coffee sustitute..low energy

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Elisa W.
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   Posted 4/14/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

Coffee bothers my stomach and I have low energy and not a lot of time to sleep with my current job situation. Can anyone suggest an alternative to coffee which is natural and has similar effect. Tea alone just doesn't seem to do it. Ginsing..anything????

Thanks,

Eli
Diagonosed and operated on January 10th, 2005 in Santiago, Chile during my last semester of Grad school. 


Mark Mac
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   Posted 4/14/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Depending on where your disease is located, you may have problems assimilating many vitamins and minerals. I have disease in my terminal ileum, and therefore have had horrible problems absorbing b-vitamins. I used to give myself intra-muscular injections (not too pleasant), but recently found a intra-nasal spray that I do once a week and my b levels are on the low range of normal and i notice a difference in my longevity for sure. Get some blood work done with your GP and see what turns up low. Good luck.

Mark Mac
28, male, diagnosed CD in 93'. Currently taking Humira, and darvoset for pain. Also getting acupuncture and chinese herbs as well as a massage when I can afford it. 107 lb

"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"


cbk
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   Posted 4/14/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Mark- Is this intra-nasal spray prescription only?

Eli- I take two folic acids and a b-12 oral per day. if you do it everyday, you should feel a difference.
Be careful with iron supplements. If you are anemic from a b-12 deficiency but aren't aware, iron supplements will mask this anemia as they make you really jumpy. Also, if you're stricture or obstruction prone..iron can make things go through you even slower.

Also, when I started vitamind D supplements I noticed a change in my energy levels.

But for drinks, sometimes I buy Envigas which have roughly the same amount of caffeine as coffee. They are a lot healthier than Red Bulls and similar products.

The only other suggestion I have is maybe try a different brand of coffee. I recently found out that Starbucks decaff has the same amount of caffeine as regular coffee from other brands. The high amounts of caffeine may be your problem, not the coffee itself.

broomhilda
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   Posted 4/14/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you tried Folgers new coffee for "sensitive" stomachs? They have a mild roast that I tolerate fairly well, however, I can use no more than 2-3 tablespoons per pot. You may need to try an organic roast too. They are pricey but have no additives. Funny thing, I can't drink instant coffee. Must be something in the way they process it.

If you absolutely can't do the coffee, try drinking some orange juice. It'll pump up that blood sugar and if you pair it with some protein of some sort the energy jolt will last alot longer than anything with carbs.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


Sharann
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   Posted 4/14/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
How about Green Teas? They have caffiene but less than coffee. I agree with the above posters that you may be deficient in something. Sleep you mentioned you don't get alot of. Sleep can't be found in any supplement or can!
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/14/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it just coffee you don't tolerate or caffeine as well? I like the yellow vitamen water. It has caffeinie, ginseng, and guarana but is not as potent as a red bull. I have trouble with caffeine and can handle 1 or 2 vitamen waters here and there.
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 


Mark Mac
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   Posted 4/15/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
cbk said...
Mark- Is this intra-nasal spray prescription only?

Eli- I take two folic acids and a b-12 oral per day. if you do it everyday, you should feel a difference.
Be careful with iron supplements. If you are anemic from a b-12 deficiency but aren't aware, iron supplements will mask this anemia as they make you really jumpy. Also, if you're stricture or obstruction prone..iron can make things go through you even slower.

Also, when I started vitamind D supplements I noticed a change in my energy levels.

But for drinks, sometimes I buy Envigas which have roughly the same amount of caffeine as coffee. They are a lot healthier than Red Bulls and similar products.

The only other suggestion I have is maybe try a different brand of coffee. I recently found out that Starbucks decaff has the same amount of caffeine as regular coffee from other brands. The high amounts of caffeine may be your problem, not the coffee itself.
CBK,
 
Yes the intra-nasal is Rx only.
28, male, diagnosed CD in 93'. Currently taking Humira, and darvoset for pain. Also getting acupuncture and chinese herbs as well as a massage when I can afford it. 107 lb

"I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"


Elisa W.
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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 55
   Posted 4/28/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone I will try it out!!
Diagonosed and operated on January 10th, 2005 in Santiago, Chile during my last semester of Grad school. 


ivy6
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Chicory?
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