Not sure if this belongs in this forum or General Questions.
Does anyone else have a reallyreally bad reaction to caffeine?
If I make regular caffeinated coffee at home, an hour or so later I just feel BAD. A little shaky, but it’s more just an all over mental-emotional-physical BAD feeling. There is a physical component to it, but the bad part is sort of a mental feeling of being pressed-in from all sides, a feeling of being shoved into and confined in a tiny box. It’s a depressed feeling, a lack of energy (which is contrary to the way caffeine is “supposed” to work, right?).
I can’t seem to identify anything else to attribute it to. I don’t seem to have this reaction to sodas (but don’t drink them much). If I have coffee out somewhere, I don’t notice it, but maybe because I’m out and about talking to someone else, so I’m distracted. At home, it’s just me.
Since I got my new Aeropress (which I love), I’ve been making mostly decaf, but got some caffeinated by mistake and the couple of times I’ve made it, I just feel awful (as I do right now) a while later. It lasts for several hours.
Does anyone else have what they consider extreme reactions to caffeine?