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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Hello, my name is Kristin and I have an addiction to Coca Cola. I have not had a Coke in 4 days.

Yesterday was bad. B-A-D bad. I guess there was a part of me that really was "addicted" to them, rather than just really really REALLY liking them (seriously salivating right now thinking of the bubblies and sweet flavor).

I had the worst headache I have had in a year... since the Swine Flu. My stomach was upset and I had no energy. I spent half the day in bed.

Detoxing? Kinda? I dunno. I just know it was awful. I feel better so far today, but I'm nervous. I don't want to have a headache like that. I am craving Coke. I don't want to be sick to my stomach again.

I don't have any Cokes in the house, and won't buy any. I just didn't expect this change to be so drastic. I whined and complained, but I didn't think it would have such an affect on my body.

Whatever it is, I don't want to be ruled by what I eat or drink. Its a good change... I'm just not all the way through it yet, and its not pleasant going.

Hopefully it won't last much longer.
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  • HOMEGROWNROSE
    Thank you so much everyone! I think you're right that it was caffeine withdrawl!

    I am definitely not against caffeine in moderate doses (ie - not a quenti-venti at Starbucks... just a double shot, thankyouverymuch!).

    I went ahead and asked hubby to pick me up some iced tea on the way home, and when I was at the store tonight I bought more tea and splenda. YUM. :)

    Thank you everyone! Today was a lot better.
    3993 days ago
  • KELLEYMCDONALD
    Well, I would have probably not given very good advice today. I would have told you to have a big old glass of iced tea. I was assuming you were only trying to give up the soda and sugar, not the caffeine too. Wow. All at once. Go girl!

    My name is Kelley and I am addicted to diet coke, and probably will be for a while longer.
    3993 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/1/2010 9:54:47 PM
  • MARYCATMOM
    I'm proud of you! You just keep going one day at time. The worst is over. Soon cola will disgust you.
    3993 days ago
  • KAYLEEJBURGESS
    It was definitely caffeine withdrawal. I've been there. Good luck girl! Keep up the good attitude and you can do it!
    3993 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7035923
    Agreed, agreed times one hundred! It's caffeine withdrawal, and it's bad, but you'll be ok. I was a 4-5 cups of coffee a day girl, myself, and now I'm down to a cup every few days. The process was horrendous, and I thought my head might explode, but it can be done! Just hang in there!
    3994 days ago
  • BOBBIJO201
    Definitely caffeine withdrawal. It usually lasts a few days. You might also notice that your energy goes down somewhat because now your body is no longer getting that jolt that it was used to getting from the caffeine. Don't give in! Go for a walk or do some cardio exercises to get you going. Drink lots of water. Soon you will be feeling great! Best of Luck!
    3994 days ago
  • LUCKYMKAY
    That is a caffiene withdrawl. When I was pregnant with my son,my doc took me all ALL caffiene. I remember how bad those headaches were. This is day four, you'll be feeling better very soon

    good luck!
    3994 days ago
  • GIGALENA
    It is hard when you don't drink Coke, Pepsi (soda) any more. Your headache could have been from the lack of caffeine. I hope today goes much better for you.

    Drink more emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3994 days ago
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