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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,006
4/5/14 9:39 A

May not even be the caffeine....so much sugar in coke...might be sugar withdrawal...and if it's diet could be withdrawal from the artificial sweeteners......you'll feel better soon.
Good work...so glad you gave up the soda.

Dehydration can cause headaches so please drink lots of water

Using olive oil in moderation and eating other omega-3 foods can reduce the severity of headaches,

Eat turkey, tuna and add sesame seeds to salads and veggies daily to reduce headaches as they have magnesium to help the headaches....a bowl of whole grain fortified cereal with fat free or reduced fat milk, mushrooms, broccoli, and spinach, sweet potatoes and the spice rosemary...they all help. Hope you feel better soon!

Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 4/5/2014 (09:39)
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4/5/14 9:12 A

Good for you for giving up soda, it's not good for you. I'm glad the withdrawals are better, it is common when you give up caffeine.

LISAJO2014 Posts: 114
4/5/14 8:44 A

emoticon Just a few days off caffeine at the time of posting this. However, I am fine now...no more headaches! Perseverance is worth it.



ANARIE Posts: 12,539
3/8/14 11:36 A

Yes, it's very common to have a little headache when you cut out caffeine. The first step to preventing it or getting rid of it is to make sure you replace the liquid that you were drinking. A lot of people who thing they're having caffeine withdrawal are really just a little dehydrated. At the time you would normally have a Coke, drink an equal amount of water or some other non-caloric fluid (herbal tea might be nice, for example.)

If that doesn't work, consider replacing the Coke with something that has caffeine but no calories. Regular tea and coffee both have some health benefits, so it's okay to drink a little of those and make up the rest with water. Then you can slowly taper off by making the tea weaker and weaker every day or by mixing in decaf with the regular. (This is all assuming you want to cut caffeine. If you don't care, you can just replace your Coke habit with tea.)

Anyway, what you're going through is normal and doesn't last long. Whatever method you choose to break yourself of the soda habit, it's going to be worth it. You'll lose a lot of weight very easily once you eliminate all that sugar.

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3/8/14 11:17 A

How long have you been off caffeine? I totally cut out caffeine about a week ago and experienced withdrawal symptoms (including the worst headache I've had in a while) a few days ago... however it seems they have passed and I am hoping I've seen the last of them. :)

LISAJO2014 Posts: 114
3/8/14 10:52 A

Thank you. I hope it goes away soon...this is really hard. {the withdrawal symptoms}

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 948
3/8/14 10:48 A

Sounds like withdraw symptoms. Headaches, irritability, tummy troubles, are considered normal side effects from stopping caffeine. The good news is that it should go away in a few days or a week. Drink plenty of water, and stay active. It will help to reduce duration of withdraw.

LISAJO2014 Posts: 114
3/8/14 10:43 A

Are there any side effects to not drinking caffeine. I don't mean from coffee, I just stopped drinking coke. I feel rough with a head ache...

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