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How do you take caffiene?

Discussion in 'Food and Beverage Forum' started by Kungfuzed, Mar 29, 2007.

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  1. Coffee

    57.1%
  2. Caffiene pills

    9.5%
  3. Diet pills like Ripped Fuel or Stacker

    4.8%
  4. Energy drinks like Rockstar, Amp, Red Bull

    23.8%
  5. Soda - Coke, Mountain Dew, Jolt

    40.5%
  6. Chocolate

    50.0%
  7. Tea

    50.0%
  8. Intravenously - Crush and liquify in a spoon before shooting it up.

    4.8%
  9. Snorting - Crush a caffien pill and snort it through the nose.

    2.4%
  10. Smoke it - Roll coffee grounds with paper and smoke it.

    2.4%
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  1. Kungfuzed

    Kungfuzed Student Nurse

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    I'm finding that coffee just doesn't have that kick anymore for me. My main method is now with Rockstar energy drinks but at two dollars each it's getting expensive. Before I was a coffee drinker I took generic caffiene pills for only three dollars for a whole box. Back when I did manual labor I used Ripped Fuel or Stacker pills but that might be too strong for what I do now, just sitting at a desk. When all else fails I take a sleeping pill as soon as I get home from work and pass out for the night. After a couple of days of no caffien and taking sleeping pills I'm back to normal and can get the normal high back with a cup of coffee. What do you take? Do you have to switch to a different method to keep the high going?

    I found a good article on how caffiene works.
     
  2. eudaimonia

    eudaimonia Fellowship of Reason

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    Coffee still works well enough for me, though I find that Red Bull is better before going out for a night of dancing. The energy I get lasts longer, and I don't get too tired when coming down from its effects.


    eudaimonia,

    Mark
     
  3. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    Tea and coffee. Tea, two (maybe three cups a day), cofee two cups a day.

    I used to be a black no sugar coffee addict - at work I would drink maybe ten mugfuls a day; believe me, it does noone any good - in that quantity.
     
  4. kateyes

    kateyes Active Member

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    Tea, Coffee, Chocolate-green tea is primary, but the other 2 work as well. I average 4-6 large cups of tea a day. I drink coffee is tea isn't an option. I used to drink a lot more--but have cut back quite a bit--after I started reacting adversely to the caffeine.
     
  5. groovyable

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    My dad use to drink 20 mugfuls when he was a sercurity guard.
     
  6. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    Soda, chocolate, and tea. Rarely do I find chocolate to my taste around here, though. :( I don't really drink caffeine for a 'kick', I just do it because I'm addicted to the stuff and don't particularly want to go through withdrawal headaches.
     
  7. MysticSang'ha

    MysticSang'ha Big Squishy Hugger
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    I can't drink coffee anymore. It just tears my stomach up. But for some reason, I can tolerate tea as long as it isn't too strong. Otherwise, chocolate is my source for caffeine when I treat myself occasionally.




    Peace,
    Mystic
     
  8. CaptainXeroid

    CaptainXeroid Following Christ

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    I picked tea, chocolate, and Cokes. I don't care for the taste of :coffee:, but I like it as a flavour in other drinks, so I didn't count it. So far, I'm not really fond of the taste of most energy drinks.

    As for a caffeine high, I can't really say it affects me that much.:confused: I know some people who can't have ANY caffeine after about 6 PM or they can't get to sleep, but I've never had this problem. OTOH, I don't get much of a pick-me-up from drinking tea or a Coke in the afternoon, even when I lay off for a few days, but I've never taken sleeping pills.

    I say all this as I take a bottle of Crystal Springs water out of the freezer. Ice Ice Baby. :cool:
     
  9. Comprehend

    Comprehend Res Ipsa Loquitur

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    chocolate occaisionally, I am not much of a candy person. I don't do any of the other things...
     
  10. Gentoo

    Gentoo The Feisty Penguin

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    I've switched to a caffeine free soda, if it wasn't for chocolate, I would fear that the great goddess Caffeina would be angry at me.
     
  11. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry Verisimilitudinous

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    I wouldn't worry. She is a forgiving goddess.

    Coffee, chocolate, tea, coffee, maybe a Moxie now and then, coffee...
     
  12. Circle_One

    Circle_One Well-Known Member

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    Injected right into my veins.
     
  13. BFD_Zayl

    BFD_Zayl Well-Known Member

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    coffee *twitch* coffee! coffee!!! COFFEE!!! COOFFFFEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! ...and a bit of tea. *twitchy twitch twitch* i usually drink a pot and a half of coffee every morning.
     
  14. Quagmire

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    How do you take caffiene?

    Black and by the bucket [​IMG]
     
  15. standing_on_one_foot

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    And also caffeinated peppermints. I love those things.
     
  16. Comprehend

    Comprehend Res Ipsa Loquitur

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    sooooo....

    Does it bother anyone that caffeine is addictive?
     
  17. Kungfuzed

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    It makes up for it with improved motor skills, mental alertness, and increased metabolism. It's saved my life on several occasions where I otherwise would have fallen asleep at the wheel. It has improved my job preformance where I otherwise would be in a daze. It provides a great jump start for a workout. It improves my mood, not nearly as grumpy. All in all, it has made my life better. The fact that it is mildly addictive is irrelavent so long as I am responsible and don't abuse it. I keep track of how much I take and fast from caffien on the weekends.
     
  18. Quagmire

    Quagmire Imaginary talking monkey
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    Nah. I figure I'm doing a public service by caffinating myself (if you saw what I'm like before my first cup of coffee in the morning, you'd understand).
     
  19. BFD_Zayl

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    before my first two cups i am violent and disheveled and lacking hand-eye coordination, which is a bad combo, essentialy what you get is a drunk hobo/frankenstein crashing around for coffee
     
  20. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    I'm not sure "bother" is the right word for it. I'd quit it if I could do so without headaches, but for now I'm not averse to it helping me wake up at ungodly hours of the morning.
     
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