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My First Spike

So, today I knew I’d have a long annoying day (or thought so, at least.) Normally this doesn’t bother me blah blah blah blah.

I bought a can of Spike at work (we sell a few Biotest products, its pretty cool.)

I drank the thing around noon. The taste was surprisingly awesome, so I was interested. I took a leak right before I drank it, for the record. In the coming two hours I went twice, dropped loads of bottles of pills, and vibrated all around the store.

I tolerate caffeine well, I didn’t anticipate this. It was awesome.
Also, I’m still peeing glowstick colors.

Anyone else have awesome reactions to Spike/stims/etc?

Haha great post! Spike changed my life the first time I had one, haven’t drank anything else since.

I took Spike tablets around chrismas last year for the first time

My first reaction was falling asleep after taking two. So I took 1 more and did not feel any stimulus.

However after using half a bottle since I have felt a better focus.

Not for me, last time I took it I threw up pretty violently during my workout.

Take it on an empty stomach? May have been the cause, I know I did that Spike after having not eaten for like two hours and maaaaan was that a bad idea.

[quote]CapnYousef wrote:
Take it on an empty stomach? May have been the cause, I know I did that Spike after having not eaten for like two hours and maaaaan was that a bad idea.[/quote]

I was worried if I took it on a full stomach it would be worse but maybe ill give it a try.

My trusty yellow Spike tabs always seem to be around, but I haven’t popped a top in far too long. Now that I see the Orange Gold flavor is back, that may change, however.

[quote]Hellfrost wrote:

[quote]CapnYousef wrote:
Take it on an empty stomach? May have been the cause, I know I did that Spike after having not eaten for like two hours and maaaaan was that a bad idea.[/quote]

I was worried if I took it on a full stomach it would be worse but maybe ill give it a try.[/quote]

Definitely give it a go. The additional work of digesting the food should slow the release of the stimulants into your body.

[quote]SBT wrote:

[quote]Hellfrost wrote:

[quote]CapnYousef wrote:
Take it on an empty stomach? May have been the cause, I know I did that Spike after having not eaten for like two hours and maaaaan was that a bad idea.[/quote]

I was worried if I took it on a full stomach it would be worse but maybe ill give it a try.[/quote]

Definitely give it a go. The additional work of digesting the food should slow the release of the stimulants into your body.
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Yeah, holy crap it hit me like a freight train when I was on an empty stomach. For the record, it was a Shooter and not the tabs.

I’ve been interested in trying the Spike Shooters. So the general recommendation is to make sure you have some food in your stomach first? Do you guys train on it?

[quote]ethanwest wrote:
I’ve been interested in trying the Spike Shooters. So the general recommendation is to make sure you have some food in your stomach first? Do you guys train on it? [/quote]

Yeah the spike shooter made me sick so ill try it on a full stomach next time. Also the label says start with half a bottle first to see how you tolerate it.

Spike Shooter gets me nauseous usually. I have no problem with Spike Shotgun… Spike Shotgun is the SHIT.

[quote]PB Andy wrote:
Spike Shooter gets me nauseous usually. I have no problem with Spike Shotgun… Spike Shotgun is the SHIT.[/quote]

x2

If you’re overly sensitive to yohimbine like I am, go with Spike Shotgun.

[quote]ChrisKing wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:
Spike Shooter gets me nauseous usually. I have no problem with Spike Shotgun… Spike Shotgun is the SHIT.[/quote]

x2

If you’re overly sensitive to yohimbine like I am, go with Spike Shotgun.[/quote]

Thanks, I think I may be as well because I react poorly to HOT-ROX.

[quote]ethanwest wrote:

[quote]ChrisKing wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:
Spike Shooter gets me nauseous usually. I have no problem with Spike Shotgun… Spike Shotgun is the SHIT.[/quote]

x2

If you’re overly sensitive to yohimbine like I am, go with Spike Shotgun.[/quote]

Thanks, I think I may be as well because I react poorly to HOT-ROX.[/quote]

This.

Yohimbine can be scary.

[quote]Vicomte wrote:

[quote]ethanwest wrote:

[quote]ChrisKing wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:
Spike Shooter gets me nauseous usually. I have no problem with Spike Shotgun… Spike Shotgun is the SHIT.[/quote]

x2

If you’re overly sensitive to yohimbine like I am, go with Spike Shotgun.[/quote]

Thanks, I think I may be as well because I react poorly to HOT-ROX.[/quote]

This.

Yohimbine can be scary for those who don’t respond well to it.[/quote]

I corrected that for you.

[quote]Vicomte wrote:

[quote]ethanwest wrote:

[quote]ChrisKing wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:
Spike Shooter gets me nauseous usually. I have no problem with Spike Shotgun… Spike Shotgun is the SHIT.[/quote]

x2

If you’re overly sensitive to yohimbine like I am, go with Spike Shotgun.[/quote]

Thanks, I think I may be as well because I react poorly to HOT-ROX.[/quote]

This.

Yohimbine can be scary.[/quote]
Yup, HOT-ROX fucks with me too so it’s gotta be the yohimbine.

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

[quote]Vicomte wrote:

[quote]ethanwest wrote:

[quote]ChrisKing wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:
Spike Shooter gets me nauseous usually. I have no problem with Spike Shotgun… Spike Shotgun is the SHIT.[/quote]

x2

If you’re overly sensitive to yohimbine like I am, go with Spike Shotgun.[/quote]

Thanks, I think I may be as well because I react poorly to HOT-ROX.[/quote]

This.

Yohimbine can be scary.[/quote]
Yup, HOT-ROX fucks with me too so it’s gotta be the yohimbine.[/quote]

I popped two HOT-ROX on my way to class one day… Holy crap I felt like I was on amphetamines, had to pull over to throw up.

Spike kicks ass. Spike Shooters too. For me half a can is weaker than Red Bull, but a full can is like 4 Red Bulls. I have to try Shotgun.

[quote]Hellfrost wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:

[quote]Vicomte wrote:

[quote]ethanwest wrote:

[quote]ChrisKing wrote:

[quote]PB Andy wrote:
Spike Shooter gets me nauseous usually. I have no problem with Spike Shotgun… Spike Shotgun is the SHIT.[/quote]

x2

If you’re overly sensitive to yohimbine like I am, go with Spike Shotgun.[/quote]

Thanks, I think I may be as well because I react poorly to HOT-ROX.[/quote]

This.

Yohimbine can be scary.[/quote]
Yup, HOT-ROX fucks with me too so it’s gotta be the yohimbine.[/quote]

I popped two HOT-ROX on my way to class one day… Holy crap I felt like I was on amphetamines, had to pull over to throw up.
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You know what’s strange. I was super tired this morning when I got up to train before work, so I grabbed a Meltdown when I got to the gym (needed some energy and didn’t find a convenient store along the way to pick up a give hour energy / coffee). It definitely cranked me up, but didn’t make me sick. It wasn’t until after I drank it that I realized it had Yohimbine in it. Maybe the volume is different?