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Offline Schultz

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Quick one for me
« on: February 06, 2008, 03:00:23 PM »
Friends,

For us Greek Catholics, Lent started a couple days ago and we're in the beginnings of the Fast.  This year, I'm only drinking water and eschewing other, more delicious forms of drink.  An unforseen side affect is the withdrawal symptoms from caffeine, which is making me a very irritable person.  While I don't drink alot, I drink enough for it to have affect on me, apparently.  I'm just asking for a quick prayer to help me get through these stages and on with the meat of the Fast, so to speak. :)

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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 03:17:22 PM »

I know what it's like to have caffeine withdrawal, so...

Lord have mercy!
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 03:34:23 PM »
Schultz you're my hero, I could not do this, I need my fix man  :laugh:

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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 03:41:48 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 03:55:45 PM »
Schultz you're my hero, I could not do this, I need my fix man  :laugh:

Prayers

Hey, it's only been three days and my intake only consisted of a Coke or two during the day.  I'm no hero. :P
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 04:19:16 PM »
Lord, have mercy.

You are a hero, indeed. I can't live without caffeine (and, unfortunately, without alcohol, too).
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008, 04:56:36 PM »
Lord have mercy!

Schultz, I've had to do the same thing on more than one occasion, so I can sympathize.  Hang in there; it gets better after the first few days. :)
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 04:59:03 PM »
The easiest thing is just to go cold turkey - once you get past the raging headaches, the tiredness and the panicky cravings - it's all downhill from there.  By the end of Lent you'll wonder why you even had to have 2 venti lattes to get going in the morning.
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 05:04:42 PM »
The easiest thing is just to go cold turkey - once you get past the raging headaches, the tiredness and the panicky cravings - it's all downhill from there.  By the end of Lent you'll wonder why you even had to have 2 venti lattes to get going in the morning.

Thankfully I haven't had any panicky cravings or the tiredness, really.  Just a bit of a headache and a temper the size of a mustard seed.  I've become the mule I don't want to be.  I'm sure it will pass, it's just disconcerting to be entering into a time of repentence acting like a jerk! :)
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 05:11:36 PM »
  I'm sure it will pass, it's just disconcerting to be entering into a time of repentence acting like a jerk! :)

Just be like me, and act like a jerk regardless of the time of year: I never have to be 'disconcerted'!  ;)
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 05:34:08 PM »
You're a better man than I am.
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Re: Quick one for me
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2008, 09:57:51 PM »
You are the hero. I would not be able to get that done.
May God provide you strength and blessings.