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What Foods Or Beverages Have You Given Up For Your Treatment?

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#1 Halberd of Hope

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 12:59 PM

I was so excited to find ruby red Squirt! And I didn't give it any thought until halfway through the can I noticed the big picture of a grapefruit on the can. Duh. Checked the ingredients and there's actual grapefruit juice in it. :mad: So no more Squirt for me.

I gave up all caffeine for a while when my anxiety was really bad. I also tried the gluten free diet for a month to see if it would help MI symptoms.

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#2 drewinthebu

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:17 PM

I've had to completely overhaul my diet over the past few years because of meds in order to not gain a ton of weight.
Before, I was an average American eater. Now, I keep it raw, green, and alkaline as much as possible, though at first it took a level of discipline I didn't think I had (turns out, everyone has it, the trick is accessing it and overcoming programmed ideas about food and eating).

Also, alcohol, which I do sometimes miss. I still drink coffee, though.

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#3 VAL

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:11 PM

For the most part, I've given up alcohol but that's it even though I should be giving up all sorts of things that have nothing to do with MI just in terms of trying to be healthier.
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 05:44 PM

No coffee. One cup of decaffeinated tea per day max, and that only if I drink it before noon. No quantity of sugar greater than what you get eating about half a brownie. Can't touch white wine. Red wine is safe if drunk on rare occasions, and I can manage about three ounces. One beer now and again doesn't bother me.

I am such a cheap date.
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:59 PM

I went gluten-free and caffeine free for awhile to see if it would help. It didn't, and I'm happily dependent on coffee again.
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#6 dymphna

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:08 AM

I've always been told that gluten free won't help me ( idiopathic seizures ) but lately I've moved into a rather nasty wheat intolerance. Hubby grew​ into a lactose intolerance. I chalk it up to getting old & my body saying "yep - yer done with the good bread, missy."


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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:36 AM

Oh how I miss carbonation! I was so hooked on Diet Mt. Dew. I also miss tequila. I didn't drink often, but every couple of months, I loved 1800 tequila and lime.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:39 AM

I've cut down on my caffeine intake, and increased my water intake. I used to drink black tea made with fresh tea leaves throughout the day, but nowadays, I drink white tea. When brewed properly, it has less caffeine in it than black tea does, can be brewed multiple times if you use whole leaves, and contains less caffeine the more times you brew it. I also drink water warmed up in the microwave in place of some of the tea servings.

Note: I don't want to see anyone try to turn this into a detailed discussion of gluten intolerance. There are other sites on the Internet wholly devoted to that topic. Thanks in advance.
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"Note also how we don’t worry about taking medicine for pain the way we often do about taking 'happiness' pills like antidepressants. We worry that by artificially changing our mood we risk not being 'us.' But no one feels inauthentic because he took ibuprofen to relieve his back pain."

--"Happiness and Its Discontents," essay in the New York Times by Daniel M. Haybron, the author of the book, Happiness: A Very Short Introduction.


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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:52 AM

I have not made a change in eating habits. I have never been a big drinker.

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I also take allergy and diabetes + it's complications meds.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:56 AM

Paxil- i gave up all food/alcohol before and after taking Paxil. If Paxil mixes with food, i'm screwed the following day.
The rest of the cocktail- i gave up alcohol. i was never a series drinker, but even the slightest amount messes with all of my meds.
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#11 Halberd of Hope

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:02 PM

I've cut down on my caffeine intake, and increased my water intake. I used to drink black tea made with fresh tea leaves throughout the day, but nowadays, I drink white tea. When brewed properly, it has less caffeine in it than black tea does, can be brewed multiple times if you use whole leaves, and contains less caffeine the more times you brew it. I also drink water warmed up in the microwave in place of some of the tea servings.


I love tea, too. All kinds of tea. That was a plus side to getting major dry mouth, I guess. I'm sipping delicious tea all day :mad:
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As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naive and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too.
-Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.

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Benzos: Klonopin, Ativan, Tranxene
AAPs: Abilify
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:39 PM

I have yet to reduce my caffeine intake even with severe insomnia. Does getting off caffeine really improve sleep?


If you have severe insomnia, it'd behoove you to switch to water instead of caffeinated beverages midway through the afternoon each day. Yes, caffeine can have a big impact on your sleep patterns, if you're sensitive to it or you ingest a lot of it. The stuff can overexcite your brain, and has a variety of physiological effects that can make it hard to relax and sleep.
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"Note also how we don’t worry about taking medicine for pain the way we often do about taking 'happiness' pills like antidepressants. We worry that by artificially changing our mood we risk not being 'us.' But no one feels inauthentic because he took ibuprofen to relieve his back pain."

--"Happiness and Its Discontents," essay in the New York Times by Daniel M. Haybron, the author of the book, Happiness: A Very Short Introduction.


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Posted 24 October 2011 - 03:54 PM


I have yet to reduce my caffeine intake even with severe insomnia. Does getting off caffeine really improve sleep?


If you have severe insomnia, it'd behoove you to switch to water instead of caffeinated beverages midway through the afternoon each day. Yes, caffeine can have a big impact on your sleep patterns, if you're sensitive to it or you ingest a lot of it. The stuff can overexcite your brain, and has a variety of physiological effects that can make it hard to relax and sleep.


Yes. It really really effects your sleep. And there are other implications for psych patients, too:

http://apt.rcpsych.o...t/11/6/432.full

Edited by Her, 24 October 2011 - 03:55 PM.

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Cyclobenzaprine and Midrin PRN.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

No caffeine - unless I want to take a ride on the anxiety highway.

No alcohol - I used to drink regularly, but now I realize I was self-medicating my GAD. However, drinking came with punishing migraines so I stopped. Now that I getting my GAD treated, I don't miss drinkng.

No sugar - I avoid sugar because I am terrified of gaining weight. I have been a 120 pounds most of my life except between 1997 and 2002 when I was on various cocktails which included ADs, Depakote and Zyprexa and I ended up 180 pounds. I had one coworker say to me "now you know what it is like to be a fat girl".
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