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I weaned myself gradually off it. 1/4 Decaf, 3/4 caffeinated for a week or two, then 1/2 decaf, 1/2 caffeinated for another week or two, and so on until I was just drinking decaf.
I started the 1/2 & 1/2 yesterday, my consultation was on the 17th..so far headaches hasn't been to big of an issue

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Glad my surgeon has no issues with caffeine

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On 8/10/2019 at 8:12 PM, Superman84 said:

Don't drink much soda but yes got an issue with energy drinks well have to cut them out soon before surgery.. Gave up alcohol few years ago thank God..

energy drinks are just as bad

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I started with Decaf, but some brands make me sleepy. I switched to Yerba Mate after I saw a documentary discuss how caffeine taxes your adrenals too much. So the knowledge of that and alternatives have helped me. Herbal tea with cream/artificial sweetener is my fave alternative.

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On 8/9/2019 at 10:22 AM, debra102364 said:

I am not having fun coming of caffeine before surgery. Probably after the headaches go away I will be fine. Then the artificial sweeteners will be next. I have 2 months so I am sure I can do this. I am not required to do a liquid diet b4 hand. I might do it anyway just to prepare my liver to shrink down. I hope I have not gained since last visit. How did you do in breaking your caffeine addiction?

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I've always been lucky I guess because when I gave up sugar, I never got the sugar-withdrawal headaches that everybody talks about and giving up caffeine was easy too. Now two years post-op I still do everything sugar-free and caffeine-free.

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I weaned myself off regular coffee a couple months before surgery. Per Kaiser bariatric’s guidelines, after surgery we cannot drink beverages with carbonation (due to gases), caffeine (acid/risk of ulcers), alcohol, and sugary drinks (liquid calories). Since I started the pre-op program (July 2019) I haven’t had alcohol or surgery drinks. I DO have half-caff coffee every morning. ;-) and throughout the day Water, diet Snapple, and herbal tea. I don’t miss alcohol or carbonated beverages.

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I don't know why, but I never had any trouble coming off caffeine or sugar, which is weird because I LIVED on sugar. Just lucky I guess. Hang in there, you're doing great, planning ahead. You'll do fine.

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I wasn't asked to give up caffeine, so I didn't, LOL .

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Me either Jaelzion! I have a latte with the high Protein nonfat fairlife milk for Breakfast every morning and it’s amazing. I can give up candy, Cookies, bread, you name it, but I love my lattes!

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