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How can u tell if your addicted to caffine? Answered

I think i may be addicted to caffine. I saw on a show that you could be addicted to caffine. What are the warning signs and adverse affects of caffine addiction?

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frollard
frollard

10 years ago

Caffeine addiction can be REALLY easily tested:

Quit cold turkey - zero intake.  Don't have caffeine in the morning when you wake up - really only works on a good night's sleep. 
If you get a headache during that day, you are to some degree addicted to caffeine.  If you get the headache in the evening, you are lightly addicted, if you get it around noon, you are moderately addicted - and if you wake up with a headache and need a coffee to make it go away, you are heavily addicted.  It might not be a throbbing headache, but you will feel *some* headache.

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jtobako
jtobako

Answer 10 years ago

Unless, with a 6 hour half life, you are so caffeinated that takes longer to work it's way out of your system...

I used to get a specific headache after a day without caffeine, now I don't.  Never had a morning headache, even though I have had very heavy caffeine intake periods.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 10 years ago

...it's a rule of thumb - as you suggest it has a quick pharmaceutical half life but your body's reaction to its absence is longer or shorter, person to person.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Answer 10 years ago

Just to add to frollard's answer other withdrawal symptoms inculde being irritable, lethargic and if it's an extreme case, probably a bit shakey...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

10 years ago

How many coffees / teas / cokes / energy drinks do you get through in a day?

(Officially, any more than 4 = addiction.)

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

10 years ago

If you can't have your morning cigarette without a cup of coffee, you're addicted to caffeine.

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Can you go a week without caffine without experiencing extreme headaches or depression?  If you can the you're probably no addicted.

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Burf
Burf

10 years ago

Do you frequently drink coffee, tea, cola or energy drinks? If so, then you probably have an addiction. But not to worry, as addictions go, caffeine addiction is not  an especially pernicious one.
As a rough guess, probably half of the world's population shares that particular addiction without ill effects.
If it concerns you, just quit drinking caffeine containing beverages. You might feel a bit nervous and headachey at first; take an aspirin and go about your business. You'll be clean in a couple of days with almost no other symptoms.

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octopuscabbage
octopuscabbage

Answer 10 years ago

It doesnt concern me im just wondering if anything bad happens like with por or heroin or sex addictions.

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mr.origami
mr.origami

10 years ago

ok first drink a cup of coffee,soda,energy drinks, ect...  then when you decide you NEED more. then...well... you are !!!ADDICTED!!!