Hangover cures

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Tricycle Rider said:
Lots of water and a couple of ibuprofen. (For those of us who may be allergic to aspirin.)
Exactly! One pill @ 400mg should be enough if the alcohol wasn't the worst quality (like cheap brandy instead of cognac)...
 
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If you're a bit organized and plan your drinking, you can take the multi-pronged approach of before, during, after.

Before drinking, eat a good meal, as someone else here said, rich in fats and carbs. Drink plenty of water.

During drinking, consume water and avoid cheap booze (which is often artificially fortified with alcohol and likely contains chemicals and impurities which will make hangover much worse). Pace your drinking - you want to get drunk, presumably, not make yourself sick.

After drinking but before going to bed, dissolve a packet of electrolyte salts in a glass of water and drink it. Most of a hangover is severe dehydration, and most of dehydration is electrolyte depletion; so replenish water and electrolytes before the problem occurs. Take a B-complex tablet and Vitamin C. This is really key. These vitamins are proven to do wonders for preventing hangover.

If you feel hungover when you wake up, have a breakfast rich in carbs and fats. Drink coffee. The caffeine will reduce swelling of blood vessels and thus lessen your headache. (Don't drink too much, though, as too much could make the headache worse.) Once you have something in your stomach, take the vitamins again. Have another glass of water with electrolyte salts. Stand in a hot shower or sit in a sauna to loosen tense muscles. Get some exercise.

Good as new. If you forget the before part, do the during and after. If you forget both before and during, you're screwed, but you can still minimize the hangover by doing the after bit.
 
I've found that trying to drink lots of water in the morning doesn't work that well and even makes me feel worse. Drinking something salty like vegetable stock seems to go down much better. Aside from that, a hangover shouldn't lost longer than 2 hours after you actually get up and start doing stuff. The worst thing is just to stay in bed or slump on the couch as then it can last all day.
 
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KnarfnorInaD said:
cellardoor said:
I've found that trying to drink lots of water in the morning doesn't work that well and even makes me feel worse. Drinking something salty like vegetable stock seems to go down much better. Aside from that, a hangover shouldn't lost longer than 2 hours after you actually get up and start doing stuff. The worst thing is just to stay in bed or slump on the couch as then it can last all day.
Actually it is best for the health: The body heals, and have nothing else to do than to sleep, and you had fun the night before. Of course that only works Friday and Saturday since Monday is work day.
But we were talking about hangover cures rather than how to make the hangover last as long as possible ;)
 
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After a certain age, nothing helps, I can assure you.

Anyone ever enjoyed a two day hangover?
 
Really like eating 3 or so ounces of grapes before going to sleep. Both some body for your stomach to chew on as well as a lot of liquid and freshness to prevent dehydration. Tastes really good too.

I hate hangovers though.
 

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