Thursday, September 8, 2011

Head. Desk.

Remember my post a couple of days ago regarding purging?  Well another thing I purged was....wait for it...coffee.

Those of you who know me know I love my caffeine and my main source of it being coffee.  There hasn't been a day in forever where there wasn't a visit to Starbucks, Peets or some other coffee establishment to get my fix first thing in the morning so I could "function."  I had noticed that the effect was diminishing so I also began having an afternoon "pick me up."  In the last couple of months however, I realized how excessive I've been with it.  Actually my stomach and digestive system have realized how excessive I've been with it and began revolting on me complete with heartburn that hasn't allowed me a really good night's sleep in a while.  Notice I didn't say I cut out caffeine...just coffee.  The truth is the caffeine in tea and other drinks don't really give me any kind of "kick" and regardless if I drink these refreshments in place of coffee, my body always feels like it's going through withdrawal.  What does that mean?  That means on Day 1 there's exhaustion where my brain and body function in slow motion to the point where it's noticeable to people besides me.  Day 2 brings on more exhaustion and a migraine to keep the fatigue company.  Day 3 is a much less painful version of the combination of Day 1 and Day 2.  By Day 4, I'm usually free of the detox symptoms and can just focus on breaking the habit of the addiction.

So where am I in my current detox?  Day 3 and this time there has been no sighting of a migraine in any of my detox days.  Thank God!  I have started taking 1000mg of L-Arginine due to the endorsement of Dr. Oz for relaxing blood vessels and allow better blood flow to the extremeties, so that may have helped me avoid the dreaded migraine.  But what has increased is the fatigue involved.  It's Day 3 and I currently feel like this:


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