Tuesday, September 20, 2005

It's the big one!


Reflections on my drug of choice - caffeine

How to tell you've had too much:
(From Coffeefaq.com)
Caffeine-Induced Organic Mental Disorder 305.90 Caffeine Intoxication

  1. Recent consumption of caffeine, usually in excess of 250 mg.

  2. At least five of the following signs:

    1. restlessness

    2. nervousness

    3. excitement

    4. insomnia

    5. flushed face

    6. diuresis

    7. gastrointestinal disturbance

    8. muscle twitching

    9. rambling flow of thought and speech

    10. tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia

    11. periods of inexhaustibility

    12. psychomotor agitation

  3. Not due to any physical or other mental disorder, such as an Anxiety Disorder.

Organic mental disorder. Tsk, tsk. Such alarmists. But seriously, I generally like to by-pass all the pansy stuff and go straight to "tachycardia or cardiac arrhythmia".

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