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A gamer nearly died in hospital after drinking a dozen energy drinks in ten minutes—and didn't tell the doctors.
A doctor who shares stories of patients he and his colleagues have treated told the chilling tale of 'JS', a 36-year-old lifelong gamer who 'didn't have any friends' growing up.
According to Dr Bernard Hsu, the clinical pharmacist behind the 'ChubbyEmu' channel, JS was admitted to hospital with a number of mysterious symptoms.
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What JS neglected to tell doctors is that he had apparently attempted a 'legendary' dare of downing 12 energy drinks to impress his colleagues.
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Doctors eventually discovered JS had developed acute pancreatitis, whereby his pancreas had begun 'digesting itself' due to the high levels of caffeine, sugar and other chemicals in the energy drinks.
According to Dr. Hsu, this spiralled out of control quickly after the gamer looked better and ready to go home. After a course of antibiotics and treatment, the gamer made a recovery and the incident became a 'wake-up call' for him.
Dr Hsu warned people to be careful with their energy drink intake. "Most people know energy drinks can be dangerous when consumed in huge excess. If you have one once in a while, and you're young and healthy, it's probably not a big deal. But if you start chugging multiple cans back to back, then bad things are probably going to happen."
Meanwhile, YouTube commenters took some important lessons from the clip. One user, Jack, said: "A huge lesson to take from many of these videos is to always tell your doctor what you did even if its embarrassing. Feeling embarrassed is a lot better than dying or living with severe damage."
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