We all know I have a slight.. cough.. ahem.. addiction to something. (see here, here, and here.) So I have been trying to wean myself from my liquid sidekick. The only problem is that the headaches have started.
I have never experienced a caffeine headache until this weekend. We didn't have any Diet Coke in the house, and I was just drinking water. I didn't even notice until Saturday night when I got my first splitting headache. It was bad. But I didn't think it could be because of a couple days without Diet Coke. Then the next day, I had one all day long. One so bad I didn't feel like doing much of anything but laying down in a dark room.
Then on Monday when it hadn't gone away, I started thinking it might have something to do with caffeine. Well Monday night I went to my parents to have dinner and I spotted a can of caffeine just waiting to be consumed by little old me.
I wanted this headache gone, so I drank it. What's funny is I almost instantly felt better. I didn't notice it at first and then.. "Hey, my headache's gone!"
So I drank one more can, and went about my business for the rest of the night. That's when the caffeine took effect. I started talking faster than usual, which for anyone who knows me, knows that faster than usual, means road runner fast.
I couldn't sleep that night, I kept waking up and I just wasn't tired. I don't want to go back to it, but if that headache comes back, I don't think I can say no. This sounds like an abusive relationship doesn't it?
Which brings me to the conclusion that Mr. Diet Coke.. doesn't want to break up. Is there a solution I'm missing? I just want to let him down gently.