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Journal fireman sam's Journal: The power of Coke 3

Well it has been three days since my last drink of Coca-Cola and let me say they have been the worst.

Some history:

I started becomming a heavy user when I began working from home. I would consume up to 10 cans of coke per day and some days not eat. This has been going on for about 2 years. My teeth have softened and I have had 7 teeth pulled and the rest will follow soon.

My health:

Physically I felt good and could walk for hours on end (averaging 6Km/h). But if I was to do anything more strenuous I would tire very quickly. My resting heart rate was around 90 bpm, my body temperature was constantly high (about 1K above normal). Doctors put this down to a high metabolism. My weight is constantly 60Kg. I cannot gain weight.

The last 3 days:

Since my last can I have slept around 40 hours. I cannot walk properly because of pains in my lower back and legs. I have had a constant (dull) headache. To counter some of the symptoms I have been taking 500mg of Paracetamol and LOTS of water (about 5 to 6 Litres).

I anyone knows how long the pains will last could they tell me. Thanks

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The power of Coke

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  • My sister was addicted to Pepsi. Like any physical addiction, it takes 3-5 days to get the stuff out of your system.

    However, you're going to be tired and cranky for a while, as your body gets used to its new "un-hyped" state.

  • I gave up coke about 6 months ago - best health decision I've made.

    The first couple of weeks was the worst - headaches and I felt physically weak.

    My sleeping patterns were all messed up for about two months.

    After that, I felt fine and I now feel better than I have for years. I have no problem working late without caffein and the stomach pains that were the reason I gave up coke in the first place have gone.

    Stick with it! Its worth it.


The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is precisely 1 bananosecond.