Saturday, October 16, 2010
Well, weaning slowly has not worked well at all. I have to cut caffeine loose completely and I know from past experience that this is usually a three week (at least) period of migraine-like headaches, various body aches, and adrenals hurting. All this due to only half a small mug of coffee daily, can you believe it? Imagine if I drank more!
Oh how I've tried to get rid of this demon before. The longest I went without was for two years. Hooray for me. I started drinking coffee as an adult, and never really liked/loved it. I hate the way it makes me feel, yet I crave it when it's not there. And when I'm totally off it, I feel much better in some ways, but have absolutely no energy. So there's quite a bit of dependence (physical and psychological) going on, for sure.
This time, when I'm totally finished with this withdrawal period, I have to stick to my guns and not start again. Because each time it gets harder to kick the habit/addiction.
As far as the ensuing headaches, a sparkfriend recently told me that when she was in the hospital with a morphine drip for another matter, the headaches that were caused by the lack of caffeine were not even mitigated by the morphine! So, that gives you an idea of what is in-store for me. Yippeeee! (smiling)
Wishing all a fun weekend.