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Caffeine makes everything better.. (for a while)?

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SomeRandomCupcake

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I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong section, I just joined the forum.

I'm 21, male.
Usually I feel like crap, worthless, clueless to what I should do with my life or if I'm going in the right direction, like everything is hopeless and I'm never going to be happy because of my impulsive and destructive personality. I'm scared that everybody secretly hates me and my shitty personality. Even if good things happen to me I still can't be happy.

Sometimes my mood stays like that for weeks but then it changes suddenly. Instead of always feeling bad I oscillate between feeling really bad and feeling pretty good, motivated and alive. I can't say I'm completely happy, but it's WAY better than usual.

My mood changes a couple of times a day seemingly random; one minute I'm ok and the other everything falls apart.

I noticed that most of the times when I drink coffee or caffeinated drinks I can manipulate my mood into being pretty good for like 1 hour or so without even trying, but then I slowly get back to my usual self-hating self. I just happen to be better overall for a while.

Anybody knows why that happens? Is it just in my mind or does the caffeine do something to my brain?
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum :welcome:
I don't know the answer to be honest. I do think you should seek professional help first step is to see your doctor. Mood swings so frequent and so different should be looked into.

Caffeine is a drug of sorts so I guess it could have an effect if you drink too much.
Please keep talking
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Dulcie

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It could be that you're having too much caffeine, but you should talk to your doctor. Doctors should always be our first person to talk tio, see what has been happening to us. They are very well trained in diagnostics, and your doctor could determine an underlying problem, in which case they could refer you to see a specialist. But you won't know until making an appointment!

I suggest in the meantime you reduce your caffeine intake, and in the evenings switch to decaff. Since I went to decaff, I manage to slep so much better. :)
 
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Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, it wouldn't surprise me if in the future it is made illegal.
 
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Canada (our idiot prime minister Justin Trudeau) has just made marijuana legal. I doubt caffeine will ever be made illegal. Coffee and tea are likely billion dollar industries.
Caffeine is a highly addictive drug, it wouldn't surprise me if in the future it is made illegal.
 
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Canada (our idiot prime minister Justin Trudeau) has just made marijuana legal. I doubt caffeine will ever be made illegal. Coffee and tea are likely billion dollar industries.
I know, how can anyone endorse breathing smoke into their lungs and being monged out on pot? How can that ever be good for you? But I understand that so many people do it anyway, there is really no point trying to police it.
 
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Keno18

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Kindly seek medical attention because caffeine is addictive and that could lead you into other addictive drugs.
 
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