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Jun 16 2012

The sleep deprivation induced delirium is starting

I just grabbed Red Bull #2 of the night. The previous Red Bull and the triple shot mocha have since worn off, and I needed the energy boost. The first thing that concerned me is that I’m actually starting to like the taste of Red Bull, which is a major red flag. I rationally know the stuff used to taste absolutely vile, so I feel like I’m hallucinating. But as I was chugging it down, I started reading the nutritional information.

Me: Can you overdose on vitamin B6?
Sean: What?
Me: This is the second Red Bull I’ve had, but each one contains 250% of your daily recommended serving of vitamin B6.
Sean: Uhhh…
Me: I just had 5 times my daily recommended serving of vitamin B6.
Sean: I think you’re fine.
Me: I’m going to diiiiieeeeeeeeeee *arm flail*

Wait…does drinking 5 times your daily recommended serving of vitamin B6 cause taste hallucinations? Crap.

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  1. 1
    Emily

    A) Red Bull is gross. You are certainly hallucinating. It’s temporary. Remember to eat your greens for the next couple days, and you’ll be fine.
    B) I work third shift. I used to sip a Monster over the course of the evening, but now I’ve dropped down to a bottle of Coke Zero.
    C) You are not alone! It’s going to be ok!

  2. 2
    Brian

    On the other hand, if the hallucination that Red Bull is not gross persist after you recover from tonight, worry.

  3. 3
    Xu

    erm… I’m probably going to regret saying this, but am I the only one who actually likes the taste of Red Bull?

  4. 4
    maxpeterson

    I doubt mega doses of b6 are harmful. The rest of the crap in there though…? Been nice knowing ya.

  5. 5
    matthewgreene

    I like red bull, but I prefer rockstar recovery. I drink one a day, my wife goes through 3 AND several cups of coffee.

  6. 6
    PDX_Greg

    I’ve heard the main symptom of overdose is arm flailing …

  7. 7
    Brian

    Oh yeah, me too. Often accompanied by hyperbolic prediction of one’s own death, no?

  8. 8
    Sili

    I was about to say that you’ll be fine since B_6_ is watersoluble, but

    ] Although it is a water-soluble vitamin and is excreted in the urine, doses of pyridoxine in excess of the RDI over long periods of time result in painful and ultimately irreversible neurological problems.

  9. 9
    Karlie Montana

    symptons of depression…

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