Caffeine withdrawal, day 5

Caffeine moleculeSo, following a total meltdown after my stint at the local sci-fi con, I decided it was time to finally give up the caffeine. It screws with my migraines, and it makes travel a real bear, since going more than 12 hours without it would spike a headache—which can get really inconvenient in foreign airports and on camping trips.

So, after not having gone more than a day without caffeine since I was in grade school, I gave it up on Monday. Today is the first day I haven't had a headache, but I feel like I'm running at half-speed, and my brain is wrapped in cotton. Hopefully, it will get better from here. If anybody has any advice on dealing with caffeine withdrawal, I'd love to hear it.

By Jay Garmon

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