Gimme a Coke… just gimme a damn Coke!

by Suw on November 20, 2003

The last thing I dreamt this morning before waking up was that I had a can of Coke, and god, it tasted gorgeous.


I can be strong, yes I can.

A visitor November 20, 2003 at 9:45 am

Resiiiist, reeeesiiiiiisssstt……


Suw November 20, 2003 at 9:49 am

*crawls towards door*

must… have… coke… need… coke… now…


A visitor November 20, 2003 at 11:13 am


you might be (or might give a rat's rectum) interested to know I've started kicking off all addictions I'm currently under.
This includes cafeine, and I've been having a nagging nag in my head for two days now. The feeling that I can't wake up.

My brain is shouting “CAFEINE NOW YOU C*CKS*CK*R, WHAT ARE YOU KICKING OFF ABOUT?!”. Another part is more sly, letting me do unconscious things, like make me need to go to the little room so I pass by the coffeemachine. Or giving me this headachy, slumbering feeling.
I know I need only one cup to get rid of that…

Let's see who wins THIS time…



Bramski []

Suw November 20, 2003 at 11:16 am

Ooh, Brammetje, I bet you crack before I do!! But a tip for you – drink fruit juices instead. It helps, honest. 😉

A visitor November 20, 2003 at 11:59 am

Don't bet your bucks on it, Suw. I've only lost in the past, but I have to win one day!

Here's something to consider, from:

Many people's headaches are related to their consumption of caffeine, most commonly in the form of coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, and medications. Generally the headache is due to a “withdrawal” effect. Caffeine is very similar in structure to another chemical in our body called adenosine. One of adenosine's jobs is to dilate blood vessels in the head. Caffeine blocks this dilation. Your body then has to become more sensitive to adenosine to compensate. The only problem being that when caffeine is withdrawn, your body is overly sensitive to adenosine and blood vessels will dilate, creating a pounding headache. Naturally you reach for another coffee which ultimately results in a dependency or 'addiction' to caffeine. It is due to this blocking of arterial dilation that caffeine is commonly found in headache and migraine medication. It also has the ability to enhance the effects of paracetamol and aspirin.

It is believed that headache and migraine sufferers are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than the average person. Once your headaches / migraines have been properly diagnosed and more serious problems ruled out; you can then determine to what extent caffeine may be involved.

To determine if caffeine dependency is causing your headaches it is best to gradually reduce your intake rather than going 'cold turkey'. Even if you do not completely eliminate caffeine, it is best to limit your intake to a moderate amount, ie one or two cups of coffee per day. If the head-pain remains unchanged or worsens, it is always best to seek further professional advice.

Bramski []

Melissa November 20, 2003 at 3:30 pm

So then you got up and had some vodka instead?

Josh November 20, 2003 at 5:41 pm

It's tough to kick caffeine, God knows I've tried.

I'd comment further but I've already had two coffees and on my 2nd Diet Coke today. 🙂

And really, just WATCHING me put sugar in my coffee can cause headaches to the more sensitive.

Suw November 20, 2003 at 10:13 pm

Bram – Interesting post. I haven't had too much in the way of headaches the last few days, so that's A Good Sign, I think.

Melissa – damn! Why didn't I think of that?

Josh – So much sugar? But surely you're sweet enough as you are? *barfs*

Josh November 21, 2003 at 2:10 pm

Because coffee when it's too strong bugs my stomach, especially coffee with nothing in it. But enough half and half and sugar and I'm fine.

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