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Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 25th 2010, 01:50 PM

I wanted to make a thread on this for a while but didn't see the point as it has only happened to me once. I've been drinking the odd energy drink again as.. well, I like them.

Last year I went through a really bad phase were I was depressed a lot. My sleep pattern was also really messed up (I went through a stage where I slept from 7am - 5pm O___O) One night I stayed awake all day and night, I drank loads of red bull to keep me awake (about 5 cans) I went completely crazy.

I just felt extremely odd, I kept crying and had a very strong urge to jump out my bedroom window. It felt like everything in my mind was closing in almost :/ I told my mum what was happening and she just made me go to sleep. Somehow I managed to get to sleep :/ I woke up and felt fine. It has never happened since :/ Was it the mix of red bull and little sleep? it's the only thing I could think of :|


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Re: Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 26th 2010, 02:55 AM

5 cans of red bull?
I don't think that is even recommended for health reasons.
The extraordinary amount of red bull could definitely have caused this.
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Re: Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 26th 2010, 04:10 AM

The only time I have ever heard of anyone drinking 5 cans of Red Bull in a 24 hour period, they ended up coughing up blood, so I think that was probably the cause of your behavior, especially paired with sleep deprivation.

I agree with Kitty., I think it's best if you keep your energy drink intake down to one can.
   
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Re: Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 26th 2010, 10:21 PM

That much red bull is not recommended and would have contributed to the symptoms you experienced. Think about a battery-operated toy. When it's working fine, then it moves properly but when you juice it up far too much, it can short-circuit and not function properly. That's what happened here. I'm also fairly certain this was the cause or at least a hefty contributor because when you awoke, you were fine, meaning the various chemicals in the Red Bull had undergone biotransformation. Nothing to worry about, just don't make it a habit. The lack of sleep probably wasn't as big of a contributor.
   
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Re: Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 26th 2010, 10:27 PM

Lol I remember posting in a similar thread. Yeah, five red bulls, not a good idea. Too many chemicals.


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Re: Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 27th 2010, 12:13 PM

Thanks everyone I'll only ever drink one can at a time again. It was probably the scariest moment in my life :|


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Re: Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 27th 2010, 01:27 PM

It was a bit daft to drink that many. 5 cans was way to much
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Re: Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 27th 2010, 01:56 PM

My friend Robyn drinks about that many per day :| Then again I think she may be addicted to it.


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Re: Red Bull + Little Sleep = Me going crazy :| - April 28th 2010, 05:18 PM

You have to remember that Red Bull has high amounts of caffeine in it. And caffeine is a drug in the same category as cocaine. Not to mention can be very addicting. Stimulants can have serious negative side effects. You can have too much and it can hurt you! I know most energy drinks do have warning labels on them, so next time be careful, you can really hurt yourself if you drink too much. Everything in moderation.




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