the power of caffeine
Subtitled, I Really Should Know Better
Some lucky people can handle caffeine, others of us not so much. I went 10 years with no caffeine because I know I can't handle it. Then I had a cup here and there and I was ok. Then I got to where I allowed myself one cup per day and I was ok. At least I thought I was. According to my apple watch, my resting rate has been high 80's/low 90's and I was going to mention it to my ep next time I see him. Then with quarantine I've been having two a couple of times a week. And I noticed my resting rate was a lot higher yet the light STILL did not click on that there was a connection. A week ago I went to bed and my rate was 120. That scared me. An atenolol brought it right down and I haven't had a drop of coffee since. And my rate is 69 as I write this.
So, 1-2 cups of coffee per day had my resting rate elevated a full 20 bpm, even hours after I consumed it. Oh how I will miss my daily iced coffees. And no, not gonna do decaf because my stomach feels a million times better after just one week off coffee. Good bye coffee, I loved you so. Herbal iced tea is a sad, sad, substitute.