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What pills keep you awake?

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    Do energy tablets actually exist? And if they do - do they work?
    And if they do work, what are they called?
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    I've recently started taking pro-plus to keep me up. It's not good to keep on taking them for a long period of time, as they're caffeine tablets, but they definitely do the trick if you need a bit of an energy boost.
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    What the hell? I consider them drugs. Why not get a bit of sleep instead?
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    (Original post by kashmir.noir)
    Do energy tablets actually exist? And if they do - do they work?
    And if they do work, what are they called?
    Caffeine tablets - pro-plus is the brand name, but any will do.
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    ahh thanks, you can get them anywhere right?
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    (Original post by kashmir.noir)
    ahh thanks, you can get them anywhere right?
    Yeah pretty much. I get them from boots. They tend to stock them where all the vitamin tablets etc are.
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    (Original post by kashmir.noir)
    Do energy tablets actually exist? And if they do - do they work?
    And if they do work, what are they called?
    Don't have any effect in my experience. I resorted to Kick, only 24p a can. Somebody call David Dickinson cos I've found a bloody bargain!
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    (Original post by whitepearlbaby)
    Why not get a bit of sleep instead?
    That's hardly going to keep you awake.
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    Crystal meth tends to work.


    Failing that, caffeine.
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    (Original post by Aack)
    Don't have any effect in my experience. I resorted to Kick, only 24p a can. Somebody call David Dickinson cos I've found a bloody bargain!
    lol... that's exactly the same active ingredients.
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    try red bull or cheaper alternatives such as relentless, or supermarket versions (tesco kick etc)

    make sure you keep yourself hydrated with water cos the caffeine and sugar will cause headaches if you're prone to dehydrating easily
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    long term/overdose use of caffeine can cause serious health issues. use it in moderation!
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    I tend to take Pro Plus with espresso coffee. Does the trick
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    Pro plus or the tesco equivalent is good.

    Failing that, speed? :p:
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    Modafinil if you can get hold of it.

    Amphetamines after that, but they are illegal.

    Then caffeine I guess, though it is nowhere near as effective.
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    Adrafinil. It's very good stuff, and metabolises to modafinil in-vivo within about an hour. Keeps you highly alert for about 10 hours, and beyond that awake up to about the 14th hour (by my experiences). That said, if you can get it...

    - Hope that helps,

    - Dom

    Edit: It's also about a quarter of the price of generic modafinil (Modalert) and about a sixth of the price of the patented preparation (Provigil). Oh yeah, and Cephalon makes it under the name 'Olmifon'.
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    (Original post by Aack)
    Don't have any effect in my experience. I resorted to Kick, only 24p a can. Somebody call David Dickinson cos I've found a bloody bargain!
    Ah yes, the Tesco stuff! :five:
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    I use Red Bull and pro plus.
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    Drink coffee, its pretty bad for u, but so is everythign else. if ur askin about pills and then i'll recommend, E. lol NAH cors not. Glucose tablets give u enenergy, but caffiene tablets keep u awake. depends tho, sleep is precious u cant get it bak after u lose it. jus finish ur work erly n go sleep init!
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    (Original post by Nynyflower)
    Pro plus or the tesco equivalent is good.

    Failing that, speed? :p:
    Try keeping awake on that come down!:p:

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