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View Poll Results: What caffeinated drinks you prefer for the exam day?
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Default Coffee and/or Energy Drinks for the Exam Day!

On the exam day. What's your strategy. Which energy or CNS stimulant drink you'll rely on to stay alert for the exhaustive USMLE exam!
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I'd drink whatever I've been using during the last months of my step 1 preparation because that is what my body will be used to on the exam day.

Sudden caffeine/energy drink withdrawal may make me feel lethargic. So, if I'm not planning to drink coffee or an energy drink during the exam, I'd taper those two a month before.

On the other hand, if I also suddenly consume an energy drink at the day of the exam and I'm not used to it, I can have palpitations and brain "hyperactivity" that will make it difficult for me to concentrate.
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coffee for sure
i will tell u what happened to me because i used energy drink for ``1st time in exam date i lost 10 q from block and had tachycardia

so u need one bar choclate no more so that u will not have insulin crush
and 4 bananna and take cruasson if u can eat
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plz add to the pool coffe and other foods ( fruits or choclate or jelly or cake etc )
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coffee for sure
i will tell u what happened to me because i used energy drink for ``1st time in exam date i lost 10 q from block and had tachycardia

so u need one bar choclate no more so that u will not have insulin crush
and 4 bananna and take cruasson if u can eat
Thanks .i was thinking earlier about energy drink but now i will not take it.the crash after the energy drink is bad.
u must have had the whole can at once.u shld have taken it sip by sip between blocks,its a strong thing....lol
well i cant add now anything to the poll now .sorry
they changed the poll that i created.mine was very different and funny .i m not happy and they removed the poll from the main step 1 forum within a minute.
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Carried coffee which I sipped after every 2 blocks. Also baby carrots and almonds.
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I prefer coffee because it helps me to stay awake and makes me feel relaxed. Coffee can be a great drink during exam time if taken moderately. I may advice people to go for coffee only instead of unhealthy drinks.
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beet juice + ginger to get blood circulating
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i prefer tea
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I had frequency in the exam, so i had to take many small rests. Although i did not drink coffee. But after all i think the exam was OK.
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