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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Yes, it's official. When I became a third-year medical student, I had to get up at 4:45 every morning to be at the hospital by 5:30 so that I could pre-round on my patients. So I needed a little something to help me get going so that I didn't keel over fast asleep in the middle of examining a patient.

Tea wasn't doing it for me. It's too hot, so it takes too long to cool down until you can drink it and it doesn't have enough caffeine.

So I discovered...coffee.

Hello, everyone. My name's Mike.
(Hi, Mike)
I'm a coffee addict.
(We love you, Mike).

I used to be proud of the fact that I didn't drink coffee. I considered coffee drinkers to be drug addicts, even if the drug is mostly harmless. But now I'm one of the rank and file who lines up each morning to pour some of my money into the evil corporation known as Starbucks. It's no longer a surge of energy in the morning to bring me up to the hyperspace mental speeds required for the practice of medicine...it's simply that I can't think straight without my morning 16 oz (that's almost a half liter, folks).

But, as you all know, I'm not the type to be half-arsed about anything. By golly, if I'm going to be a coffee drinker, I'm going to do it right. So I started to study coffee. Did you know that there are two kinds of beans, Arabica and Robusta? The former is the finer, found in specialty coffees like Starbucks and the latter is found in commercial blends like "Folgers." Or did you know that adding a pinch of cardamom to the coffee in your drip brewer makes a new and interesting flavor? Or about all the different options there are for brewing coffee?

Not only am I a coffee addict, I'm a friggin' conniseur.

It's sad folks. It's really sad.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Flameflinger:
Does no one drink coffee simply because they like it?
I really like the flavor of a good smoothe robust coffee for certain. It is completely why I drink it. And there is nothing like a Starbucks Mocha Blackeye or a Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Blend to start a long car trip...yummy! Although, I am also quite addicted to chai, so much of the time I am thrust into terrible indecision between the two!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Jello
ambiguous
Location: Mpls, MN, USA
Member Since: 29th Jan 2002
Total posts: 646
Posted:Chai latte's were my savior until I found White Chocolate and Turtle mochas

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Fuzzy Dice.......................................

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fire heart
member
Location: england uk....bedfordshire
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 33
Posted:AAHHH...CANT...TYPE...MUST......MAKE.....COFFEE..........* sips *. ahhh. ok, so im also addicted 2 coffee. can ne1 help me? i must drink like 15-20 cups aday. wot if i eat it?

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Same as Dostoevskiy
Same as Dostoevskiy

member
Location: vodka-country... and it's VERY...
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2003
Total posts: 54
Posted:I've saw somebody here talking about mate, and for sure it's just the thing you need...

when it gets colder that -25, you don't really care

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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:mmmmm.... coffee.

i am also well acquinted with the giver life aka coffee.
when ploughing through all-nighter engineering projects, i live on coffee and cheese on toast.

although the coffee does tend to upset my stomach a bit if i drink too much.... i also discovered that drinking lots of coffee is a short period of time has a minor laxative effect.

but i think ive been doing to many late nights. im getting to the stage where i simply cant get up in the morning. i dont know how you can get up that early mike!

take care all.


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I did discover this morning that caffeine is good for headaches.

So it does have that advantage. Tylenol works better, though.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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fire heart
member
Location: england uk....bedfordshire
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 33
Posted:i aint found a miricle cure 2 heal headaches, but i found sumfin that corses 1..... lisnin 2 black sabouth full blast wilst eatin a curry. i descuverd that theres a really nice coffee...its vanila coffee n its well lush!! the hazlnut aint 2 bad, but i giv a thumbs up 4 vanila.

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:quote:I did discover this morning that caffeine is good for headachesof course it's good for caffeine withdrawl headaches

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King Of Bongo
King Of Bongo

addict
Location: Berlin
Member Since: 25th Dec 2002
Total posts: 522
Posted:mmmmm.
coffee.
lunch.
byebye.


Your life is ending one minute at a time...
So live it.

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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Lghtnng:
I did discover this morning that caffeine is good for headaches.

Actually if you look at alot of headache medicines Mike, caffeine is listed as an ingredient, especially in those made for migraines. I used to get migraines frequently and coffee always helped some. You might know more about this than I but something about how it opens the blood vessels and speeds up the heart rate so blood flows faster thus slowing down the swelling that causes headaches, at least that is the theory I read.
Aspirin works on the same principle but instead of opening blood vessels, it thins the blood.
But I have to admit, a cup of Mocha Latte taste much better than the bitter shell of a Tylenol.

I have to eat when I drink coffee, even if it is something small. If I don't, I get the jitters pretty badly.

I have to share a quick story about when my mom "quit" coffee. She was up to drinking a full ten pot maker before 3pm. Due to medical issues she had to quit. She was so freakin nasty with withdrawls that we made a mad dash to get out of the house before she laid eyes on us, even my father. Eventually this subsided and her addictions turned towards tea but man, I swear it was like she had been possessed by a PMS beast..crying one minute, hugging the next, tearing off heads the next....

Just a word of warning to my fellow addicts..once you start, for the love of those around you..DON'T STOP!


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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SmallBoy - x
SmallBoy - x

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London
Member Since: 29th May 2002
Total posts: 2737
Posted:Right, stop pissing about and get hooked on some real drugs you pussy - .....

Coffee! - Pah.....amateurs....

(*020 7730 0009 - London narcotics helpline
This is a quitters helpline, not a number you can call if you need help to score

Does deal with caffeine addiction if you need it (no seriously) *)


Small Lardy Person In Disguise

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Pele:
Actually if you look at alot of headache medicines Mike, caffeine is listed as an ingredient, especially in those made for migraines. I used to get migraines frequently and coffee always helped some. You might know more about this than I but something about how it opens the blood vessels and speeds up the heart rate so blood flows faster thus slowing down the swelling that causes headaches, at least that is the theory I read.
Aspirin works on the same principle but instead of opening blood vessels, it thins the blood. Nobody is quite sure why caffeine is good for migraines. However, aspirin and the other Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) work by inhibiting the production of a pain-producing molecule called prostaglandin.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:I liked your post astar

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Astar
member
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:I think if you exploit your pain inhibiting glands to much you end up ruining them.

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Silvur
Silvur

sumthin sumin smmnm....
Location: home sweet home
Member Since: 4th Sep 2003
Total posts: 372
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Flameflinger:
I dont get it?
Does no one drink coffee simply because they like it?
I wanted to say that i, too, am horribly addicted to coffee. i love it, and plus i quit smoking, so i needed something to replace it with. but coffeaholics beware-- too much coffee can be fatal. of course, you'd have to drink like 60 cups a day, but still...


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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:quote: i live on coffee and cheese on toast. same here!!! ohhh Im stoked!! only when you come to play at our house you have to drink "exotic" coffe and have MARMITE and cheese on toast...

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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fire heart
member
Location: england uk....bedfordshire
Member Since: 28th Jul 2003
Total posts: 33
Posted:ne liv near me because IV RUN OUT OF COFFEE!!!

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funkymonky
funkymonky

member
Location: oxford
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 192
Posted:i was at a friends party once and had some pure caffine powder...... dont play with cafine powder..... anyone......

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DJ Dantana
veteran
Location: Stillwater, Ok. USA
Member Since: 15th Aug 2001
Total posts: 1495
Posted:I'm addicted to love....

we eat and we drink and we smoke and we try!

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:word to the dantana! :nods wildly in agreement:

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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