Coke addiction

@Madshadi (4944)
Brussels, Belgium
December 4, 2017 8:30am CST
I used to drink lots of coke every day. Only now I realised that I have been addicted to it. I decided to drink one can per day for a while before I stop drinking it at all. It’s been a week and today is the worse. I feel strong headache and I’m so tempted to take another sip. But I won’t. I will drink more water and eat fruits hoping to get rid of headache. Few more hours at work and then I’m free. Can’t wait. How have you been?
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
4 Dec
Drink black coffee for the headache, it's the caffeine in the Coke that you miss and that causes the headache.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
Thanks for the tip Anna. Will try that tomorrow
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
4 Dec
@Madshadi Good luck, I hope this will help to get rid of the addiction.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
@LadyDuck thanks!
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@allen0187 (27536)
• Philippines
5 Dec
I drink lots of Coke as well but I've been trying to limit it now. I drink lots of water and fresh fruit juices.
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• Philippines
5 Dec
how much?
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
That's a much healthier alternative. And fresh juice is refreshing so it makes up for Coke a bit.
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@allen0187 (27536)
• Philippines
10 Dec
@hereandthere how much for what?
@hereandthere (24198)
• Philippines
4 Dec
how many cans of coke did you use to drink every day?
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
Up to 5 sometime
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• Philippines
4 Dec
@Madshadi oh, wow. that's a lot! going down from 5 to 1 is pretty drastic, and yes, people say they get headaches. but if you've managed a week, then it looks like you're on your way to kicking it. would eating more fruits help?
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
@hereandthere I shall hope so. Cold fruit salad could compensate my thirst for coke.Now I’m on water only. Lack of coke also made me feel hungry although I ate my lunch.
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• United States
4 Dec
You can do it! I think it's good that you are not quitting all at once, smaller steps are better. I want to quit also. I eat two meal a day, and I drink Dr. Pepper or Coke with them, but I know it's terrible for me. Let me know how it works for you, maybe you can give me a tip or two.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
If you can survive the headache I believe you will be OK. I didn't know it was going to last that long. As soon as I feel better I will stop drinking it at all.
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• United States
5 Dec
@Madshadi I'm rooting for you. I'm hope the headaches stop soon.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
6 Dec
@misunderstood_zombie they already stopped. Thanks!
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@aureliah (3849)
4 Dec
Ooh really.You better not take it
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
Yeah that was alarming for me.
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@aureliah (3849)
4 Dec
@Madshadi Just keep avoiding it and you will manage
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
@aureliah thanks I will
@Corbin5 (82014)
• United States
4 Dec
After a while, that headache will leave, but it will take some time. Glad you will drink water and eat fruit instead.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
It's already getting better. Fruits and water helped
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@Corbin5 (82014)
• United States
4 Dec
@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
It's good you're cutting down on the Coke. I'm sure so much isn't good for you.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
Yeah the amount I've been drinking is alarming
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@andriaperry (33336)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Dec
Yes you are having caffeine withdrawls, always causes a headache. take an aspirin and hang in there it`ll get better the longer you go without them.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
Yeah swallowed two pills of aspirin since morning. It helps a bit. Thanks!
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Dec
Are you talking about the American kind with corn syrup? The Mexican kind with real sugar? Or the Colombian kind which is a white powder that got banned in all countries?
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
The regular American one is what we have here I think. I don’t know about those other illegal ones lol
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
@CaptAlbertWhisker so you mean to say that the regular non-diet Coke has corn syrup and not sugar? Oh I wouldn't go for the Colombian one.
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Dec
@Madshadi Yup, The regular American coke uses corn syrup instead of Sugar. Sometimes it depends in country. Jewish coke have uses red beets as sweetener instead of Sugar. Indian coke uses Mollases. Japan have Sakura coke, It is pink in color and it is cherry blossom flowers flavored.
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@shubhu3 (13559)
• New Delhi, India
4 Dec
I have few amount of coke.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
Can you go without it?
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@shubhu3 (13559)
• New Delhi, India
5 Dec
@Madshadi Yeah I can.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
@shubhu3 that's great
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@Destesh (104)
• Kenya
4 Dec
I'm also addicted to coke and coffee for some reason
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
Does it bother you?
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@Destesh (104)
• Kenya
5 Dec
@Madshadi let's just say I can't go for a day without taking any Or else I would feel uneasy
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• Philippines
5 Dec
@Destesh how much coffee and coke do you take daily?
• United States
4 Dec
I reduced my soda consumption. But Dr. Pepper + Coke are one of my favorites.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
Did you have problem reducing it?
• United States
4 Dec
@Madshadi No. I sub with orange juice, water, apple juice, milk.
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@redurnet (971)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec
I used to be addicted to diet coke in my teens. I stopped when I read about how unhealthy it really is and the damage it can do. I rarely drink fizzy drinks now. I think you will feel better in the end.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
Glad you decided to stop. I'm feeling much better already
• Makati, Philippines
5 Dec
Too much drinking coke will harm you. You can also get decease such diabetes.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
5 Dec
That is true
@rubyriaz007 (2564)
• India
4 Dec
I too love to drink Coke. I drink it once a while. We should not drink it always. We become an addict.It contains caffeine which makes us addicted to caffeine. You must gradually reduce drinking Coke, instead you can drink fresh fruit juices. It does no harm to the body,but coke harms our body.You can experiment it by putting a piece of chicken bone into coke and see what happens to the bone. The same happens to our bones also. So reduce intake of coke.
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@Madshadi (4944)
• Brussels, Belgium
4 Dec
You are right. But I think that people who support the Coke melting our bones theory are missing the fact that soda does not get in direct contact with our bones. It goes through our digestive system first and it's reaction gets consumed before it gets into our bloodstream. But that still doesn't refute the fact that Coke is unhealthy in other ways.
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