Best Cure For A Hangover

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  1. aquabears

    aquabears Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2016 Connecticut

    Cardio and salty food. Burritos. And water.
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  2. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,072) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Too late to edit my post Id also like to mention not to forget your herbs and botanicals. :astonished:
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  3. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    There's hangovers then there's hangovers.

    Hey you drank too much. Sometimes you feel a bit peaked, you feel like shit, a bit nauseous. With this one you can drink a coke perhaps over ice very slowly, maybe a bit of dry chow mein noodles, a cold shower, Motrin. Time helps but by mid afternoon your feeling human again.

    Then there's the HANGOVER. One you get maybe 3-4 times in a lifetime. Usually involves tequila or copious amounts of bad vodka. This one blows, you wake up on the kitchen floor kinda deal, or draping over the toilet all night. There's no eating or drinking anything, your puking every ten minutes, your begging to die, the rooms spinning. You make promises to God. There's no eating anything, the thought makes you puke again. There's no drinking anything, you just retch. With this one your going to be sick most all the day, you'll be puking into the late afternoon. Your exhausted, you want to sleep , but when you close your eyes the worlds still spinning. You puke some more. Time, nothing but time on this one, had a two day tequila hangover once, it was a real bitch. That was a long time ago, and I've never done that again. I'd say I've had 2 of these in my lifetime, it's probably an blood alcohol level of .25 to .30, death isn't all that far away or so it feels. You drink a fifth of whatever and your here, it's hell to pay. Makes me sick thinking about it.
  4. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,615) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Me, and I'm 6' 4" and 260. I only drink a few nights a week, and usually only 1 or 2, but many of the beers I like are 9% ABV or higher. Drinking a 16oz 12.5 ABV beer is the equivalent of 4 12oz 4.2% ABV "normal beers", and that will probably give me a slight hangover. Your tolerance and/or weight must be higher than mine if that doesn't give you at least a slight hangover, and either should be a concern.
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  5. marquis

    marquis Champion (812) Nov 20, 2005 England

    I certainly pee a lot after drinking yet I always weigh a little more in the morning after a session. I certainly am not "dehydrated".
    Point is that your body is already awash with water. The brain may be slightly dehydrated but putting water into the stomach isnt going to make much difference.
    If there really was a cure or alleviation it would be common knowledge.Not folk cures and fairy tales.
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  6. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (748) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio

    Really appreciate your post. You are a gifted wordsmith and have captured the essence of the experience perfectly. Moderation.
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  7. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (748) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio

    The medical facts pertaining to the cause of a hangover are correct. However, look at the Sprite ingredients: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, natural flavors,sodium citrate, sodium benzoate.

    What in the above is different from most carbonated beverages that would decrease the hangover symptoms? Would like to see the data and resources and wouldn't be surprised if the owners of Sprite had a hand in the research.
  8. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (14,615) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Best bet then is to always drink using using Sprite as a mixer, which would be a major buzzkill with beer...
  9. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    High quality H2O and vitamin B.
    Seems to be most effective for me, maybe it's a mental thing I don't know but l any sort of alcohol to treat a hangover is more a mental thing instead of an actual physical remedy. Drinking a lot of water and/or green or herbal tea to rehydrate helps a lot.
    Food wise I think it probably depends on a persons diet and all are different for me as someone who eats a pretty clean, healthy diet, the thought of any sort of greasy food makes my stomach churn even more with any hangover. Go-to is something simple and neutral like oatmeal. Also any sort of physical activity or workout. as bad as it feels is a boost, even if it's five to ten minutes of simple push-up, pull up, light weights, etc. type exercises.
  10. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (748) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio

    Exercise will increase blood flow and assist with clearing liver and detox. However, it's a bit of a risk to encourage exercise for those who do not normally engage in such.
  11. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    I'd really recommend more health changes than just hangover relief advice for anyone incapable of 5-10 minutes of light exercise
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  12. SMH_NWI

    SMH_NWI Zealot (501) Jan 8, 2015 Texas

    Take an Aleve before bed and/or have a 24 oz Gatorade before bed. I figured this out when I was 18. Still doing it 14 years later and I never have a hangover except when I don't do this.
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  13. MikeyBadnews

    MikeyBadnews Initiate (197) Dec 10, 2013 Massachusetts

    As long as I've been a beer only drinker my hangovers are usually nothing more than lethargy and an annoying mild headache.

    I can normally minimize them with enough water through the night and just make sure I've had something nourishing for dinner the prevous night.
  14. moose1980

    moose1980 Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2015 Germany

    While it was partly meant to be a tongue-in-cheek comment, I have personally found that Sprite - referring only to drinks readily available the day after, say, a BW share - is the best option. Naturally, if enough BWs were tasted, collecting the slurry from the bottom of each bottle and drinking it is always the better option.

    Here is a link to the published article:!divAbstract
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  15. deleted_user_1007501

    deleted_user_1007501 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015

    Water. Time. Citrus fruits. Water. Water. Water. Water. Water. Water. Water.
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    IDABEERGUY Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Idaho

    A shiton of water before you pass out, then more water each time you wake up to piss. Then in the morning after breakfast nothing helps my hangovers like Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Not sure if it is the real ginger used that is a natural anti nausea agent, whatever, it works for me ...
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  17. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois

    Zippy!!! One of my Hero's :sunglasses:

    Before the darkness closes in you need a couple of Bayer and a big glass of water.
    In the morning it's water, coffee and a couple of puffs :grinning: What hangover?
    Seriously the above works great but I haven't had one in probably 20+ years
  18. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    You haven't tried hard enough then.
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  19. Schempy

    Schempy Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2014 Arizona

    Here in AZ it's real easy to get a hangover after drinking 3-4 beers if you don't drink enough water during the day. Even if you're inside all day during the warmer months you need to keep drinking water or you'll get dehydrated real quick. The first time my brother visited from the East Coast he had a nasty hangover and kept saying "I don't know what happened, I usually drink a lot more than that and I'm fine the next day."
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  20. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,078) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    This is true. There are a lot of warnings out there, and reports of liver failure from taking Tylenol days after consuming alcohol. Even if I am not drinking, I tell my doctor or dentist I can't take acetaminophen. Liver failure can kiss my ass.
  21. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Have to tell say I love this on so many levels as a New Jersey expatriate; it is quite effective.

    As a California native though, menudo is king. Better than "hair of the dog." Hydrate first, and aid later.
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  22. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (2,022) Dec 29, 2013 Washington

    Good amount of water before bed. Sport drink (gatorade, powerade, etc) the next morning gets the headache for me gone. Keep the water up the rest the day.
  23. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,072) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    There's a spot down the street, a Latin restaurant they do menudo. I understand it's sheep's stomach soup but I've never been scared lol I'll have to try it.
  24. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Menudo is usually tripe/tripas = beef stomach. After a night of serious drinking though...what do you have to lose? :wink:

  25. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Poo-Bah (2,017) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I like a big glass of V8 Juice. Then a nap.
  26. Boomer4ES

    Boomer4ES Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 North Carolina

    The very first thing I do is make myself some hot green tea, always with two bags, regardless of how much water. The caffeine will help with any headache you might have and it will help settle the stomach and get your metabolism working so you will feel like eating sooner than later, which is also very helpful. Plus, tea is a diuretic which will help continue to flush the bad stuff out of your system. Just make sure to keep drinking water afterwards, or you will end up even more dehydrated and feeling worse.
  27. scottdills

    scottdills Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2010 North Carolina

    Macaroni and cheese plus Pedialyte before bed. Bojangles and more Pedialyte in the morning.
  28. von_kaiser

    von_kaiser Crusader (756) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut

    gatorade...bagel...water...pick-up bball game(s)...water...go back to sleep
  29. chuckgietzen

    chuckgietzen Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2014 Michigan

    I normally slam a ZipFizz, go for a nice long run, followed by more water, and then I'm ready for another beer to go with some eggs and toast.
  30. Crim122

    Crim122 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    Drinking a lot of water during the day if you know you'll be drinking heavy, eat something heavy before drinking. Continue with water as you drink.
  31. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    By some of the responses I'd guess you'd never had a serious hangover. The advice works well when you over do it a bit, then you can drink water, eat a bit, run, take a nap etc. But.. When you have a mother of all hangovers , when the whole worlds spinning at 78 rpm every time you close your eyes. Maybe you can't even really walk without help, I've crawled up the steps on tequila. Drink water? I'm too busy puking up my asshole I'm dry heaving so hard. Only death and or time will help. It's very irresponsible to get to that point, but it's been done a few times, and it still makes me green.
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  32. Crim122

    Crim122 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 North Carolina

    Yeah if you get that drunk, the only thing that can help is time.
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  33. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Banana, 3 eggs, Gatorade & water. Light 3 mile jog or 5 miles if you got it in you....
  34. Benjolovesbeer

    Benjolovesbeer Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2016 Michigan

    Weed is the only cure for a hangover
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  35. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Devotee (483) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Pedialite and advil.
  36. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    a peanut butter and fluff sandwich before you go to bed and an Orange Julius,(not the Tree House kind) when you wake up.
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  37. mickyge

    mickyge Poo-Bah (1,981) Nov 1, 2014 Massachusetts

    the worst hangover I've every had was a 1 beer hangover, it happens sometimes. My cure for that is not to have only 1 beer.
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  38. Reemer686

    Reemer686 Initiate (140) Oct 13, 2014 Maryland

    Depends on the hangover lol. If you're really feeling rough, the hair of the dog is the way to go. I usually go with something roasty and light like a Guinness.
  39. Schempy

    Schempy Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2014 Arizona

    I do something similar with coffee. I go water, coffee, water, coffee and then water, gatorade, etc. Since coffee is a diuretic it filters out all the toxins with the water I just drank.
  40. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (851) Jan 19, 2013 Canada (NB)

    Not to be smug, but the only true for a hangover is moderation. If moderation isn't attainable, hydration is a must.

    Space out drinks with an 8 oz. glass of water, it will go a long way to preventing you feeling like ass in the morning. A common suggestion is to space every drink with a glass a water, but that is pretty unrealistic in most situations. A glass after every 2 or 3 drinks will go a long way, too.
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