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Morning #2: An Update!

Okay, so yesterday I did the same routine of cutting out the caffeine save for one in the morning. I did however have one glass of black ice tea with lunch which I looked up and it doesn't have as much caffeine as say a can of coke. My previous lunch go to was a second energy drink. NO MAS! I know there are no caffeine sodas out there but I'm also trying to cut out the sugar as well. I have tried sparkling sodas and while they are not my fave it is a nice option if I'm craving that bubbly sensation.

I went home and did have a small sprite because to be honest I am starting to fight those caffeine sugar headaches. I took a few pain killers but I don't want to take too much because I already take lithium which I have been told paired with pain meds can cause issues with the kidneys. I took 2 hydroxezine right away because I could already feel my nerves kind of "buzzing" if you will. I did not lounge on my bed but instead sat on the couch and played on my phone a while. I made a cup of chamomile tea with honey, like the night before and then actually took a warm bath before getting ready for bed. I listened to The Office while falling asleep and I did find myself having racing thoughts. I sat with them and practiced calm breathing and found that unlike the night before I didn't feel the warmth shooting from my chest as it was escalating into a panic attack. I did still feel anxious after about 5 minutes but I had calmed it enough to fall asleep.

Hope this helps anyone who needs some ideas! So far this is working out for me, but we'll see!

XoXo,

Lioness

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congrats on your efforts, it's smart to slowly come off caffeine....because it's certainly an addiction, like anything can be really...but it is actually addictive. If I go cold turkey...I get bad headaches...and that's not good cause they turn into migraines...but I too had to stop any caffeine after lunch or I don't sleep well.

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Thanks for responding! Yes, I find caffeine is my weakness for sure.

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it's a double edge sword for me.....I get migraines....and caffeine in small amounts can actually help with them somewhat....but too much can bring one on...

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I am new to this site and clicked on your post, good job yesterday and keep a bright outlook today. I came to this site for support for my anxiety but also to give support to others. I am here for you, thank you for the ideas!

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Thanks so much for your kind words! Also, welcome! I hope I can also help with with any support you may need! I plan to post my daily updates on how my battle with anxiety and panic attacks is going. Thanks for being there!

~Lioness

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I think the fake sweeteners they put in soda only make us crave more soda and sweets. They don’t satisfy like sugar does. Our body’s evolved with sugar and when you substitute it the body goes haywire. I stopped drinking soda years ago because I had to. I switched to flavored seltzer water.

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YES! I have noticed that. I buy those little baby cokes, the 90 cal ones. I'll drink one then immediately want another!! Thanks for your reply!

~Lioness

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It's been 3 days we need an updaaaate

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