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never tried it. need to fly through micro with some energy. is red bull or these energy drinks all what they are hyped up to be??
any other suggestions regarding these energy drinks?
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i dont drink coffee or pop or energy drinks (i used to weightlift so i eat strictly, even having been outta training for 1.5yrs).

but the past 3 days I started redbull, and man its pretty intense lol
good rush, no fatigue at all
ive been able to get through a block of UW, 3-4 systems from FA and an offline nbme in a day, for the past 3 days
on it again today to fly through alot of stuff on todays agenda.

it deffo works
it is what its hyped up to be

just dont get hooked and become a caffeine head.
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.thanks for answering my q
do you "crash" later when the effect wears off?
BTW i am rooting for you to kick some serious butt on your exams. good luck dr nick. we will miss your advice on the step 1 forum
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never tried it. need to fly through micro with some energy. is red bull or these energy drinks all what they are hyped up to be??
any other suggestions regarding these energy drinks?
If you can, get a hold of "5-hour energy".. one tiny bottle should be enough to get you through any exam! but the sad part is that it's only available in the US.. i'm just glad i brought back 6 with me
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thank you guys for answering.
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never tried it. need to fly through micro with some energy. is red bull or these energy drinks all what they are hyped up to be??
any other suggestions regarding these energy drinks?
u want to fail the exam
u know what happened to me in step 2
i drink once redbull 2 days from exam
then in the exaam i drinked 1 red bull i had paplation and dizziness and i start sweeting and nausea because i wasnt tried redbull only once and with stress of exam the increase ur adrenaline with redd bull that full of caffine so u will get a lot of stimulus to ur system and end of losing question
me i lost 10 question because the anxiety that had icouldnt think and i lost concentration
dont try new things near ur exam day because ur boy is not adapted to it be carfull dont do same my mistake and google the energy drink and u will see the side effect of them
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i personally dont think so. but im more of a coffee person. i think they defff make you crash after an hour or so
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u want to fail the exam
u know what happened to me in step 2
i drink once redbull 2 days from exam
then in the exaam i drinked 1 red bull i had paplation and dizziness and i start sweeting and nausea because i wasnt tried redbull only once and with stress of exam the increase ur adrenaline with redd bull that full of caffine so u will get a lot of stimulus to ur system and end of losing question
me i lost 10 question because the anxiety that had icouldnt think and i lost concentration
dont try new things near ur exam day because ur boy is not adapted to it be carfull dont do same my mistake and google the energy drink and u will see the side effect of them
good luck
thanks mis patho for the advice. actually i am about 3mths away from my exam. im just dragging today...thought i would boost my energy. i will definatly keep in mind not to try new things close to my exam. thanks for answering.
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