caffeine and depression

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   Posted 4/21/2007 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I would like to have your input about this. The other day I heard a story on TV about caffeine and depression. I was wondering if any if you have heard that or how many of you use caffeine. It does make sense, I think. I would appreciate any input on this you all have to give me. I love coffee, especially in the mronign if it will make me feel better not to drink it I want to stop. I am considering stopping anyway. I have digestive problems and my tummy has been acting up lately. Thanks in advance. Take care all.

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   Posted 4/22/2007 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kodak
I drink coffee every morning,and actually wake up craving it. The only thing I have really noticed about my caffeine intake is when I was taking the 3 med combo,I would drink coffee/pepsi all day long,and come home after work and drink some. Now that I am not taking meds,I can only handle 3-4 cups in the morning and that is it. If I drink a pepsi in the afternoon I feel sick.

I have heard so many stories about coffee,like coffee drinkers are helping their chances of not getting cancer ect ect. I bet if we looked it up on the internet there would be a hundred bad things it does and a 100 good things.

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   Posted 4/22/2007 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I've not actually heard much about coffee being good or bad for you.
I could do with more info though.
Without my coffee in a morning, I feel sad. This is because when in hospital, they getme hooked on caffiene, as all they have for us to drink is either coffee, tea or coca-cola.
I absolutely adore my coffee, and hate having to go wth out it, although for the last couple of months I've had too.
My psychiatrist put me on a ban from drinkng caffeine. The only thing I'm noticing is that I'm waking up the same, going to bed the same, sleeping the same, but during the day I'm having to have an extra 2-3 hours sleep or I feel drained of energy.
She put the ban on, as I usually rely on different foods to make me feel better. I spent a while concentratingon sing the coffee as sort of a happiness potion, and I was supposedly becoming too reliant on it.
Now my happiness is from cereal drizzled with meleted chocolate and smarties and fruit. This means if I did start back on caffiene, I wouldn't be hooked on it, as I'm over that now. Trouble is I can't find anything to say coffee is poisonous to you, and I want to start dribnking caffiene again, as I'm bored of these mid-day naps. But I can't ask my psychiatrist about it till she gets off from annual leave.
If anyone does have any pro's and con's to caffiene please post them, as it would be good to read.
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   Posted 4/23/2007 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I have to have my coffee in the morning! Two mugs, which is actually 4 cups by the way my pot measures it. I haven't heard anything about coffee and depression though. I know when it wears off it can cause irritability and sluggishness, but that's temporary and I wouldn't exactly classify that as depression. Do you know of any articles relating the two?
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