A few weeks ago, I tried to gradually cut down on my caffeine. I was planning on doing this by decreasing the amount by 2 cups per week. Was this to ambitious?
How did it go?
- I felt ill. I’m not sure if I got a cold or if this was some weird side effect from the caffeine withdrawal. It felt just like the cold or flu. I felt horrible for over a week.
- I felt irritable towards just about everyone, but I did my best to control myself. There was no need to punish any innocent bystanders.
- The above two problems were pretty bad by themselves. Finally, I couldn’t take it anymore and stopped.
I don’t really have a strategy now. Some people have given me some great suggestions through this blog. Maybe I just have to find the right time. Maybe I just have to go ‘cold turkey’ and just stop drinking coffee. If I take a vacation and stock up on Advil, I will eventually be fine. Right?