Help me fix my Coke addiction
July 25, 2006 3:28 AM Subscribe
MedicalPersonFilter: Ok, I admit it, I'm addicted to caffeine. No, not coffee, I'm addicted to coca-cola. Basically, I'm wondering how I can kick the habit or reduce the heartburn I now get from drinking it?
posted by ranglin to Food & Drink (27 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
As background, I've tried several times to kick the habit, but all it takes is a bourbon & coke at a bar or even a regular coke at a party and I'm back on to it again. To make things worse, as I get older, I'm starting to get a lot of heartburn from the coke, especially if I have it first thing in the morning (which I do, because it wakes me up). It doesn't seem to matter if I drink diet coke, anything with caffiene causes the problem.
With all this in mind, I guess I've got two questions:
1. How can I kick my caffeine habit?
2. If I find that too hard, how can I reduce the heartburn I'm getting and, for the medically-inclined among you, why am I getting heartburn now with coke when I didn't before (I've drunk it for years)?