Now I've heard everything. But sadly, it might make sense.
A few days/weeks ago I blogged about my Sleepless Nights. And my supposed "hot flashes" at the ripe old age of 41. And I began to wonder if there wasn't something else going on. I've had a few twinges here and there, my female parts aren't acting properly. So I wondered.
I took a long on-line poll of my health "issues." And the on-line diagnosis? "Caffeine Intoxication." It's a case of "DUH it's been staring you right in the face!!" Yes, I wake up at 5 or 6 am and go straight to the fridge for a diet coke. I don't drink coffee.
By the time I'm walking out the door an hour or so later, I'm on #2.
Hit the office and I'm at the machine for #3. It's about 830 a.m.....
Lunch is #4 (or #5..depends...)
2pm is #5.
4pm is #6. Usually I stop there. But sometimes, lately, I've been working until 10 or 11 pm and I'm on number 7 or 8 by 9pm.
But even when I quit at #6 or around 3pm, I still have all these "symptoms."
Well DUH again.
So I am trying to wean myself and hoping that the "hot flashes" and some of the other "stuff" will go away in a couple weeks.
I still wake up to a diet coke. But I drive to work with water. I have water for a midmorning snack. Diet coke with lunch and try to quit there.
Oh except for today when I drove to the kids' school THREE TIMES (30 minutes each way) for PSAT prep classes, soccer practice and cross country practice, then to the Dr for Son's physical, then to Subway for dinner, then to Office Depot for school supplies. 12 hours later I am home. I drank a lot of diet coke on the road today....
On the bright side, I haven't gotten hooked on THIS STUFF!!
Have you heard the story about Red Bull giving college kids the risk of blood clots and heart disease? Crazy. Click on the link for the story. Suffice it to say, I won't be drinking any Red Bull. Ever.
Now if I could just dump the Diet Coke habit, all might be well....