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A 32-year-old female asked:

When can i feel better if started back drinking fluids with caffeine in it? cause while i was sick i was drinking sprite for several weeks.

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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Cycle of illness: You will feel better when the illness is gone. Drinking fluids with caffeine will not accelerate the process. There is no agreement on the type of fluids to take--can vary from chicken noodle soup, chicken broth, water, sports drinks, soda, or just water. If you have been without caffeine for several weeks, this is no longer withdrawal symptoms, and the caffeine fluids should be insignificant.
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
You should feel: better as soon as you illness is resolved and you are well hydrated. Best fluid to drink in the abscence of dehydration or electrolty imbalance is water. Small amount of coffee is okay but water should be the main fluid
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