We all know that there are 7 days in a week. It follows that 14 days make up two weeks. And if ya want to get really into time, there are 336 hours in 14 days. I know you can do the math from here as far as minutes in 336 hours. So with the info I have given you…hold that thought.
Now, while you are holding that thought, please read through the following list and see what you think these different foods/drinks might have in common. Do you come up with anything?
Sweet and Low
Processed meats and fish
Coffee (including Decaffeinated)
Vitamin B Complex
If I told you that the above list of food/drinks caused back spasms, would you believe me? NO? OK, how about if I told you that if eaten or drank (boy that doesn’t sound grammatically correct) daily that they caused ingrown hairs, would you believe me? NO? OK, how about if I told you they can cause bladder spasms, would you believe me?? HMMMM, not so sure???
Hold that thought….
Back to how many hours in 14 days; actually make that 16 days now. I have gone 16 days, COLD TURKEY, without coffee. And I am only sharing this with you because other people could have this issue creep up on them unexpectedly and be in extreme pain and discomfort and not know why. Yep, any of those foods/drinks listed above can cause excruciating bladder spasms. (Now why does that sound so much more personal than letting you know they could lead to excruciating back spasms?? )
I didn’t get this info from a Dr, I searched online when this started happening about 3 weeks ago. Since I don’t have access to guava, hadn’t had bananas in 3 months and some of the other things just didn’t seem like they could be the culprit, I cut out coffee. I’m not a pop drinker so that wasn’t an issue (well not until I decided to cut out caffeine and then I seemed to crave an ice cold Pepsi!).
SO, it is time that I could “re-introduce” coffee back into my “diet”, but I don’t know if I’m going to. For one thing, the counter top by the sink in our 5th wheel seems TWICE as big as it did before since there isn’t a coffee maker sitting on it. I kind of like that extra space and uncluttered look. For another thing, I WAS IN PAIN!!!
I could try a coffee drink called KAVA. I’ve seen it at Wal-Mart, in the coffee aisle, where all the aromatic coffee beans are….sigh…..It seems rather costly but I sure miss having coffee with breakfast. Has anyone tried it and if so, how bad/good was it??
So, yep, this is personal information but I don’t mind sharing it if it might help someone else.
(Do you know who sang the title of this post? Do you remember the song??)
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