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I decaffeinate myself about once/year - but I taper off over a period of 8-10 days. For the purposes of this, had I not decaffeinated I'd suffer a most distressing headache. It could readily compound other symptoms from other causes.
First, it is not terrible for you. Not why I drink it, but it is now essentially proven to prevent prostate cancer. Rather Unterrible.
And I like how it tastes.
And I like getting lit in the morning, when I'm already at max attention, to take advantage of the caffeine-makes-you-smarter (temporarily) effect: magic coding powers ensue (until about 1:00 PM or so).
A saying I made up some years ago: "Sometimes you just need better vices" and this one is really better than most (along with single malt scotch).
That's your opinion and I allow it. Not sure why you think being addicted to a drug is not terrible for you.
W∴ Balboos, GHB wrote:
how it tastes.
How does caffeine taste? Maybe you meant coffee? Caffeine has a bitter taste.
W∴ Balboos, GHB wrote:
it is now essentially proven to prevent prostate cancer.
Nope. You mean coffee? I think your whole response might be around coffee which is not what I had said. Regardless, tomatoes also help prevent prostate cancer. So, why choose an addictive drug over a vegetable?
I can also lose weight by cutting off my leg. Doesn't make it a good idea.
Social Media - A platform that makes it easier for the crazies to find each other.
Everyone is born right handed. Only the strongest overcome it.
Fight for left-handed rights and hand equality.
Now that you mnention it, it suddenly occurs to me that after we were sent to our home offices about seven weeks ago, I haven't used my coffee machine even once!
At the office, I might drink at least one liter, sometimes two, during a normal working day. At home, I usually stick to tea (black, strong - usually Lapsang Suchong). I really was expecting that I would be brewing a lot of coffee for the home office, but that hasn't happened.
It certainly is not that my Home Coffee is any lower quality - quite to the contrary! From a rational point of view, you would expect a huge increase in my coffee budget, especially now that I am out of Lapsang Suchong and my tea provider is corona closed. It just hasn't happened. I might employ some researcers to try to find out why.
Noticed today that my fingers looked thinner than normal, and my wedding ring slid off very easily.
So, I weighed myself. Last time I did that was 24th April (before I got this) and I registered as 74.4Kg. Today ... 69.5Kg - Five kilos in under two weeks.
Pneumonia certainly does that to you.
I had pneumonia three years ago.
Mycoplasma is considered a mild form, but I lost ten kg. And my stamina was gone for half a year.
today's Surprise symptom is "Thick, solid, dark brown mucus" which if it continues is going to need a call to the doctor
No, do call the doc tomorrow. If you believe it's blood, it's bad!
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable!
I've got it from the most reliable source!
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
And thou shalt speak my name at the dinner table.
And thou shalt say, "Sander's sound is that of the week, by which all other sounds will be judged from hereon forward."
And thou shalt raise thy hands up in the air and thank me.
Such is the ritual to praise and honor my name.