I am so proud of myself! I FINALLY achieved it - I cut out the coffee completely! WOOHOO! This is a HUGE achievement for me. It's not the first time I have done this as I did it last IVF cycle too and it took me a good 3 weeks to overcome my withdrawls. It was awful. I regret throwing that out the window and drinking coffee again as soon as that cycle failed, as now I have to do it all over again and it SUCKS. I have been saying for weeks now that I was going to do it but I haven't been motivated enough. But today, I decided enough was enough and I had to quit the excuses. Apparently caffeine can affect your success rates with IVF quite significantly and therefore I have chosen to quit. But man it makes me miserable! Some of my withdrawl symptoms are headaches, shakiness, loss of concentration, fatigue, the tendency to trip over my own feet and I might get maybe just a tad grumpy and snap a bit like a snarling dog if things don't go my way. Just a bit. I feel for my poor workmates, I really do! Jobs at work that wouldn't usually bother me end up stressing me out. The computer keeps freezing and I get ANGRY and want to throw the stupid thing out the window. And the photocopiers kept jamming . . . AAAGGGHH! I even offered to go and get the afternoon coffee's from the cafe next door (I had a hot chocolate like a good girl) just so I could inhale that wonderful aroma of freshly brewed coffee. It's awful, I am truly addicted. This time last year I was drinking 4 cups a day and the year prior was 6 cups, so I think I can say that to get to none again is quite the achievement. I just hope I don't have another 3 weeks of withdrawls this time or I might not have a job OR a husband for too much longer! Apologies in advance if blog posts in the near future take on a slight negative, tantrum throwing, woe is me vibe! Now, I must go find some pain killers for this damn headache!