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Old 01-04-2010, 06:40 AM   #1
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giving up soft drinks

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!!

 
Old 01-04-2010, 07:18 AM   #2
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Re: giving up soft drinks

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!

 
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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.

 
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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!

 
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It's OK for a lot of people to have a little caffeine every day (tea or coffee), but soda pop is bad for everyone. It rots your teeth, your bones, and frays your nerves! Keep up the good work!

 
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The caffeine habit is hard to kick but keep up the good work.

 
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