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a pro -plus heart attack
Pro Plus Tablets
Author Name: charlie
Pro Plus Tablets
Advantages: make you feel awake
Disadvantages: make me very ill!!!
i went to skegness at night with some of my friends as 1 of them had just come over from gran canaria where he lives. we was all wide awake at 2 in the morning when we set off, my friends had a bit of alcohol but i didnt. we got into Skegness at about 4, at this time it was summer so daylight had started to show through. we parked and ran up to the beach we spent about an hour on the beach and then left to look around elsewhere. by 6 we was all feeling a bit hungry so went and has a mac d's.
a friend of ours from school moved to skegness so we went to meet up with her before she started work, on the way to meet her i bought myself a can of red bull as id started to feel a bit tired. we met up with her and had about a half hour chatting, at this point all my friends were almost as tired as i was, and the red bull i had just downed wasnt making me feel any better. our friend offered us some pro-plus, a couple of my friends had already taken pro-plus but i never had, they assured me they were harmless and more of a placebo than anything else. so like everyone else, i took 3 tablets.
we walked back to the car to set off home. the car was parked about a 15 minutes walk away and by the time i got there i was feeling quite awake. we set off all of us happy and having a laugh, but about 5 mile out of skeg i began to feel a bit strange and the only thing i can say to describe how i was feeling was that i was aware of my heartbeat an that it felt slightly stronger and harder than usual. i didnt say anything to my friends until a bit later when it began to get worse, we pulled up at a petrol station to get me some water, my friends assured me it must just be a rush from the pro-plus as id never taken them. we carried on but i began to get worse feeling a pain in my chest now and slightly out of breath, we pulled over again to give me some air. when we started again i got even worse, i thought i was having a heart attack at the age of 17, i checked my pulse against my firends and it didnt seem raised, but i had this terrible pain in my chest, i couldnt breath and was beginning to feel like i was going to pass out, i then became very anxious, asking my friends to phone for an ambulance for me because i was dying, when they told me i was being stupid i became very angry and hit my friend and shouted at them all (this is very unlike my personality), i then passed out.
when i came round i felt really sick and still out of breath, we got home safe and i went to the doctors the next day and told them what had happened. my doctor said i had had a panic attack due to the mass amounts of caffeine in my system, eveything was working overtime and my body couldnt cope. i was advised to take no more pro-plus or drink any coffee.
ever since then i have suffered from panic attacks, im not saying pro-plus was the cause but merely that it seems odd that i had never suffered a panic attack before that day and now i get them quite often. i was prescribed diazepam for a while to take when i got these panic attacks, i am now off that but can only have half a pint of coke a day and one chocolate bar and absolutely no coffee or energy drinks, whereas before i was fine. Strange.
Summary: i will never take pro-plus again