Caffeine and I have a love-hate relationship. I love the boost of energy it gives me in the mornings. It helps to give me the kick I need to start my day. However, the rest of my body hates the effect it has on it. That little boost of energy that caffeine gives me is not worth the negative effects on my health. So I am saying “good-bye” to caffeine.
I had no idea that consuming excessive amounts of caffeine can lead to fibroid tumors. It was during one of my annual exams that my doctor discovered that I had fibroid tumors in one of my breasts. She asked me if I consumed a lot of caffeine. At that point in my life, I was consuming about two carbonated sodas a day. She informed me that they had help lead to the development of the fibroids, and she advised me to cut back on the caffeine. This is my first reason for eliminating caffeine from diet.
Myokymia is twitching of the eyelid. It is caused by stress, fatigue, and excessive caffeine consumption. I have myokymia. I had been battling caffeine addiction for years, and I was finally making progress. I had gone from two to three sodas a day to a half of a can. I was no longer getting headaches or feeling fatigued when I didn’t get my daily dose of caffeine. However, I changed jobs and everything changed. I was working long hours and sleeping less. I needed the rush that caffeine gave me. So, it was back to carbonated sodas. For an added jolt, I added coffee to the mix. That’s when the eye twitching began. My eye doctor diagnosed me with myokymia. He stated that the twitching of my lids was the result of the increased stress and the increased consumption of caffeine. This is the second reason that I must eliminate caffeine from my diet.
Caffeine consumption can be expensive. A 12-ounce canned soda costs about $0.95. If I continued to drink two sodas a day for one year, it would cost me $639.95. This is the third reason I am eliminating caffeine.
I love the energy rush that caffeine gives me. However, I would prefer to shrink the fibroids in my breast and to stop the twitching in my eyes. So, I am saying “good-bye” to caffeine.