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How can I stop my addiction to energy drinks and caffeine?

How can I stop my addiction to energy drinks and caffeine?

12 step group: Check caffeine addicts anonymous @ http://www.Freewebs.Com/caffeineaddictsanonymous/.

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I feel ecstatic whenever I have energy drinks but depressed when i don't. Is equivalent to a drug addiction?

I feel ecstatic whenever I have energy drinks but depressed when i don't. Is equivalent to a drug addiction?

Addiction: You have to ask yourself: can you function without energy drink and stop using it. If the answer is no you probably have some level of dependence. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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I feel tired/drowsy all the time, how many.monster energy drinks should I drink to combat fatigue?

I feel tired/drowsy all the time, how many.monster energy drinks should I drink to combat fatigue?

Energy drinks: can be dangerous. They can provide a false high and then a crash. Please see your doctor to understand why you are tired all the time. It MAY have something to do w/hormone levels, emotions, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling so sick after drinking energy drinks?

How can I stop feeling so sick after drinking energy drinks?

Don't drink them: Replace the energy drinks with something else that don't make you feel sick. In general, water is always the best drink. ...Read more

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What healthy food I need to consume to help me stay up late night? I don't want to take any energy drink and no coffee. I drank it too much.

What healthy food I need to consume to help me stay up late night? I don't want to take any energy drink and no coffee. I drank it too much.

Night owl: The best way to stay awake is to be well rested. If you get enough sleep on a regular basis it will be much easier for you to stay awake when you absolutely must. Avoid sugar, eat more protein (almonds, cashews) snack on peanut butter and celery, don't eat huge meals, avoid starchy foods, drink cold water. ...Read more

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Can drinking TOO MUCH diet coke make you tired instead of awake? I drink a LOT! (at least 12+ daily) sorry I know that's bad! I'm addicted.

Can drinking TOO MUCH diet coke make you tired instead of awake? I drink a LOT! (at least 12+ daily) sorry I know that's bad! I'm addicted.

Sodas and deficiency: Yes, it can. Soda has been linked with decreased bone density due to disruption of normal calcium and phosphate metabolism, and the excess soda is probably replacing your intake of other nutrient rich foods and beverages (leading to other vitamin deficiencies). When sodium benzoate (a preservative) combines with Vitamin C, anemia can develop from bone marrow damage. Then there is the aspartame... ...Read more

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Why do I get an erection from energy drinks?

Why do I get an erection from energy drinks?

Heart Beating: Drinks that are sold as 'energy' drinks are using chemicals to cause your heart rate to beat harder and faster than it needs to beat. This excess blood flow has to go somewhere and cause some physical response. This caffeine and taurine chemicals are unnecessary and dangerous when used in excess. Everyone should know that these addictive substances are causing aging in your heart unnecessarily. ...Read more

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Am I overdosing on caffeine right now, if I drink energy drinks nonstop?

Am I overdosing on caffeine right now, if I drink energy drinks nonstop?

Yes: Overuse of energy drinks and "shots" has been associated with heart arrythmias, you don't need more than one or two cups of coffee's worth. ...Read more

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Why am I so thirsty all the time? Am I addicted to diet sodas?

Why am I so thirsty all the time? Am I addicted to diet sodas?

It's possible: Sodas have a high concentration of sodium, which actually makes you more thirsty. And most sodas have caffeine which is addicting. ...Read more

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How can I stop eating unhealthy food? I believe I am addicted to it. If I stop abruptly I feel deprived.

How can I stop eating unhealthy food? I believe I am addicted to it. If I stop abruptly I feel deprived.

See below: Make small EASY changes every few days. Add a healthy food and reduce or eliminate an unhealthy choice every few days. If the urge for a favorite food is too strong to resist, give yourself permission to take just a smaller portion than usual without feeling guilty. For more information on the Mediterranean Diet see http://bit.ly/1Bdzwix and http://bit.ly/1rTjasA ...Read more

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I become quiet and depressed when I drink. How can I stop this and enjoy myself more when I drink?

I become quiet and depressed when I drink. How can I stop this and enjoy myself more when I drink?

Forgo alcohol: Pay attention to your body. If you are getting withdrawn and depressed with alcohol, there is no reason to continue to drink it. When you are with friends who are drinking, have a soft drink instead, and enjoy yourself! ...Read more

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I am a student . I want to drink coffee to stay focused . How much caffeine can I drink daily ? And how many times ? Without harming myself in any way

I am a student . I want to drink coffee to stay focused . How much caffeine can I drink daily ? And how many times ? Without harming myself in any way

Will not help you: Caffeine in coffee is a temporary stimulent , will not help you for what you are trying to achieve , concentrate , along with healthy diet and exercise will , not by drinking cups and cups of coffee ...Read more

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How can I get my caffeine without drinking soda? Trying to lose weight but hate those headache from not drinking my caffeine!

How can I get my caffeine without drinking soda? Trying to lose weight but hate those headache from not drinking my caffeine!

NoDoz (caffeine): NoDoz is a formulation of caffeine .. However, definitely not advisable for any type of use over a few days. Your best bet is to titrate the caffeine dosage down each day over a week or 2. Might be helpful, though, just until your body adjusts to not having that morning jolt. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can I get myself to stop drinking so many sugary drinks?

Start substituting: Easiest way is to have healthy substitutes such as spring water handy, not buy the sugar drinks and bring them home, read labels for sugar content, high fructose corn syrup etc. Sometimes behavioral therapy techniques taught by psychologists can help such as self-monitoring, rewards, etc. Keep trying, it's not as hard as one might fear. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i drink energy drinks i get an erection why?

Sometimes when i drink energy drinks i get an erection why?

Don't know: But I am not a fan of people using excessive amounts of caffeine as a stimulant (the vitamins etc in some of them is total bs). Usually stimulant drugs reduce erections, so i don't understand your reaction, but there are always individual differences in what kinds of side effects. When you are on energy drinks are you thinking more about sex, or sexual things? I would stop the energy drinks. ...Read more

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Been drinking heavily for 2+mos,.5 gal vodka/2 days.Ready to quit,but having withdrawals-shaking, anx, mood swings,etc.What do I do to quit?

Been drinking heavily for 2+mos,.5 gal vodka/2 days.Ready to quit,but having withdrawals-shaking, anx, mood swings,etc.What do I do to quit?

MUST call HOTLINE: Please consider picking up the phone and calling the following number: Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline ...Read more