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I am going through caffeine withdrawal, suggestions?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Caffeine taper

I never recommend abrupt cessation of caffeine, because the headaches can be very severe and impair normal function.
Cutting back on caffeine gradually, by eliminating one serving a day every 3-4 days, so if you drink 6 cups of coffee (week 1 - 5 cups for 3 days, 4 cups for 4 days, week 2 - 3 cups for 3 days, 2 cups for 4 days) etc. Will taper you off over a couple of weeks, and that is best way.

In brief: Caffeine taper

I never recommend abrupt cessation of caffeine, because the headaches can be very severe and impair normal function.
Cutting back on caffeine gradually, by eliminating one serving a day every 3-4 days, so if you drink 6 cups of coffee (week 1 - 5 cups for 3 days, 4 cups for 4 days, week 2 - 3 cups for 3 days, 2 cups for 4 days) etc. Will taper you off over a couple of weeks, and that is best way.
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