... You two aren't alone. I'm 24 years old and I have had OCD since I was young. I know you hear a lot of people say they've had it for a long time and how do they truly know, but I know. ... (2 replies)
... A new study showed you can be addicted to one cup of coffee per day which is 100 milligrams per five ounces. A 12 ounce coke has about 45 milligrams. Caffeine isnt bad for the average person up to 300 milligrams per day. But some people are very nervous and jittery dring caffeine. ... (3 replies)
... I sort of think that I've already experienced caffeine addiction and then got over it. ... (3 replies)
... Eliminating caffeine can help a lot, for me it's been the easiest to cut back on caffeine very gradually, over a period of about two months. ... (9 replies)
... I think these are symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
I only get these negative thoughts after a bad diet.
Caffeine, alcohol, fizzy drinks, refined carbohydrates like potato chips, fries, etc.
All of these things will create a fight or flight response in the body because of the adrenaline produced after the over-production of insulin.
The thoughts we have... (0 replies)
... Read some good books on OCD which will help you know the root causes of OCD and how to gradually overcome it. ... (2 replies)
... I have recently come across some natural therapies to deal with OCD and it seems to be helping me. ... (11 replies)
... not confusing at all. i had to give up caffeine (and alcohol) it made me way too anxious to the point where i've had near panic attacks here and there. definitely increased my obsessive thoughts. i've battled ocd, depression and anxiety since I was a late teen. i've been on and off meds and have a had a few major episodes. my last one was last year around this time. I had been... (4 replies)
... Yeah, I drink a lot of caffeine at work and it makes me kind of anxious too. I wouldn't take too much caffeine on an empty stomach...I would definately try to eat something at lunch. ... (4 replies)
... Thanks for responding. Sorry if the question was confusing. For me, I'm anxious most of the day and caffeine increases my anxiety. I can handle coffee in the morning but around lunchtime I crave some kind of kick and caffeine is the first thing I think of. ... (4 replies)
... Why would having OCD make you need to stop consuming caffeine? ... (4 replies)
... Has anyone had to stop caffeine intake due to OCD? ... (4 replies)
... Hi Danni, thank you for the suggestions. I have tried all of that and more. I think it is just a phase I am going through. I think maybe hormone, OCD, anxiety related. Hopefully I will return to a normal schedule soon. (9 replies)
... roblem has never really been sleeping, except for when I first had the anxiety really bad. Now I sleep like a log, thank goodness. Are you drinking any type of caffeine late at night, by chance? ... (9 replies)
... Hello my name is Sean am new here and I thought I'd add my story in to see what you all thought. I have been diagnosed with OCD and definitely believe I have ROCD. ... (36 replies)
... Im surprised that noone knows this. This is how i deal with ocd and it stops it every single time. German Camomile, it relieves stress which means it diminishes obsessions, without fail. ... (7 replies)
... One I definitely notice that can trigger OCD is caffeine. I'm not supposed to be on caffeine because I start having chest pains, but as I'm sure everyone knows, it's easier said than done because that cup of cappucino is just so good. ... (7 replies)
... As an afterthought, I think I do also feel better after I eat fish. I have cut back on my caffeine consumption. For me personally, my OCD didn't seem to go away without totally any caffeine, but I do think it is better when I limit my caffeine intake. ... (5 replies)
... My psychologist has told me to cut down on caffeine as apparently it is not good for people with anxiety problems.. ... (2 replies)
... I'm trying to figure out some natural approaches to OCD instead of the medication route, although believe me, there have been days I've considered medication! ... (2 replies)