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<p>Why do I feel so crappy an hour or so after my morning cup of coffee? I know it's the coffee because when I fast during Ramadan and give up that morning cup for a month or so, I don't experience that same feeling in the morning (I do have three days of hellish headaches in the beginning, though).Just wondering what it is about coffee -- or the caffeine in it -- that makes me feel so blah after the intial WOAH!</p>
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<p>I'm not sure what exactly causes this but I know what you mean. I suspect it might be a blood sugar thing - I've read that coffee/caffeine can do a number on it. Probably if you google caffeine and blood sugar you could find something explaining how it works.</p>
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<p>Personally I've found it helps a lot to eat something substantial with goodly amounts of protein and/or fat, like eggs, sausage, a cheese sandwich, etc with your coffee. If I *just* eat something carby (like bread or porridge), or not enough calories (like just a piece of toast instead of toast, eggs, and fruit) I tend to feel way worse. It's like I need substantial food to "ground" the caffeine.</p>
 

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<p>Thanks for the tip, ursusarctos; I'll have to try it in the morning. Now that I think about it, I usually have something sweet (banana bread, date cookie, etc.) with my coffee and I'm sure that makes a difference. I really should just kick the habit, it doesn't even make me feel goo,d.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>AlaaJ</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1278787/feeling-crappy-from-caffeine#post_16040374"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p> I really should just kick the habit, it doesn't even make me feel goo,d.</p>
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<br><br><p>I SO know what you mean, lol. I drank coffee every morning for 2 years and then finally quit because it mostly just made me feel bad. A warm, rich cup of coffee in the morning is so tempting though!</p>
 
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