OT: Post your hangover "cures" here

Submitted by bluesouth on January 1st, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Big night out for a lot revelers,  just curious what is your go to hangover "cure"

I really don't have one cure but my ritual in the past is drink plenty of fluids, eat something high in protien with ketchup and sleep as much as possible.

Comments

Jasper

January 1st, 2012 at 11:53 AM ^

Take it (or not) from an old guy:

"No compelling evidence exists to suggest that any conventional or complementary intervention is effective for preventing or treating alcohol hangover. The most effective way to avoid the symptoms of alcohol induced hangover is to avoid drinking."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangover

Jasper (with no alcoholic tendencies and a somewhat aged chassis) tries to pick his spots. Honestly, I think the best thing to do, if possible, is to stay up as long as you can after you're done.

bluesouth

January 1st, 2012 at 12:01 PM ^

back in the late 80s.  I had a friend that was married to a Korean national she passed this on to him.  A few hours before he would go out drinking he would eat lots of uncooked rice and olive oil yuck!!.  and he swore by it dude never seemed hungover the day after.

Yeah, I agree with the full greasy meal but with ketchup and lots of water, then sleep.

CRex

January 1st, 2012 at 12:30 PM ^

A hangover is fundamentally dehydration.  The cure is to drink as much water, Gatorade, etc the day before you go out.  I bought a 12 pack of Gatorade bottles and downed them all on the 31st before I went out.  Then as you drink at night chug a bottle of Gatorade or something every 4th or 5th drink.  Finally when you get home force yourself to put down 12 ounces of water.  You'll wake up three or four times at night to make a bathroom run, but you'll be hangover free.  A good night of binge drinking is all about planning.  

If you're hungover now, force yourself to drink or pray for the sweet release of death.  Or if you work for a hospital or parademic service, give yourself an IV.  That's the Cadillac of Hangover cures right there.

(Warning:  The danger to this plan is when its 4 am, you're passed out from the liquor, but your bladder is really full.  That's a recipe for washing all the sheets on your bed the next day.)

kinny18

January 1st, 2012 at 1:13 PM ^

My routine is water/G2 before bed time. The next day More G2 or water, Aleve, meal with significant amounts of bread, take a deuce, nap, shower. Bam!!!! Manageable hangover!!

LSAClassOf2000

January 1st, 2012 at 1:33 PM ^

Assuming I am not passed out and being used as a whiteboard by other partygoers, I try to put off sleeping as long as possible, which is why I stuck around in the Alamo Bowl thread for as long as I did actually. I was fairly far  gone early in the game, but feeling better by the merciful end to the game. 

In the morning, a combination of coffee, Gatorage and ibuprofen because after I have spent a whole evening going to the bathroom, there's no reason not to continue this trend into the morning. 

Benefiber helps too, oddly  enough, but use it only if you intend to hang around the house all day. 

legalblue

January 1st, 2012 at 2:12 PM ^

or more specifcally their wonderful greasy/spicy food.  Tios if available.  Add a moderate intake a of alcohol and you sir (or madam) will be back on your feet in no time.

MGoUberBlue

January 1st, 2012 at 4:18 PM ^

One Bloody Mary

One raw egg slider

One more Bloody Mary

One Percocet

One half-dozen oysters

One more Bloody Mary

Flexeral

One more Bloody Mary

Zanax

Recline to prone position