So I've been using pre-workout for a while now - probably onto my 3rd or 4th month straight. I've not noticed much in the way of side-effects (with the exception of having to pee every 20 minutes for the 3-4 hours after I take it).
But recently I've started to notice an increase in my anxiety. Nothing major, but I can tell that I'm not my usual self. I'm not a very anxious person, but I see it coming out. I've also started to experience a really embarrassing battle with hyperhidrosis (pit sweat). I'm wearing t-shirts in December, and still sweating. I don't feel hot at all, but I'll be in a meeting and notice that my pits are wet as can be. All unaware to me, because like I said, I'm not hot or sweating anywhere else.
So I think I'm going to cut it out for a while and see if I see these symptoms/side-effects drop off.
Problem is, I get up to work out at 4:45am, and love the boost I get from the pre-workout, and it keeps me going. I read on this thread a little:
...but the Biotest Power Drive is out of stock. Does anyone else have any recommendations for pre-workout without the caffeine... and maybe some other herbal supplements, or food to eat as soon as I wake up. I've heard that an apple is a good idea...?
Not a health nut, but don't want to live at the urinal, with sweaty pits, and nervous thoughts. Ya know??