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.
OT - Hangover Cures
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.
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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.