I took Activate Xtreme for three days, the new version with L-Dopa extract from Mucuna Pruriens and so on...
First day, took 2x2 caps and after a while started feeling something was very wrong, didn't know if this was a side-effect that was going to subside so I kept taking 4 caps for another two days and it gradually got even worse so I quit taking it.
It didn't stop. The "something wrong" got to be known as anxiety, almost complete numbness in the upper body and weird sensations all over the place and headaches (kind of like a pressure that wanted to pull something out of the head). This grew worse the following days and I eventually ended up in an ER with a panic attack.
Since then I have done an ECG, a brain CT and lots of blood and urine tests (including the sex and thyroid and stress hormones, even catecholamines) and everything comes back clean.
Now almost 6 months later I still have chronic anxiety about nothing to the point where, without alprazolam, my mind is just blank and I can hardly move or talk.
It takes a benzo to even realize that this is anxiety or I'm just staring out into the air.
I have never been a nervous person or suffered from anxiety prior to taking this.
Has anyone had or heard of this type of side effect from AX or any of its ingredients?
Or any suggestions as to what might be going on with me?