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Coffee good or bad?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:40 pm
by WantingToKnow
Hi! :) I have a question, is coffee good or bad for ms? I hear its bad sometimes and i hear its good sometimes? I don't currently drink it, but if its good, then I'll start lol Thanks

PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:18 pm
by jimmylegs
hey there, i would say 'everything in moderation'. what have you heard to suggest coffee is good for ms? i do drink coffee, but it's a diuretic. i've heard it suggested that one serving of coffee cancels out two servings of water.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:46 pm
by elyse_peace
if you have bladder issues, coffee will exacerbate things and make holding your water challenging.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:22 pm
by WantingToKnow
Thanks for the replies! :) I havent really heard that coffee was good for ms, just caffeine. If you search "caffeine good for ms", a lot of articles come up. :)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:23 pm
by WantingToKnow
Oh, and if you look a few topics under this one, theres a topic called "caffeine" and that lists some benefits. :)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:42 am
by Lydia_S
Coffee made him really tensed. Although he found a brand of coffee that he can enjoy without feeling like there is a war inside him. (That's the expression he used)

PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:17 pm
by dignan
I think there have been other studies suggesting that caffeine has positive effects on the brain (not necessarily specific to MS), such as:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7326839.stm