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Any theories as to why I'd lose my desire to drink coffee after stopping opiate use?

I took prescription opiate pain medication (Vicodin) for 4 years and while I was on it I'd drink A LOT of coffee. I'm talking at least a pot a day, sometimes more. Last August I stopped taking the Vicodin. My doctor put me on Subutex as therapy for opiate dependency (which I hardly take now). It seems like when I stopped taking the Vicodin my desire to drink coffee started to diminish. Now I only drink one or two cups a day and sometimes it doesn't even taste good to me. I find it strange and interesting that stopping a drug would change my desire to drink coffee. It doesn't seem like a coincidence. I definitely think there is a link.
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My taste changes also after I quit I no longer enjoyed smoking the taste of alcohol and suddenly liked fruit more ! Who knows but if you feel yucky after drinking coffee your body is trying to tell you It does not want in in it.. listen to your body and it will serve you well.. take care, lesa
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I had the exact opposite happen.  I was always a coffee drinker but for during the several years that I was abusing opiates I drank less and less until I was only having a cup or so a day.  Since quitting I have built back up to five or six cups.  I also quit smoking several years ago and I think it's the addict in me just feeling the desire to do/take something to change how I feel.
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