I'm one of those people who is so sensitive to antihisimines and caffeine that I can get a nice buzz from a strong cup of coffee or pass out cold from two Benadryl. Today, I was sleepy all day. Usually, just one cup of coffee in the morning is good enough to keep me perky for the rest of the day. However, today I had two cups of coffee in the morning, two glasses of iced tea at lunch, a Dr. Pepper and a fudge brownie after lunch and I was still dragging. Tracey recommended an Excedrin Migraine because of its high caffeine content. I decided "what the hell" and took the Excedrin. I kept a log to document the experiment.
Caffeine Experiment 364-BC-62(a); Subject "L-3"
Log Entry 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Subject took one Excedrin Migraine caplet.
Log Entry 2 - 3:04 p.m.
Subject is feeling ultra-alert, has created new word ("ultra-alert"), and has apparently stopped blinking.
Log Entry 3 - 3:35 p.m.
Subject is typing faster than her computer can translate the characters to the screen, misspellings are frequent and subject doesn’t give a shit.
Log Entry 4 - 4:00 p.m.
Subject having trouble concentrating and is moving rapidly from one project to the other without completing anything and once again doesn’t give a shit. Subject has taken off her "office sweater" for the first time in 3 years.
Log Entry 5 - 4:30 p.m.
Subject has begun spamming her co-workers with useless and incoherent updates about her caffeine buzz.
Log Entry 6 - 4:32 p.m.
Subject has moved from elation to nausea, her scalp is all tingly and her tongue feels furry.
Log Entry 7 - 4:44 p.m.
It’s so bright in here…and HOT!
Log Entry 8 - 4:58 p.m.
Subject Windex-ed her office neighbor’s window because it was just SO grubby.
(Note: I really did that.)
Log Entry 9 - 5:05 p.m.
Subject last seen driving out of office building parking lot like a bat out of hell.