to play football, not to play trumpet
Penny Beers Night, any coin gets you 12oz of Ice House!
Hangover Tip: Don't be so old, it'll get you everytime!
Goody's ... best thing to take. It's got an awful taste, but take it down with some OJ. That and/or Hair of the dog (e.g. drinking some more beer, perhaps with OJ.)
Water the night before. Lots of water.
(might be to late)
32 oz. of water (if you can keep it down) and 2 Motrin or Extra Strength Tylenol before you fall asleep or pass out. Worked pretty well for me.
You never feel "100%" the next day, but after a weekend bender, anything is better than waking up and feeling like you owe money.
Yep, Ibuprofen is much better for you, especially the night of drinking.
I also like to take a one-a-day vitamin before going to sleep. Helps replenish all those nutrients that you've pissed out during the night.
Mixing alcohol with alcohol can cause liver damage.
The active ingredient in Tylenol, NyQuil, etc. is the leading cause of liver failure in the US. Not alcohol. Just sayin'
That's why I listed Motrin first, and I switched to it years ago. Back in the day, It was Tylenol or aspirin as the main choices. Ibuprofen wasn't as common.
Drink water until you can't drink more water. Then drink more water.
Caution: it may make you vomit. Again.
or make you wet the bed
on your girlfriend's shoe collection.
But that's a story for another time.
Do tell. We have time.
He was really drunk,
He Pissed on his girlfriend's shoes,
She was not happy.
As a married man who has stared at his wife's ridiculous collection of shoes and wondered if he could piss on them and blame the puppy, I wanted to know the consequences.
I need the "cost" side of the cost/benefit equation, and experimental data in this area is (unsurprisingly) sparse.
My girl has the patience of Job, which is a necessity when dating me. We went to bed one night and she, being a very light sleeper, heard splashing noises coming from her closet area. ... A little while later she goes to investigate, and it didn't take Sherlock Holmes to figure out what happened.
Denying it was futile.
Her: Scott, wake up, you effin peed in the closet!
Me: [confused look]
Her: You PEED on my SHOES!
Her: Well do you think I did it?!
Well, turns out she didn't. ...
The cost side? Depends on how many shoes there are. Because you will be replacing them, even if its a pair of bullshit T.J. Maxx flats she bought 17 years ago and never wears.
You will be replacing those with Manolo Blahniks.
Leave it to "AA" wolve to suggest hair of the dog.
3 raw eggs blended with Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, milk and the tears of a dodo.
Or lots and lots of Gatorade.
just reading that makes me sick
When you get home have some powdered Gatorade on hand. Put two or three gatorade's worth of powder in one gatorade and down it. More bang for your buck. Although you may vomit red, orange, or blue soon after.
Eat a meal that includes fruit before you go out. Pineapple works pretty well. Buy some B12 vitamins and take one before you go out. Drink. Go home, take another B12 vitamin and drink a lot of powerade/gatorade/water before you pass out. Pass out. Wake up and feel much better than you would have if you had not followed these steps. Yes, it's a semi-complicated process but if you want to be productive the next day it's necessary.
Down a 32oz. Powerade and take 2 Excedrin Migraine, should at least help, I don't think anything is 100%.
Um...yeah, that and the fact that alcohol is a toxin (more specifically, it has several toxins and its metabolism creates more toxins).
Hydration definitely helps, but dehydration is by no means the only cause of hangover.
On a side note, I finally quit smoking in the last month (after about 13 years of going through a pack-a-day), and my hangovers feel much less severe.
Take a multivitamin with lots of water before bed. If you take enough water with it, you'll feel great the next day.
My gf learned the science behind it in one of her bio classes at Mich (so it's gotta be true, right?).
That makes sense considering that much of a hangover is you pissing out your nutrients the night before. I suppose if you replaced them right before bed that would help.
I don't drink anywhere near like I did in college, but I know of more then a few people who have attempted the "drink a shitload before bed" approach. More times then I feel comfortable with, people ended up wetting the bed due to their blacked out state and inability to get up and empty the tanks. This is very much a fear of mine.
McDonalds, Wendy's, something that will make you happy.
In the morning helped soak up whatever was making me want to cough up a lung. Someone else already mentioned electrolytes: Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water. Any will work.
Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief
Drink this, then pound a Powerade.
Liver and onions, sprinkled with limburger crumbles and dipped in horseradish.
I talked to a Navy Corpsman once who said that when they were in training, they would go out and get drunk all the time, then wake up and put in an I-V and take some B-12. Apparently the hangover just disappears, though I'd imagine you don't have regular access to an I-V.
If that doesn't work, try Gatorade. Lots of Gatorade. Or water.
Greasy foods before going to bed, pure oxygen, B-vitamins, lots of water before bed/hangover starts.
Blimpie Burger and a bowl.
diag pizza calzone and bowls is right up there as well.
Back in my U of M days (~10 yrs ago) it was a greasy meal (usually Big Market Gyro, meaty hippie hash from Fleetwood, or pastor taco salad from Sabor Latino), bowl, and movies on the couch all afternoon. We'd still be hurting all day, but this regimen made the pain more tolerable.
I would go bowl then Blimpie Burger to optimize enjoyment.
Easy-Mac with crushed up cheez-its in it...also works great as a drunk food
Active prevention before you start drinking is as if not more valuable than what you do when you are done drinking. At least from my experience that seems to be the case. Have a full stomach when you go out.
OK, finally get to use some of the skills I learned in school.
Night before, put a multivitamin and a couple ibuprofen in your pocket (for people like me who never actually make it back home!) down these with tons of water before you go to sleep. Sleep for as long as you can possibly handle, and then a little bit more.
After you get up take another round of vitamin and ibuprofen with (again ) tons of water. Immediately proceed to a greasy breakfast joint, I prefer a local greasy-spoon, but a chain like Waffle House will suffice. It is important to consume enough greasy food to a) have a "purging"* effect of the impurities from the night before within 30 min after you leave and b)so that after the meal you can no longer stay awake and are forced to take a 2-3 hr nap.
You will awake feeling pretty well despite the night before and will now to ready to take a shower and do it all over again! This method is quite simple and carried me through college.
* note: purging needs to be of the squatting variety, not the kneeling, if this occurs process must be repeated.
While I personally don't partake in such things I have heard that a lil morning smoke can cure many a hangover. Greasy food helps me tho or something to get adrenaline going like running, playing a sport, or throwing up
3 liters of water and 10-12 mins in a Suana. Then rinse off with cool water. Then go back in the sauna for another 10 mins and shower with cold water.
take asprin too.
That is the best remedy I have discovered.
Double strength coffee, scrambled eggs with a slice of American cheese on top with some Tobasco or Franks, and an English muffin with a shit-ton of butter. Then water.
Wake up and tap out (again) the beast lying next to you that you took home the night before. That usually cures it for me.
Step 1: stay in bed or move to a horizontal position on the couch
Step 2: hit a bowl or two
Step 3: down gatorade, water, or pickle juice (tons of sodium and electrolytes to hold in water)
Step 4: watch uninterupted DVR'd programming (commercials make me angry when I'm hungover) while downing a pint of ice cream to replace lost sugars, and order mexican food because I'm too lazy to move
Step 5: repeat as necessary
I attempt to never schedule important events after days I know will induce a hangover (like this weekend).
This actually sounds a lot like my fantasy life.
Cup of Coffee (something about the caffeine helps) +
Long shower +
I agree with many of the sentiments above, namely that dehydration, deficiency of B-vitamins, etc. are the cause of the hangover, along with alcohol affecting REM sleep- but I'm also of the belief that a hangover is also caused by alcohol withdrawal. Hence, perhaps in addition to everything above, a bloody mary might not be a bad idea.
For other ideas, check out the intranets:
send you a thrashing of Ohio State, an old school beat down of Sparty, and an eviceration of Notre Dame in Brian Kelly's debut in the rivalry. I don't know if it would take your hangover away, but it would be a decent tonic for our general Michigan football malaise.
at least 3 ibuprofen before you crash. If nausea and headache persist in the morning anyway. A chocolate frosty from Wendy's will soothe the sour stomach. If that's not available a chocolate shake from MC Ds will help. For the headache, lots of advil and sacking out on the coach with a Michigan football videos.
Although the best way to kick your hangover is to drink more.
oops wrong remedy.
Burger King Double Cheese burger meal King Size did the trick when I was in college.
Warning: Will make you hands look small
If you're trying to go to sleep while drunk, do not take an ambien. From personal experiences, it only makes things worse.
I think I saw a hangover cures episode on Food Network or something.
Hair of the dog works temporarily because technically a hangover is your body going through withdrawal from some of the chemicals in alcohol, along with your body trying to process / flush them out.
So drinking again essentially delays withdrawal.
My perspective is that if you have time, I think going the hair of the dog route can spread things out and decrease the intensity of the hangover a bit.
1997 UM vs. OSU
2004 UM vs. MSU
2005 UM vs. PSU
That's been helping me get over the hangover of the past two football seasons.
Oh, you meant alcohol?
Just make sure you wake up drunk. I've never had a hangover if I woke up drunk.
Also, caffeine + Tylenol = bad
All of the above chemicals are metabolized in the liver. When used in combination, they can lead to acute liver damage. As has been mentioned, drink water both before going to bed and after getting up, since the hangover is partially dehydration. Make sure to eat something that is easily metabolized first, then go on to a larger meal once you can get food down.
Dont add water tho, Add beer instead.
At a conferece and one of the girls got so sick she had to go to the ER. Doc prescribed her some meds, something to counter the effects of the hangover. Not sure what it is, but found it interesting.
Or something like that. I've only ever heard it said (usually in hushed tones reserved for something truly venerable), so I'm sure I mis-spelled it. Pharmacists out there, please inform.
phenergan may be what you are referring to. IIRC it's an antihistamine/anti-nausea medication.
If you can handle it, go for a run. Seriously, something about the second half of a relatively long run (5-ish miles) just cleans it right up, and you're just tired from staying up too late.
Agreed. This seems to help me out a lot. But there were some days when I just could not even think about running I was so messed up.
I also recommend the following:
bacon, egg & cheese on a roll.
coconut water (The large liter sizes do the trick for me).
oddly enough, my track coach gave me this advice my senior year on the way home from finals. I'm not sure how it works, but it does...
but the problem with running is well you have to run. I prefer the steam room or sauna...(No Homo)
You can smell booze leaking out of you…it’s great.
Why is it that I often enjoy drinking-related threads more than anything else?
I've heard good things about this. It seems pretty easy to use.
I would prefer to go with beer and a BJ. Mostly I've had to settle for beer. (Damn wife!!!)
Shave your belly with a rusty razor, wey hey and up she rises
In bed with the captain's daughter sounds more promising. Wey, hey, and up she rises!
ALWAYS take 2 or 3 Excedrin PM with some water before passing out. I HAVE NEVER had a hangover when I remembered to do this.
IN the morning get out the bong and suck up a couple nice pokes......ready for work in minutes!
Do you work at a head shop? Maybe a musician in a reggae band? Otherwise it sounds like a terrible idea, unless you're used to being stoned all the time.
that it would sound like a terrible idea??? what are you thinking??
Chug it, it works.
Pedialyte before bed is a magical solution
eat greasy foods prior to drinking, and drinking darker liquids whether it be beer or liquor such as whiskey/bourbon make for a worse hangover. As for the morning after, gatorade,eggs, and ibuprofen does the trick
Go to an AA meeting. That will cure any hangover. But be careful. It will also screw up your drinking. You can try what they suggest or they'll refund your misery.
Here is a recipe for oral rehydration solution, which is primarily used for kids with diarrhea. It is also one hell of a hangover cure
[EDIT: This is basically the same as Pedialyte, but cheaper]
as previously stated in the thread I like the copious amounts of water plus the alka seltzer prior to sleep, then after waking in the morning burnt toast, pedialyte and a banana.
cold water to the face, running, drinking water, time
Water until you stop puking, then water and a gatorade and some asprin.
Then once you feel up to eating, eat and down some caffine, just the amount you normally have with a meal.
Keep up with the water until you are peeing clear and have to go every fifteen minutes. That is as good as you are going to feel until the next day.
Goody's by far the best possible thing to take.... the taste is vulgar, but take it down with some OJ and you'll be fine. Sleep is also key.
Hangover sex, some Denny's and a nap usually does me good.
If you buy a small bottle of V8 and chug the thing, you'll feel better in 10 minutes. But pretty much anything with a significant dose of tomato juice will do the trick--be it a plate of spaghetti, a bloody mary, one of those nasty concoctions with Worcestershire sauce, whatever.
Found this one out from the locals when moving to Denver (where hangovers tend to be even more killer). It takes discipline, but everyone that's tried it absolutely, unequivocally swears by it:
Every time you grab a new drink or beer, pound a glass of water. Simple as that.
drink 8oz of prickly pear juice, 4 hours before you start drinking. no joke, this was scientifically tested and proven to work.
The general rule is one 8 ounce/250 ml of water for every unit of alcohol (1 beer, shot or (5 oz) glass of wine)
Chicken Fried Rice from that chinese place in the union (if it's still there). That was sure fire for me. It pretty good by itself, but if you combine it with some bud, you're good as gold.
Also, as bad as this sounds - Milk. Very good both for replacing electrolytes and rehydrating.