My anxiety and stress levels are really bad lately. I think i'd be doing myself a favor to quit caffeine, as it has become a real catch-22 for me, where I need it to stay awake, but it causes me to lose sleep, so i need more of it to stay awake, etc.
i've learned through experience that i'm very sensitive to any sort of chemical substance that affects neurotransmitter flow, and, given my general propensity towards depression/anxiety/paranoia/ADD, i think that at least one thing i could do to give me a calmer, more stable neurotransmitter mix would be to eliminate caffeine. I've tried to reduce before, and I've found that i just start making excuses to have a little more, a little more, until i'm right back where i started.
So, i'm just wondering if anybody else has had a similar experience where they felt the need to not just reduce but eliminate caffeine altogether, and if so, how did it go, did it help, how long has it been, etc.