By HoneyColony Staff

Energy drinks are so powerful they’re sending people to the hospital by the thousands, according to a new study. Researchers say the number of people rushed to the ER after drinking the stuff now stands at 20,000 every year. Increased blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and panic attacks are just some of the symptoms involved.

According to ABC News, “Of those 20,000 ER visits in 2011, 42 percent had mixed the energy drink with another stimulant such as Adderal or Ritalin or with alcohol. Fifty-eight percent had consumed just the drink.”

You can read more on the new study here.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Hi Karebear caffeine pills and energy drinks are pure poison to your system and make you pretty much run on fumes. Do you know the root of your anxiety?

  2. I am so overwhelmed by the poison in our food. I had a major panic attack a short while back after a long drive. To stay awake, i stopped for caffeine pills and an energy drink. I thought the panic attack was due to the lack of sleep and the caffeine pills. This story fills in the blanks for me.

    I already take anti-anxiety medication, so I can’t imagine the severity of the panic attacks that others must have experienced. I know that this particular panic attack was the worst that I had ever experienced. In addition, since I have been on anti-anxiety medications, it has been years since I have experienced any type of anxiety or panic attack.

    I wonder how much bigger this number would be if those individuals who experienced problems, but did not go to the emergency room were counted in these statistics?

  3. A very good start. I think this is an encouraging article that’s inspired my to look into this further, I had no idea so many people ended up in the hospital, though I know many are sensitive to some stimulants in these drinks other than just caffeine.

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