Hangover cure

Naughty Student Naughty Student
So I am wondering if anyone has a sure fire way of getting rid of their hangover.

What are some cures you have heard of, and what has worked or hasn't worked?
10/17/2010
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ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Hair of the dog that bit you. HAHA Always worked for me. I had a friend back in school that drank Tabasco and milk, I could not even think about that when hungover.
10/17/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I used to believe that you had to have a beer but when I made my younger sister drink beer the morning after, the first gulp made her vomit like crazy!

I was told to take two tylenols and a large glass of water before going to be bed.

Tabasco and milk, omg, wouldn't that painfully coagulate in the stomach?! Yuck.
10/17/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
Water water water the night before. When drinking, the ideal would be to alternate, one drink to one glass of water, an extra glass of water before bed and two tylenol/ibuprofen before you sleep.

This is my mother's remedy and I've never been hungover, yet.
10/17/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
The only solution I have found is avoidance - I'm not a tea total-er - I just don't drink to excess anymore. You'll get over it - it's an age thing.
10/17/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
1. Know yourself! Know how much you can handle, and stick to it.

2. WATER. Like Delicious Surprise said, it'd be good to alternate alcoholic drinks with water. A whole glass before bed, and WHEN you wake up in the middle of the night to pee (not if lol), another glass of water.

3. FOOD. Eat before you drink, eat while you're drinking, eat afterwards. Unless you feel sick, then don't force it... but eating while you drink really helps.

4. Tylenol is harsh on the liver, particularly if you've been drinking. Don't take it. Apsirin can also cause stomach aches when you're hungover.

The only hangovers I've gotten before were from wine, which was weird because I wasn't drunk either time (I've never been drunk, actually. I've hit that almost-but-not-quite-t here-yet point and didn't like how it made me feel, so I stick to just a drink or two). For some reason, wine hits my head more than any other drink. Water and crackers solved it, though.

Also, watch Season 6 episode 16 of MythBusters. They go through hilarious hangover "cures".
10/18/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
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Originally posted by Andromeda
1. Know yourself! Know how much you can handle, and stick to it.

2. WATER. Like Delicious Surprise said, it'd be good to alternate alcoholic drinks with water. A whole glass before bed, and WHEN you wake up in the middle of the night to ... More
Yep. All of it is covered here. I always make sure I eat before bed. Even a piece of toast. Lots of water. Pop 2 advil and get a good nights sleep.
10/18/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
Yep. All of it is covered here. I always make sure I eat before bed. Even a piece of toast. Lots of water. Pop 2 advil and get a good nights sleep.
Yep me too. And like Jobthingy said, take advil, not tylenol. Tylenol is metabolized through the liver, while advil is metabolized through the kidneys. It's really not good to use any pain medication when alcohol is involved, but as long as you don't have kidney issues it's generally safer to take advil since alcohol is rough on the liver as it is.

In the morning I usually don't feel quite like death if I've made sure to eat, drank LOTS of water the night before and taken an advil before bed. Toast or saltines work well for food and tea and vitamin water (revive) work best for liquids. The revive bottle actually talks about hangovers on it lol, so I think I also feel comforted that I'm not the only one out there feeling like shit that day lol.

In the end though...the best cure for a hangover is to just not let yourself get that wasted in the first place. That being said..I tell myself that very same thing and yet it continues to happen! I have found though that limiting beer and shots and sticking to wine or things like rum and cokes dramatically help me feel better the next day.
10/18/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Alcohol is a diuretic, which flushes all liquids out of the system. Drinking all that water is necessary to replace those lost fluids - the dehydration is what causes the headaches and such.

Andromeda's first rule is best - KNOW YOUR LIMITS.

Here's another rule: don't take on a sadistic bastard for a roommate. My ex told me stories of how he (non-drinker) would TORMENT his college roommates who had hangovers. (The greasy bacon and gooey oatmeal were the least of his weapons - the strobe light and bullhorn were the worst.) For some reason he had the nerve to be surprised when they beat him up.
10/18/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Naughty Student
So I am wondering if anyone has a sure fire way of getting rid of their hangover.

What are some cures you have heard of, and what has worked or hasn't worked?
Well there is no sure fire way for everyone BUT, mine is Gatorade the G2 kind, and either sleeping it off, or if that isn't an option getting up to do something like walk around and being active. I have only had like 3-4 hangovers ever, so I'm lucky. I drink Gatorade after a crazy night regardless to stay hydrated.
10/18/2010
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
I rarely drink. But the water/tylenol combination has always seemed to help me.
10/18/2010
Danielle915 Danielle915
Drink lots of water and eat before bed...as long as I eat something I was always okay.
10/18/2010
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
I think prevention is easier than curing it. I try to drink a glass of water between every drink or two that I have, and then end the night with an ibuprofen and a big glass of water. The worst that I have in the morning is a slight headache if I've really overdone it the night before, but another ibuprofen usually knocks that out, especially if coupled with coffee. Don't overdo it on any sort of painkiller, though: many of them can hurt you if taken in excess, especially if coupled with alcohol.

If I have ended up with a nasty hangover anyway (usually if I don't follow my own advice)? I sleep as much as possible and keep drinking water. Thankfully, they eventually end.
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