Many years ago, yes. I had a really good reason. I started having seizures. So, definitely worth it for me.
I think any time you let any substance rule your life (e.g. "Don't even talk to me, I haven't had my coffee yet!") I think you are giving up a piece of your independence.
There is a product called Teecchino which you can order on the net that is delicious and scratches the warm beverage in the morning itch. (No I don't work for them, I'm just a good customer.)