View Full Version : Guarana
12-07-2007, 01:54 PM
I did something VERY stupid today, i bought some guarana after reading about it on a particular raw website, they said nothing of its side effects or that large doses can be fatal, i just thought it was like caffine and would keep me awake, bearing in mind im on anti-depressents still at the moment, citalopram infact, well there was no dosage on the back of the guarana, these anti depressants have made me very slow and memory loss since iv been on them, so i just took it like maca, well actually with maca and cacao, and DEAR me, iv taken more than your suppose to take my heart is only just settling down,im worried about going to sleep, im going to skip my anti depressent tonight, because that speeds my heart up also.
I dont know what i want people to say, call me stupid, i thought i had done enough research, but obviously not! i dont think il be taken the guarana again til i come off these pills.
Apart from that, it made me feel FANTASTIC whilst it lasted.
12-07-2007, 01:56 PM
Especially with any prescribed medication you should avoid certain things. It's good you mention it though. I am sure there are other raw foodist that don't realize that somethings are better left alone with medication use. :o
12-07-2007, 02:06 PM
My hearts still all over the place and i had it about 12pm!!
hopefully i will be wearing off, scary experiance, i wont be having it again until i come off these!
I just hope more people are more careful than me, i didnt get told your not allowed more than 2grams a day, or it can be FATAL.
12-07-2007, 02:14 PM
Sorry you had such a terrible and frightening experience!!:eek:
I personally wouldn't touch that stuff with a ten foot pole~
12-07-2007, 02:14 PM
If symptoms persist, suggest you contact your local poison control center.
12-07-2007, 02:25 PM
Guarana can be very dangerous and will cause migraines (well at least in me!)... drink lots of water also and it will help to flush that out of your system. I'm so sorry you are going thru this ... and no - you are not 'stupid'.... we all do things ~ make mistakes... lesson learned! can you return it? get your money back at least?
keep us posted as to how you are feeling okay??
12-07-2007, 04:08 PM
Hope you're fine!
Just wanted to ask how you got those amounts down? I tastes it once, because my mother used it in water as a coffee substitute - and it's so GROSS!!! *yuk*
12-08-2007, 04:24 PM
Thanks everyone, think i freaked out a little last night:o
Why wouldnt you touch the stuff??
Im going to keep it, just not take it again whilst im on these horrible pills and how knows how long that will be for, iv done alot more research, and it seems pretty safe and healthy if you take it in the right amounts and are not on any other medication.
Causes headaches? theres alot of articles saying that it can HELP get rid of headaches! i guess it effects everyone differently though, i had no headaches, just palputations(excuse the spelling) and i had a weird dream about trolls and saving some polar bears...
Yeh, it doesnt taste to good, i would say it tastes slightly better than maca though,when i first tryed maca i ate it in powdered form off a spoon...bad idea!!...it reminds me of the taste one would get if you tryed smoking mouldy cabbage and toilet water.... im just getting use to the taste of that, but how much better maca makes me feel its worth the taste!
Have you thought of using dandelion roots instead as a coffee subsititute? i doubt its effects are as good as guarana though.
12-08-2007, 07:13 PM
So different are people ;) I for my part loved the taste of maca from the beginning! And yes, I actually sometimes take a whole spoon of the powder :D
I think dandelion roots are supposed to taste similar to coffee (I never tried it tough, and don't feel tempted because I don't like coffee either), but I'm pretty sure they don't contain caffeine as guarana does. So it might be a substitute for the taste but not for the effect (if that's what you want).
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