I just love her blog (her link is in my sidebar). She’s funny and honest and really worth a read. On Monday, her post was a fascinating bit about the joys of addiction to coffee. So, since I am a self proclaimed coffee addict I took great interest in reading what all she had posted about it. There were some rather depressing paragraphs about the cancer promoting properties of coffee (here’s the link http://www.andrews.edu/NUFS/caffeine.html) which I skimmed over pretty quickly… and then there was a little “quiz” of sorts, consisting of nineteen yes or no questions.
*Do you consume more than two cups of coffee, tea or cola or chocolate in a day?
Abso-bloody-lutely (score 1 for me)
*Do you feel fatigued on and off during the day?
Is that the same as power napping in front of my laptop? (score another 1)
*Do you go through massive emotional mood swings during the day?
This one ain’t me unless I’m provoked… (maybe half a point)
*Do you suffer from frequent headaches?
Stress induced- honest! (and score another 1)
*Do you suffer from constipation or are you dependent on tea or coffee in the morning for clearing your bowels?
Thankfully this has never been a problem for me…
*Do you suffer from acidity or heartburn?
That’s not coffee- I have a hernia! (yay- score another 1)
*Do you feel a generalized pain in the neck, shoulders and back region and a sensation of discomfort in the legs, hands and stomach?
I blame sitting crooked to work on my laptop! (yup- score another 1)
*Do you suffer from a burning sensation, fatigue and heaviness in the eyes?
So what- I go to bed late! (another 1)
*If you are a woman do you suffer from premenstrual syndromes?
Miraculously- this has never been a problem for me, unlike sister B and sister C, poor things!
*Do you have difficulty in going to sleep?
Nope, like I said… I usually go to bed late…
*Do you wake up in the morning feeling dead tired?
Again- I go to bed late! (and another 1)
*Are you easily irritable?
If people irritate me… that makes sense right? (another half a point I reckon)
*Do you suffer from irregular or rapid heartbeats?
*Do you often feel dizzy?
*Do you have high blood pressure problems apart from anxiety problems?
*Do you have ulcers?
Not that I know of…
*Do you have problems concentrating without your regular cup of coffee?
Teehee, nope again.
*Do your hands tremor?
*Do you feel dehydrated?
ALL the time! (aaaaaaand another 1)
Woohoo- I scored a nine (including the half points)! Can you say “is there an on line support group I can join?”
And this here is a direct quote from CMHL because I could NOT have said it better! “If you answered yes to more than five of those, you too may raise one jittering, caffeinated hand in a show of solidarity…”