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Old 07-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Does anyone else consume these drinks? I was drinking them all the time, one a day at least. then my arms and feet started to tingle. I blame this on these drinks because I weened myself off them and I have not had any trouble since with my arms or legs. Has this ever happened to you?
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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i completly stay away from all those energy type drinks all contain alot of crap
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They are simply too expensive for me to even consider, even if they work.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:46 PM   #4
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
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I love monster the rehabs are only 20 cals per can. I dont really get anything out of them, they just taste so good...
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I work at a hospital and we did an experiment on how much your blood pressure spikes. There's a guy I work with that consumed 2 a day...

Lets just say... he stop drinking them that afternoon.

Rehab is awesome and I used to drink 8oz with 8oz h20 & vanilla isolated whey during a cut on year.
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When I still drank alcohol I used to put back some Monster and jagermeister.
Having said that I wouldn't touch them. They have a lot of bad side effects. I know of some companies that are actually considering banning there employees from drinking them on the job because the harmful effects they have on the cardiovascular system and on the ability to maintain hydration.
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I use these drinks sparingly. There are times when I go without sleep for 2-3 days at a stretch. Could be some crazy road trip, or could be an experiment I wanted to run in the lab. These are the times I use energy drinks when I start feeling drowsy. They work ok, and I haven't ever had any negative effects from them - none that I could fathom at least.

But then, as I said - I use them sparingly, to prevent falling asleep and screwing up badly. Never ever tried them on a daily basis. As BTB mentioned, just too expensive for me.

And yeah, just like Big Josh, when I go with Jagermeister, I usually add in some red bull. But not being a regular drinker, even that's once in a blue moon.
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Does anyone else consume these drinks? I was drinking them all the time, one a day at least. then my arms and feet started to tingle. I blame this on these drinks because I weened myself off them and I have not had any trouble since with my arms or legs. Has this ever happened to you?
Its the high amounts of sugar and caffeine (along with everything else). I go for rehab since it doesn't make me dehydrate as fast. Get some xtend, or gatorade or any other electrolyte type drink and that should help a little bit.
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I'd say I average 1 x 250ml can per day but that can be as many as 4 on a bad day especially if I am driving far.

Same as the others, very partial to Jaeger and Red Bull, my poor heart and liver
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