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post #1 of 27
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Drinking pop that is. It's really bothering my stomach. I have been drinking diet soda because it seemed less harsh on me than regular, but even diet is taking it's toll now. I'll miss you Dr. Pepper.
post #2 of 27
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
Drinking pop that is. It's really bothering my stomach. I have been drinking diet soda because it seemed less harsh on me than regular, but even diet is taking it's toll now. I'll miss you Dr. Pepper.
Down here in Texas you can buy Dr. Pepper made with real cane sugar (extra cost.) In the U.S., virtually all soda pop is made with corn syrup, not sugar. That's why a Coke made in different countries taste so much better, they are made with sugar. I usually buy Mexican soda pop, which is always made with pure cane sugar. I don't know if that would be better for your tummy, but you might give it a try.
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
Down here in Texas you can buy Dr. Pepper made with real cane sugar (extra cost.) In the U.S., virtually all soda pop is made with corn syrup, not sugar. That's why a Coke made in different countries taste so much better, they are made with sugar. I usually buy Mexican soda pop, which is always made with pure cane sugar. I don't know if that would be better for your tummy, but you might give it a try.
Hmmm, thanks for the idea.
post #4 of 27
Your body will thank you!

Good luck giving it up
post #5 of 27
I cut them out and feel better. And yes, Diet Coke in Spain tastes different. But, you know, that sugar refinery where my late Dad worked made all that corn syrup. I won a corporate scholarship from them.

So, buy more Mazola, Best Foods/Hellman's mayonnaise, Karo Corn syrup etc. from them. You can give up the diet soda, though
post #6 of 27
I'm now into my 9 month without soda. It gets easier as time goes on, but there are times I miss the taste of a newly opened Coke.
post #7 of 27
i completly stopped drinking soft drinks over 10 years ago and i do NOT miss them! You don't realize how crappy they make you feel and how nasty they are for you until you get all that crud completly out of your system. You'll feel soo much better when you stop drinking them

Dr Pepper was my addiction when i quit drinking carbonated drinks. I went through about a month of soft drink withdrawl BUT i got through it and am that much healthier for it! Take the time to read the back of a soda can sometime to realize just how many empty calories and yucky things your putting in your body- that helps (And weird as it may sound, i still remember what coke and dr pepper taste like even though it's been 10 years!)
post #8 of 27
I really need to stop drinking Pepsi... I drink waaaaaayyyy too much and it is affecting my stomach. I agree with trying the Mexican Coca Cola though, they sell it at our local Kroger's and it's really very good!
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by bnwalker2 View Post
I really need to stop drinking Pepsi... I drink waaaaaayyyy too much and it is affecting my stomach. I agree with trying the Mexican Coca Cola though, they sell it at our local Kroger's and it's really very good!
Pepsi is a big no-no for me. The high acid content is heck on my stomach. Just a few sips cause pain and major heartburn.
post #10 of 27
could it be the cafeeine?
i know you can get caffeeine free stuff.. just an idea?
i couldnt live without my pop....
or alchopops hehe
post #11 of 27
I pretty much stopped drinking pop about 3 weeks ago. I feel a lot better but I have been getting a lot of headaches since then.
post #12 of 27
I stopped drinking soft drinks when I was 15...and havent wanted one since...I feel quite a bit better without them I go through about 48 bottles of water a week though Id drink tap water but here it is terrible!!
post #13 of 27
luvmycat1 - You smoke too, don't you?

There is a little flap at the top of your stomach, both nicotine and caffeine numb this. When that happens it cannot keep the contents of your stomach in your stomach as well as it's supposed to.
Anyone ever lean over after drinking a pop and had it come back up? Not fun...
So for those that have heartburn problems, just cutting out caffeine may not help. If you smoke you may have to give that up too. Fatty foods also keep food in your stomach for longer, which could irritate things.

I still drink a little pop now and then (when eating at a restaurant since other towns tap water tastes weird). But pretty much gave it up cold turkey. No withdrawal or caffeine headaches. I thought the caffeine might have been adding to my tachycardia problem but it wasn't, so giving it up for that didn't help me any.

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I go through about 48 bottles of water a week though Id drink tap water but here it is terrible!!
That's about a 4 day supply for me. Bottled water can get expensive, have you considered getting a good filter?
post #14 of 27
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luvmycat1 - You smoke too, don't you?

There is a little flap at the top of your stomach, both nicotine and caffeine numb this. When that happens it cannot keep the contents of your stomach in your stomach as well as it's supposed to.
Anyone ever lean over after drinking a pop and had it come back up? Not fun...
So for those that have heartburn problems, just cutting out caffeine may not help. If you smoke you may have to give that up too. Fatty foods also keep food in your stomach for longer, which could irritate things.
Yeah, unfortunately I smoke. I knew it didn't help matters but I didn't know it was because it numbed a flap. Yes, I've had stuff come up on me while bending over. YUCK I think it's more the carbination in pop that bothers me and not the caffeine. Caffeine free sodas bug me too. It shouldn't be hard to stop because I don't even really want soda, it's bothering me that bad.
post #15 of 27
Thats great - my hubby has given up soda as well. I don't care for it myself as I only drink water and coffee and tea.

Good luck with this!
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
Yeah, unfortunately I smoke. I knew it didn't help matters but I didn't know it was because it numbed a flap. Yes, I've had stuff come up on me while bending over. YUCK I think it's more the carbination in pop that bothers me and not the caffeine. Caffeine free sodas bug me too. It shouldn't be hard to stop because I don't even really want soda, it's bothering me that bad.
Sounds like a little bit of everything. Try some Prilosec for a couple weeks and either cut down on the pop and/or smoking, or choose what you want to give up. Avoid aggravating foods - spicy, onions, greasy/fatty, and drink more water if you can. That should settle your stomach and heartburn down, providing you with some relief.

Good luck!
post #17 of 27
Something else that is absolutely incredible for heartburn is Protonix I have GERDS and since I have been on Protonix I can eat pretty much whatever I want which is great...I can drink orange juice something I havent been able to drink in years!! It is expensive if you dont have insurance though about 130 without insurance but very well worth it...most doctors will give you a months worth of samples for it.
post #18 of 27
You'll be so much better off giving up sodas!

On special occasions we have Knudsen Spritzers which don't have artificial ingredients are are exclusively fruit-juice sweetened.
http://www.knudsenjuices.com/product...&categoryID=58

A boy in our nine-year-old's class called her a liar because she'd said she had never tried Coca-Cola, which was true!
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
Drinking pop that is. It's really bothering my stomach. I have been drinking diet soda because it seemed less harsh on me than regular, but even diet is taking it's toll now. I'll miss you Dr. Pepper.
your doing better than i ever would! i could never give up fizzy pop, otherwise i wouldn't drink!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Brandi View Post
Something else that is absolutely incredible for heartburn is Protonix I have GERDS and since I have been on Protonix I can eat pretty much whatever I want which is great...I can drink orange juice something I havent been able to drink in years!! It is expensive if you dont have insurance though about 130 without insurance but very well worth it...most doctors will give you a months worth of samples for it.
I took Protonix for awhile last year and was doing good. Now all my stomach trouble is back. It doesn't help that I have anxiety either.
post #21 of 27
I have never been a soda drinker. Every so often I will have a sip or two of Dr. Pepper but that is all. When I was little my mom would get mad when I would take a sip of my dads drink. She said that I would get addicted to them. Because I didn't grow up drinking sodas , I can't get use to the carbonation in them. Good luck with your goal of giving up sodas
post #22 of 27
I am a pepsi addict. You can't make me stop!

I do wish you the best of luck.....pop really is terrible for you.
post #23 of 27
LOL! Stupid Dr. Pepper. Giving up soda really is great for you though and you will feel better. That stuff is harsh on your system, I hear you can take paint off a car with it after all. Good luck and good for you!

I have been doing this all my life, go years without it, then have it again for a long time.
The only two sodas I like are Dr. Pepper and Mt. Dew. I don't care for the others. Rarely a Sprite or Root Beer, but I don't crave that. And I am very picky about those chosen two, the amount of ice, the temperature of the soda, carbonation, the type of cup served in, and so on. 2 liters never worked for me. The soda in glass bottles are the best, served ice cold, almost frozen, but not slushy at all, the first sips are the best. I can practically taste a fresh Dr. Pepper...just like I like it

Unfortunately I am on my "off" phase. But that doesn't mean I don't think about it at times.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by bnwalker2 View Post
I really need to stop drinking Pepsi... I drink waaaaaayyyy too much and it is affecting my stomach. I agree with trying the Mexican Coca Cola though, they sell it at our local Kroger's and it's really very good!
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
I am a pepsi addict. You can't make me stop!

I do wish you the best of luck.....pop really is terrible for you.
I cannot give up pepsi! I'm so addicted to it

Try Jones Soda's. They're really good and made with pure cane sugar

http://www.JonesSoda.com/
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Dixie_Darlin View Post
I cannot give up pepsi! I'm so addicted to it
You could if you really tried! or had to for a health reason. I drank it for over twenty years. I just wish I had something else nice to drink to replace it, water all day gets to be a bit much and the electrolyte drinks (gatorade) are nasty.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
... I just wish I had something else nice to drink to replace it, water all day gets to be a bit much and the electrolyte drinks (gatorade) are nasty.
I don't know if this will help, but cold water with a splash of white grape juice or apple juice is good when you want a healthy alternative. Those juices are super-sweet so a little goes a long way. I get tired of drinking water when I'm sick and this drink is good (and healthy).
post #27 of 27
That's a good idea! I do not like either of those juices usually because they are too sweet. I'll have to try that.
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