Coffee hates me

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I have never heard of this happening to anyone before but everytime i drink coffee lately i have been getting extremely sick. WHAT KIND OF SICK JOKE IS THIS!!!! I love coffee and now I can't drink it.....evilness! :grumpy This is going to put me in a bad mood for awhile....good thing i like tea....so far I can still drink that.
 

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Coffee is nasty. Soda is much tastier. Crush a mountian dew.
 
radou
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I have never heard of this happening to anyone before but everytime i drink coffee lately i have been getting extremely sick. WHAT KIND OF SICK JOKE IS THIS!!!! I love coffee and now I can't drink it.....evilness! :grumpy This is going to put me in a bad mood for awhile....good thing i like tea....so far I can still drink that.
Blah, you'll live. Simply switch to tea.
 
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Now thats whats good. Chi.
 
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Coffee is nasty. Soda is much tastier. Crush a mountian dew.
I agree with that wholeheartedly, I can not stand coffee at all.
 
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Coffee is nasty. Soda is much tastier. Crush a mountian dew.
I agree with that wholeheartedly, I can not stand coffee at all.
I disagree with you both. Soda is for *******. :tongue:
 
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Do you make your own coffee? I notice that I do not feel well when ever I try decaffeinated. It makes me sick to my stomach. I'd say that the first thing to do would be to try a different brand of coffee or a different coffee house.
 
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black coffee for life,its my mojo.
 
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Try a different blend. Some make me awfully ill even though i like them but others are fine. Failing that tea is just as good. Earl Grey anyone?
 
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I have never heard of this happening to anyone before but everytime i drink coffee lately i have been getting extremely sick. WHAT KIND OF SICK JOKE IS THIS!!!! I love coffee and now I can't drink it.....evilness! :grumpy This is going to put me in a bad mood for awhile....good thing i like tea....so far I can still drink that.
What have you been drinking? Are you drinking brewed coffee or (Gah!) instant, decaffeinated or flavored stuff? Probably the plainer the coffee, the better.

I have a big mug of black unsweetened espresso every morning, made with standard grind Chock Full o' Nuts in my own little espresso maker. I would be lost without my morning coffee!
 
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i used to drink earl grey now it's jasmine and celestial seasonings. arizona iced tea is great in the summertime.

you get the good jasmine tea from the chinese markets not the supermarket. another crisp drink is coconut juice (not goya) the thailand generic tallboys. :wink: as part of my diet plan i'll be downing enfamil :tongue2: can only get that kind of juice from one of two places :biggrin:

btw, drinking large amounts of coffee with give you acid reflux. those people who down massive amounts of coffee everyday with have buy nexuim when their esophagus starts burning!
 
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Yes, I think the blends make a difference, but sometimes if you just overdo it, that will happen. Do you drink it with milk? You could try adding more milk (or conversely, try it without the milk to see if it's the coffee or the milk causing the problem). I couldn't live without coffee in the morning.

And, Cyrus, are you nuts?! Mountain Dew?! :yuck: Ugh, talk about stuff that will make you sick! :yuck: :tongue:
 
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Switch to tea...it's healthier, and tastier.
 
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First time it happened I thought it was a coincidence, that time I had brewed my own. Second time I went somewhere and got some, happened again. Third time I tried another place and it happened again! So it doesn't seem to be the brand. I never drink that nasty instant stuff, and I only ever put a little bit of milk and sugar in it, but if I drink it black it happens to. Guess I just have to switch to tea, which is fine I like tea.......but I really liked coffee :( I won't switch to pop though, it's just to sweet for me, I don't really like it that much.
 
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That's too bad! Life would look bleak without my morning espresso. I love black tea, but if I drink that on an empty stomach, it screws me up (may be the tannin), but I have my espresso black and unsweetened every morning before breakfast - no problem.

If you really don't want to give up coffee, you might want to try taking an antacid (Titralac, Tums, etc) before you drink coffee to see if it's the acid in the coffee that's bothering you. If you think that the caffeine might be bothering you, you might want to try taking one No-Doz pill. It will give you about a cup of coffee's worth of caffeine without anything else to contribute to the effect. Good luck.
 
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First time it happened I thought it was a coincidence, that time I had brewed my own. Second time I went somewhere and got some, happened again. Third time I tried another place and it happened again! So it doesn't seem to be the brand. I never drink that nasty instant stuff, and I only ever put a little bit of milk and sugar in it, but if I drink it black it happens to. Guess I just have to switch to tea, which is fine I like tea.......but I really liked coffee :( I won't switch to soda though, it's just to sweet for me, I don't really like it that much.

Explain how you feel sick. Are you nauseated to the point of throwing up or does your stomach hurt/burn or are you light headed and heart racing....etc...?
 
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It made me really nauseated, almost like I had the flu or something. Getting through the rest of the day was hell. My stomach didn't hurt or burn or anything like that.
 
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Did you drink just one cup or several? Does decaffeinated do the same thing?
 
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This coffee sick thing happened to me too, but I think it has to do with the coffee maker we were using. Two weeks ago I went out and got coffee somewhere else. I was fine. But I still can't drink coffee out of that machine without getting sick for some reason, even after I cleaned it. I don't know what could be wrong with it.
 
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Did you drink just one cup or several? Does decaffeinated do the same thing?
I only ever drink one cup at a time. I've never tried decaffeinated coffee so I have no idea whether it does the same thing or not.
 
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I only ever drink one cup at a time. I've never tried decaffeinated coffee so I have no idea whether it does the same thing or not.
You might try having a cup of half caf and see if you get the same symptoms. I can't drink fully caffeinated coffee without stomach problems unless I take an acid reducer(pepcid is my preferred choice). Half caf and decaf don't bother me.
 
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I have fairly severe problems with my esophagus, but it causes pain, not nausea. When it flares up, the food I swallow causes quite a bit of pain and coughing. Prevacid stopped the GERD I suffered from for years, (I no longer wake up during the night choking on my own vomit). I was recently placed back on Prevacid for the chest pains, but I've run out and haven't had a chance to get it refilled, but the pain is going to get me to the pharmacy pretty soon. :frown:

Scorpa, I wonder if you have developed an allergy to something in the coffee. I recently developed a rare allergy to bananas. I love bananas, but one day I ate one and was doubled over in pain. It wasn't after several of these incidents that I realized something was wrong. I can no longer eat bananas. :frown:
 
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I'm wondering the same thing Evo, it just seems so weird that it just suddenly happened now. I have been drinking coffee for years and had never had a problem before, but these past few months I haven't been able to touch the stuff.
 
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I'm wondering the same thing Evo, it just seems so weird that it just suddenly happened now. I have been drinking coffee for years and had never had a problem before, but these past few months I haven't been able to touch the stuff.
Not drinking coffee is SO SAD!!!! It's worse than not eating bananas. :frown:

There is something called Postum which is chicory and you could pretend is coffee.

If I could help you, I would. :cry:
 
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Try getting a water filter and making your pot with that, I can taste the difference in our morning pot since we started. I also noticed that I drink far less coffee if I make a pot of Starbucks or another higher quality blend. We drink a discount blend at work and find myself drining 5-6 cups, whereas if I drink a high quality coffee, I drink no more than two and that has reduced my stomache discomfort.
 

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