Originally Posted by Emu
I don't drink them very often but when I do they always make me really fucking ill. I had one this morning and now I can't stop shaking and twitching, my joints are popping and I have a general feeling of tenseness. I think I might be allergic to guarana or taurine, since those two ingredients are common to pretty much every energy drink. Back in August I was hospitalized briefly after having a panic attack that I think was at least partially induced by Red Bull.
It could be a number of things. Most likely, you're allergic to something. But, if you tend to be a really hyper person, or naturally high strung, etc., then the extra boost can wreck your shit up. For me, it used to be bad for me. I had a whole monster at work because i was falling asleep, and falling asleep when you are single handedly keeping a tae kwon do summer kids camp running is a bad idea. I literally spent the next three hours running around playing with the children trying to rid myself of this extra energy, it was terrible. I was pounding on the table and practically yelling.
But I digress. You should probably stay away from energy drinks. If you must drink them, though, I would try working your way up. Like you can sometimes find cans of energy drinks that are maybe a third the regular size, especially at conventions and whatnot when companies and movies will take those mini cans of red bull and slap their own label on them. So you can work your way up, getting more used to the effect as you go. But eventually energy drinks will have no effect on you, if you drink them a lot. They can also be very addictive.