Coffee, good or bad?

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Coffee, good or bad?

Postby heyray » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:53 pm

There's still no consensus on whether coffee is good or bad. I drink it for my fatigue every time I'm tired and don't feel like working. It doesn't increase my symptoms but I still don't know if I should be drinking it. What's the consensus?
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Re: Coffee, good or bad?

Postby Froggie » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:49 pm

Like so many other things, it depends on the person. I'm a coffee fiend myself, though I try to drink it only in the morning and not to exceed three cups. I generally drink water throughout the day and don't consume caffeine otherwise. If you're fighting with fatigue, you may want to investigate changing your diet. What you consume can have a huge impact on how you feel.
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Re: Coffee, good or bad?

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:08 pm

i love coffee, drink it all the time - but not for fatigue. but it won't help your body move ATP (aka energy) around.
yes coffee has magnesium (required for ATP transport) in it, but the caffeine makes you pee the mag out again so, on balance, not great for repairing nutritional fatigue.
if mineral levels are optimized (which as we already know, for most ms patients this is not the case, never mind 'normal' not being good enough) coffee should be fine in moderation.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Re: Coffee, good or bad?

Postby Sylar » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:57 am

I would avoid coffee altogether if you have bladder issues. It will only irritate your bladder.
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Re: Coffee, good or bad?

Postby daverestonvirginia » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:44 am

I do not drink anything with caffeine in it. Believe it or not all I drink is water plus a little rice drink in my cereal.
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