... 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!
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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