Listen now (2 mins) | AI Transcription Caffeine doesn't have much of an effect on me. It's probably because I'm too dead inside to get riled up over much of anything, chemical or otherwise. Caffeine only has an effect on me at super physiological doses. My first job at the age of 16 was working in fast food. It was a local place that didn't just give me a dollar food credit for every 16 hours I worked. They limited the food, but they let me have unlimited soft drinks. I would come home after drinking two of their giant 64 ounce containers of some carbonated soda or another, and let me tell you, I did not fall asleep that night.
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My heart likes to jump around with too much caffeine, which is totally unpleasant, so I limit coffee and sodas. The sleep/no sleep didn't seem to be an issue for me when I had them more often. Lola's right - when those weird effects are noticeable, it's time to choose otherwise.
Can she see sound and the future yet? 😆 After all my years in the airlines, I'm pretty much immune to caffeine. "Airlines run on coffee, jet fuel, and rumors."
When Red Bull was just getting popular about 15 yrs ago... they gave out free samples at work.. I was so jittery.. i drove my coworker nuts. Tmtried making her go for a walk around the building
When I was younger I could, and did, drink every caffeine beverage I could get my hands on with little affect. Now? I cup of real coffee in the morning and decaf ice tea the rest of the day. I can’t abide anything with bubbles. Weird how your taste buds change, but they do.
Tell her I relate. I had a Red Bull once, because it was free. It melted the 'off' switches for speech in my brain, so for the next four hours or so I DID NOT SHUT UP. Now I'm at the point where I can't eat chocolate after 5pm, or it'll keep me awake. It's a sad state of affairs.
Caffeine is my drug of choice. If I don't have coffee first thing in the morning, I might as well be a dog!
I tried an energy drink once and thought my heart was going to explode cuz of how fast my heart was beating. Caffeine in coffee has a different effect on me. I once had coffee at a training and the carafe was marked decaf. It was not. 10-15 minutes after drinking it, I had to run to the restroom. My body rejects it almost immediately and exits as fast as I drink it.
OMG, I can totally relate to Lola! I accidentally had a huge caffeinated iced tea at lunch one day 30 years ago...and had to go home from work early - I couldn’t speak, couldn’t think, and the walls were twinkling (was I seeing time?). I went home and to bed in the middle of the afternoon! I have never had a cup of coffee, don’t like most soda (and what I drink isn’t caffeinated), and don’t really drink tea. Caffeine terrifies me!!
I suffered from migraines for years and tried every imaginable medication. Some doctors said caffeine would cause them, other doctors said a jolt of caffeine would help alleviate them. I don't drink coffee or soda but always had iced tea. The caffeine in the tea or meds would make my heart race and I'd be so jittery I couldn't even sign my name. These days I only have tea in restaurants and drink only decaf tea or seltzer (or wine) at home. I feel Lola's pain.
Most caffeine doesn't bother me. Never really keeps me up, but coffee can have a little more impact than tea. I don't get jittery. It doesn't even raise my heart rate. I kinda wish caffeine would wake me up more, but I think my blood type is sweet tea.