Decaf Coffee or Cocoa OK During Withdrawal? « on: January 18, 2019, 07:40:09 pm »
I understand caffeine affects Gaba receptors, so I quit drinking regular coffee. But I DO have a decaf I make myself (3 mgs) and a homemade cocoa (ditto, as I read cocoa from Starbucks, etc, was much higher.) I seem to be recovering quite well mentally, but still have oodles of physical pain caused by the benzo’s. Should I quit even decaf? (I love it – makes my day start beautifully!)
Re: Decaf Coffee or Cocoa OK During Withdrawal? « Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 07:55:38 pm »
cocoa has caffeine in it. I cannot take it while on taper, makes me hyper.
Re: Decaf Coffee or Cocoa OK During Withdrawal? « Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 09:09:40 pm »
Hi Benzo P!
There are two problems drinking coffee and cocoa. Coffee has caffeine and even the decaf has at least 14% in it. Cocoa also has caffeine and sugar. Both are excitatory substances 😀 . If you are tapering you probably want to stay away from it or at least take the decaf only in the morning. I replaced coffee with Roma Kaffree. It’s a plant base and really taste like coffee. If you put milk you won’t notice a big difference. Yes, it’s hard to quit things that you enjoy…
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