Yesterday, Tuesday, was Day 2 of my cleanse and coffee detox. I thought I was dying. The headache I had kept me from looking at my computer screen, so I couldn’t even blog about the experience. I actually didn’t realize what was going on at first.
I thought something was wrong with me.
I had chills, my nose was running, I was achy all over. I could think of many things this could be attributed too. Such as the long walks I’d taken with my son in San Francisco over the weekend while playing tourist. Maybe I’d caught a cold or something, but it wasn’t that type of sick. The chills were different. I was sweating and a bit dizzy.
I guess something WAS wrong with me. My body was throwing off toxins in my body from the overload of caffeine. I started reading online how caffeine is a drug. I knew this but the actuality of it didn’t hit until I had this experience. It reminded me of the scene in the movie “Ray” with Jaime Fox when Ray Charles goes through drug rehab. I felt like a junky getting off drugs.
It hit me that I was having withdrawal symptoms; I just never thought they would be so bad. By late afternoon, I was wiped out and had to take a nap. Mostly , I needed to close my eyes because of the headache. The aches in my body were really bad. I couldn’t stand it after a while and took an aspirin. That helped. After having a raw vegetable salad and some fruit I decided to just go to bed early. I couldn’t sleep becuase of the body pains. I felt like a wimp but I took an Aleve. It probably has caffeine but I don’t know; I just wanted to get rid of some of the pain and go to sleep.