Caffeine headaches are intense. I have tried to cut back to one soda a day but the headaches are ridiculous. I am stuck between one and two sodas a day for now. I might just have to endure the headaches after the new year to fulfill my goal of cutting down to at least one a day with no headaches. The caffeine headache is the only type of headache that I have had that is not affected by sleep or by taking pills such as Aleve or Advil.
I don’t want to quit caffeine totally. Just the sodas. I still enjoy two cups of coffee on most mornings. Somehow that wears off before the dreaded 2:00 lag in the afternoon. I do not see any way around the headaches. I do not want to substitute another caffeinated product for the soda. I do not want to take caffeine pills, energy drinks, or 5-hour energy shots for the sake of not getting headaches.
So for this Christmas and New Year’s season, I am settling at one to two sodas a day. I will renew the challenge in the New Year.