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Was I Hit in the Head with a Hammer?
by Adrohak
Citation:   Adrohak. "Was I Hit in the Head with a Hammer?: An Experience with Caffeine (exp35397)". Jan 19, 2007.

6 oz oral Coffee (seeds)


I had visited a supermarket and bought 0.49lbs of chocolate-covered espresso beans. I really like espresso, but had never eaten just beans before. I drink coffee on a regular basis, and didn't really think about how much caffeine was contained in the espresso beans.

Anyway, I got home that night after spending the day with my girlfriend and had a computer programming project I wanted to get a head-start on. I ate about 4/5 of the bag of espresso beans in a period of approximately 10 minutes. I first felt the effects about 25-30 minutes after I first started eating the beans; however, the super-awakedness quickly progressed into a headache like nothing I've experienced before. Within ten minutes of the headache first hitting me, I was on the ground on the brink of screaming because of the pain. I got myself together and took two tylenol, which wound up having no effect at all. About an hour and a half after I took the tylenol, I fell asleep. There was not a period where I began to get sleepy or anything, I just fell asleep.

I woke up fourteen hours later with a minor headache still.

So much for getting ahead on the project.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 35397
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jan 19, 2007Views: 6,871
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