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Glenn50 wrote:2 weeks ago I stopped drinking coffee and Diet Coke. It was easier than I thought it would be.
I felt tired and had a slight headache for a couple of days otherwise I felt ok.
Within 4 days my normally high blood pressure started dropping and now after 2 weeks I dropped the first pill out of the 8 (4 different meds) I take daily.
I want to reduce my hypertension meds as much as I can as the side effects are not nice.
I mentioned to my GP that I was giving up caffeine for my BP and he said that it wouldn't make any difference
In fact he said that if anything my BP would rise as caffeine has a diuretic effect.
Where do they learn such rot?
I now drink Rooibos (Red Bush) tea from South Africa. No caffeine and high in antioxidants.
Most of the coffee mugs now have a red tide mark on the inside so I suppose my insides now have a red hue.
Ron 43 wrote::-D