I am going cold turkey on caffeine, starting now. It's easy to say right now after I've already had 2 glasses of soda today as well as taken a dose of excedrin for my migraine, but I really need to do this. I have been caffeine free in the past, and I felt much more energetic and was almost migraine free. (I had them about once or twice a month as I have my whole life, as opposed to 3-4 days a week like I am now.) I am pretty sure the migraines are being caused by the caffeine, and possibly in part by the artificial sweeteners in the diet pop I've been drinking. I started drinking the caffeine again when my child stopped nursing back in around October, and my consumption of it has steadily increased... then I was going through 1 two liter a week, and lately I've been up to 2-3 two liters a week. Bad.
The best way for me to do this I know is just cold turkey. That's how it is with everything for me at the moment. If it's in the house, I will be too tempted. I have a super active toddler, and this muggy weather makes me feel so tired, and sometimes it helps my headaches, but I really think it probably causes them in the first place. I know I would fall back on it to have it in the house.
So to start there is no more soda in my house and I'm not going to buy any more. My husband doesn't drink it so that won't be an issue, but usually when he stops to fill up his tank he will buy me a bar of dark chocolate. That is going to have to stop too for the time being. I don't "overdose" on chocolate, I'm pretty good with it... but I think getting rid of my caffeine addiction will be quicker without it. I have been taking excedrin for my migraines and I know it is going to be bad for the the next few days to a week maybe... I started taking a daily feverfew supplement and hope that will help, and I am going to try ibuprofin or tylenol instead... something without the caffeine. I suppose I'll be stopping the "diet" fake sugar stuff at the same time since the soda is really the only thing I take that in, so if that is also causing the headaches, well, better to get rid of that too. So, cold turkey.
I would love someone to text with maybe going through the same thing right now, because I know this is going to be difficult for me. It's easier for me to text than get to the computer. (I have to keep the laptops up and out of reach because my toddler is obsessed with trying to pick the keys off! Lol.) Please say a prayer for me. My headaches are difficult and I don't want to be a bear to my husband for the next few days or weeks because of it. I'm hoping my system will detox quickly! This is going to be my first "weight loss" step as well... I know this issue has been holding me back. If you want to text with me please reply here or leave me a private message with your number and I'll send or text you mine as well.