gotta find that coffee balance man
Coffee is so good I need it
Yeah dude. It was crazy. Like one day I could fall asleep after an XL and the next I was in straight panic mode for 8 hours after a half of what I normally could drink. So I started getting decaf with smaller sizes but I was still panicking so bad for seriously no reason. Like I would be driving and looking at the road and did not feel like it was me driving. I consciously knew that I was but I felt so out of touch that I wasn’t totally convinced lol. I obviously was reacting to what was in front of me but I just did not feel all there. It’s been kind of scary but since not having any caffeine everything is totally fine. No panic attacks or any symptoms like that so I’m convinced it has to have been the caffeine. If it was anxiety I’d have shit going on without caffeine but I’ve been okay with that lol.
Interestingly my doc asked what helped when I felt like that and honestly it usually subsided significantly after dinner. So for a minute I thought it was my blood sugar being low? But she explained that caffeine was probably inappropriately activating my fight or flight response - I mean that’s what caffeine does but it was to a much greater extent than the amount I was consuming should. By eating you activate your parasympathetic nervous system which is the exact opposite so that kind of makes sense. Lol I also indirectly learned the mechanism behind stress eating.
But yeah I got a nice patho lesson from my doc and I kind of feel good knowing what the fuck has been going on. It’s nice to be able to think about it logically and not be clueless as fuck. She said that is not that uncommon, it’s certainly not common but she’s seen someone go from drinking multiple cups a day to being completely intolerant to any caffeine.
def sad. I asked for a bunch of coffees for Christmas but I wouldn’t even be able to handle decaf at this point so maybe I’ll just ask for coffee candles and fine (caffeine free) teas lol.