Hi, my name is Kit and I’m a caffeine addict.
(I know, it’s a cliché, but it works).
I don’t generally drink that much - rarely more than 2 cups a day, more often one. This may not seem like a lot, but I do tend to drink it fairly strong. More importantly, I need the cup of coffee in the morning.
Recently I’ve noticed that I’ve become unusually irritable (That’s not to say I’m not normally irritable, just more so than usual). This has coincided quite precisely with the resumption of my caffeine addiction, so I’ve decided that giving up coffee would be a good idea. Even if it’s not causing my irritability it’s still a good idea.
The problem is that last time I gave up coffee, and recently when I’ve had to miss my morning cup, I’ve had pounding headaches. So far I’ve managed to escape with only a dull ache, but I suspect it will get worse (I’ve been less than half a day without it).
So, who else has had experience giving up caffeine? Do you have any tips? Also, it’s nice to have a hot drink to start my morning with and I’d prefer not to just switch to decaf. There aren’t many normal teas I like, but I do like some herbal varieties.