Hangover Remedies

pghguy asks: What's the best way to combat a hangover?

What always works for me is a Wendy's #1 combo with a large Coke. Mr. Steph swears by Goodie's Headache Powder & a bloody mary, but I personally can't choke down Goodie's or juice made from vegetables (no matter how much liquor you add to it, it's still a vegetable) so I can't vouch for this personally. Avoid a hot shower when you wake up. Heat constricts the blood vessels in your head & amplifies the trolls jackhammering your brain.

I've found one way to (mostly) avoid hangovers. Every few drinks, have a big glass of water. If you're drinking A LOT, you'll need to drink a lot of water but if you're like me (wasted off of 6-8 beers) 2 glasses while binging will be enough.

After drinking take a couple of aspirin or ibuprofen & eat a meal. Have a sober pal hit a drive-thru or cart your drunk ass to a diner. If the possibility of a sober pal appearing with you in a public place other than the bar is unlikely, prepare something at home beforehand so that you can just heat it up & chow. Wash down your meal with cool water. You won't feel as good in the a.m. as you do when you get to sleep sober, but it will be damn close.

Don't ever take Tylenol when drinking or for a hangover. There's stuff in Tylenol that can cause liver failure if mixed with even a little alcohol. In fact, it's so dangerous with alcohol that if you drink regularly, don't even use the stuff. Stick with aspirin or ibuprofen. Hope this helps.

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At 5/16/2006 7:09 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Mine is usually a double cheeseburger, (no pickles or onions) from Mickey D's with a med. fry and Coke. :)

At 5/17/2006 10:53 AM, Anonymous amy said...

My guy friends swear by drinking a full bottle of Gatorade before going to sleep. Electrolytes, and all that jazz.


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