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How do you take care of a hangover?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 18, 2006

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“I’ve got to go with the hair of the dog that bit you, but a little Gatorade or water to re-hydrate never hurt.”

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“A good long nap, a fat breakfast and lots of water. Then pop some Excedrin and you’re good to go.”

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“Wake up and start drinking again until it goes away. That’s the only way I know.”

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“Orange juice, because vitamin C is a free radical scavenger, and alcohol produces a lot of free radicals.”

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Richard Heckler 12 years, 1 month ago

Eat a bowl of yogurt,drink a fair amount of water and a daily dosage of multi-vitamins before going out. Repeat upon arriving home then lay your body down for a restful sleep.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 1 month ago

Only experienced that twice and it was more than enough to keep me from drinking that much again! (however, the first time should have been enough!) Some of us are slow learners, I guess.

classclown 12 years, 1 month ago

It seems as if there is no ONE cure for hangovers. Different things work for different people. For me, coffee and a little cranberry juice works. Along with a decent size breakfast to take away the queaziness in my stomache.

Now in you can remember to do so, drinking a tall glass of water before going to bed/passing out will ward off a lot of the hangover from taking hold.

Fatty_McButterpants 12 years, 1 month ago

  1. Eat something and drink a glass of milk prior to drinking. It coats the stomach and can slow alcohol absorption.
  2. Drink a glass of water with every couple of drinks. It helps keep you from getting dehydrated once you "break the seal".
  3. Avoid drinks with a lot of sugar. The sugar is what really gives you a whopper of a hangover.
  4. When you get home, pop two Excedrin and drink a monster glass of water.
  5. Sleep. A really long time.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 1 month ago

two Excedrin = 130 mg Caffeine...good luck sleeping after taking that (unless you're one of those people who tolerate caffeine after that case, pop away!) Also, the 500 mg of Acetaminophen might mess with you're already freaked out liver. Better think about this. Hmmmmmmm......

bankboy119 12 years, 1 month ago

I get migraines and I take Excedrin before going to bed for the night. I never noticed it had caffeine. I'm out like a light.

trinity 12 years, 1 month ago

hangover, schmangover...alka seltzer plus (just one!) fixes me right up-this morning was added evidence. ;)

my man makes a really odd concoction of tomato juice, pickle juice, tabasco, pepper...on ice, drinks it down, and gets right as rain in no time; but warning, the glass he uses smells REALLY rotten afterward!

YourItalianPrincess 12 years, 1 month ago

Afternoon everyone and hope your day is going well.

I don't get to the point where I would have to worry about a hangover. I have been there a few times in the past and its not alot of fun. You know what I'm talking about, those younger days where you didn't know any better.

When I do get a chance to go out with friends I don't drink to get get drunk. I have a few drinks, know my limit and stop. I'm nomally the one driving too, so most of the time I'm not drinking at all.

I want to thank Sunflower Sue for the tugboat sandbox. You have found a great new home for it and my daycare kids will have a sursprise when they return after Spring break. They are going to enjoy it as much as yours did. Thanks again for thinking of me even though a neighbor returned the lid to my turtle sandbox.

Have a great day everyone, bundle up its going to get cold.

Dixie Jones 12 years, 1 month ago

derf i would puke for days after your hangover relief ... GAG

Fatty_McButterpants 12 years, 1 month ago

Derf...great cure. I can trade a hangover for salmonella poisoning from the raw eggs.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

once I was in the hospital, at KU med, had just had a surgery, which changed the working environment around my neurological structures.
I had one HELLUVA headache!!! treatment: IV 500MG caffeine with some valium. yes, 500MG valium. kicked the headache right away! but boy did I feel weird.
had to repeat twice then.

just to analogize, 500MG of caffeine is roughly the equivalent of 20 very strong cups of coffee!

hangover: no sicky...

mztrendy 12 years, 1 month ago

lime slices soaked in worcestershire sauce. Also good for curing drunk hiccups.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

okay, I'm sorry I have to bring this bad news: we have been the victims of a great and terrible hoax, perpetrated by one_more_bob or, perhaps he was an unwhitting dupe of some other evil prankster.


I'm sorry, put away your F I flag, put down that sheep juice you were drinkin'!

falkland islanders' day occurs on April 21, according to wilson's almanac. so we have five weeks* to prepare properly!

I looked up today, and while today is national biodiesel day the feast day of St. narcissus aruban independence something or other the birthday of john c. Calhoun etc. you must go to april 21st:

there you see a mention of falkland islander's day.

one more bob, sir, you must explain yourself!

badger 12 years, 1 month ago


Perhaps it's Falkland Islander's day (bobserved)?

I have never had a hangover. I don't get drunk often, but if I have more than one or two small drinks I will, before retiring, drink a monster glass of water and take the multivitamin I usually take in the mornings. It's loaded with B, which alcohol can leach from your system and which can help you feel right perked up when you have enough.

If I feel the headache starting, I may drop a couple of Advil, but usually the water and vitamins (what your body's actually missing after drinking) and waiting until I feel sober to crash out will do the trick to keep me from feeling allergic to sunlight the next morning.

sunflower_sue 12 years, 1 month ago

As a long time migraine suferer, I've tried just about everything. One medical study said that "doing the wild thing" would get rid of the migraine so I thought "I guess it's worth a try." Well, it worked like a charm. But the best advise I can give you is to go for the marathon session because the headache comes back immediately after! Bummer! (Not tried it again, since.) Don't know if this works for hangovers or not.

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

I suppose, maybe OmB lives in an another dimension, and it is actually april 21st to him...five weeks ahead of the rest of us, or 47 weeks behind the rest of us?

bearded_gnome 12 years, 1 month ago

when you're that drunk or hungover, do roundabouts matter, do they exist?
btw, don't hurl on that ya' get a fine fer that.

kris10p4 12 years, 1 month ago

Well, first and formost I don't go to "THE RANCH." If you are not a frat boy hitting on a girl you get beat to death by the bouncers for hitting on girls, and also becuase those guys make a whopping 7 bucks a hour just to live and die to beat someone up. After that, I just drink a lot of liquids.

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