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originally posted by: PandaPrincess
Okay guys, so basically i suffer from extreme anxiety
i took therapy, and every kind of medication from sertraline to citolopram for it
All i found is they made me sluggish and gain weight and was always tired.
I work long shifts, and i would constantly buy energy drinks, it didnt help that the shop had a budget brand of them at 3 for 1 pound
In a long day at work, i would often have about 7 or 8 a day!
I am not kidding!
In the last week or so for whatever reason, mainly financial, i have not completly cut it out but gone from 3 at a time to one at a time,
and have never had more than one or two a day
most days none at all
My overall energy drink intake for the last week has gone down 95 per cent!
I am feeling so much lighter, less bloated, clearer mind, more energetic!
My anxiety is massively decreased, im less on edge.
I know to be honest cuting out energy drinks 100 per cent is ideal, but to go from so many a day, to one a day, or most days none a day at all, is in itself a huge step forward (its hard to go from 100 to 0 just like that)
But the point im making is by massively cutting out energy drinks , after just a week, its changing my life
I would strongly suggest to anybody with anxiety or tiredness - CUT OUT ENERGY DRINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not to mention all the health benefits of not having the junk ingredients
originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: PandaPrincess
Coffee is a kind of energy drink right? I stopped drinking coffee 5 days ago or so, out of the blue. At the outset, I had a headache, irritability, low energy, and a couple intense episodes of depression. The past couple days I've had brief dizzy spells. My skin looks healthier and I've saved an entire $10 on coffee. Hehe early retirement here I come...
originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: PandaPrincess
Good lord, that's a crazy amount of energy drinks you were drinking! I'd have anxiety worrying about how many days I'd live for at that amount of intake!
I do find it funny that there are people who drink pop who think energy drinks are terrible. I have myself a 12 oz Red Bull every day - not the best thing, of course, but much healthier than a can of Coca-Cola (corn syrup & phosporic acid.)
Everyone has their own body chemistry and not all caffeine is created equally. There are variations in how it's digested from thing to thing.
I wish it was easier for me to stop, but I had stopped for a while. It's a tax and I miss not feeling tired all the time.