Oh the joys of caffeine. Coffee has brought me great joy. I can’t say our affair will ever be over for sure, but we may be taking a for now. Without going into too much detail, I have some occasional tummy aches and my doctor suggests I give up caffeine, just for a month or so. Give it a go…see of it helps. I looked at him like he was the homeless man I usually see urinating at my bus stop. Shocked, appalled, disbelief!
After I calmed down, I thought about all the great things people said about quitting caffeine and the things I myself experienced when I did this (a few times). Oh sure, it’s great after the withdrawal headaches stop. I sleep much better and my concentration seems better too. All the same kind of responses. So I figured, why not, I was only drinking maybe 3 cups max a day…how bad could it be?
I woke up last Saturday and just drank water. The intense migraine headaches started at noon. I took two Alleve to no avail. I was in a foul state of mind, would take any calls or meet anyone in fear I’d rip their heads off with my negative super power mind control. How could something that brought me such joy betray me like this? Caffeine…say it ain’t so you vixen! I took a nap from 3-7pm then went to bed at 10pm and slept like a baby. The next week was OK but sluggish. I didn’t run any marathons or run for senate.
OK…5 days later I started drinking JOE again. Guess I fell off the coffee wagon. It happens. Starbucks is what it is for a reason.
I may quit again if my tummy doc insists but for now its working for me.
Tell me…what’s your experience with coffee (aka the black nectar of the Gods)?