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Monday September 02, 2002
08:19 PM

I must reduce my soda-pop intake

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Lately I've been drinking way too much soda pop. By Saturday evening, it seemed that I had reached the point where it was even beginning to irritate my esophagus and cause a minor bit of acid reflux. So, starting that night, I've been pop-free.

The main drawback to going cold-turkey when it comes to caffeine is the lack-of-caffeine-headache that ensues. Aspirin does little to help for this particular headache (as I can attest), and it wasn't until today (i.e. 2 days later) that my headache *finally* went away.

My goal is to see if I can keep it up the rest of the week.

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  • Aspirin always does a good job on my caffeine withdrawl headaches, but I never really stopped cold turkey like you have. I can't take caffeine past 3 PM or I have trouble getting to sleep, so I may not be as extreme as you. I do get the headaches if I don't have my coffee or other caffeinated beverage in the morning, though.

    Interesting thing about those headaches is that they are caused by the blood vessels in your brain swelling when you stop the caffeine from sending the tiny nerve impulses that keep t

    • I am very glad I've basically removed caffeine from diet. I only have it when I eat out and drink iced tea. I see it as a balance between having something relatively low in calories (I mix in some sugar), not as much caffeine (depends upon how it is brewed), and some taste. I could drink water but I guess I just like tea too much.

      I do remember the awful headaches I would get in college when I stopped cold turkey on caffeine. I don't think average more than a 2 liter of Mountain Dew a day wasn't doing me an
  • After a week's vacation, and then a "home week" (where I'm sleeping in my own bed instead of a hotel bed like I do 20-30 weeks a year), I stopped in for a Chiropractic adjustment and asked the doc to hook me up to the blood pressure thing for grins. He did, and I was 150/105. At rest! So he asked if there were things in my diet that I could reduce, and I said "like the two 2-liter bottles of coke a day?". Yeah, that was probably contributing.

    So I stopped that immediately. I was dead tired and headach

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