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I don't know why I keep doing this to myself!?

I work with my dad and every morning he pulls into Starbucks. It's so hard to say no.

I regret it every time. I dont know if I'm getting glutened or if it's the caffeine, but I'm reacting to it for sure. It makes me nauseous and I get heartburn.

Does this sound familiar to everyone? Can anyone else not tolerate coffee?

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It could be the milk. Ever ordered it with Soy? It's good that way, doesn't bother me. Coffee doesn't seem to be am issue for me, but I did cut it out because if I didn't drink it I got headaches.

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I was drinking coffee at home every morning---mostly because my youngest was still getting up at least once every night and I was needing the caffeine boost. I can't drink coffee black, so i was using half and half. Then dairy started bothering me. I tried soy creamers, and soy milk but they tasted horrible to me and I don't like eating a lot of soy.

So i switched to Celestial Seasonings' Morning Thunder. (Black tea plus mate, i love mate). Then I read that black tea can contain aspergillus mold, which I'm highly allergic to. Since i've had an anaphylactic episode, I don't want to risk any possible exposure to allergens. So i switched to green tea and white tea--I put one bag of each in my big travel mug and brew in the mug.

Honestly, I feel better. I don't get that charge of false energy from the caffeine, so I'm probably getting less done, but I know i'm sleeping better at night. I hated the headaches I'd get if i didn't drink my coffee by a certain time in the morning. Plus, coffee is a pain to make in the morning! we don't have a coffee pot, so i'd use a French press.

I like the taste of a latte or cappucino, and when I was traveling 30 minutes both ways to visit my dying grandma, I would drink a coffee on the road to stay awake (i was usually going in the evenings). Now and then I'll get an iced latte with soy milk, which I like better than hot coffee. But for the morning wakeup call, it has to be green tea now.

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It could be the milk. Ever ordered it with Soy? It's good that way, doesn't bother me. Coffee doesn't seem to be am issue for me, but I did cut it out because if I didn't drink it I got headaches.

I guess the milk part is definitely possible - however I don't find that I react whenever I eat anything else dairy, I eat ice cream a lot and eat a lot of cheese as well...maybe it's a morning thing :) But I guess it could be the caffeine as well.

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I guess the milk part is definitely possible - however I don't find that I react whenever I eat anything else dairy, I eat ice cream a lot and eat a lot of cheese as well...maybe it's a morning thing :) But I guess it could be the caffeine as well.

I was thinking also, what about any meds you take first thing in the morning? I have some and if I pour coffee on top of that my stomach rebels, I have to wait an hour or 2. Just a thought.

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I was thinking also, what about any meds you take first thing in the morning? I have some and if I pour coffee on top of that my stomach rebels, I have to wait an hour or 2. Just a thought.

The only thing I take in the morning is vitamin B12, vitamin D and 2 slippery elm capsules. Weird thing is I forgot to take them this morning before running out the door..Hmm.

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Starbucks coffee use to do the same to me until I stopped buying it, haven't had it for years because of that. It was not the dairy for me because I could buy the same from another coffee shop and it would be fantastic.

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Sounds like acid reflux, which is worse in the morning for most people anyhow.

I take a Prilosec (actually, the generic Target version) in the morning and at night.

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Sounds like acid reflux, which is worse in the morning for most people anyhow.

I take a Prilosec (actually, the generic Target version) in the morning and at night.

Thanks for the tip - I'm trying to control my acid reflux with Slippery Elm instead of prescription/OTC drugs because I've been on Losec since I was 15 and am trying to wean myself off of it.

I guess no more Starbucks for me in the meantime :)

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I found that coffee was irritating to my gut. I'd been a big coffee drinker for 30 years and finally cut it out and had a lot of issues with my GI tract clear up.

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I hadn't had Starbucks since being diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I have a cup of coffee at home every morning with no problems. Yesterday I got a coffee at Starbucks and felt tired all day and today I have an upset stomach. I have light cream in my coffee every morning at home with no problem and the Starbucks is the only thing I changed in my diet yesterday. Guess I'll be saving myself $2 by making my coffee safely at home!

Starbucks coffee use to do the same to me until I stopped buying it, haven't had it for years because of that. It was not the dairy for me because I could buy the same from another coffee shop and it would be fantastic.

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I hadn't had Starbucks since being diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I have a cup of coffee at home every morning with no problems. Yesterday I got a coffee at Starbucks and felt tired all day and today I have an upset stomach. I have light cream in my coffee every morning at home with no problem and the Starbucks is the only thing I changed in my diet yesterday. Guess I'll be saving myself $2 by making my coffee safely at home!

For some reason, Starbucks reg. coffee sometimes bothers me, but I don't think it's because of gluten. I wonder if you tried getting an Americano (shot of espresso w/ hot water). I've never had a problem with that.

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My gut is very sensative about coffee. Since going gluten free, well even before if I was listening to it I could not drink Starbucks and since going dairy free I gave it a try with soy, even decafe and that didn't help for me. I know that everybody is different and many many people don't have a problem with Starbuck so what we can't drink they will make up for.

King Sooper (kroger) here in Colorado has little coffee places in them and they carry Tully's coffee and use Silk Soy and I have no problem with at all. I an not sure if it is not as acidic or what.

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I have a HUGE problem with coffee in general. It started about 3 years ago, right before I got pregnant with my second child. I shrugged it all off on pregnancy tiredness. After my daughter was born I had major issues with fatigue and PAIN. Weird horrible pain all over my body like it was fibro but I didn't have the pressure points Dr's diagnose with. I'll spare you all the details but after going to 13 different doctors about it, and all but one insisting I was depressed I finally said enough is enough. I had noticed that the more coffee I drank the worse the pain was. I have been on pain meds daily for almost two years now. I gave coffee up almost two weeks ago and have not had ANY pain since about three days ago. I had tried everything from B12, vit D, trying paleo but drinking black coffee, etc.

It started slow, problems with Starbucks. I think it was because Starbucks coffee is brewed so strong. Then I noticed it was getting worse even with weak coffee.

So far, I'm ok with other types of caffienne, but I'm sure that might change.

So, it's clear to me that coffee was my issue this WHOLE time. I can't tell you the pain emotionally and physically that I went through trying to figure out what my problem was. I HATED having to give it up because I was HOOKED. but I like feeling good even better!

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