Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: lets worry about more important things other than COFFEE!
Re: lets worry about more important things other than COFFEE!
Mon, 2 Nov 1998 08:12:50 PST
Just my 2 cents, not a flame...
Please keep in mind I am not a teetoller, and I drink way too many
Just because something isn't illegal doesn't mean it isn't a drug (e.g.
alcohol, caffeine). If you think caffeine isn't a drug, try TOTTALLY
quitting for a month. If the headaches and irritability don't convince
you that you are in detox of some sort, well then you are of a much
sterner stuff than I. :-) Then again, I am a major pain wuss, so being
sterner stuff isn't too hard. Plus, it is way too easy to get hooked
again. I've "quit" caffeine 3 or 4 times, now.
BTW, I "failed" my cholesterol tests one year. Bad cholesterol was way
too high, and good cholesterol was almost nonexistent. The only change I
made before retest was totally eliminating caffeine, and I passed with
flying colors the next time. Also, in college and a couple of times
since then, I had so much caffeine in my system that for days, if I took
a sip of a caffeinated drink, I got excruciating stomach pains. The
solution was to drink Sprite for two or three days. Not nearly as
severe as Mike's experience, but something else to think about.
Sorry to go so long. These are just the experiences of a non-coffee
drinking caffeine addict. Hope I have not offended.
Paula in Austin, TX / Pack 419
Pack 419 Website - http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/Meadow/8419
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