I don't know about you. But I love Diet Dr. Pepper. If you are thinking..."you can't love a Diet Dr. Pepper, Lucy. That's silly!" I say to you, "why yes, my friend, you can. I LOVE Diet Dr. Pepper. I am exhibit A." I love the stuff. It is usually glued my person, so to speak. We have been in a disfunctional relationship for years.
But here's the problems. Caffeine exasperates the problem of costochondritis. How does it do that? I have no clue. =) But somehow it encourages us to "brace" more in our ribs and thus, causes more pain.
So I went off Diet Dr. Pepper on Sunday...I'm on day 4 of my trial run. Does my pain feel any better? Nope. Nada. No way. Still there, about the same and holding.
But I do know that it's good for the body to be off diet drinks or sodas in general. I'm sleeping better and that's a plus. I'm really into getting my body all the vitamins, minerals, calcium, fruits and veggies it needs. I just want to give it the best opportunity to heal, ya know? So if diet drinks strip the body of the vitamins and minerals it needs, my verdict is that I'll stay away from the yummy stuff that is oh so bad for me. I'm trading them in for green tea.
So Diet Dr. Pepper, I am breaking up with you. Our long term steamy relationship is through. Over. Done. Finished. (insert sad country song here).
I'm a professional theater actress and Christian singer. I've had Costochondritis since October 31st, 2006. On March 10, 2010, I found out the reason for all my pain, numbness and tingling, headaches, low energy, costochondritis, and other weird symptoms, it's Celiac Disease! So now I'm on the road to recovery!
To those seeking healing, this blog is all about coping with Costochondritis, packed with information that I hope blesses you in some way. So take some time to dig through the craziness and read the comments, good stuff. I no longer write on this blog, but I pray you find some answers here!