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Caffeine addiction?

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It's been from a couple of year that I'm on and off with caffeine addiction.
It goes like this. Prolonged period with no caffeine at all, I feel great. Then I start drinking a lot of coffee because I know it will boost my will power.
The first two days are great, except I barely sleep. So after this couple of days I feel like sh*t.
So I say to myself "ok, tomorrow I will not drink any coffee at all."
Then tomorrow comes and I get this crave for caffeine, like if I feel not "operational" until I drink coffee.
If I resist it and I don't drink coffee for let's say a couple of days to a week (or more, if I've been drinking coffee for many days in a row), I come back to my "normal" self, where I am operational again without any need for caffeine.
I must say that in the past I've taken all sort of drugs, even the "heavy" ones, even for prolonged periods of time, and I've never had any problem at all. Even now I could take drugs casually without developing any desire to take the drug again.
Has anyone had a similar problem with caffeine or other "boosters"?
How do you deal with withdrawal?
Basically I know that if I stop drinking coffee today, from tomorrow on it will be a week where I won't have any energy to focus on study. And I don't want that. So maybe if you have some suggestions to help my body and mind recover both sleep and energy faster, it will be great.

PS: not saying that coffee is worst than opioids or alcohol, but considering it's so widely consumed and accepted as a harmless food, I think it's withdrawal symptoms and its addiction potential is quite high, at least for me.
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Caffeine addiction? - by cophnia61 - 2017-03-14, 12:57 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by pm215 - 2017-03-14, 1:01 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-14, 1:12 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by yogert909 - 2017-03-14, 1:19 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by cophnia61 - 2017-03-14, 2:57 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by pm215 - 2017-03-14, 3:27 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by bertoni - 2017-03-14, 6:22 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by Stansfield123 - 2017-03-14, 3:23 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by cophnia61 - 2017-03-14, 3:32 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by wareya - 2017-03-14, 3:42 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by NinKenDo - 2017-03-14, 6:40 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by gaiaslastlaugh - 2017-03-14, 7:48 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by NinKenDo - 2017-03-15, 3:39 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by Raschaverak - 2017-03-15, 4:15 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by ファブリス - 2017-03-15, 6:20 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by NinKenDo - 2017-03-15, 6:25 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by Raschaverak - 2017-03-15, 6:41 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by cophnia61 - 2017-03-15, 10:38 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by Raschaverak - 2017-03-15, 11:19 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by juniperpansy - 2017-03-15, 10:55 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by yukamina - 2017-03-15, 1:39 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by yogert909 - 2017-03-15, 2:17 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by ChestnutMouse - 2017-03-17, 3:16 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by faneca - 2017-03-18, 12:47 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by cophnia61 - 2017-03-18, 7:19 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by Stansfield123 - 2017-03-19, 6:13 am
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by faneca - 2017-03-19, 1:23 pm
RE: Caffeine addiction? - by cophnia61 - 2017-03-21, 1:32 pm