About a week and a half ago, I decided to drop caffeine like a bad habit (which it sort of is, right?). I wish I could say this was my choice, but it's actually a prereq for surgery. I must be free of all the caffeines a month beforehand. And while I actually have a little over a month and a half until my surgery date (yes, I finally got a date), I figured I'd get a jump start on it.
All I can say is wow. To be honest, I didn't even know how much my body depended on caffeine. I had my one coffee drink first thing in the morning, and that was basically it. I'm not a big soda or tea drinker, so I was really surprised by how much I was affected by nixing the caffeine.
Not gonna lie, the first week of this so-called "detox", I was a flat out mess. I was tired, irritable, my emotions all over the place, just a real treat to be around. Strangely enough, though, I didn't get the notorious headaches. And for that, I'm grateful. Cuz I've heard some horror stories about the hurting of the head parts.
Thankfully, now that I am about 10 days "clean", these side effects have pretty much all but subsided. Except for the sleepy part, that is. I'm still totally dragging ass, and just can't seem to get motivated. Like, AT ALL (hence the lack of blogging).
My question for you guys is: how do I get my energy/motivation back sans the caffeine? I won't be able to have it post-surgery, so this is obviously something I'm going to have to learn to deal with. Will this tiredness go away with time, or do I need to do/take something (and if so, what?) to get my energy level back to normal?