I've felt like crap all day--headache from hell, puking, just miserable.
I think it was caffeine withdrawal. I realized this evening that I hadn't had any caffeine since Friday. Not a planned thing. I usually have iced tea or coke at lunch, just for the purpose of fending off this kind of thing. Well, Friday I had lunch with two parishioners at a Mexican restaurant, accompanied with a lime Jarrito. Saturday, I spent part of the day with my ex (yeah, we've learned we can be friends, if not spouses) at a local festival. I had a nutritious lunch of a funnel cake, popcorn and beer. Sunday, i ate at the free community lunch at the Episcopal Church two doors from my church, with lemonade.
By late morning today, I had a headache that would knock down an elephant. By lunch time I was so nauseous I couldn't eat. And my mid-afternoon, I was puking in spite of having nothing in my stomach. I found myself thinking, "Well, it feels like a caffeine headache, but I haven't had one in years." Then I realized...and yes, made myself a cup of tea. It took all evening, and finally getting some food in my tummy, but I'm finally feeling better.
I'm powerless over caffeine, and I don't give a damn. Make me some tea!!
And caffeine withdrawal is a bitch. I've been able to cut out caffeine enough now that I can have it occasionally without getting re-addicted. And Critters..I don't know if this makes you feel any better or not..but killer headaches and puking ones guts out..Thats sadly a common occurence in my life now....I even work a lot experiencing one or more of those symptoms...Being chronically ill sucks..
10. Actually, when I was doing my chaplaincy internship, I had these symptoms.
I did my clinical at a Seventh-Day Adventist hospital, which meant there was no caffeine served in the cafeteria, vending machines, anywhere. I started having symptoms like this b mid-afternoon every day. One of the nurses on the oncology unit where I was working asked me if I usually drank caffeine. I said I drank both tea and coke quite a lot. She and a doctor at the station both suggested I bring a tea bag of can of pop with caffeine for lunch the next day. I did, and felt fine that afternoon. I mentioned this to the doctor, and he said I was addicted. He made some suggestions for easing off, but I was worried about the quality of my work (and grade) suffering. So, I thanked him kindly, and brought tea bags to work every day.
I felt as if I was about to have the flu, but I slept and took a lot of vitamins and never actually got sick.
Critters, considering all the places you ate, is it possible that you got a touch of food poisoning?
I've had caffeine withdrawal, but never anything like that. Between my freshman and sophomore years of college, I worked on the phone lines for catalogue sales at a Sears store, and I survived by drinking gallons of coffee. Okay, not gallons, but coffee for breakfast, coffee for my two breaks, and coffee at lunch.
However, when I returned to college, I found that they had hired a new food service contractor, someone who for some reason was incapable of producing drinkable coffee. It was the foulest stuff I had ever tasted, and that was before the days of gourmet coffee, so you know it was seriously bad. So I quit cold turkey. Within a day, I had splitting headaches and trouble staying awake.
Since drinking college coffee was out of the question, I bought a little hot pot, a jar of Taster's Choice, and some Solo cups. Problem solved. The fact that Taster's Choice tasted heavenly in comparison to the college coffee should give you a clue as to how bad it was.
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