Mom’s Pepsi Habit Contributed To Her Death

A British mother’s penchant for the highly caffeinated soda Pepsi Max apparently helped put her in an early grave. Victoria Lane, who’d struggled with mental health issues since surviving a bad car accident at 16, battled anxiety and paranoia. In an attempt to appease the dry mouth the prescription antidepressant fluoxetine gave her, her mother says she turned to Pepsi Max. A lot of it. Her teenage son and only child Reese told an inquest that his mother would drink as many as eight liters of the soda a day, as well as up to a liter of vodka, reports Metro UK. The pathologist says the 38-year-old’s April death wasn’t directly due to alcohol but rather the ingestion of excessive fluoxetine, which was exacerbated by all the caffeine. Read more on Newser…