Food and Nutrition, lifestyle

How to deal with caffeine withdrawal?

Addiction is an adaptation. It’s not you, It’s the cage you live in.
– Johann Hari.

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Caffeine though said it is good for health, it can have it’s own side effects when consumed in too much dose. Caffeine stimulates the nerves in our body and keeps us active and alert for longer time. As we are busy in our day to day work, we use caffeine to focus and have an effective output. And eventually people come to a point where they actually have to stop their intake. But when they do so, they go through many other symptoms which is very difficult to deal with. People who are used to having caffeine on a regular basis, it can be very hard for them to stop it.

Symptoms of Caffeine withdrawal are headache, fatigue, mood swing, difficulty in focusing, constipation, tiredness, crankiness, anxiety, tremors, etc.

Ways to deal with those symptoms and stop the addiction as well:

Don’t stop caffeine intake abruptly
People who are trying to get out of caffeine addiction, for them it can be very difficult to do so. And cutting it completely will only make them more frustrated. So, it would be better to reduce it gradually.

Drink lots of non-caffeinated fluids
Staying hydrated can be the first step to prevent the craving of caffeine. Drink water as much as you can. Most of the time we are just thirsty. Including fruit juice can be of great help as well.

Healthy snacks
Dry fruits and nuts have many good minerals and nutrients which help your body in recovery and get the energy to stay active. So when you get the craving for caffeinated drinks, I would suggest you try having some healthy snacks which includes dry fruits and nuts.

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Take small naps
Taking small power naps periodically throughout the day can help with fatigue and tiredness in body.

Ice pack
If you get headaches as part of the symptoms, you can apply ice pack on head and if it becomes severe you can take prescribed medication.

Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil or menthol helps in improving in mood swings and also reduces the craving. It also helps in relieving tension in body.

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Having anxiety and panic attacks in this situation is very normal. Since caffeine helps you in staying focus and productive, suddenly without it you might feel incompetent. You may feel stressed and drained out as well. If you are going through this phase, meditation is your cure. Meditation calms you down and helps you stay focused through out the day.

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Have a great weekend ahead.
Thank You!


Pratha Nayak


28 thoughts on “How to deal with caffeine withdrawal?”

  1. Good afternoon Pratha Nayak
    I can’t do art
    I was a chef by profession at the time
    my life has never turned
    in the way
    as I imagined it in my mind
    as I would have liked to have
    would have wanted myself
    i’m not a philosopher
    not a spiritual one
    the life that is us
    is from himself
    with arbitrariness
    against suffering the need
    that cannot be removed
    also a damage
    or provided from outside
    I want
    I have to overcome all odds
    know to assume
    I leave happiness to the able
    the chosen one
    the good
    they are allowed with everything
    Money, success, filled with everything
    to the sky
    grow beyond me
    my life has never been easy
    and what I eat I cook myself
    I don’t have to do anything
    just the sequence of what is really
    necessary is
    the better the daily trial
    I have no questions for you
    to your basic attitude
    I wish you in your job
    as a painter, artist
    as a writer
    the very best
    Best regards
    Your Hans Gamma

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    1. Hello Hans,

      Thank you so much for your good wishes.
      And I hope you eventually get whatever you wish for. But I must point out that your are very good writer. You express your emotions in such a deep way that it touches one’s heart.
      What I just want to suggest is please try to have a grateful mindset for the things you have in life. And happiness is self created. We all wish for bigger things and wish our dreams to come true.
      But for that to happen we first need be grateful for what we already have in life.
      Cooking is a great profession.
      I love cooking as well. I try creating new receipes and it excites me. Even I am the only person who eats it, I feel happy that I have the previledge to do so.

      I hope you get all the happiness in life.
      I wish you the best.

      Best Regards,
      Pratha Nayak

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  2. The addiction is the search for a balance. I am, to, mine, on the way since I was born, in search of myself.

    Of course, it’s dark in my heart and night.

    The arrogant consciousness tells me that my soul is my cage. Although I think the subconscious is the source of all life.
    Reply to: – Johann Hari.

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      1. I brew a pot of green tea daily. It’s what I look forward to that gets me up in the morning. It gives me a calming more meditative sort of energy.

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