Caffeine Fiend

I am a caffeine addict. There I’ve admitted I have a problem. And now, halfway through day two of rehab, I’m jonesing for an espresso or something.

This is all comes after discovering my blood pressure is out of whack, and while there isn’t conclusive evidence that caffeine has a negative effect, it couldn’t hurt to cut down. Cut down from what? Glad you asked:

It starts with two to three cups of strong brewed coffee at home before leaving for work, then another cup sitting at my desk, and a caffeinated beverage at lunch, either a coffee, iced tea, or diet soda.

It’s hard to pinpoint how much caffeine that is, so let’s just say it’s a lot.

Now I’ve cut back to one cup in the morning — and folks, this caffeine-free iced passion tea I’m sipping right now ain’t cutting it. That said, I need your help. If this blog stops making sense, becomes unfocused, or shows a decrease in general quality, please contact the Times Union immediately. Those experiencing caffeine withdrawal are said to be:

Irritable, unable to work, nervous, restless, and feeling sleepy, as well as having a headache. In extreme cases, nausea and vomiting has also been reported.

That should go over well at the office, especially if I can’t keep the vomiting in check. Vomiting at work is never a good thing.

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