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Do carbonated drinks hurt? Like, a lot?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Juliet8080, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Juliet8080

    Juliet8080 Well-Known Member

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    Every time I drink soda, or even a slurpee from 7-11, my tongue and throat BURN as soon as any little bubbles touch it. If I have a lot I can feel it hours later, like I scratched my throat really bad. I barely touched the tip of my tongue to soda recently and I shrieked and covered my mouth from the pain. I'm hyPOsensitive on my skin, so maybe it's some oral sensitivity? I've literally never met anyone else who feels pain when drinking something carbonated. I've had this for as long as I can remember.
     
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    It doesn't hurt me, I think maybe you are as you said hyposensitive.
     
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    Never liked carbonated drinks of any kind, as they seem to cause a kind of 'burning' sensation when I've tried them. It's not unworkable but I simply don't drink them as a result. Assumed it was a particularity that I had, same with wine, beer, hard liquor, the oral burning sensation never goes away.

    Thanks for the article Sportster as it seems that it activates a transient receptor protein:

    TRPA1 is an ion channel located on the plasma membrane of many human and animal cells. This ion channel is best known as a sensor for environmental irritants giving rise to somatosensory modalities such as pain, cold and itch......

    TRPA1 can be considered to be one of the most promiscuous TRP ion channels, as it seems to be activated by a large number of noxious chemicals found in many plants, food, cosmetics and pollutants.
     
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    I drink Diet Pepsi constantly. It is my one weakness as far as diet goes. I have never had a problem.
     
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    Catlover614 Love Conquers

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    I love my Dr.Pepper,but limit myself to only 12 ounces per day unless I'm particularly over-stressed, then I might consume 12 more ounces.
     
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    I rarely drink carbonated beverages any more. Deliberately avoiding both aspertame and caffeine.
     
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    Same here! I tend to get a nervous tic if I consume products with Aspartame in them. And caffeine revs me up for as much as 12 hours and messes with my irregular heartbeat.
     
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    Irregular heartbeat? I have premature atrial contractions. Not dangerous...but on occasion disconcerting to feel my heart skip beats. Something I got from taking a beta-blocker for social anxiety that was eventually taken off the market.

    So yeah, pretty much any kind of "uppers" aren't doing me any favors.
     
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    I have always had an irregular heartbeat, but find that Magnesium Taurate calms it down a lot. My doctor had put me on those dangerous beta blockers, and it got worse than it had ever been. So I weaned off them and went with the Magnesium.
     
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  10. Juliet8080

    Juliet8080 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies! Seems to be fairly rare in aspies.

    But since I am hyposensitive, why would it hurt? It would make more sense if I was hypersensitive.

    That's interesting... and yet I can handle mustard haha.
     
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    I used to hate the feeling of the bubbles in soda, but lately gotten fond of flavored seltzer.