I’ve noticed a theme in a number of posts indicating that people with ADHD may use caffeine to self medicate. I definitely feel like that was the case prior to being on stimulants.
My question is, though, do people who are now on stimulants still find that they consume a lot of caffeine? I thought my caffeine intake would decrease a little once I was on a stimulant, but I find that I end up still using in high amounts. I’m not sure if I’m still self medicating, or if it’s just to the point of routine or addiction.
I don’t have any problems or concerns related to my caffeine use. I stop caffeine early enough in the day so as to not effect my sleep. I do just get curious, though, if other people on medication have noticed any change in their caffeine use since being on meds.
For those of you not on meds, do you use caffeine to self medicate? What types of caffeine do you use?