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Quit Caffeine!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

After Christmas, the doctor prescribed ADHD medication for me. ADD possibly causing anxiety and depression. So, I had to quit caffeine before I started taking the medicine. Well, i felt better after quitting caffeine. So, I didn't need the ADHD meds...not to mention, sinus medicine is a LOT cheaper and makes me feel the same...whatev!!

So, huge dietary chage...NO CAFFEINE. So, that's good. And I haven't had any caffeine since the beginning of January. But, I've replaced caffeine with sugar and gained a ton of weight...too scared to weigh.

Now, I need to figure out a way to slow down on sugar...apparently, I have a benign heart arrhythmia. No biggie, but if the sugar is adding to this, I'd feel better without the sugar and without the arrhythmia. I ordered some Ribose, Magnesium Citrate and Fish Oil to help. I am going to be mean for a week. But, the doctor said the sugar could be causing problems. Waaahhh.

Glad I can blog about it here.

Oooo...and I bought an ipod shuffle that I've been wanting for years!! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KERRYG155 3/3/2013 9:18PM

    Great job on quitting the caffeine. I've heard that when craving sugar to eat something like a dill pickle and that will stop the crqaving. There has to be a substitiute taht you can find to help you.

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CHERRY666 3/3/2013 8:54AM

    Quitting caffeine is HARD so be proud of yourself! =)

The sugar thing. . . Oooph. That's hard, too, and am working on it myself. There's a challenge on SparkPeople that might be helpful. It helped me get a handle on things. (Of course, I could use a refresher now and then. Heh.)


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SUSANBEAMON 3/3/2013 1:59AM

  with your new ipod, whenever you want sugar, turn on the music and dance.

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