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Coffee and DP

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Hey all... anyone else notice that the boost they get from drinking coffee makes them feel more alive and less zombie-like? Without drinking coffee I feel half asleep or like half of my brain has been removed. On the downside, the anxiety it gives me is unpleasant and makes my DR worse.
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I would have sexual intercourse with coffee it was socially acceptable. I love the stuff.

And yes, one coffee (either Starbucks or my special espresso stuff that i make in my fancy schmancy Italian perculator) is what i'll pretty much limit myself to. When i have that coffee my brain works half as fast and, unfortunately for those around me, i also have a tendency to verbalize every single thought that wisks through my head.

Sans coffee, i'm a vegetable. (For those interested, i think it was National Geographic last month that did a big expose on coffee and what areas of the brain it effects, etc. People really do think better after having had a coffee).

However, while the high i'm on usually supresses the dp, once the initial buzz wears off, i'm struck with slightly elevated anxiety. But if i go beyond my one a day limit, the anxiety wacks me in the face almost regardless of circumstances, and it is not at all pleasant.

university girl said:
Sebastian, your brain works half as fast after having a coffee? If you have increased anxiety from coffee (having had more than one cup- me too!), is your DR worse? In what ways are you a vegetable without coffee? Thanks.
Uni Girl, i have a tough time distinguishing the difference between what DP and DR actually are. I know that sounds foolish but it's true. I guess what it is, is that i'm much more "pumped up" into reality, whereby i'm much more interested in very practical tasks, as opposed to drifting off into DP induced contemplations. But the anxiety does go up and if i were to have another that practical "pump up" would become hazardous, in the sense that my mind would race too much.

Without a coffee, i just feel tired and stupid. It's the way the brain adapts to it (I don't think it was Sci. Am. Homeskooled, but it was one of those science magazines). If you are a coffee drinker who has had their "fix" you are much quicker mentally than if you're a coffee drinker who hasn't, and even quicker than those who don't drink coffee (for a short period of time that is).

That being said, i'm off to get a coffee now...mmmm...

Homeskooled said:
Dear Sebastian,
Anyways, coffee is good for you, but caffeine doesnt seem to be. One to two cups a day of coffee protects against certain cancers.
Is this true? I've never heard this mentioned before. Where did you hear this?


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