Monday, December 09, 2013
It has been very difficult for me, but I have given up my Mountain Dew. I sometimes jokingly say that I am addicted to Mountain Dew, but I really am not. I do love the flavor but mostly I drank it because it always takes the edge off my chronic headaches. In fact, for the past few months I have only drank some when I had a really bad headache....combined with some ibuprophen it will knock out a headache almost every time. These headaches are a part of my daily life and Mountain Dew was the only thing that helped me with the pain. I now have a headache all the time....no matter how much pain reliever I take, they will not go away. But, in addition to the calories it is loaded with caffeine, which is not good for my blood pressure, and sugar, which is not good for my blood glucose....I guess it is a trade off and I had to decide which is the lesser of two evils. I have now been without a Mountain Dew for almost a month and I have had a never ending ache in my head from mild to severe. Oh why, oh why can't water help my head feel better like Mountain Dew does?