Please see “Saved By The Bell” Season 2, Episode 9. It seems to allude to the fact that caffeine pills are a gateway to more serious drug usage. “I’m so excited, I’m so excited...I’m so scared”
Anecdotal evidence here, I made the mistake of taking a caffeine pill once, on top of several cups of coffee. Figured my tolerance was high and when the coffee wasn’t enough it’d be fine to try one. Bad idea.
My skin went flush, I couldn’t see straight. I was dizzy, shaking, my heart was pounding, and then I started throwing up. Took like an hour for it to wear off.
I take caffeine pills (200mg) only when I am going to the gym. Normal days I only use coffee because the pills gives you a really good kick, thus the jitters.
My three rules for caffeine pills:
1) Only take them on a gym/exercising day. 2) Don’t take it after 2pm. 3) Maximum 1 cup of coffee if I do take the caffeine pill.