I have a slight addiction, but after a day or two off it, the headaches go away and I'm fine without it.
It must change the flavor of things, because decaffeinated coffee is just NOT the same. I drink coffee because I genuinely enjoy it. Starting my day with a cup has little to do with using caffeine to wake up. It's more of an emotional thing, which is why soda and tea don't work as substitutes.
It does make me shaky if I drink too much without eating, and it will keep me awake if I drink it too late at night.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
I used to drink a lot of caffeine until it started giving me gastritis, then I stopped. After about 3 months of being off of it I tried drinking a cup of coffee and got to experience what my doctor called "caffeine hypersensitivity" which was his nice way to explain the repeating panic attacks I got after drinking it.
Bleh. I've been off the stuff ever since. I do miss my Cinnamon Roll Cappuccinos but that's about it.
"There is no such thing as spare time, no such thing as down time, no such thing as free time, there is only life time. Go."
― Henry Rollins
Caffeine (coffee) doesn't really do anything for me. I found a few years ago I would have withdrawl symptoms if I didn't have a coffee. So I stopped drinking it for a while. Haven't had withdrawl symptoms since on days where I don't have coffee. It doesn't wake me up, so I'm drinking it purely for the taste.
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"I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely." -Kim Basinger