Monday, March 5, 2012
At the edge of caffeine withdraw
Noticeable symptoms in in the day were headache, irritability, lethargy and near the night sleepiness starting around 7:30 pm. My headache and irritability symptoms seems to go away around 5:00 pm. Sleeping was much easier and deeper for me from day 1.
After two weeks the symptoms weren't 100% gone but I felt that that was enough time to reintroduce caffeine.
My new ritual of drinking coffee is only following the end of withdraw symptoms. Substituting decaf to allow me to maintain ritual consistency. If I know I need a boost later in the day for example before I go to the gym, I would substitute decaf in the morning and go with a coffee just before the event. Every 6 hour count so if you can put it off, the kick should be stronger.
Overall I have achieved my desired goals and feel a new level of alertness. the withdraw symptoms also feel more tolerable with the passage of time.