Addict here. Used to drink a pot of coffee a day on overnight shifts. Somehow manged to ride a bike 30 miles a day too. The world is a fucking completely different place after stopping. There is a bluntedness too it rather than a delightful buzzing.
That is precisely the way to describe it. Without caffeine, the world feels static and viscous and unchanging. It simply, unapologetically just exists. One has the feeling that a spinning dynamo would come to a quick stop as if it were underwater, and sorta melt into the rest of the landscape. Everything seems to be connected to every other thing, which gives it an unbearable weightiness. Moving my body feels impossible, because I’d ever so slightly be moving the entire world in the other direction.