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kathydownunder
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   Posted 6/13/2012 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Now I have never been a coffee drinker, but now I crave strong coffee day and night.
I have no idea why, what can there be in coffee that my body needs so badly?
 
Kathy
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applevenus
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   Posted 6/13/2012 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Caffeine.

If you can switch over to green tea, it has 25% of the caffeine and has antioxidants. But that's easy for me to say, I hate coffee. I crave chocolate. . . lol. . .again, caffeine!
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I take vitamins, Tramadol for pain, Flexeril as needed.

Kaely
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   Posted 6/13/2012 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
You may be craving magnesium. Next time you get a craving for coffee eat some almonds, cashews or a banana and see if it goes away. Also have your blood pressure checked, low blood pressure can lead to cravings for coffee.
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kathydownunder
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   Posted 6/13/2012 11:00 PM (GMT -6)   
No it has to be coffee, I have been a green tea drinker for years but I am just craving coffee??????????

Kaely
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   Posted 6/13/2012 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Try the magnesium
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Marrit
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   Posted 6/14/2012 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I was drinking decaf for the past year because I wanted to eliminate all caffeine in the belief that I could sleep normally. Didn't help at all. Recently started back on the real thing and it's helped my memory and cognitive. And it has not changed sleep at all that I can tell.
A recent study showed that coffee slowed dementia and cognitive impairment in elderly people. My dad died of complications of Alzheimers and he did not drink coffee ...
I say, if you crave it, drink it. Monitor symptoms and if your body rebels, quit it.
I think with this illness, our bodies are always changing, what doesn't work during one period might work at another time.

Marrit
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   Posted 6/14/2012 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, caffeine in coffee gets a bad rap, whilst prescription meds are prescribed and used indiscriminately. Coffee has far less side-effects than prescription meds and it works for many people to abort migraine and even open bronchial pathways in asthma just to offer two examples of some potential good.

*Jaden
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   Posted 6/14/2012 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I love coffee, but it has to be espresso, not regular coffee. Has to be real strong and have a bit of a bite to it. Perhaps its from growing up with my dad owning a coffee shop ;) And if coffee helps with cognitive and mental capacity, my dad will never have a problem; he drinks a gallon a day--and thats not an exaggeration lol
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