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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:02 AM
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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!!


Critters
just wasted her day off
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:11 AM
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1. What kind of tea? Iced or hot?
:hug: Sorry you're not feeling well.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:24 AM
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9. The only caffeine I had in the house was tea bags, and I wanted it in my system FAST!
I could've heated it, then iced it, but that would've taken more time than I wanted. So, in the midst of an extreme heat warning, I was sipping hot tea. Any port in a storm!
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:31 AM
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11. What kind of tea bags?
Lemon Zinger.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:32 AM
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12. No, just regular Equal Exchange black tea. I have some lemon tea, but it's decaf.
Not what I needed tonight.
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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:38 AM
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13. Too bad.
:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:15 AM
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2. My dear mycritters2...
Ooh, that's rough...

Caffeine withdrawal is terrible...

I'm glad you're feeling better at last, sweetie...

I'm addicted as well...

:hug:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:17 AM
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4. I am feeling okay now. Won't feel like sleeping, probably, since I had that tea so late.
But I'll live with that. I'm gonna try to go to bed soon.

It is amazing how bad I felt. I've tried to go off caffeine in the past, and finally gave up. Now I remember why.

Thanks for the :hug:, Peg!
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:19 AM
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5. I can't quit caffeine either
:hug: Hope you feel better now and are able to get some sleep.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:22 AM
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7. Thanks, Connonym. I stopped trying to get off the stuff years ago.
I really only drink it to avoid these symptoms. So, this was an important reminder. I'm addicted, and that's just the way it is.

Thanks for the good wishes. Have a good night! :hi:
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:16 AM
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3. I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well
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..
x(
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:20 AM
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6. I didn't realize you lived with these symptoms chronically.
I'm sorry to hear. I can't imagine feeling this way as a common occurrence. That does suck. Puts my one crappy day in perspective.

So sorry, turtlensue! :hug:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:23 AM
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8. You should talk with your doctor about that...
I can understand the caffeine making you feel better, but not the severity of your symptoms. I can't help thinking there's more to it than caffeine withdrawal.

Hope you're much better tomorrow! :hug:
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:30 AM
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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.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:44 AM
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15. I can't help wondering if it isn't a more serious problem (neurological?)
that the caffeine alleviates.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:56 AM
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17. That's consistent with caffeine withdrawal in my experience
The husband has threatened to take me to ER for it before. (I think I responded by mumbling and staring blankly at the wall while shaking, between bouts of hurling into the toilet)
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:38 AM
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14. Are you drinking enough water?...
...headaches can also be a sign of dehydration. Especially if you are drinking alcohol.

And "funnel cake, popcorn and beer", sounds like a recipe for a headache. Just sayin'... :-)
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 01:45 AM
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16. There's also a virus going around.
A few days back I was having bad headaches and slept 20 to 30 hours at a time! I just figured it was another bout of depression, and didn't understand why.

I don't know WHY it always takes hindsight for me to figure this out. You'd think I'd know this by now. When I get sick, my normal reaction is to sleep a lot. Duh!

I saw a Dr today for an unrelated reason, and he discovered I was a bit feverish. My chest really hurts now, and he listened to my lungs and felt I'd had a virus, that he'd just got over himself.

Well duh! It never occurred to me that I was actually sick and running a fever.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 11:16 AM
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19. Yes, I fought something off over the weekend
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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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-05-08 11:07 AM
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18. Asprin Free Excedrin
That works........................finger

:hi: :hug:
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