Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The Dreaded COFFEE Shakes!

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • The Dreaded COFFEE Shakes!

    Hey there Gang:
    Does anyone have a simple solution to the coffee shakes besides not drinking the crap?? I never use to drink it in my early days, but now I'm nearing a *hair from being 60 years old, I find a slug of it in the morning satifies this old fart.
    I work at an Aviation Repair Facility and do all the TIG welding for them besides all the aviation leather Interior Upholstery.
    These Photos are Welded assemblies of our Cloud Seeding booms and racks that we have exclusive STCs on all KingAir aircraft. Of course all my welds are subject to NDT, xray, ultrasound, or dye penetrant inspections.




    I do take a small amount of pride in some of my welds and they all do get covered up with power coating.
    With Coffee shakes, they get a little unstable. I never did try decafe...Does that help at all?
    Any suggestions to my coffee fix?
    Thanks for reading my boring dilema.
    NDAV8R
    Last edited by NDAV8R; 04-07-2014, 08:11 AM.
    NDAV8R
    CANCER SURVIVOR
    Commercial Pilot since 1975
    MILLER DYNASTY 350 TIG
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX Tig
    Miller 252 Mig with 30-A Spool Gun
    Lincoln SP 270
    Hypertherm 625 Plazma Cutter
    Bridgeport Milling Machine
    Clausing 10 x 24 Turning Lathe
    Two 1918 16 x 60 South Bend Turning Lathes

  • #2
    Have a couple of beers to off set the caffiene buzz.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by Bistineau:319588
      Have a couple of beers to off set the caffiene buzz.
      It works lol.

      Comment


      • #4
        The Dreaded COFFEE Shakes!

        Used to fly a KingAir decades ago. Nice airplane.
        You're a true pilot. Addicted to coffee.
        Syncrowave 200
        Millermatic 252
        Spoolmatic 30A aluminum gun
        Miller Spectrum 625 X-Treme
        Maxstar 150 S
        Miller Bobcat 250
        Sketchup 8 Pro

        Two big fire extinguishers

        "I'm a slow walker, but I never walk backwards" - Abraham Lincoln

        Comment


        • #5
          Jeeezz! If coffee shakes can make me weld like that, then I gotta get me some of what you're using!! Beautiful stuff!

          I'm a "used to be" private pilot who can't afford to fly at today's prices.

          Comment


          • #6
            The Dreaded COFFEE Shakes!

            Just go with it. The shakes give you the nice ripple/ weave.

            Comment


            • #7
              Not to be a downer but you may have a problem other than "coffee shakes"

              First, stop coffee for a while and see if it goes away. If it does, great. Cut down on the caffeine (maybe half caf/half decaf) or spread it out over time or don't weld for a while after the morning pick-me-up. You might also be getting caffeine in other ways. Do you drink other caffeinated things like sodas or energy drinks? Eat chocolate? Maybe also you're getting a sugar buzz?

              If it does not go away, see a dr.

              Frank

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by fjk View Post
                Not to be a downer but you may have a problem other than "coffee shakes"

                First, stop coffee for a while and see if it goes away. If it does, great. Cut down on the caffeine (maybe half caf/half decaf) or spread it out over time or don't weld for a while after the morning pick-me-up. You might also be getting caffeine in other ways. Do you drink other caffeinated things like sodas or energy drinks? Eat chocolate? Maybe also you're getting a sugar buzz?

                If it does not go away, see a dr.

                Frank
                I do great when I leave the coffee alone. Since I went through tonsil cancer a few years ago, I received 7 weeks of daily radiation treatments. In doing so they fried all my nerves in my mouth and now until I pushing up roses, I cannot have any with carbonation, cause it stings like h*ll. Can't have beer, booze, champagne, POP, as well as some catsups, steak sauce, etc. I can drink, water, tea, milk, dreaded coffee, maybe a noncarbonated sports drink(never energy drinks).
                The coffee thing is just a little morning habit, but it shows if I have more than I say about 3 cups. I have talked to other tig guys, and they like to stay away from welding until after noon. Sometimes I can't predict when I have to pick up the tig torch.
                The dreaded coffee shakes only lasts a couple of hours, so if I try to avoid the pair (welding and coffee). I was just wondering if any one had a solution.
                I'll just keep plugging away with it.
                NDAV8R
                Last edited by NDAV8R; 04-08-2014, 07:05 AM.
                NDAV8R
                CANCER SURVIVOR
                Commercial Pilot since 1975
                MILLER DYNASTY 350 TIG
                Miller Dynasty 200 DX Tig
                Miller 252 Mig with 30-A Spool Gun
                Lincoln SP 270
                Hypertherm 625 Plazma Cutter
                Bridgeport Milling Machine
                Clausing 10 x 24 Turning Lathe
                Two 1918 16 x 60 South Bend Turning Lathes

                Comment


                • #9
                  FYI, Tea contains as much if not more caffiene as coffee.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    If I get shaky from caffeine I eat a small snack and that usually makes me feel better. A little muffin or a doughnut might be what ya need, and hey there's nothing wrong with that!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NDAV8R View Post
                      I do great when I leave the coffee alone. Since I went through tonsil cancer a few years ago, I received 7 weeks of daily radiation treatments. In doing so they fried all my nerves in my mouth and now until I pushing up roses.
                      I cannot have any with carbonation, cause it stings like h*ll. Can't have beer, booze, champagne, POP, as well as some catsups, steak sauce, etc. I can drink, water, tea, milk, dreaded coffee, maybe a noncarbonated sports drink(never energy drinks).
                      The coffee thing is just a little morning habit, but it shows if I have more than I say about 3 cups. I have talked to other tig guys, and they like to stay away from welding until after noon. Sometimes I can't predict when I have to pick up the tig torch.
                      The dreaded coffee shakes only lasts a couple of hours, so if I try to avoid the pair (welding and coffee). I was just wondering if any one had a solution.
                      I'll just keep plugging away with it.
                      NDAV8R
                      Ok, just checking wrt the non-caffeine causes. Sorry about your tonsils --- let's hope nothing worse happens.

                      Similar to cgotto6's advice, the only other advice I've got is to eat a decent sized breakfast with your morning coffee. I find that if I just drink a lot of coffee in the morning, I'm edgy and 'not right' for several hours. If I eat a decent breakfast (2-3 pieces of toast is adequate for me, your mileage may vary...) then it doesn't happen. I can drink coffee all day without any real down side. My guess is that, just like alcohol, having a full stomach slows down (or at least seems to slow down) the uptake of the caffeine.

                      Good luck
                      Frank

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dobermann View Post
                        Jeeezz! If coffee shakes can make me weld like that, then I gotta get me some of what you're using!! Beautiful stuff!

                        I'm a "used to be" private pilot who can't afford to fly at today's prices.
                        Boy I hear you Dobermann, now aviation gas is over $7 per gallon, it's really tough to keep a bird in the sky. I am currently getting back into it for a 5 year battle of cancer. Back in the 70's when I learned how to fly, North Dakota had 4500 registered pilots, now the state is lucky to have 1500. With all the Govt. regs and costs it is really tough. Thanks for the comments.

                        NDAV8R
                        NDAV8R
                        CANCER SURVIVOR
                        Commercial Pilot since 1975
                        MILLER DYNASTY 350 TIG
                        Miller Dynasty 200 DX Tig
                        Miller 252 Mig with 30-A Spool Gun
                        Lincoln SP 270
                        Hypertherm 625 Plazma Cutter
                        Bridgeport Milling Machine
                        Clausing 10 x 24 Turning Lathe
                        Two 1918 16 x 60 South Bend Turning Lathes

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          coffe don't make me shake but the two neck fussions with severe nerve damage get me hands shakin pretty bad.what I do to get it to stop is swing my arms sorta like a lady throws a soft ball then I shake my hands like im trying to get a whasp off and that most times will get it to stop. sometimes nothing works so I just find something else to do til it stops then I continue with the welding or cutting.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            It sounds as if you have what is called essential tremor. Essential tremor is exacerbated by caffeine and lessened by alcohol. Since you are at work the alcohol is not an option. The beta-blocker Inderal (propranolol) has been used to treat essential tremor for more than 40 years. So the best thing to do is a quick visit do your doctor and ask him to prescribe some Inderal. Oh by the way, stress will also increase your tremor. Let me know if you need more information.
                            Nick

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              my wife has essential tremors and was prescribed enderol it worked so so .she went back to the dr and they put her on klonopin and that worked the best. but the best thing that worked was weed. now that it's being legalized by just about every state I feel a lot of people will turn to it instead of taking pills for pain and shakes.my wifes hands shake so bad sometimes she can't even sign her name. if you live in a state where weed is legal for medical use you might wanna look into it. and no im not some weed head trying to get people to smoke weed .I deal with severe back and neck pain resulting from an on the job injury. I take way to many pain meds just to have a somewhat regular day.i also tried smoking some when I didn't have the money to fill my meds and it worked pretty good not 100 percent pain free but it got rid of most of the painmy pain meds cost me around 500 bucks a month not to mention all the damage they are doing to my liver and other organs.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X