I have been caffeine free for 24 hours. My head hurts A LOT! I have prayed. I have had a lot of water. I have taken ibuprofen. My body is suffering from withdrawal.
This is not a lecture to anyone about caffeine. I have only quit because my cardiologist asked me to try it for 30 days.
It is, however, an observation about being addicted to things to "get us through the day." Sweets. Soaps. Celebrity gossip. TV. The Internet. We gasp at the plight of addicts. Why can't they just STOP smoking, drinking, snorting, looking, eating...?
I am one if them.
I miss the aroma of my morning coffee. I miss the fizz of my Diet Coke. Everywhere I look I am reminded of what I cannot have.
Quitting is hard. It will be better for my heart, my bones, my hydration and therefore my blood pressure. I know all the reasons to quit. Yet, my body craves caffeine.
I have been told it will just take a couple of days to feel normal again, but this experience has given me a different outlook on people I can otherwise be quick to judge.