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Idea! Energy Drinks for Step Day??

What do you guys think about taking say one of those 5 hour energy drinks or whatever on Step day lol?

Maybe take some Adderall?
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I love the 5-hour energy drink!

To illustrate: When I went to the US, I bought 3 boxes and brought them to my country for my local board exams. My friend then tried it and had another 3 boxes shipped for herself.

Anyway, I'm "clean" for the usmle though. (Not exactly by choice. I ran out of 5-hour energy drinks and it's expensive to have them shipped...) I just stick to caffeine.

Have you tried them before? The 5-hour energy drinks are remarkably effective! They really perk you up. However, I find that my concentrating abilities are subpar when I drink them. They stimulate my brain too much.

In short, whatever you're planning to drink on the exam day. Try them and get used to them a month before the exam. Sometimes they can give you palpitations and make you jittery. Better know what to expect.

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So do you know where can I get Adderall? LOL!
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I love the 5-hour energy drink!

To illustrate: When I went to the US, I bought 3 boxes and brought them to my country for my local board exams. My friend then tried it and had another 3 boxes shipped for herself.

Anyway, I'm "clean" for the usmle though. (Not exactly by choice. I ran out of 5-hour energy drinks and it's expensive to have them shipped...) I just stick to caffeine.

Have you tried them before? The 5-hour energy drinks are remarkably effective! They really perk you up. However, I find that my concentrating abilities are subpar when I drink them. They stimulate my brain too much.

In short, whatever you're planning to drink on the exam day. Try them and get used to them a month before the exam. Sometimes they can give you palpitations and make you jittery. Better know what to expect.

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So do you know where can I get Adderall? LOL!
Yeah I guess you're right.. I have never tried the 5 hour energy drink but I might give it a shot.. No I don't know where I can get adderall, I was just joking lol

I just drink coffee during my studies but I would like something to keep my energy high for the 8 hours
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Yeah I guess you're right.. I have never tried the 5 hour energy drink but I might give it a shot.. No I don't know where I can get adderall, I was just joking lol

I just drink coffee during my studies but I would like something to keep my energy high for the 8 hours
Of course, I know you're joking! But I think it was worth a shot to ask! LOL!

I did drink an energy drink for my local board exams (also a whole-day exam) and I still got tired in the 2nd half (afternoon). I then drank coffee for the second half...

My tip is drink coffee or an energy drink in the morning, then, drink another one by lunch. That's it. Problem-solved! (Except the diuretic aspect of caffeines, but you'll figure that out.)

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i took red bull after the 5th and the 6th block , seriously it made the last two blocks painless.energy drink works great but i advice taking them during the last blocks coz they exhaust you after the effect wares off.
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i didnt take any.. n my exam just went fine

its all just a mind game

dont sweat too much about the long hours...

cos frankly speaking if u look at it..u can take a 10 minute break after every block!!

that doesnt make it seem too hard does it?
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I dont drink any caffeine. No pop, no soda, nothing. I try to stay clear of all that stuff. Ive infact never drank coffee or an energy drink ever in my life lol.

But im only human and i surely will get tired during an 8 hr exam. Especially since i used to weight train and am used to eating everything 3 hrs.

What do u guys recommend? Should i experiment with energy drinks when i do like mock exams as i come closer to the date? I like that idea of doing a 5hr energy drink at around block 5.

Chocolate bars between blocks can only take you so far.
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Yeah I was thinking an energy drink during the last few blocks.. I think one of these days I will do 7 UWORLD blocks in a day and see how that goes
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