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i am so very weak 
27th-Jan-2004 11:24 am
Decided to begin the process of weening myself from my coffee master again last week.
I had done it before - when Deena was pregnant and was adhering to a strict ‘no alcohol no caffeine’ lifestyle, I thought it would only be fair to do the same. Stopped beer and coffee cold turkey, thinking that I’d be wanting a beer in an hour or so afterwards. Surprisingly, beer was no problem to give up. (Though DAMN it was good after 9 months.) Coffee, however, was torture. The headache began almost the same day, which I expected, since I had a little bit of a habit. What I didn’t expect was it lasting 4 days. I fell asleep with it. I woke up with it.

I wanted to die.

So after that went away, I thought staying off coffee would be a good idea. 9 months later, I had a small cup, and that was that. Back on the wagon. Coffee laughed from afar.

This time, I thought I’d try and trick coffee with a daily weening. I went from a cup in the morning, a refill at lunch, and an optional 3rd refill on my way home to a small cup of plain house coffee by last Friday. This weekend, I had *half a cup* in the middle of the day on Saturday, and I had none whatsoever on Sunday.

But coffee wouldn’t be fooled. I woke up yesterday with a raging headache, knowing full well that the only cure was to succumb to my coffee master.

I need an intervention.
27th-Jan-2004 11:51 am (UTC)
i cut out coffee once. i cheated by taking excedrin, though. it has caffeine in it, and also does wonders for headaches. you might want to consider using that as a crutch on the bad days.
27th-Jan-2004 05:55 pm (UTC) - Ha ha
We were out of coffee this morning so I took an Excedrin to prevent a potential headache.

Like most addictions it's half habitual. You should switch to tea and then start alternating between real tea and herbal. I say drink decaf, but I think it's pointless.
27th-Jan-2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
I should probably cut out caffeine too, but I'm totally lacking motivation.
28th-Jan-2004 05:17 pm (UTC) - Weak my ass
No way should you give up coffee. Coffee is our friend, and without your business the Colombians would have to rely solely on the cocaine industry. So....


Think of the children, you selfish bastard. Have a cup of joe.
29th-Jan-2004 12:32 pm (UTC)
heh....I got so stuck on coffee that I got off of it by taking caffiene pills. Now, if I dont get those,The incredibly horrible headache infests my head and I get the shakes...but the funny thing is...I'm only 16
2nd-Feb-2004 08:52 am (UTC)
oh my goodness! I just stumbled across the only person, other than my brother, with the name mahlon i've ever heard of. WOW! I'm shocked and amazed. you don't care I just uh...think it's neat.
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