Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by 14thDoctor, Aug 12, 2019.
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I can walk around just fine, but they want me on blood thinners for six months instead of just three.
And apparently I should stop drinking two liters of coffee every morning, because blood pressure? What is this, Soviet Russia?
Last night I said quitting coffee cold turkey wouldn't be a problem at all.
The crazy withdrawal headache I got around lunch determined that was a lie.
what does coffee do to your blood pressure? Does it raise all of your blood pressure or just your systolic? I have borderline high systolic but lower than normal diastolic with a lower than normal resting heart rate. I drink about three four cup pots a day, more on weekends.
I have no idea. I'd have to stop drinking coffee to find out.
Yeah, you should cut down on the caffeine regardless. Will one liter satisfy you if you stretch it out over the day?
Most importantly, be careful of bruising. What used to be "Oh, dammit. I stubbed my toe on the bedpost again" can become "Holy shit, my entire leg is purple!"
Just a heads-up.
I'm sure I can dial it back gradually. Mediums instead of larges, cans of coke zero instead of bottles, that sort of thing.
I just hope the caffeine wasn't keeping me thinner than I'd be otherwise. Probably not with all the cream and sugar, but still...
And no weird bruising yet, thankfully.
Both caffeine and nicotine temporarily raise your systolic.
I put fake sweetener in my coffee to get all caffeine and taste without excess calories. Coke Zero is awesome! Vanilla Coke Zero is too, but not as readily available as a fountain drink. BTW if this was Soviet Russia you be drinking two liters of vodka for breakfast!
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