I decided to give up my daily diet coke from Sonic. I'm on day 2, and I came to work with a bottle of Advil. Yesterday, I had a terrible headache. I have been drinking a morning diet coke for 20 years, so this is a shock to my body. After my diagnosis and no improvement this past year in DEXA scores, I am trying to improve my choices. It is only 8:30 in the morning, and I have already had 2 glasses of tea!!
I've quit smoking and quit caffeine...and I can tell you that the caffeine withdrawal was the worst of the two! Now, I drank a lot of caffeine and it took me a year to dump all of it....one drink a day for several weeks so I adjusted to the difference. I certainly feel for you. The headaches can be bad...but I had nausea too as I was trying to stop all caffeine. That was 25 years ago and now just half a cup of regular tea will send me soaring for hours! Good luck!
I used to have a soft drink usually pepsi every afternoon while at work, to wake up. I gave this up years ago and drank lemonade or ate on orange for my break until finally I just didn't miss the soda. You can do it. I don't remember having a headache though. I did this to eliminate the sugar in the sodas. Let us know how it goes, take one day at a time.
I think my head hurt because of the caffeine withdrawals. Today is much better, and I think I can do this. The tea is tasting better and better. I teach school, so I talk a lot and drink a lot throughout the day. Once I am adjusted to no diet coke, I will try to taper off and do some decaf. teas. Thanks for your encouragement!