ok, I have epilepsy so I'm supposed to cut out all caffeine and general bad stuff.. including my usual diet-coke fix, which I did! for months. Recently because of finals and coke products being available for free in the library, I have kind of gotten back on them but it's been over a week of trying to stop drinking them and it's..difficult! I was never a soda drinker as a child-teen (we weren't allowed) this all started in college so WHAT GIVES?! I feel like it shouldn't be this hard to stop drinking them! Especially when it comes to diet coke, more-so than the epilepsy, I know it's bad for me. I KNOW. And yet.. especially during study sessions (/times of stress) and late afternoon sleepies, I find myself just wanting one really really really bad. Well this evening, I haven't had one in about 2 days..and all of a sudden I was like I NEED ONE, NOTHING ELSE WOULD SUFFICE! I actually put pants on and walked to CVS right now to go get one! INSANITY! People keep telling me I need to treat it like an addiction lol but is that even possible? I mean.. it's not a drug! and more-so..how do you think I should go about quitting long term? Any healthy bubbly substitutes? I drink plenty of water, I eat pretty healthy (I juice veggies, avoid processed, lots of fruit, lean meat only, no dairy) SO WHY WHY WHY IS THIS LAST STUPID THING SO HARD TO KICK?! ITS JUST BUBBLY SUGAR!!