Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

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Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby JDot » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:14 pm

Do any of you guys take/drink anything to kill fatigue before taking practice test? coffee/caffiene pills/energy drinks/adderall/etc?

I usually dont take or drink anything and after the 3rd section my brain is usually just done. I do very well on the sections I complete, but it's usually a struggle to get past the 3rd section. I know people always advocate to just keep taking practice tests to kill the fatigue, but it's kindof hard to kill fatigue by taking multople full length tests when you cant get through one...

I've wanted to try taking adderall beforehand to help focus, but I've heard mixed reviews.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby naillsat » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:20 pm

I take a nap, which is FREE and relaxing.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby imbored25 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:20 pm

naillsat wrote:I take a nap, which is FREE and relaxing.

+1

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby JDot » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:25 pm

PS i meant to add probably the main reason for my fatigue is that I usually try and take the practice tests after I work 9-5 and my job entails a lot of reading.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby CarlBarker » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:28 pm

I drink coffee everyday, but it's mostly to get me through my 8-5 work. When I'm studying for the LSAT, I usually just drink green tea because its got a bit of caffeine and its healthy.

When I'm stressed out, I'll find that going on a 3-6 mile run will ease my mind and I'll be willing to tackle some more questions before I sleep.

and +1 to whoever mentioned naps

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby Psib337 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:02 pm

I drink coffee or tea in the morning just because I'm a pretty horrible person to be around without it and if I feel like I'm about to pass out in the middle of the day I'll get a Red Bull or something. Right now I'm only taking practice tests on the weekends when I can sleep as late as I want and take the test whenever I really feel awake. In May I'll probably start taking a test or two during the week if I feel up to it since I usually get a second wind around 7 or 8. I wouldn't advocate doing more than drinking coffee or an energy drink for the LSAT though, it's long and boring but I have found that the more tests I take the easier it is to get through.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby shifty_eyed » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:24 pm

Psib337 wrote:I drink coffee or tea in the morning just because I'm a pretty horrible person to be around without it and if I feel like I'm about to pass out in the middle of the day I'll get a Red Bull or something. Right now I'm only taking practice tests on the weekends when I can sleep as late as I want and take the test whenever I really feel awake. In May I'll probably start taking a test or two during the week if I feel up to it since I usually get a second wind around 7 or 8. I wouldn't advocate doing more than drinking coffee or an energy drink for the LSAT though, it's long and boring but I have found that the more tests I take the easier it is to get through.


If you have a small bladder like me, keep in mind that if you drink lots of coffee before the LSAT you might not be able to make it until break time before needing to pee.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby Crowing » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:25 pm

I wonder what it's like to be able to get more energy from consuming something. Caffeine knocks me out; if I drink an energy drink I'll pass out in minutes.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby PARTY » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:27 pm

a cigarette.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby ben4847 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:32 pm

I just get a hour hour accommodation break after each section.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby princeR » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:40 pm

I might try some nicorette gum on my next PT to see how it feels.

Kinda serious...
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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby banjo » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:45 pm

I had an XL coffee w/ skim milk and splenda from Dunkin Donuts before each practice test and before the real thing. I also walked ~2 miles to the test center, which woke up me up and relaxed me at the same time. I walked before taking PTs as well.

ETA: These two things really helped me. I almost want to include it in my retake addendum (jumped 12 pts on second try).

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby Easy-E » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:16 am

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby fashiongirl » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:49 am

My job involves a lot of reading too (contracts ugh) so after work my brain is fried and tired. I usually go to the gym at lunch and surprisingly it gives me more energy. Also I take gingko and ginseng pills. Not sure if they help but possibly the placebo effect plays a part.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby echamberlin8 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:07 pm

I wouldn't recommend Adderall, just because it can definitely become addictive, especially if you're doing it with all of your practice tests. That's a sure-fire way to get an amphetamine addiction.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby GoldenGloves » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:09 pm

I take shots of this in 8 oz of water.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby echamberlin8 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:11 pm

GoldenGloves wrote:I take shots of this in 8 oz of water.


Does it help?

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby GoldenGloves » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:15 pm

Yea, & it has tons of benefits beyond just instant energy.

Juicing a few times a week makes an insane difference in energy levels as well.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:54 pm

Exercise.


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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby Ellee13 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:39 pm

I go for a walk before each full length PT, but I only take them on weekends. I'm exhausted from work and taking care of my kid on the weekdays. On a weeknight I work on a specific section and/ or read through prep materials. My boyfriend takes the kid out on Sunday mornings so that I can do a timed PT. I usually have no problem working through the whole PT on Sunday.

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Re: Do you guys take anything to kill fatigue?

Postby echamberlin8 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:57 pm

GoldenGloves wrote:Yea, & it has tons of benefits beyond just instant energy.

Juicing a few times a week makes an insane difference in energy levels as well.


Noted.




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