#1
So I usually have at least one coffee a day, it wakes me up in the morning and if I have work in the evening I usually have one then too, but for the last week and a half or so I just haven't felt like drinking coffee or having caffeine at all.

And then two days ago I got a headache, which got worse and turned into a migraine. I took the next day off school, and it was getting really bad until I decided to have a coffee. Then it started feeling a lot better for a while... then this morning it came back.

I did a bit of research and apparently these are caffeine withdrawal symptoms, and it can happen to anyone who has a regular intake of coffee but then stops for a while. And now it feels like unless I make myself drink coffee again, I'm gonna keep having these headaches

Anyone else had this before? Any (unprofessional) advice? How do you like your coffee?
tl;dr stopped drinking coffee got headache
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#2
You sir, are addicted to coffee. Congratulations on having one of the most hilarious addictions ever.

Talk to ye olde doctor.
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#3
I'm not addicted though I genuinely don't fancy one right now
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And the flowers die
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#6
I don't like coffee and I don't need caffeine to get me going.
If you don't want to rely on coffee to avoid headaches, just man up for the first while and the withdrawal symptom might go away.
#7
lol, if its only a couple cups a day your fine. My high point was like between 5-10 cups a day with 1-2 monsters. When i quit as part of a bet, i ended up sick and throwing up at work on day 3. Needless to say i lost the bet and started caffein again. If you just get headaches your fine, if your closer to me; reduce slowly, very slowly or shit will hit the fan
#8
Totally. I'm back on coffee again. The two weeks when I gave up coffee were hell. School took way to long and I didn't learn anything in my first three classes. Now I'm actually awake and I know what's going on in school.
#10
Start by stepping down to something with less caffeine. And don't use it to get the caffeine rush, only to quell the headache.

And yeah, you might not be psychologically addicted, but you can't have withdrawal symptoms without an addiction.
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#11
Well, shit. I guess I'll just have a small one >_>
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When I think of the perpetual journey through life
When it always feels like autumn
The wind moves slowly to the north
And the flowers die
Rain falls in my dreams

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#12
I miss caffeine.
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#13
I drank coffee for a long time and decided to quit last year. It took a couple of weeks for slowly reducing intake every day to get off of it.

Then I hooked again after a 5 month layoff. I was able to quit again with cold turkey and aspirin.
#14
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I was able to quit again with cold turkey and aspirin.


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#15
I get headaches from caffeine withdrawal often. Excedrin Migraine works for me.
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#16
I only have coffee on the days that I have class at 8:30. I don't handle caffeine very well, so i can only drink it 13 hours before i want to sleep.
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#17
I stopped because I ended up staying up for a little over 3 days. I haven't had any headaches though, but I've been drinking coffee religiously lately.
#18
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I stopped because I ended up staying up for a little over 3 days.


Wow, impressive I went one night without any sleep once, I was so weird the next day, almost certainly thanks to caffeine
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When I think of the perpetual journey through life
When it always feels like autumn
The wind moves slowly to the north
And the flowers die
Rain falls in my dreams

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#19
ITT: People don't understand the differences between chemical and physical/psychological addictions.
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#20
If you have a headache drink some water and put something cold on the back of your neck. If one doesn't work, the other will. An empty bottle you can fill up is ideal for this task.
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#22
You have three options:

1) Stop being a pussy
2) Quit caffeine altogether
3) Drink coffee multiple times a day, everyday
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#23
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So I usually have at least one coffee a day, it wakes me up in the morning and if I have work in the evening I usually have one then too, but for the last week and a half or so I just haven't felt like drinking coffee or having caffeine at all.

And then two days ago I got a headache, which got worse and turned into a migraine. I took the next day off school, and it was getting really bad until I decided to have a coffee. Then it started feeling a lot better for a while... then this morning it came back.

I did a bit of research and apparently these are caffeine withdrawal symptoms, and it can happen to anyone who has a regular intake of coffee but then stops for a while. And now it feels like unless I make myself drink coffee again, I'm gonna keep having these headaches

Anyone else had this before? Any (unprofessional) advice? How do you like your coffee?
tl;dr stopped drinking coffee got headache


You might be physically addicted to caffeine. My professor has it so bad he always has 200 mg caffeine tablets with him at all times.

You may consider weaning yourself off by decreasing your intake by 25% every 2-5 days, depending how you feel.
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#24
Caffieine... I don't know...

I prefer ginseng.


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