I've been drinking a 16 oz coffee almost every day for a while now, and I think I'm developing a tolerance. I had my daily a few hours ago and I'm already tired, and I have a bunch of work to do tonight (this is my break). I also recently went back on my SSRI, but only on a very low dose. I don't want to drink more for my health and the whiteness of my teeth. Should I give it up for a while and then go back? Should I upgrade to something more caffeinated?
Why did you ask this? wtf was the point, either drink more or don't. If you think you want to get the high back then drink more, and if you don't want to drink more then don't drink more... It isn't like caffeine is a real drug. Start doing coke, or something you pansy.
>Why did you ask this? wtf was the point
My thoughts exactly.
I mean, don't get me wrong, people posting questions on /adv/ keeps the board going, but Jesus, some of the shit people come here for advice on... how do you even choose which socks to wear in the morning?
Just imagine, mang, if you stop drinking it all together you'll have all the tolerances one could possibly possess... Drink more or don't; or drink the same amount. It doesn't matter. It's just fucking coffee.
I guess what I'm asking is whether not drinking it on the weekends, or for a single week, will have any discernible effect or not. There has to be some way I can swing it to get the most benefit out of it.
The only real advice about caffeine out there is to only drink it in the morning. If you are feeling tired throughout the day it isn't because you aren't maximizing your caffeine intake. It is because you aren't sleeping enough, or properly. Caffeine makes it harder to fall asleep and reduces the quality of sleep for 8 to twelve hours after intake.
Old-school recovering addict here.
Congrats, you're dependent on a substance. Know how shitty it feels when you're not drinking caffeine? Now multiply that by one million, and you know what opiate and amphetamine addicts have gone through.
If you want to cut out the coffee, cold turkey is the best way. It always is. Cutting back is hard and always prolongs withdrawals.