I haven't been able to drink carbonated beverages for the two years I've been on Topamax. One of its (many, lovely) side effects is that it makes sodas and other bubbly things taste flat and metallic. And warm, which is really strange.
Not being able to drink Coke was, at least at first, the single hardest thing about the medication. I was basically addicted to it, drinking it throughout the day for the caffeine and sugar high. Giving it up, trading it for water and lemonade, was painful.
So last night, I decided to see just how detoxed I am: I opened up a Coke, a Coke that'd been sitting in my frig for two long years, and tentatively drank a few sips.
And it tasted like Coke -- sweet and bubbly and cold and delicious. Just like I remember.