Great. I am officially an addict in withdrawal! Here are the common symptoms of caffeine withdrawal and yes, I do have every single one of them except the vomiting:
-headache behind eyes and front of head
-lack of concentration
-low blood pressure
-heart rhythm abnormality
The pharmacist said that 'if you feel better or more awake after a morning coffee, then you are at minimum mildly addicted' and should consider stopping. O. M. G. I never thought one little coffee each day was affecting my system to the extent that quitting would make me ill. That actually frightened me a bit. Then he cheered me up by saying on average the symptoms lasted two weeks and at worst TWO MONTHS! *gulps* That sounds like a riot on legs.
I am officially freaked out. This is a mild version of what you get with drug or alcohol withdrawal but I already understand why addicts don't want to experience it. I feel terrible right now. Walking to the kitchen leaves me out of breath, jelly legged, faint and with a nice bout of nausea and shakes. It's horrible! I'm exhausted and grumpy all the time. My guts are in turmoil. I want to sleep for a month. It's really awful.
Chuckles advice? Re-evaluate your caffeine habits! Check out this link to see how strong your addiction might be:
Then, if you decide you want to stop taking it, PLEASE speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice about gradual withdrawal. Trust me, you don't want to be having a dose of this!