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need answers regarding drinking decaf coffee
gringa1 posted:
When I found out I had lupus I was told to give up all caffeine, coffee being my drug (LOL), but I gave it up.
Is decaf coffee ok to drink, I know it may contain small percent of caffeine. My question to drink or not to drink??
I'm caught in a dilemma.
lisaisweavebee responded:
Give up caffeine???!!!! NEVER - they will have to pry my green Mountain Dew can from my cold dead hands!!

But seriously, I've never been told to give up caffeine due to lupus - of course I've been told to give it up for other health reasons....needless to say, I've never taken that advice! lol

K2isKsquared replied to lisaisweavebee's response:
Ditto to Lisa. Neither my Rheumy, my Internist, nor my Neuro have ever said to give up caffeine for my Lupus.My dentist said give it up for my TMJ, but that's another can of worms.

David Zelman, MD responded:
I agree with the other posts in that I have never advised anyone with lupus to drop caffeine nor have I ever seen anything written to that effect.
David Zelman MD
LupieTonya replied to lisaisweavebee's response:
LOL Love it! They soo need a like button or something hehe I agree I love my blue Mt Dew :D
gringa1 replied to LupieTonya's response:
Thank you all for your replies, I won't feel guilty having that cup of java ;)

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