... Husband has been on them for almost 30 yrs. Very depressed and angry. Never realized how horrible they could be. Even went so far as lying about taking them!
25 Jun 2012
I know it's a year since you've asked your question but maybe this will still help you. I've taken caffeine tablets for years too; basically starting in college instead of coffee, etc.. Have not had quite as serious problems as your husband, but nonetheless feel I am addicted in a way. I recently started having anxiety and panic attacks, so I went to a doctor for help who sent me to a therapist for talk therapy and she referred me to a psychiatrist for therapy and medication. Turns out I am depressed as well as suffering from GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and have been self-medicating with caffeine. So I am on antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds and am slowly being weaned from the caffeine. It's hard, but generally I feel better in my head so no need to take caffeine as much to boost energy or feel better mentally. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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