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Old 06.01.2015, 21:09
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Because vit d is fat soluable, you don't pee it out, so some people don't take it every d ay - different dosing mechanisms. I take mine a couple days each week.
Hm, I didn't know that. I thought it was normal to take it everyday.
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Old 06.01.2015, 21:12
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Hm, I didn't know that. I thought it was normal to take it everyday.
My doctor prescribed me with the bottle to drink all in once, once a month for 6 months.

Maybe I should switch and take it like you do...
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Old 06.01.2015, 21:15
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My doctor prescribed me with the bottle to drink all in once, once a month for 6 months.

Maybe I should switch and take it like you do...
Ah ok. Well, I don't know why I have to drink everyday and you drink once a month but ask your Dr.
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Old 06.01.2015, 21:25
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Giving up caffeine.

It really depends on the formulation you're taking and your particular condition. people metabolize vit d in different ways, so there might be a reason for different dosing methods. Best to ask your doctor. Mine is in capsules and i'm supposed to take it with a meal containing some fat.
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Re: Giving up caffeine.

Lactose free milk- what other foods are you limiting or avoiding?

And are you back on thyroxine, or the other 'natural' stuff you were ordering on line?
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Lactose free milk- what other foods are you limiting or avoiding?

And are you back on thyroxine, or the other 'natural' stuff you were ordering on line?
No, I am back to euthyrox and I am also taking cytomel (t4) I have also IBS but don't take much care of it and what I am eating beside the lactose milk.
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Re: Giving up caffeine.

I decided to give up caffeine while pregnant....but kind-of cheated as I just swapped everything for the caffeine-free versions. Didn't notice any difference whatsoever.

...Then I decided to quit drinking cola altogether and that was a whole 'nother story! Suffered serious cravings and found it really difficult, but after a few weeks felt HEAPS better.

Of course since the little one was born I am well and truly off the wagon!
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Re: Giving up caffeine.

Well, I finally did it! One month today!


I went a bit mad with large cups of filter coffee in America, made myself ill, gave up caffeine immediately. Fortunately (although it didn't seem like it at the time), withdrawal coincided with a long flight and jet lag. I don't know which was worse, as the symptoms all blended into one another.


Unlike alcohol-free beer, decaffeinated coffee is identical in flavour to the normal kind (to my uncultured tastebuds, anyway), so I can still indulge in the rituals of coffee drinking without the compulsion.


I haven't really noticed any physical benefits, but the satisfaction of not being a slave to a drug - no matter how benign - is great.
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Old 03.09.2015, 10:53
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Unlike alcohol-free beer, decaffeinated coffee is identical in flavour to the normal kind (to my uncultured tastebuds, anyway)
Not to mine.

Anyway, there is very little caffeine in a good Italian espresso, which I like, while there is lots in US style coffee, which I don't like (percolators are great for extracting caffeine, a quick shot through an esprsso machine not so much).

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Re: Giving up caffeine.

sorry i haven't read the thread thoroughly, maybe someone mentioned it already:

coffee messes with your vitamin c intake and vitamin c messes with your iron intake (as far as i remember) so make sure you keep those apart.

i gave up coffee during first pregnancy and didn't notice major difference. but then pregnancy changes your body so profoundly, hard to tell what's what.

just try it out and see if it makes you feel better. people are so different in what works for them and what doesn't.

good luck!
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Old 03.09.2015, 11:16
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Well, I finally did it! One month today!


I went a bit mad with large cups of filter coffee in America, made myself ill, gave up caffeine immediately. Fortunately (although it didn't seem like it at the time), withdrawal coincided with a long flight and jet lag. I don't know which was worse, as the symptoms all blended into one another.


Unlike alcohol-free beer, decaffeinated coffee is identical in flavour to the normal kind (to my uncultured tastebuds, anyway), so I can still indulge in the rituals of coffee drinking without the compulsion.


I haven't really noticed any physical benefits, but the satisfaction of not being a slave to a drug - no matter how benign - is great.
Did you cut out caffeinated tea as well or just caffeinated coffee?
I don't drink much coffee at all but do like a nice cup of tea.
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Old 03.09.2015, 11:16
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Re: Giving up caffeine.

I tried to quit the whole caffeine thing once and felt the worse for it so I went back to my old ways and never looked back.


I work a little different to most people in that I wake up with a cuppa the good stuff and throughout the day will consume in the region of about 4.5 to 5 litres of coffee in a day (I have cut down) and I only eat once a day at night time.
The last thing I do before brushing teeth and going to bed at night is have a cup of coffee, if I don't have my cup I struggle to sleep.


I don't think I will ever try give up my caffeine again, the resulting headaches are the worst.


PS: the Lindt 85% goes great with a cuppa
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Old 03.09.2015, 11:23
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Did you cut out caffeinated tea as well or just caffeinated coffee?
I don't drink much coffee at all but do like a nice cup of tea.
All of it. Now I'm working on the chocolate.
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Old 03.09.2015, 11:38
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All of it. Now I'm working on the chocolate.
OK - now I really don't see the point.
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Re: Giving up caffeine.

Over the past few years I've given up on cigarettes, marijuana, cigars, fat food, candy, beers.

If I would have to give up on coffee too I would rather die.
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All of it. Now I'm working on the chocolate.
Don 't really like chocolate so no problems with that one here.
I think I'll just stick to my three cups of tea a day and occasional coffee. Can't be bothered messing about looking for alternatives and I've got a Yorkshire tea mountain in my cellar to get through n any case.
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Re: Giving up caffeine.

I haven't given, but I have cut back dramatically since 2012. Now I only drink 2 (big) cups of really good brew in the morning, and that's it. Earlier I had coffee after lunch and around 16.00, but I felt it messed up with my stomach, made me jumpy and gave me headaches if I took to much or if if I didn't get my "fix" in time.

If I need a bit of energy in the afternoon, I take a cup if green tea and sometimes add 2 squares of dark chocolate.

Sometimes cutting back is enough, now I don't even have coffee in the morning if I'm not at home or in a place with good coffee. No headaches, no stomach bowling.
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Re: Giving up caffeine.

Caffeine in any form acidify the blood and tissues. Clean up the terrain...don't treat the fish (just like in an aquarium).
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Caffeine in any form acidify the blood and tissues. Clean up the terrain...don't treat the fish (just like in an aquarium).
Er... whut?
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Caffeine in any form acidify the blood and tissues. Clean up the terrain...don't treat the fish (just like in an aquarium).
Estimated translation: caffeine is bad for your body, stop taking things that are not good for your body instead of treating your body to counteract the bad things you are taking
"treat the aquarium - not the fish"
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