Anyone for coffee?
The 2nd and 3rd day at the hydro is quiet! Nobody feels like having conversations or moving around unnecessarily! Why? Withdrawal of caffeine sets in about 36 hours after the last cup of coffee or tea. If anyone has ever doubted caffeine is a drug of note, just try going without and see the effect it has on the nervous system primarily, but also on the circulatory system. A pounding headache sets in with blurred vision, nausea, coated tongue, restless sleep and the feeling of trembling in the limbs with leaded feet! You think I am talking nonsense? The experience of caffeine withdrawal can be as potent as symptoms caused by other drug withdrawals. The body feels decidedly poisoned and toxic as the days wear on at an agonising pace of headaches, lethargy and nausea.
Coffee and tea drinking have become so common in daily life, we forget or have never been made aware of the effects of caffeine.
Nothing gets your day started quite like a cup of tea or coffee. Your eyes suddenly open wide, your speech becomes faster, you can think easier, you feel enthusiastic and feel full of energy. Actually, you can feel on top of the world! Such is the wondrous effect of the aromatic brown liquid we wash down our throats with sugar, milk, honey or cream. Getting up has the promise of the first cup accompanied by the familiar sounds of kettle boiling, cups rattling, tinkling spoons as the ritual begins. The comfort of it all is the most alluring!