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Not enough coffee

Postby simonp » Wed Dec 22, 2004 9:46 pm

Yes, instead of too much coffee, I've been drinking not enough coffe :roll:
None since last Friday in fact, due to having some damn flu virus, and been running a temperature since Saturday. Felt better this morning and went back to work thinking I might have an espresso in the evening :) .
What happens? my damn temperature came back this evening, so caffeine not a good idea :x .

I've no idea if I suffered withdrawal symptoms due to going cold turkey (very seasonal :lol: ) as I had such a massive headache from the virus I wouldn't have noticed a caffeine withdrawal one :roll:

Meanwhile all my nice fresh beans go stale in the cupboard :evil:
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Re: Not enough coffee

Postby MKSwing » Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:39 pm

simonp wrote:What happens? my damn temperature came back this evening, so caffeine not a good idea :x .


Didn't know caffeine is not recommended when you have flu ?
I have one little right now and drink quite a lot of coffee, do I mistake ?
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Postby Raf » Thu Dec 23, 2004 8:54 am

I read somewhere that coffee (or the cafeine in it) can ease the symptoms of a cold virus (which is not the flu, of course). And there's quite a few painkillers out there with cafeine in them.
This week I am eagerly anticipating the first god shots from my La Spaziale machine....

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Postby simonp » Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:21 am

Raf wrote:I read somewhere that coffee (or the cafeine in it) can ease the symptoms of a cold virus (which is not the flu, of course). And there's quite a few painkillers out there with cafeine in them.


:shock: I always assumed that caffeine would be a bad thing when you are ill, I presumed it would make a headache worse etc. I presume that caffeine is put in painkillers/cold remedies to make you feel perkier.

I still don't think a big shot of caffeine (double espresso) would be a good idea with a temperature, I found my heart rate would rapidly rise given the slightest exertion.
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Postby jumper » Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:25 am

my mom always made me drink a lot of hot drinks when i had the flu and it seems to work.
i still use the hot drink method only espresso espresso and espresso.
and i am never sick longer than 3 days.
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Postby maurice » Sat Dec 25, 2004 12:05 pm

Caffeine actually improves the effectiveness of certain painkillers - ie paracetamol plus caffeine has been found to be more effective at relieving headaches than paracetamol alone. http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth ... ACten.html
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Postby Raf » Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:48 am

ah, thanks maurice - I knew there had to be a reason they put it in painkillers :)
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