|True, but the effect is short lived...|
The first few days were tricky, but once I had got through that phase it was relatively plain sailing. Obviously I haven't completely eliminated caffeine from my diet, but it is greatly reduced now and any withdrawal symptoms seemed very short-term. I am wondering if the idea that we cannot function in the modern world without coffee & caffeine (witness this mug) is just a myth that is perpetuated by the coffee & soft-drinks industries...?
In practice, the hardest part has actually been finding something else to drink instead of coffee. Water is far too plain & boring. Cola, drinking chocolate and tea all have caffeine too, so they are not a great alternative. Neither do I want the added sugar that is in the cola and the drinking chocolate. All I would be doing is swapping one health problem for a different one.