Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Roller Coaster

It's that time of the month when my mind is screaming for fizzy caffeine and my colon is shrieking back a resounding NO!

IBS meets PMS

And it ain't pretty.

In case you don't know the artificial sweetener aspartame is the number one enemy of your colon. This wicked sugar substitute is found in just about every diet soda out there.

It took me being hospitalized with colitis and getting an IBS diagnosis to start to kick my Diet Coke habit. I'll admit I still give into that demon but at least now I try to only indulge at least once a week. Try being the operative word.

I've never had a taste for coffee or tea so Diet Cokes were always my caffeine fix. Why do I still crave the fizzy black liquid when I know it swells up my stomach and makes my colon spaz?

One of life's little mysteries I suppose.

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