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Its almost 7pm and I still have a hangover. Anyone have any cures? I have been drinking water and chewing advil but am still not feeling good.

Food? More water? More rest?

Just some background: it was my 21st last night, I rarely drink and weigh 130lbs, I put back about 21 drinks (+/- 2). Also, I woke up with somebody else's underwear on (which was inside out and backwards). I don't remember much of the night, but there is photo evidence of me hooking up with a larger girl while I was wearing a kimono and a Luigi hat. Apparently I went swimming naked around 5am as well.

But yeah, any advice on hangovers would be greatly appreciated.

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Comments (54)

  • San Franciscan's picture

    Prediction: This thread will get over 50 comments.

    Go for the Aleve dude, it's stronger and always does the trick for me.

    "If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars." - J. Paul Getty

  • RoyalSeducer's picture

    Potassium: bananas
    Vitamins B: Vitamin water

    Worked for me after hanging for more than an hour over the pot last night...

  • RoyalSeducer's picture

    Also:
    "I woke up with somebody else's underwear on"
    together with
    "hooking up with a larger girl"

    gives me creepy thoughts....

  • yeuh's picture

    food, electrolytes, and sleep.

  • dorsia reservations's picture

    Try this: Next time you know you're going to drink, If you're working already (and if you're not, get a plane ticket to NYC), go to the gym at which the MD in your group works out. Make sure he doesn't see you, but when he's getting off the elliptical, go collect the sweat from the handlebars. MD sweat seems to have magical purifying powers when applied.

  • New Yorker's picture

    You weigh 130? Are you Asian?

  • ibintx's picture

    Anyone who wants to get rich quick--Invent a cure for hangovers. Who needs banking?

  • In reply to ibintx
    TNA's picture

    ibintx:
    Anyone who wants to get rich quick--Invent a cure for hangovers. Who needs banking?

    Learn how to give yourself an IV. Problem solved. Most of the effects of a hang over are from dehydration.

  • vanillathunder12's picture

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I am feeling a lot better (but probably won't be drinking as much tonight as I did last night).

    Also, I am not asian, I am just really, really skinny (5'11", 130lbs).

  • blastoise's picture

    you have been chewing advil........... maybe you had to much advil ?

  • In reply to TNA
    ibintx's picture

    Anthony .:
    ibintx:
    Anyone who wants to get rich quick--Invent a cure for hangovers. Who needs banking?

    Learn how to give yourself an IV. Problem solved. Most of the effects of a hang over are from dehydration.

    I've actually thought/talked about this many a time during bad hangovers. Someone should start a business that just gives cheap IV's (actually I think Ive heard of some place like this, minus the cheap). Or an IV-in-a-box would be pretty sweet haha

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  • ThaVanBurenBoyz's picture

    Sounds like a successful 21st to me (don't worry about the heavy chick, that's okay from time-to-time, under certain levels of inebriation). Embrace the hangover. If you're drinking again tonight, drink a whole gatorade and a glass of water before bed, and take an advil. If you still feel like shit in the morning, have a pre-made bloody mary.

  • levelworm's picture

    Consume some sugar (including yoga/coke/juice), take a bath ( hot water ) and eat something hot and liquid when you feel better.

  • In reply to TNA
    M-001's picture

    Anthony .:
    ibintx:
    Anyone who wants to get rich quick--Invent a cure for hangovers. Who needs banking?

    Learn how to give yourself an IV. Problem solved. Most of the effects of a hang over are from dehydration.

    BINGO!

    Just rehydrate. For a hangover, I would rec Gatorade instead of water. Eat something and take some Ibuprofen aka Advil, but not too much or you'll get an ulcer!

  • hosacanseco's picture

    Take a centrum vitamin - not on an empty stomach. Excluding the fog, you should be back to normal within an hour or two.

    Professional Bro,
    J. Cans

  • TNA's picture

    For everyone recommending advils and stuff like that, please read this:
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2354/does...

    Not saying I never do it, but just saying it is something to be cautious about.

    Whenever I drink hardcore I usually crush a gatorade or vitamin water. Maybe mix up drinks with ice tea. If you can go swimming in the morning I highly recommend it also. I will take aspirin in the morning if I need it.

  • happypantsmcgee's picture

    IF you have insurance, go to the ER and complain of stomach pain and dizziness. They'll hang a bag and 4 hours later good as new...all for the price of your deductible.

    If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

  • danjay72's picture

    drink more.

  • ibintx's picture

    1. Definitely go with plenty of Gatorade/Vit water/h2o. If you can, try to eat something bland too.
    2. Sleep- your quality of sleep when drunk is absolutely terrible. Given your descriptions, your body probably feels as if it pulled an all-nighter, even if you did sleep til 3pm.
    3. I think it helps to sweat it out some, whether that's through exercise or hot shower. Quick bball game usually does wonders for me. Just make sure to keep hydrating.

    Centrum vitamin idea sounds interesting, curious how well that works. And ya, an IV at the ER would definitely do the trick if you don't have to pay. Not sure if I could ever bring myself to do that though..

    Has anyone ever tried those hangover cure pills that they sell everywhere? curious if they do anything at all.

    Tylenol and alcohol is most definitely bad for you. Pretty common knowledge, at least where I come from. I've heard the same is true for Advil, although not so sure about the validity on that one. However, I don't know if any of this applies to the next day once you're done drinking for a while.

    And if all else fails, everyone knows that The only cure for a hangover is to drink some more...

  • brotherbear's picture

    I have had my fair share of alcohol. The key is to alternate drinks at the bar with water.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't get drunk. Once you've reached the level of intoxication you're comfortable with, though, start alternating every other drink with H20.

    Drink a Gatorade before going to bed, take a hot shower in the morning, go work out, take an advil and a vitamin, masturbate, and then eat something fatty (like a full English breakfast).

    Drink another Gatorade, then drink a cup of coffee, and then take a shit and a nap (preferably not in the same spot--though, I think we've all been there).

    When you get up from the nap, drink a cold beer and shout something heinous out your window to the first passer-by. It's important to really nail this last part. The goal is to make someone else feel just as bad as you did 3 hours earlier.

    I feel your pain today. Last night was ridiculous, and I am still paying for it.

  • CZH's picture

    This method is tried tested and true:

    1) 2 scrambled eggs (semi undercooked) on a flax seed bagel... Use a bit more olive oil than normal when cooking the eggs, this "adds a bit of grease to the system"
    2) half a Gatorade g2 (low cal, light and tight)... Electrolytes for proper rehydration. OJ is good if no Gatorade is available
    3) a protein shake made with frozen mixed berries and half a banana... Protein for replenishment, fruits for good sugar and carbs to start the day

    5 minutes after the shake you'll feel yourself rebound HARD. Good luck...

  • MMBinNC's picture

    menudo and gatorade

    Reality hits you hard, bro...

  • breakinginnew's picture

    honestly, it's bad for you but excedrin is amazing. the caffeine in it makes a big difference. for me excedrin, coke (caffiene, sugar and carbonation settles your stomach), and gatorade is the cureall.

  • dumbasscollegekid's picture

    sunday morning hangover cure

    1) Wake up and take vyvanse/addreall
    2) Pound water/gatorade or whatever is in my fridge
    3) Make a greasy ass breakfast, i prefer a bacon egg and cheese on a bagel with some homefries
    4) Smoke a cig- you'll shit faster than you can ever imagine
    5) Take your shit
    6) Go back to bed for an hour or two
    7) Take a long hot shower
    8) If you're in college, hit up the library and start crushing work

  • mike55555's picture

    The best cure to a hangover is another beer.

    Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions.

    -Niccolo Machiavelli

  • In reply to TNA
    L's picture

    Anthony .:
    For everyone recommending advils and stuff like that, please read this:
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2354/does...

    Not saying I never do it, but just saying it is something to be cautious about.

    Whenever I drink hardcore I usually crush a gatorade or vitamin water. Maybe mix up drinks with ice tea. If you can go swimming in the morning I highly recommend it also. I will take aspirin in the morning if I need it.

    just to clarify one thing, the active ingredient in Tylenol is differnt that the active ingredient in advil.

    Tylenol is a form of acetaminophen, while Ibruprofen/Advil is an NSAID (non steroidal anti-inflamitory drug)

    NSAIDs w/ alcohol could cause some stomach problems but the mix is unlikely to cause kidney/liver damage. Acetaminophen on the other hand should not be mixed with aclohol (as your article suggested)

  • MH8944's picture

    Get an oxygen tank and pump pure oxygen into yourself, you will feel great in 10 minutes. Also go to a sauna for like another 10 minutes and sweat all the shit out of you.

  • T_I_M's picture

    A little late, but in the future:

    1). Gatorade
    2). Any greasy food
    3). College Football
    4). Nap
    5). Get back on the horse and start pounding those Keystones again.

    In that order. Works every time. You're welcome.

  • UncleKevin's picture

    I'm feeling hungover just reading this.

  • In reply to dumbasscollegekid
    Buster McGillicudy's picture

    dumbasscollegekid:
    sunday morning hangover cure

    1) Wake up and take vyvanse/addreall
    2) Pound water/gatorade or whatever is in my fridge
    3) Make a greasy ass breakfast, i prefer a bacon egg and cheese on a bagel with some homefries
    4) Smoke a cig- you'll shit faster than you can ever imagine
    5) Take your shit
    6) Go back to bed for an hour or two
    7) Take a long hot shower
    8) If you're in college, hit up the library and start crushing work

    Vyvanse or adderall before nap?

  • In reply to brotherbear
    Mo's picture

    brotherbear:
    I have had my fair share of alcohol. The key is to alternate drinks at the bar with water.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't get drunk. Once you've reached the level of intoxication you're comfortable with, though, start alternating every other drink with H20.

    Drink a Gatorade before going to bed, take a hot shower in the morning, go work out, take an advil and a vitamin, masturbate, and then eat something fatty (like a full English breakfast).

    Drink another Gatorade, then drink a cup of coffee, and then take a shit and a nap (preferably not in the same spot--though, I think we've all been there).

    When you get up from the nap, drink a cold beer and shout something heinous out your window to the first passer-by. It's important to really nail this last part. The goal is to make someone else feel just as bad as you did 3 hours earlier.

    I feel your pain today. Last night was ridiculous, and I am still paying for it.

    +1

    This just made me burst out in laughter .........my manager looked at me like am going crazy from all the work :)

    Maybe I do not have quotes under my name on google, but I KEEP IT REAL

  • In reply to brotherbear
    Mo's picture

    brotherbear:
    I have had my fair share of alcohol. The key is to alternate drinks at the bar with water.

    I'm not saying you shouldn't get drunk. Once you've reached the level of intoxication you're comfortable with, though, start alternating every other drink with H20.

    Drink a Gatorade before going to bed, take a hot shower in the morning, go work out, take an advil and a vitamin, masturbate, and then eat something fatty (like a full English breakfast).

    Drink another Gatorade, then drink a cup of coffee, and then take a shit and a nap (preferably not in the same spot--though, I think we've all been there).

    When you get up from the nap, drink a cold beer and shout something heinous out your window to the first passer-by. It's important to really nail this last part. The goal is to make someone else feel just as bad as you did 3 hours earlier.

    I feel your pain today. Last night was ridiculous, and I am still paying for it.

    +1

    This just made me burst out in laughter .........my manager looked at me like am going crazy from all the work :)

    Maybe I do not have quotes under my name on google, but I KEEP IT REAL

  • In reply to Buster McGillicudy
    dumbasscollegekid's picture

    MikeMoney:
    dumbasscollegekid:
    sunday morning hangover cure

    1) Wake up and take vyvanse/addreall
    2) Pound water/gatorade or whatever is in my fridge
    3) Make a greasy ass breakfast, i prefer a bacon egg and cheese on a bagel with some homefries
    4) Smoke a cig- you'll shit faster than you can ever imagine
    5) Take your shit
    6) Go back to bed for an hour or two
    7) Take a long hot shower
    8) If you're in college, hit up the library and start crushing work

    Vyvanse or adderall before nap?

    It should have been further down the list, but take it right before you lay down again. The stuff takes minimum and hour to kick in, more to get to full strength. Essentially the medicine wakes you up when its strong enough to do so, so when you do wake up its at full force and you're ready to do anything.

  • swagon's picture

    The key is good exercise.
    1. wake up.
    2. fluids, go for long run. work up a really good sweat. drink tons of fluids while your body wants to absord them since you just ran hard. strech well.
    3. shower. make it a sexy shower
    4. eat a healthy meal, take 2 multivitamins and 1 B vitamin. drink fluids with meal.
    5. nap
    6. wake up. more fluids, advil/headache pills, caffiene. bam.

    feel free to rip one off somewhere in there, too. i think that helps.

  • clownfish's picture

    Have you not learned anything in college?

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