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Old 10-11-2003, 08:16 PM   #1
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Question Diet Coke

I'm curious how many of you with migraines drink Diet Coke? Or has anyone here stopped drinking Diet Coke and their migraines went away?

I have been a Diet Coke addict for a few years. I have also suffered migraines for a few years. The more I read up on migraines, I see a lot of complaints from people who drink Diet Coke, and once they stopped drinking it, their headaches went away.

So, here is to 6 days free of Diet Coke! We'll see if the migraines go away, too! (Fingers crossed.)

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Old 10-12-2003, 01:24 AM   #2
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It's the caffine that you need to avoid. Caffine for many people can be a "trigger" for Migraines. I drink caffine free sodas from time to time and have no problem.
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Old 10-12-2003, 10:19 AM   #3
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Right, caffiene is the problem for a lot of migraines as well as the sugar. I only drink sugar free / caffine free drinks.
Some migraines are mild, and after a while your neck can tense up making it appear to be stress etc. Others are down right KILL ME I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE migraines. Maybe she has migrains and doesn't realize it. If this is the case, they can get worse over time.

Old 10-12-2003, 10:53 PM   #4
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It can also be the aspartame sweetener in the soft drinks that can cause headaches as well as other symptoms similar to MS or lupus etc. It has long been known that the artificial sweetners can cause many other problems but people still choose to use them. Caffiene can also be a trigger as the others have stated but so many people find relief when they stop drinking the diet products with the artificial sweetner in it.

Old 10-13-2003, 08:06 AM   #5
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aspartame triggers my migraines.

Old 10-13-2003, 12:50 PM   #6
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I gave up coffee for about six weeks including anything with caffeine (Diet Coke, chocolate etc) and it did not make one bit of difference. I am happily drinking coffee again as well as an occasional Diet Coke. Hopefully, this new Zonegran regimen will do the trick for me as Topomax did not do anything. I still have been getting 15 to 20 migraines or so per month. My rescue med now is Amerge. Works within 30 minutes!!

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