Aug
13
2007

Shot up: Teen suffers espresso overdose

Deadly dose: A British teen had severe health problems after consuming 14 shots of espresso in one morning in order to get more energy to do her job. (Flickr photo by augschburger)
Deadly dose: A British teen had severe health problems after consuming 14 shots of espresso in one morning in order to get more energy to do her job. (Flickr photo by augschburger)
Did you hear this one? A teen-ager in England last week had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering an espresso overdose. She slammed 14 shots of the caffine-laced stuff to help her have energy to work the morning shift at her family’s café.

While on duty, her body started to shift into overdrive. She was crying in front of customers and she was acting nervous and jerky. She went home to rest but soon was on her way to the hospital when she became feverish and had trouble breathing. Her heart beats started accelerating, as well.

After she got to the hospital, things started to mellow out. But she was lucky, According to the Mayo Clinic, heavy caffeine consumption -- more than four to seven cups of coffee -- can make you really, really sick. A severe overdose can cause fatal heart palpitations.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

gordwick's picture
gordwick says:

This is the first time I hear about this and I have to admit that I am shocked, I never suspected that drinking more coffee can lead you to such estate. I guess and overdose is an overdose and when the body rejects it things can get really messy. That girl should try a good drug treatment, obviously she still has a lot to learn about drugs.

posted on Tue, 05/13/2008 - 9:46am
LaFanda's picture
LaFanda says:

I agree

posted on Tue, 05/13/2008 - 10:34am
lmoran's picture
lmoran says:

The key is 'moderation' with everything you eat or drink or put into your body.

posted on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 8:26pm

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