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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.


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