It’s a sad day, but one I knew was coming. I’ve got to take a break from caffeine.
1. I’m annoyed at how much I’m spending on it
2. Caffeine (and other stimulants) are highly associated to more frequent and more severe tics from Tourette Syndrome. This doesn’t seem to be the case with every Touretter, but it’s definitely the case with me. Usually it’s worth the trade off. Right now, I think the potential relief from the symptoms will outweigh the pouting because I can’t have my diet Mountain Dew.
Not that there aren’t a million other reasons to dial back soda consumption, regular or otherwise.
So starting today, I’ll be taking at least a week away from caffeine. Then I’ll evaluate and see if the experiment needs to be tweaked, extended, or abandoned.
If you’ve been trying to convince yourself to curtail your caffeine madness, feel free to jump in with me.