Coffee?

Does anyone else drink coffee in the morning? I am a big coffee drinker and could honestly drink it all the time. I had to to cut back. Ever since my anxiety got really bad when I drink coffee in the morning I get all shaky and feel like I have to run around like a nut. I feel like I am on crack when I drink it. (I am not a drug user I don't even know how crack makes you feel lol). Not sure if that's normal? And I am not about to use google and ask because doctor google will tell me im dying. Anyways. I normally drink 2 cups in the morning while I smoke my cigarettes. For some reason it moves things along for me if you know what I mean. (Bathroom wise). After I am done drinking my coffee and using the bathroom I feel like a nut and need to eat something and take my klonopin. Not sure if anyone else has this problem. Can coffee make anxiety worse? I literally start feeling my body get all nervous and stuff.

6 Replies
oldestnewest

I use to drink coffee & have caffeine all the time. It didn't use to bother me at all... Until I got my anxiety.. :( I drink coffee here & there but I noticed it does make your anxiety worse.. I can only have 1 cup a day if that. Every time I drink it sometimes I get that little jitter & sometimes it just makes me all paranoid & maybe start to panic just a little bit. I've read somewhere that coffee & caffeine can definitely have an effect with your anxiety! So maybe try & cut back a little bit. :) not saying you can't enjoy coffee but maybe just drink a little less than you do.

Reply

Well I figured that the caffeine in the coffee is what is causing me to feel the way I do. Maybe just having one small cup in the morning and that's it. I love coffee and it sucks. Maybe I should try decaf coffee and see if that works for me. I cut out a lot of things drinking wise. I don't drink soda anymore I don't drink alcohol anymore I don't drink anything but water. At first it was hard because I love soda and I love coffee. That's why I only drink it in the morning is to keep things moving along. The rest of the day it is strictly water. I have actually grown to love water now I used to hate it. I typically would only drink about a bottle a day. Now I drink I would say at least 7 to 8 bottles of water a day Lol

1 like
Reply

The only bad side to drinking so much water a day is that I'm constantly peeing LOL

1 like
Reply

I did exactly what you did! I cut out everything! :/ it sucks because I use to love pop & coffee! They didn't bother me what so ever in the past! Now they do with this stupid anxiety. :/ I use to enjoy drinking too but everything I just completely stopped. All I drink now is flavored water! Lol & like I said, I do drink maybe 1 cup of coffee every other day. Which doesn't effect my anxiety if I only have a small amount of caffeine. :) I hate plain water but I use the propel flavoring Because I need flavor. I can't just drink regular water. 😋 but it's good to know that I'm getting the water that my body needs! Lol & the constant peeing is annoying but I rather be going through that then having my anxiety bounce off the roof! 😋

1 like
Reply

Most definitely! It definitely makes my anxiety worse... but I love my coffee! I feel the same too like I need to run and take my klonopin 😜

I've tried to only drink one cup in the morning but if I drink more than that I try to make it decaf.

I love coffee... especially making a Starbucks run. Stupid anxiety ruins all the fun lol

1 like
Reply

Rissa_ there's no way I could have real coffee, the adrenaline is already high in our bodies in the morning naturally w/o adding more stimulus. I found the best of both worlds by enjoying a good cup of Decaf anytime. Get a good quality name brand coffee in a piping hot cup of water, add one of all the numerous flavored creams out there. My favorite is Irish Cream or Hazelnut. Stir and enjoy. On a cold winter's night, a dollop of whip cream makes it satisfying w/o the negative effects.

2 likes
Reply

You may also like...