Help!! I'm scared

  • gjoseph

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    Dec 28, 2008 6:14 AM GMT
    Okay you guys:

    I really don't drink that much but tonight I ended up going to a party with a couple of co-works and friends. Long story short I drank a beer, vodka, two spiked fruit punches, and that's all I can remember and then I drank 3 red bulls. Literally right now I feel like I'm "dying" my anxiety level is so high I'm literally paranoid (home-alone, had 2 drive home since my DD ended up puking everywhere, plus I have work tomorrow). I understand what I've done is immature and illegal but I just wanted to have some fun =) plus my friend and I were going to go to the club and dance with boyss but she overdrank thank God no alcohol poisoning!!!

    Am I going to die tonight?
    I know this is such a retarded post and is so pointless but I'm literally on pins-and-needles right now!

    And no I don't do drugs except cannabis and that's been MONTHS ago =)
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    Dec 28, 2008 7:52 AM GMT
    I think if you're able to write this then you are probably OK. BUT, don't hesitate to call someone, anyone, for help if you start to pass out or anything else other than standard pain and anxiety.
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    Dec 28, 2008 8:29 AM GMT
    You'll be fine. Even with a low tolerance it's going to take a lot more then that to make you die from alcohol poisoning.
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    Dec 28, 2008 9:33 AM GMT
    I think your fine.... if you made it onto RJ... then you are fine... red bull is a good mixer btw.
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    Dec 28, 2008 12:24 PM GMT
    I'm sure that you'll be just fine. Three Red Bulls would probably be the reason for the feeling of anxiety...you're jazzed up!
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    Dec 28, 2008 12:49 PM GMT
    When you drink a lot of alcohol, you temporarily replace your body's natural ability to deal with anxiety in the limbic system. When you stop drinking the alcohol, you're limbic system will be take some time to start functioning normally again. Adding caffeine to the mix exacerbates the problem by increasing your anxiety response. It doesn't cause anxiety so much as reproduce the physiological symptoms of anxiety.
    The best thing to do is drink lots of water, eat what you can (healthy foods including protein and carbs) and rest and it will diminish with time. It usually takes 8-12 hours (though that time frame could be significantly different given other extenuating conditions).
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    Dec 28, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    I've experienced the same effect with J├Ągermeister and Red Bull, however mine was only a single can and a shot. That was enough to make me feel so anxious I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

    I drink vodka almost daily LoL ;-) and I have over 6 cups of coffee daily if I had to work, but I've learned never to mix the two. My body just doesn't know how to deal with it.

    Just drink plenty of water (don't overdo it) and use an ice pack to cool your head and neck and sit with your head hunched over, just like what you'd normally do if you had an overdose of anything else ;-)
  • gjoseph

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    Dec 28, 2008 7:12 PM GMT
    Thanks you guys for your help! I'm feeling MUCH better and basically "feel" better. Hope everyone had a great weekend and take care =)
  • Hunter9

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    Dec 28, 2008 7:24 PM GMT
    yes, come to realjock for all your emergency medical needs
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    Dec 30, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    This post reminded me of a news story a few months back....



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    Dec 30, 2008 7:05 AM GMT
    i don't know why you guys are encouraging or expressing an interest in mixing red bull with alcohol. Energy drinks should never be mixed with alcohol. Energy drinks suppress the signals to the brain informing fatigue and fatigue is one of the natural cues while drinking that tells someone they've had too much to drink, thus mixing the two causes the drinker to drink beyond what he or she would normally consume.

    I would definitely advise against this.