No coffee

My health problems continue to niggle, although it is clear that not drinking alcohol is helping to improve things. I saw the doctor today. And what do you know? It is not enough to be sober; I now need to give up coffee as well, at least for the moment. It’s only coffee, I know, but I feel cross and sad about this; my delicious coffee was something I looked forward to every day. Β And now it’s herbal teas stretching into the future.

I am already experiencing bad headaches from not having had coffee this morning, and the doc said I’d be feeling grotty for 10 days or so while the caffeine leaves my system. Just what I need.

Thank you for all your comments yesterday. I do so appreciate people’s thoughts and advice. Feeling gloomy yesterday, your words helped a great deal.

So where now? Well, onwards, I suppose, onwards.

23 thoughts on “No coffee”

  1. Dear Annie,
    I LOVE coffee, but had to dial it down.
    So, I am drinking tea.
    I’m starting to like it!
    The sun is shining today, so that helps me get away from my thoughts.
    I hope you have a good day!
    Peace

  2. gahhhhhh!!! Coffee now? You know, years ago when I was active in my alcoholism, I used to joke that it would be easier to give up booze than coffee. I sometimes wonder if that’s the truth. I mean, i am okay with decaf (I get razzed about that when I announce it to anyone), so in many ways I dig the taste more than whatever caffeine it give me. But I am sure that I would be groffy without my coffee for the first few weeks!

    Best of luck – try not to kill anyone in the meantime πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Paul

  3. Don’t do it. Now is not the time for this.

    My GI specialist wanted me to do the same. Besides celiac disease and ibs they felt i had a duodenal ulcer.

    It was too much for me mentally. Another while with coffee is not going to be the end of your stomach.

    Have you told you doctor about your drinking problems?

    1. I am only going to be off the coffee for a few weeks. So far, I’m not finding it as bad as I thought I would. But I won’t let it undermine the bigger quest. Annie x

  4. I agree with ainsobriety. Do you drink soda, carbonated beverages? Give those up. Try to avoid acidic foods-tomato, orange juice. As a coffee fiend I feel your pain. Maybe cut down to 1 cup a day if you’re drinking too much?
    Good luck!

  5. Oh Annie, I really feel for you – and agree with ainsobriety and soberinny, now isn’t the time, not when you are feeling so low, could you just try to reduce your coffees, rather than cut them out altogether? XxX

    1. Thank you for worrying about me! I am hopeful that I can manage the coffee thing, as it is relatively short term. But we’ll see… Annie x

  6. Feel so bad for you & agree with all 3 posts above. Self care with compassion πŸ™‚ if you already see improvement from cutting back drinking, maybe coffee could be reduced slowly

  7. Now that I am sober, I would DIE without coffee. Maybe just cut back slightly. It’s not good to quit coffee cold turkey anyways! Slowly decreasing will be much easier on your body and overall mental health!

  8. That’s a tough road to hoe, Annie. I have tried to quit coffee a few times, and did not succeed. I think I have to agree with those prior posts – DON’T do it now! It may break you! Coffee is one of my sober treats when I buy it at a shop! I am working on being gluten and dairy free as well because of stomach issues and other things..Since there are decent substitutes for those, it is not so much a problem for me. And of course giving up the booze helps the tummy problems too (especially that acidic wine)

  9. reducing coffee slowly will help the withdrawal headaches. Did you doc say you could have any caffeine? Green tea with lemon is my morning standard now…Stomach issues can be hard to pinpoint…hoping as your stomach feels better that you feel better as well. Wishing you all the best!

  10. Onward sounds good! With what you were told by the Dr. I expected a “good-bye” for awhile, but no I think you’re going to hang in there and make this happen. Even though a little sad this was a positive post. Onward, no going back! Yay you Annie!!!
    Mary. πŸ’—πŸ’—

  11. Hang on in there Annie. I’ve had a lot of bloating and stomach Niggles recently. I know I have candida issues which go hand in hand with too much alcohol. My candida book recommend basic food combining for digestive issues (principles of the Hay diet) and what a difference! Worth a try if you haven’t already. Also candida can cause a lot of stomach problems si if your doc can’t get to the bottom of it it’s well worth looking into x

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