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5 Hour Energy Vs Coffee
Hi, iam tiered all the time from waking up and the all day, all the year, under all conditions.Coffee, energy drinks effective for half an hour only.
When i drink a lot of caffeine (full soda, cup of coffee 5 hour energy) i get a rash, it's hard to breathe, and i start palpitating, am i allergic?
Does 5 hour energy and other similar energy drinks cause bad sleep patters and panic attacks? I drink coffee and coffee never gives me those symptoms
Energy drinks: Yes, it is quite possible. Many of these "energy drinks" contain much higher levels of caffeine than in a cup or two of coffee. Additional ingredients may also trigger reactions in sensitive individuals. Avoid these drinks, and consider getting some exercise (like brisk walking) if you need a brief pickup in the afternoon. Any caffeine after 6 PM can trigger sleep problems. Good luck! ...Read more
?-which is worse: There is already an fda investigation into deaths and injuries related to energy drinks, which contain high doses (sometimes unknown amounts) of caffeine. Safe consumption of coffee is 2-3 cups per day, generally in the morning. Higher doses raise blood pressure and pulse, increase anxiety and insomnia. Some of these drinks contain more caffeine than 5 cups of strong coffee. They're not good for u. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other than coffee is there anything else that could keep my energy levels up without any crashes or problematic side effects?
First time you drink X amount of coffee you feel good energy, but after a while you start getting adapted to it, and you need to increase it, why?
Addiction: Caffeine is not a very addictive substance (compared to the biggies like opiates, benzos, tobacco, alcohol) but it is somewhat in that category. You've discovered one of the qualities that defines it that way. Needing more of a thing over the course of time to achieve the same response = a sign of addiction. Hope this is understandable. ...Read more