I’m not sure if everyone has this problem, or if I simply have an addictive personality, but I can’t handle the introduction of caffeine in my life.
- Since my teenager years I have had a bad caffeine habit that I regularly reset and restart, time and time again.
It starts with an innocent cup of coffee, and before I know it I’m drinking the hot beverage all day; after a certain threshold I simply feel anxious and stressed, physically uncomfortable, and sweaty. This is exactly what happened the other day, and I couldn’t decide if I was having hot flashes or not. I was working at home and got carried away with my coffee making, soon feeling like the air around me was a furnace and I was burning alive. I checked the thermostat, but the air temperature was appropriately set, I was feeling overheated despite the prolific AC settings that we had employed. I tried to go back to work and ignore the sweat beads that were forming on my forehead, but it felt like I was suffocating in the hot air and I actually was starting to feel sick. I turned the temperature down even lower and positioned myself near an air vent, trying to soak up every waft of air conditioned air. At this point, I was honestly doubting whether or not I was physically ill, as I lay spread eagle under the ceiling fan. After an hour or so the sweats passed, and I was forced to admit that I have a coffee addiction running rampant.