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   Posted 4/21/2007 4:59 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 4/21/2007 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't drink coffee but when my anxiety first peaked last year I was drinking a heap of coke and pepsi. I was advised to stop drinking it as it makes you more anxious. Now I may have a small sip once every couple of weeks but I still have the anxiety, who's to say though if I kept drinking the coke on a daily basis the anxiety wouldn't be at a much higher level.

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   Posted 4/21/2007 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Angel,
Thanks for your comments. I can't drink soda because of digestive problems. My gastrol doc told me no coffee. I understand what you are saying.

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   Posted 4/21/2007 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Coffee is pretty caustic to my stomach, too. I can handle soda these days, but I can feel the caffeine have an effect on my nervous system, especially if it's been a while since I've taken my clonazepam.

One time a couple years ago I quit coffee and soda cold turkey and was all water. I felt quite a bit better.

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   Posted 4/22/2007 3:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I tend to get palpitations if I have too much caffeine. I tend to stick to decaf drinks.

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   Posted 4/22/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I am right there with you aussie, when I first starting having anxiety i was drinking about 2 or 3 sodas a day.  I don't drink it anymore because my therapist said it was making my anxiety worse.  I still tried to drink it here and there, and it really did make me anxious, so now I just don't drink it at all.

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   Posted 4/22/2007 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
It is my understanding that theanine (a supplement found naturally in green tea, but you can buy in capsule form) will negate caffeine's effects. However, I just drink decaf! :)
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   Posted 4/23/2007 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm on zoloft and i do eat a bit of chocolate, I know silly me but its soo addictive, but yeah i'm sure this is causing my heart palputations.

So im going to stay away from choc, caffeine drinks for a while.. :(
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