Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pepsi gives me headaches

I have been off of caffeine since 12/31/07 at around 6 pm. Every second counts while you're in recovery right?

Honestly, I've had a few sodas since then. I had a Coke at Chili's. I've had Sprite at a few places. This morning I woke up and just felt like I needed my old tried & true breakfast beverage. I open up the bottle and drink 1/2...very quickly. It's only 6 oz - not a 2 liter!

Within an hour I had the worst headache ever. Then I remember that I used to have those everyday. The Pepsi has to be the culprit. I haven't had a headache in so long, and was totally surprised that a morning chug would lead to such a terrible headache and then result in a short nap from 10-11 am.

The headache is almost gone, as is my desire for all things caffeinated.

3 comments:

Jen Cook said...

amazing what caffeine does to our boddies!!! I have been caffeine free for 2 weeks now, only water...it's insane, but I feel so much better!

Anthony said...

I get headaches from Pepsi!! I also get it from Sierra Mist, I have no idea what it is but its only from those two...

Derek said...

Its not the caffeine... When I lived in Japan for 8 months, I didn't have Pepsi during such time and had green tea pretty often, green tea has a lot more caffeine in it than any pepsi product...

Anyways I had my first Mt. Dew in about 10 months, and I got the same blistering headache you speak of... my desire for caffeinated products has diminshed as well...

I will note that when in Japan I did have coke products every so often so... who knows...