Hello, My name is Jen and I'm addicted to Diet Coke. Well, at least I was addicted until two weeks ago when I managed to stop cold turkey. I have been drinking it for as long as I can remember. I even dated a guy in high school who worked for Coca Cola. This was only my third time trying to quit in over 20 years. The first time I was in my early 20's and decided to stop on January 1. The only trouble was I partied hard the night before and had a massive hangover on New Year's Day. I didn't stand a chance. I then tried to quit a few years ago but once the bad withdrawal headache hit I freaked out as, at the time, having really bad headaches had completely screwed my life over and I wasn't welcoming one for any reason.
Which brought me to the end of December when I was able to embrace the huge headache and flu like feeling and it's now been over 2 weeks since I have had my favorite beverage.
I definitely don't consider myself "cured". I'm not sure how long that takes or if it ever happens. And quite frankly I really need to see some positive benefits to give me incentive to continue indefinitely. But just knowing that I could stop was really a good feeling!