I thought for sure that by day 3 I'd be through the worst of the withdrawal, but I'm not. I didn't crave coffee this morning, but the lack-of-caffeine-induced headache kicked in earlier today than it did yesterday, and instead of having a plain old headache like I had yesterday, I definitely have a full-blown migraine. I popped three Advil liquid gels, just like my doctor recommended . . . and nothing happened. Even though I've already taken Imitrex once this week, I took another one an hour or so ago. I'll risk the possible rebound migraine in exchange for not throwing up all day.
What gets me is that I know it's an easy problem to solve. All I have to do is drink a cup of coffee and all this goes away. But now that I'm three days in, I can't give up. However, if the headaches go on much longer or get much worse, I may rethink that position.
And I promise, no more whiny posts about this. You won't hear about caffeine withdrawal again until I'm successful.