Can water replacing diet soda cause problems?

Posted by mike50 @mike50, Mar 6 10:37am

Can replacing diet soda and unsweet tea intake with water cause diarrhea and pain in the bottom area that is NOT hemorrhoids? I was advised to do this replacement by a health coach and I began it a month ago, but I have had a pain in my bottom almost like a pulled muscle or when you fall and bruise your tailbone in addition to diarrhea since this past Saturday.
I was drinking 6-8 diet sodas a day and haven't had one for 2 months now. I am up to 80 ounces of water a day now.

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mike50 @mike50

Congregation on making a healthy switch from diet soda to water. Drinking enough water is a problem I struggle with.

I am not sure if there would be a relationship in change that would cause diarrhea and pain. Especially if change happen few months ago. If either continue, check with health coach or provider.

Mayo has good article about how much fluids to drink:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/water/art-20044256#:~:text=So%20how%20much%20fluid%20does,fluids%20a%20day%20for%20women

Any helpful suggestions on how your increasing your water intake?

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@mike50

Just checking in, been over week since you posted.

Did your symptoms subside ?

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