I am both excited and saddened by your discovery, I love coffee and chocolate way too much. I would like to know, how extensive was your hair loss and have you had any other symptoms besides IBS?
I have been plagued by mild to extensive hair loss for the majority of my life. One day (literally in one day) about a year ago I lost every hair on my body, even my nose hair. It has NEVER happened that way before, usually it is gradual.
I also had other strange symptoms all in the same week as the sudden hair loss. A non-itchy rash for a couple of days before the hair loss (went away in a few days), Psoriasis of the nails, and for the past year IBS.
There was this one time about 8 years ago, I had only enough hair to make a nice mohawk. I went on a two week road trip and by the time I got home my hair had completely grown back...I mention this because I was camping and not consuming any caffeine at all. I had always assumed it was the carefree vacation.
I am going to make the cup of coffee I am currently drinking my last.