A successful total detox from caffeine needs to include detox from all products containing caffeine — not just your basic cup o' joe. Coffee, some teas, certain pain relievers, many soft drinks, cold remedies and some prescription drugs contain caffeine.
Step 4: Treat the withdrawal symptoms.
Step 1: Familiarize yourself with everything that has caffeine in it.
Withdrawal symptoms from a caffeine detoxification include being irritable, fatigued and restless, and having muscle stiffness, difficulty concentrating and chills and/or hot spells. According to Hughes and Griffiths, the severity of the symptoms you have when you go through withdrawal may be affected by how much caffeine you've been regularly ingesting.
How to Detox from Caffeine.
Step 3: Detox slowly.
When you were drinking lots of coffee or tea, even though they are considered diuretics, you were still getting some fluids into your body. When you stop drinking these caffeinated beverages, you will need to hydrate yourself another way. Mayo Clinic recommends drinking at least eight 8-oz. glasses of water per day to maintain the proper levels of hydration. Staying hydrated may reduce the fatigue and headache associated with caffeine withdrawal, as fatigue and headache are also symptoms of dehydration.
To minimize the severity of withdrawal symptoms, Hughes and Griffiths recommend a slow caffeine detox rather than quitting cold turkey. Decide on when you will be completely caffeine-free, set up a timeline, and gradually replace coffee and other caffeinated products with caffeine-free selections.