Monday, October 02, 2006


Since I've been in Japan, I've drunk coke a bit more frequently than I used to (just a bit, I'd already got back on the softdrink wagon a while ago, but with coke instead of pepsi). During the week though I got a few really bad headaches. At first I thought it may have just been that I was eating on a different schedule, which can sometimes do that. Yesterday, the headache was really bad, and was still around a little this morning.

This morning, since I have had a few bad experiences with getting what I thought was water from a vending machine (I'm not even going to risk trying the one labeled Pocarri Sweat), I went back to having a coke. A while after this I noticed that my headache was almost completely gone. I had another coke with lunch, and although the I still have the headache, it's only a minor thing which should be gone in the morning.

After I noticed this, I got thinking and realised that the days that I had the headaches were the days I decided not to drink coke. So this has me wondering, is japanese coke that much more addictive? I don't think I'm drinking more than I did in Australia, and going without for a few days there didn't trigger terrible headaches. And I think I had some coke last night and it didn't ease the problem.

I think I'll have a coke tomorrow just in case

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Hewhoblogs said...

Caffeen affiction is bad. I managed to kick mine.

David Barry said...

I think that Pocari Sweat is an isotonic drink. I used to drink it after a gym workout or a long run when I lived in the Middle East.