I have seen an unreal amount of teen-young 20ish patients coming to the ER c/o severe chest pain after drinking 1-2 energy drinks. All have been negative on drug/alcohol screens and cardiac workups are also negative. I've never had an energy drink (I'll stick with coffee) so I can't relate to what these drinks do. We end up giving them antianxiety meds and d/c them home.
Anyone else seeing this?
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Just to follow up on my previous post --- googled again and the more I read again the more blown away I became!!!
I've long been caffeine-sensitive so I know what a simple can of caffeined diet pepsi (35 mgm/can as printed ON the can) does. Some of the energy drinks are 120 mgm and much, much more. I can see how folk start to motor-boat!! And sugar highs! Other amino-acids and herbs listed make those drinks scarey. Google articles describe the neuro, cardiac and renal effects etc.
120 is baby talk. Check this out:
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One of the best selling pre-work out energy drinks on the market. 250mg PER SERVING.
NOS products are up there... Fast Twitch.... all wildly popular pre-workout drinks packing 200+ per serving. We sell some powdered mixes at our gym that are upwards of 400.
I used to "enjoy" a 1/4 - 1/2 bottle of Fast Twitch before my workouts. Didn't make me feel to crazy if I drank alot of water along side. It honestly got to the point that I couldn't get up in the morning without drinking a pot of coffee (no joke, a pot). Thats when I decided to call it quits and oh were those withdraws miserable.
Its really shocking to me that people can just drink this stuff and then go about their daily lives, studying, going to work. Even after a 1/4 bottle of Fast Twitch and a 1.5 hour long grueling workout I would still have trouble sleeping.
Last edit by 2BRN123 on Aug 31, '12