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Effects Of 5 Hour Energy Drink
Not good: I have to admit I have used them occasionally, but I don't recommend them. Some are better than others, but they all have a lot of things in them that aren't very good for you and there is no quality control to guarantee they have exactly what it says on the label. Many of them have extremely high levels of caffeine. ...Read more
Caffeine & sugar: Read labels. Your "energy" drink likely contains a fair amount of caffeine & loads of sugar calories. Have you noticed how you "crash" after the caffeine and sugar wear off a few hours after drinking the product? Instead, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, and exercise--you'll not only feel better and well rested but your daily performance and outlook will improve. ...Read more
Hyper : Prednisone already makes many people feel "bouncy". Throw in a stimulant and you may not feel well at all. You may also get indigestion or stomach pain. Prednisone is an anti inflammatory medication and energy drinks often contain lots of caffeine. The combination may be too much for your stomach, too. ...Read more
Effects differ: While some may experience a paradoxical calming affect, others may become more agitated or have worse concentration issues. It is also difficult to truly regulate caffeine dosing, so do not feel caffeine would be a replacement for therapy and/or oral medication if it does have a calming affect. Hope that helps. ...Read more
How significant is the "drop in energy" after drinking an energy drink and what are some other side effects?
Energy drinks: Depends on how much u consume. Harmful effects exist on cardiovascular & metabolic systems. ...Read more
Caffeine ; calming: Guarana is a main source of caffeine in energy drinks, which is a natural stimulant. I am really not sure why energy drinks have taurine, which is an Amino Acid that has a calming effect on the nervous system ; does not make people feel energetic. My best guess is that because the first energy drinks had taurine all the others have it because people now expect energy drinks to have it!see comment:. ...Read more
Okay: Yes it is okay to take benadryl 2 hours after having an energy drink. Benadryl does make some people drowsy. The energy drink may contain caffeine that makes many alert. So if you are taking the benadryl for sleep, it might not be effective. Benadryl will still be effective if you are taking it for congestion. ...Read more
I drank a rockstar energy drink four hours ago before skateboarding for three hours and i just took a nyquil and i want to know if im gonna die or not?
No-at least not soon: Like all of us, you will die sooner or later (hopefully not for 70-80 years) but what you took will not kill you. The energy drink has some caffeine which is stimulating and the Nyquil has a cough suppressant and antihistamine that can make you drowsy, but the combination will not kill you. ...Read more
Can U drink Alcohol?: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
How many times a week can i have the alcohol free Red Bull energy drink, without facing any real side effects or increased blood sugar ?
I am 32 years old, active and healthy but today when I drank a monster energy drink I instantly got chest pain and have had it for a few hours. Should I go to the er?
I vote YES: It's hard to tell what is causing the chest pain (may or may not be the heart). One's own doctor, if available, can offer advice and may want to do an EKG to see how the heart is doing (presuming the pain is mild). If no personal doctor is available, then the ER would be a place to go. If the chest pain is moderate or severe, calling 911 right away would be wise (in case there is heart problem) ...Read more
I drank an energy drink 12 hours ago. I still have my heart pumping and im still shaking. What do I do to stop my heart going so fast? :(
Heart pumping?: It is better to go to er to make sure nothing serious is going on, good luck. ...Read more
Avoid it.: It is not healthy. It has very high sugar and Caffine content. 5 times more than a cup of coffee.It makes you more alert for a short time, but it can cause Arrythmia. You should develop better time management skill and not dependent on energy drink for "energy". It gives false sense of control. You also will get addicted to it. And if mixed with alcohol, can be fatal. ...Read more
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