Over the past year he has rarely drank an energy drink.
This past week I have noticed that he was becoming increasingly irritable, angry and just less pleasant to be around. Plus he seemed to be avoiding me. It has all around been awkward around our home for the past few days.
Last night I confronted him and made him sit down with me and listen to me. He told me that he has been drinking quiet a bit of Redbull since last Friday and that he, too, was starting to notice that he was 'a bit more irritable'. A bit more is an understatement but I am thankful for him realizing that it is having this effect on him. I told him that I want to go to his next appointment with his social worker this upcoming Friday and he agreed. He promised not to drink anymore energy drinks and hopefully he will be able to stick to that promise.
I was unaware of this until I did some research last night but apparently energy drinks are known to trigger mania. I wish his doctor would have told us that.