Jakki Ballan never anticipated that when she started drinking Diet Coke as a teen to help her lose weight that she would end up with a full blown addiction to the soft drink.
The U.K. woman, who once drank up to 50 cans of Diet Coke a day, is hoping hypnotherapy will help beat her addiction.
The 42-year-old stay-at-home mom now drinks close to 10 litres a day and panics if she doesn't have a steady supply of the fizzy drinks available.
"This addiction is taking over my life. I won't do the school run unless I have at least two bottles in my bag," Ballan tells the Daily Mail. "I've only got one bottle in the house so I'm feeling quite panicky. I'm sweating, shaking and pacing up and down."
At Ballan's worst, she was drinking 50 cans a day and spending the equivalent of $920 monthly on Diet Coke.
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