Every morning I start my day with a cold brew or iced coffee. If not, then every morning begins with a wincing headache that turns into a painful migraine until I can get some caffeine into my system.

This past weekend I decided I wanted to break my caffeine addiction which is easier said than done. On Saturday, I had a cup of green tea which got me through my overall chill day. On Sunday, I skipped the cup of tea not thinking too much of it and sure enough, by Sunday night the headache began setting in. On Monday morning I woke up with a headache that was ten times worse than the night before. I knew the lack of any caffeine from the day before was the culprit.

I caved a little easier than what I should've and drank a cold brew with some almond milk. Thirty minutes later my headache from hell was completely gone. In conclusion, I am fully dependent on caffeine to function.

I am so serious when I talk about caffeine addiction and how it's real. I honestly wish it was discussed a little bit more and not so widely-accepted as it is. Caffeine is actually one of the most widely used addictive substances, according to Verywellmind.com. There's several negative effectives to one's health especially if turns into an addiction yet it is so heavily marketed to adults, teens, and even children.

In addition to severe, intense headaches, other symptoms of a caffeine withdrawal include lack of energy, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and even depression or irritability.

I am going to go back to my original plan of action by switching to green tea every morning while also continuing to do my research on how to best break a caffeine addiction. Any advice? Let me know.

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