Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I had an interesting revelation on the whole caffeine/diet coke/anxiety issue last night. Last year when I gave up the caffeine I had a terrible bout of intense anxiety that lasted well over 6 months. I can see that I can not blame this on the caffeine withdrawal, it was just the trigger that set off a very terrible time for me.

This time when I gave it up I had mild anxiety for a few weeks. For the last 2 weeks it has been completely gone.

On Saturday night I went to a party and had some Diet Coke. It was okay. Last night 48 hours after the DC, I got hit with a very intense anxiety attack. It lasted all night. It was absolutely horrible.

Thankfully it is gone this morning.

However I don’t believe the caffeine triggered it. I feel it was the chemicals and crap that is in the DC. To test this theory I am going to have some coffee on Friday. If I do not get an anxiety attack on Sunday (48 hours later) then my theory will be confirmed. I will let you know how it goes.

As for my healthy habits, so far so good. I had an interesting comment from Sassy who suggested that instead of eliminating things, I replace them. I actually really like that concept. However I am not going to do that with chips. The reason being, I do not need them, or even like them very much. I never eat them out of hunger. It is a habit only. A habit I have no intention of keeping. So this one I will eliminate. However future unhealthy habits may be replaced. Thanks Sassy for your comment.



Dbfivegirl said...

Eeek! That's not good chick. I suppose the real test would be to eliminate all processed food from your diet and then gradually reintroduce things and see how you go. I must say the surgery ended my coke zero habit and largely my caffeine habit all together. I've had coke zero twice since the op and don't particularly enjoy it. Workdays I will often have a small skim flat white but I don't hang out for it like I used to. It doesn't taste like it used to. I have more now out of wanting to be q little social at work and go out for the coffee run. I sincerely hope you don't have another episode like the last one! xxx

sassy said...

You poor thing! Anxiety sucks. Literally sucks the life and energy out of you! Hope you can find the trigger.
Morgan had an anxiety attack on the way home on Saturday night. Maybe it was me..lol:) It's all fine now.