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    Hey, I always have redbull before driving, well recently have done, and noticed that I focus and react so much quicker and drive better, obviously since it's an eneergy drink, but I'm thinking if i continue like this i'll problaby become addicted to redbull. i have my driving lessons at 10.30.

    I just want to know peoples opinions and seeing whether i should stop this, I do drink in modeeration, a couple of sips and then i go!
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    erm ok? do you want to know alternate ways of keeping alert?
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    well i dont think u will get addicted on a couple of sips! But yh just dont drink too much of it.
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    I used to do this but with coffee. I'd say its not that addictive.
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    maybe i'm over-reacting, or being paranoid, becuase i reckon i may develop an addiction, and rely on it
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    I think you're exaggerating the effects of redbull. During serious exam cramming at uni, I found it common to drink two/three cans of the stuff (well, the Asda equivalent) without feeling a thing before my flatmates told me off. After just one can, very few people in the world will noticably see their reaction times increase...

    Oh and redbull isn't addictive AFAIK. Personal testamony would suggest this and wiki mentions nothing of the sort. Relax. And please don't believe that redbull is an effective stimulant, useful for driving. It isn't.
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    while caffeine can be addictive drinking a red bull before you drive isn't going to make you addicted. People drink coffee all day without addiction or without noticing any adverse effects of their addiction. Anyway, a couple of sips of red bull before you drive will have absolutely zero effect on your reaction times.
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    (Original post by Music_Enthusiast)
    I used to do this but with coffee. I'd say its not that addictive.
    Lol i wouldnt say that. You shouldda seen me during the exams :p: . Furthermore...
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wear/6944026.stm
    Dunno if I believe her story. Coffee-drinkers, wouldn't you notice?
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    Wasn't Robbie Williams addicted to Red Bull?

    OP - Whatever floats your boat. You could become addicted to the aspartame in Pepsi Max, theoretically, but I doubt that anybody really does.
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    (Original post by ssk2)
    I think you're exaggerating the effects of redbull. During serious exam cramming at uni, I found it common to drink two/three cans of the stuff (well, the Asda equivalent) without feeling a thing before my flatmates told me off. After just one can, very few people in the world will noticably see their reaction times increase...

    Oh and redbull isn't addictive AFAIK. Personal testamony would suggest this and wiki mentions nothing of the sort. Relax. And please don't believe that redbull is an effective stimulant, useful for driving. It isn't.
    Exactly my thoughts.....i done the same when cramming for a-levels drinking like 3 cans a day on average (sometimes more) over a 1 and 1/2 month period........

    (a) had very little affect on me (i remember revising since morning, feeling tired and drank red bull and still felt tired and ended up going to sleep, my point being red bull virtually nothing to help me stay awake for even a bit) - the only reason i think i drank it was because psychologically i thought it worked lol

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    (b) it's not aditctive, i have not touched the stuff since
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    there's a bloke who drinks like 2 litre bottles of 'boosty pop' a day... it's basically the same thing as red bull.. now, he's addicted. he goes around all wide eyed and it's bloody creepy!
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    there's a bloke who drinks like 2 litre bottles of 'boosty pop' a day... it's basically the same thing as red bull.. now, he's addicted. he goes around all wide eyed and it's bloody creepy!
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    One of my friends started on one a day when he was working late, by the end of harvest (about 3 months later) he was on 8 a day and certainly addicted. Didnt do him any good at all, and thank god he came off them over winter.

    People say its not addictive, but watching him over a period of time was enough to convince me not to drink it unless theres vodca involved!!!
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    I used to drink about 6 a day of them, it was pretty bad. Back then, i never thought i was addicted, but i must of been! I completely stopped drinking it about 6 weeks ago, and have only drunk it twice since then (both times i have been drinking it will vodka, and tbh, didnt give a **** what i was drinking :p:) I only really drank it because i thought it gave me a confidence boost (which it didn't, it was all psychological). I think this is what you are experiencing: you think you will have better reactions, so you do. :p:

    Seriously, a few sips isn't going to get you addicted!
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    mmmmm redbull, hehe i remember a driving lesson once after 3 cans of red bull was in hysterics, at least the instructor found it funny too.
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    Redbull helped me pass my driving test... nah I lie.

    ...two redbulls helped me pass. :-P
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    youd have to drink it by the galleon to get addicted, caffeine is a narcotic but not its not a strong one (im not sure about taurine)

    OP i think youl be fine but if develop a habit for it (in a non addicted way) yould find your systems adapts so youl need two cans instead of one
 
 
 
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