Caffeine can be so hard to cut, but very possible. I ended up quitting caffeine many years ago. Sometimes I'd have cheat days on and off for a year or two, but every 3 days after a cheat day I had a migraine... my body is very sensitive to things and went into withdrawals from not having caffeine, so I decided to just totally cut caffeine because of this with no more cheat days. Really miss Dr. Pepper! But it is better this way.I've kind of been having a rough time of it lately. I'm trying to get healthier, so I'm trying to cut back on caffeine, and a month and a half ago, I started going on half doses of my antidepressant. I'm really feeling drained at my job, behind on the music thread, ready for spring, and all I want to do is sleep and play the video game I started on my honeymoon flights.
Hopefully I'll be more active here soon.
What type of caffeinated beverage do you drink?
Sorry to hear you've been feeling crappy. It's hard feeling like that, no energy and not very motivated to do things. You mentioned trying to get healthier and going down on your antidepressant dose, were those two concepts related?
Thanks for your input. Y'know both the school nurse and my therapist asked when I had eaten the night before, and I can't remember... I think I had some cookie dough, but no dinner...? so it is possible I was hungry. If so, the pain in my ankle could have exasperated it. When I was very young, I used to pass out if I didn't have breakfast, but this hasn't happened since I've been an adult. I was very hungry when waking up, too, so this also made me wonder if it was hunger/low blood sugar. If it happens again, I am definitely going to a doctor.W WillowMarie , your dizziness/passing out episode sounds a lot like what I experience if my blood sugar goes too low. While I am diabetic, low blood sugar can happen in anyone. If it happens again, immediately have a glass of juice, milk or sugared soda and as other have said, get medical help. If it is your blood sugar the drink should help raise it and you should feel better within 15 minutes.
That is so depressing! I cannot imagine ever giving away one of my cats if moving! But people do it all the time. I really wonder if those people enjoy having cats and have a connection with them. I know there are all sorts of different circumstances, but I would do everything possible to not give them up.I don’t understand some people and their thought process. Case in point: on my Nextdoor app a mother is pleading for a cat companion for her 10 yr old son. Apparently his 3 yr old cat was hit and killed when accidentally slipping out the door. I was looking at a Craigslist community ad because I try matching lost pets to owners (I know, a lesson in futility). I came across an ad for a free 15yr old cat that the owner was getting rid of because he was moving. He stated that the cat was healthy because he had it since she was a kitten! I was so upset that I emailed him to please please please reconsider this. No response. So I pleaded with the woman who was looking for a cat for her son. I even said that this could be a great lesson in compassion for her son. No response. I just don’t get how people can be so indifferent and even callous to situations that require them to be compassionate. This is hard for me to swallow
You have such a big heart! Thank you for caring about those cats!