RE: Fao James re. Caffeine addiction / dependance
I have had headaches from caffeine withdrawal even though fluid intake was high. Couple of painkillers didnt get rid of it but a cup of coffee did. I am sure its something to do with the caffeine expanding(or conracting the blood vessels). Anyway the symptoms for me only lasted a day and by simply reducing intake over a few days I had no real side effects. I now dont drink much caffeine at all and 1 small cup of coffee sends me bouncing off the ceiling. I have become really sensitive to it now whereas before when I was consuming lots of caffeine, 200mg would hardly touch me stimulant wise. I have also found it can irritate my bowl badley which is the main reason for reducing it.