Coffee good or bad?

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Coffee good or bad?

Post by WantingToKnow » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:40 pm

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

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Post by jimmylegs » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:18 pm

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.
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Post by elyse_peace » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:46 pm

if you have bladder issues, coffee will exacerbate things and make holding your water challenging.

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Post by WantingToKnow » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:22 pm

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. :)

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Post by WantingToKnow » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:23 pm

Oh, and if you look a few topics under this one, theres a topic called "caffeine" and that lists some benefits. :)

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Post by Lydia_S » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:42 am

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)

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Post by dignan » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:17 pm

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

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