NO NO NO. I am not a doctor but I am going to offer my opinion here, and it is only based on my experience and research I have done and what doctor has told me. Keeping in mind everybody is different.
If you look up info on energy drinks, you will find that warning labels on drinks Iike monster, 5 hour energy, and red bull say that excessive use can contribute to arrhythmia or irregular heart beats. Now, I am going to tell you a story but keep in mind these factors...this was two years ago, I was not exercising regularly because I was SO overwhelmed with a really horrendous work situation to the point that I was running on very little sleep, not eating well, having anxiety issues that I have NEVER before had in my life. Well, since I was having so much issues with work I started drinking energy drinks very regularly such as 5 hour energy, monsters, and red bull. I did not exceed the recommended amount on any given day. I began developing chest pain at night and my migraines got worse. I finally saw doctor concerning my migraines not even thinking about any other factor...she listened to my heart and after about 5 seconds, says "did you feel that?" Of course I'm like, uuuummmm, whaaat??? She said that I had a moment of irregularity in my heart rhythm where it sped up really fast and then slowed back to normal.
IMMEDIATELY I stopped taking all energy drinks and cut back on coffee as well. Now it is two years later, I am a runner, I exercise regularly and eat much healthier than before. Last time I went to the doctor (two years later) they told me that this irregularity was still present, though nothing to worry about as long as it doesn't give me any symptoms.
SO, the moral of my story is, while I can't entirely blame energy drinks on this irregularity, I feel that that is when the whole issue began and the energy drinks certainly seemed to make it worse, if not be the root cause of the entire situation.
DO NOT DRINK ENERGY DRINKS. IF YOU ARE TIRED, SLEEP. YOUR BODY WAS NOT MADE TO RUN ON ENERGY DRINKS. DO NOT DO IT. YOU COULD HAVE DIRE CONSEQUENCES. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF I HAD NOT SEEN MY DOCTOR AND CONTINUED DRINKING THEM REGULARLY.
DON'T DO IT. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY.
Sorry for "screaming". But seriously. Take care of yourself in healthy and natural ways.
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." Michelangelo
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