Mountain Dew Energy - odd experience

Status
Not open for further replies.
Soldato
Joined
11 May 2006
Posts
5,753
Yesteday night I had a glass of mountain dew energy for the first time, just one glass (about 500ml). During the night I had a mild headache and this morning my vision is noticeably blurred. Please bare in mind that I haven't had a headache for several months now and I don't ever recall eyesight going blurred like this.

Anyone ever experience anything like this before? Is mountain dew known to cause such issues?

It tasted like crap and I've poured the rest of the bottle down the sink, but I'm a little worried about the vision blurring, I've never had this before.

I don't want to die! :(
 

Nix

Nix

Soldato
Joined
26 Dec 2005
Posts
19,839
Yesteday night I had a glass of mountain dew energy for the first time, just one glass (about 500ml). During the night I had a mild headache and this morning my vision is noticeably blurred. Please bare in mind that I haven't had a headache for several months now and I don't ever recall eyesight going blurred like this.

Anyone ever experience anything like this before? Is mountain dew known to cause such issues?

It tasted like crap and I've poured the rest of the bottle down the sink, but I'm a little worried about the vision blurring, I've never had this before.

I don't want to die! :(

Do you get like that with other energy drinks?
 
Soldato
Joined
11 May 2006
Posts
5,753
Do you get like that with other energy drinks?

Nope, though I rarely have energy drinks, maybe Lucozade once in a while, but never experienced anything like this.

Mostly worried about the vision blurring, though it seems to be clearing up slowly now.
 
Associate
Joined
11 Jun 2009
Posts
428
Never really had blurring from energy drinks, aside from when mixed with vodka or Jager :D.

Could just be a coincidence though, an ocular migraine maybe?
 
Permabanned
Joined
10 Apr 2010
Posts
4,785
It'll be the high caffeine and sugar content giving you a headache and the headache blurring your vision. US mountain dew energy has less caffeine per 100ml.

Alcopops like WKD and Smirnoff ice used to give me banging headaches on a night out because of the amount of sugar in them.
 
Soldato
Joined
1 Jul 2009
Posts
2,575
I tried drinking Dew for a bit and after a while I felt worse than usual. Made me lose energy all the time when exercising.
 
Soldato
Joined
10 Jun 2006
Posts
3,867
Location
Wigan
UK mountain dew contains silly amounts of caffeine, it's not far off red bull/monster, it is far more than lucozade, try drinking a 500ml can of red bull and see if you get similar side effects
 
Soldato
Joined
19 Oct 2002
Posts
5,489
Not sure about the vision, never heard of caffeine doing that, Did it go away? I would ask a Dr.

It tasted like crap and I've poured the rest of the bottle down the sink, but I'm a little worried about the vision blurring, I've never had this before.

One time there was Cherry Mountain Dew in the fridge & I tried it, man it sucked. Tasted like Cough Syrup.
 
Soldato
Joined
11 May 2006
Posts
5,753
The vision blurring has mostly gone away, but I can still notice something is not right. My eyes feel tired, as if I haven't had enough sleep, even though I had good 9hrs last night. It's the same feeling you get if you look at a monitor for too long, without blinking.

Oh well, that's another thing I will put on my list of 'crap I should never ingest'. :mad:
 
Wise Guy
Soldato
Joined
23 May 2009
Posts
5,748
But srsly sounds like an allergy to "yellow #5".


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartrazine

Tartrazine appears to cause the most allergic and intolerance reactions of all the azo dyes, particularly among asthmatics and those with an aspirin intolerance.[4] Symptoms from tartrazine sensitivity can occur by either ingestion or cutaneous exposure to a substance containing tartrazine.[citation needed]

A variety of immunologic responses have been attributed to tartrazine ingestion, including anxiety, migraines, clinical depression, blurred vision, itching, general weakness, heatwaves, feeling of suffocation, purple skin patches, and sleep disturbance.[5]

Certain people who are exposed to the dye experience symptoms of tartrazine sensitivity even at extremely small doses, some for periods up to 72 hours after exposure.[citation needed] In children, asthma attacks and hives have been claimed, as well as supposed links to thyroid tumors, chromosomal damage, and hyperactivity.[6][7]
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top