Since I left the hospital this year I’ve been told to limit my coffee intake too. This actually didn’t make me feel to good especially since I accepted my caffeinism a few months ago.
The problem is that doctors tend not to explain themselves on why someone should or should not eat something, which doesn’t fly too well with me. But I accepted that I have to keep low on that.
But in the past two days I noticed that I really feel the withdrawal, migraines restarted and I felt like crap. So tonight I started on a mission to find why they barred me from drinking coffee, and whether this was related to caffeine itself or to something else.
As far as I can see, the problem lies in colestherol, which of course is bad for the gallbladder, which is what caused my pancreatitis in the first place. I think I’ll stop drinking coffee altogether until they take it out.
Tomorrow I’ll see if I can get a hold of my doctor, and ask him if there is any caffeine pill I can take. I really feel the need for caffeine, alike to how House feel the need for Vicodin. The problem is mostly to make sure I don’t take something that might antagonise the rest of the pills I’m taking.
Hi diego,Thought I’d add that I was once addicted to the stuff. The worst thing you can do is go cold turkey – sounds over the top, but you can become physically dependent on caf.If you gradually reduce your intake over a week or two you won’t suffer/deal with the headaches.Incidentally, I feel better for not needing caffeine in the morning – just miss the taste, sigh.Hope you get well soon
Consider switching to Tea. While I know it doesn’t have the same kick and flavor it does provide some of the same caffine.Hope you get better.
Caffeine has inhibitory effects on pancreatic enzyme secretion  which might be good or bad. It may protect pancreatic cells from ethanol toxicity . At least it seems caffeine has no long term effect on pancreatic cancer .With all its side effects on the nervous system it might be a good idea to not consume it on a regular basis . Ah, and tea contains, well, caffeine :)That said, coffee is on the very top of my list of legal ‘drugs’ to avoid: Nicotine >> Trans Fat  !! >> Ethanol >> artificial sweeteners > caffeine = added sugar = added fat = added salt (a grain of which you should take with this post, btw) ….Best wishes and good luck with detoxification.Refs.: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov… http://www.health-hack.com/…and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov… http://books.google.com/boo… http://de.wikipedia.org/wik… :) http://en.wikipedia.org/wik…Note: Your blog has problems with URLs containing unquoted citation marks and ampersands.
I know this is an old blog so I may not get noticed but I am right now searching the internet maybe for someone who is ok with being addicted to caffiene. I know I’m addicted to coffee, have been for years, much more so lately though.I eat very little, I have had no appetite for months and coffee keeps me going. I am a writer and it focuses my mind. I play games and it makes me better at them. I’ve just had a baby and it’s helping me to lose weight. I don’t feel like me without it, I feel like less of a person.So far I have had no headaches. I get much more irratable in periods when I try to give it up, even after the withdrawal wears off as I am naturally lazy and I get annoyed at myself for it. I like being sharp, I like being skinny and I like the craziness.Possibly I will get ill and that will not be good. Possibly I’m in denial or deluded or just stressed out at things that are going on with me.I think I have a self destructive nature but I’m ok with it :)(am I insane? :p)