Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Caffeine Withdrawl

is the worst....  I am rounding the 62 hour mark since my last hit of caffeine.  It hurts. Everything hurts.  I have a headache from hell.  My stomach hurts.  I am shaking.  But I am also at work as I have an urgent file that needs my attention today.  :o(

I am determined to get through this though.  They say 3 days of headaches is all you get, so I only have today and tomorrow to get through.  Then hopefully it will all be over.  I gave up the Diet Coke about 6 weeks ago, but have still been having cups of tea or iced coffee to substitute.  I am not sure why I decided that this was the week I was giving it all up, but I made the decision and I am determined to stick to it, no matter how much it hurts.

This morning I had to give myself some Reiki on my head just to get out of bed.  I have never been successful doing Reiki on myself before, but thankfully this morning it worked enough for me to get up and out.  Who knows how long it will last for though.

I just need to get through the next 36 hours and I am sure I will be fine.  I'll be back then.



Anonymous said...

You can do it - just hang in there and drink plenty of water. If you turn back now you've gone through all of the pain for nothing! You can do it!

Jess @ THIR said...

Aww sweetie it's gets better I swear... I only have coffee if I am desperate now, and the hit is so much more worth it when you don't have it often!
In saying that my withdrawals lasted for about two weeks... no more headaches after 4 - 5 days. I was a hardcore caffiene addict though, red bull, coffee, the works. Like 2 red bulls a day plus 8 coffees, and that was just before lunch... argh, glad I got outta that!

Emz said...

Oooh hun, that sounds awful!!! I hope you start feelinh better soon!! xoxo