9/18/10

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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9/18/10

nice

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9/18/10

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

9/24/10
San Franciscan:

Prediction: This thread will get over 50 comments.

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

close.

9/18/10

Potassium: bananas
Vitamins B: Vitamin water

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

9/18/10

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

gives me creepy thoughts....

9/18/10

sleep. if u cant do that, coconut water.

9/18/10

drink a beer

1/1/11
rrrrr01:

drink a beer

Half beer and half clamato.

9/18/10

food, electrolytes, and sleep.

9/18/10

feel your pain man, im fucking dying. gotta get your shit together and drink again --its only saturday. fml

9/18/10

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.

9/18/10

You weigh 130? Are you Asian?

9/18/10

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

9/18/10
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.

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9/18/10
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

9/18/10
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!

  • vanillathunder12
  •  9/18/10

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).

9/18/10

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

9/18/10

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.

9/18/10

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

9/18/10

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

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J. Cans

9/18/10

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.

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9/19/10
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)

9/18/10

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.

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9/19/10

drink more.

9/19/10
  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...

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9/19/10

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.

9/19/10
brotherbear:

IOnce you've reached the level of intoxication you're comfortable with, though, start alternating every other drink with H20.

This x 100. Seriously, it's not that hard.

9/20/10
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 :)

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9/20/10
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

9/19/10

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...

9/19/10

menudo and gatorade

Reality hits you hard, bro...

9/19/10

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.

9/19/10

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

9/20/10
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?

9/20/10
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.

9/19/10

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

9/19/10

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.

9/19/10

Get head.

9/19/10

possible THE most useful thread on wso?

9/19/10

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.

9/20/10

You're 21 and you need advice on dealing with a hangover?

9/20/10

I'm feeling hungover just reading this.

9/20/10

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.

9/20/10

Have you not learned anything in college?

9/21/10

I'm not sure what is more disappointing (1) that you are 21 and don't know how to deal with a hang over or (2) that you are 5' 11" and 130 lbs.

Regards

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
- Ronald Reagan

9/21/10
cphbravo96:

I'm not sure what is more disappointing (1) that you are 21 and don't know how to deal with a hang over or (2) that you are 5' 11" and 130 lbs.

Regards

I assumed he was trolling or a she and a lesbian

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  • vanillathunder12
  •  9/21/10

Alcohol is not my drug of choice...(doses, boomers, and mali are what I enjoy the most). Also, I used to run cross country and the runners build has never left.

9/21/10
vanillathunder12:

Alcohol is not my drug of choice...(doses, boomers, and mali are what I enjoy the most). Also, I used to run cross country and the runners build has never left.

Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather.

  • vanillathunder12
  •  9/21/10

+1, glad somebody knows how I like to party.

1/1/11

bump

1/1/11

On waking:

-hot shower
-2 advil
-large glass of water
-go get 2 eggs, scrambled, 2 pieces of sourdough bread, biscuits with gravy (thank you, Breakfast on Broadway)

Really you can prevent a hangover by knocking down a couple of advil and a couple of large glasses of water before passing out (I usually drink between 1 and 4 glasses and skip the advil)

Sadly, last night and this morning I did not follow my routine. Holy freaking hangover.

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"Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

1/1/11

Why not slow down your intake if drinking is really not what you do? A true booze hound will wake up hangover or not and stroll into work like nothing happen. Getting sloppy drunk with your team as means to "fitting in" is the worst thing you can do. The name of the game is make money not friends. if i was your boss and you said "I only want two drinks" and you were the most profitable member if the team....I would fire anyone who handed you a third.

Money respects money, remember that vanillathunder

Please don't make me talk to you like an asshole...

12/7/12

Snapple-->Large Gatorade-->Bacon Egg & Cheese on a Roll--> Gallon of Water. Ingest all of that, sleep for a few hours then take a shower. Bingo bango you're good to go.

"It's not about pride or ego. It's only about money. I can leave now, even with Grama and KGB... and halfway to paying Petrovsky back. That's the safe play. I told Worm you can't lose what you don't put in the middle. But you can't win much either."

12/7/12

Chug a bottle of water that night before passing out and it will do wonders for you the following morning.

12/7/12
Mayor Quimby:

Chug a bottle of water that night before passing out and it will do wonders for you the following morning.

Yeah this is good advice. I remember one day this summer I was out really hard with some people from work till like 3, then had to get in at 6. That was one of the most miserable experiences of my life.

Jack: They're all former investment bankers who were laid off from that economic crisis that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have zero real world skills, but God they work hard.
-30 Rock

12/7/12

I usually drink a bottle of gatorade. It's always worked wonders for me.

12/7/12

I prefer a combination of at least 2 of the following right before bed:

1) Gatorade/Water (doesn't matter which)
2) Advil (not Tylenol!)
3) Self-induced vomiting

Hate all you want, but I've been drinking heavily and getting up for school & work for the past 1/2 a decade (kinda sad when phrased like that lol)

12/7/12

Chaser pills. Just don't take them in front of your peers or else you'll be teased.

Also second the water and Gatorade chugging before knocking out. Drink A LOT to rehydrate and give your body fluids to help detox by pissing out all that nastiness.

12/7/12

Stop being a pussy and drink more liquor...

In all seriousness I do a few different things. 1) I usually eat some sort of late night grumb....pizza, burgers, etc; and 2)Stay with one type of drink and not beer. I only get hangovers off beer, but give me some makers and I'm straight!

12/7/12

Bottle of Gatorade and a multi vitamin

12/7/12

Couple of tips:
1) Stick with 1 base liquor for the night and don't mix drinks.
2) Don't drink cheap shit (i.e. Giorgi vodka)
3) Light colored / clear liquors are supposed to give you less of a hangover (vodka or gin as opposed to jager, rum, tequila, wine, beer).
4) Don't drink on an empty stomach
5) Drink water and/or gatorade before you go to sleep and if you wake up in the middle of the night. Just be careful not to drink too much that your stomach has too much liquid and you end up throwing it all up.
6) If you had bad food, a bad combo of liquor, or drank way too much - self induced vomiting before going to sleep and then drinking a lot of water/gatorade may be a good idea. Otherwise you may still feel the crap in your stomach the next morning.

I've never used any medication. Most importantly, know your limit and just don't get wasted in the first place. Chances are you will do something stupid and that's never a good idea with coworkers.

12/7/12

I agree with everyone here about the water before bed. If you can stay hydrated while you drink as well that's even better. Stay away from mixed drinks with anything other than soda water. The sugar will make your hangover worse the next morning.

12/7/12

i have friends in school who drink a shiton of water before bed, but end up pissing themselves because they are drunk and loaded with liquid, and too drunk too wake up. funny in my opinion, yet scary.

12/7/12

I recommend drinking some very nice and high quality Popov Vodka to get your body over its alcohol hangover. (Helps balance things out after you've ingested a ton)

Also:

Drink a ton of water + liquid to hydrate yourself. Advil Liquigels do wonders too...

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12/7/12

take a vitamin before you go to sleep, this will help clean your body and speed up the "cleaning up" process in your body...I don't trade after I have had drinks.

I only drink heavily on weekends.

12/7/12

(1) CHUG GATORADE BEFORE SLEEPING.
(2) Drink Scotch! I know...it sucks, but it is the best hangover wise...and stick with it all night. Don't drink beer because it will dehydrate you and that is why hangover's suck.
(3) Drink water ALL NIGHT. Usually this wont work on a Friday night with friends, but it helps so much.
(4) Five Hour Energy in the morning. They do wonders!

Go Get 'Em.

Self induced vomiting always works too...

12/7/12
GoldenEagle2009:

(2) Drink Scotch! I know...it sucks, but it is the best hangover wise...and stick with it all night. Don't drink beer because it will dehydrate you and that is why hangover's suck.

Oh come on Scotch is great!

Jack: They're all former investment bankers who were laid off from that economic crisis that Nancy Pelosi caused. They have zero real world skills, but God they work hard.
-30 Rock

12/7/12

Hahaha - not if you're a young guy like me.

12/7/12

Hydration before bed is the absolute #1 effective solution - it will have a greater effect than anything else you can do. Drink as much as you can before you pass out, and have at least a full 20oz.

2 preventative measure - avoid sugar. That means if you want to drink rum, make sure it's mixed with diet coke, not regular. Absolutely no punch, margaritas, or anything with sour mix - it will tear up your stomach and digestive system, and the sugar causes a debilitating hangover.

In addition to the Advil/multivitamin before bed, one thing that really helps me is having a cigar or smoking a hookah (tobacco) before bed. I imagine the effect comes not from the smoke, but likely because it causes you to stop drinking for a while and stay up before passing out. Even if I lose an hour of sleep, somehow the hangover is less intense the next day, go figure.

- Capt K -
"Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. If you want to make ambitious people waste their time on errands, bait the hook with prestige." - Paul Graham

12/7/12

A few pieces of advice that work well for me:

  1. Liquor then beer if you are going to do both
  2. Stay hydrated throughout the night. If you drink water along with your drinks, you may have to piss like a racehorse all night, but your body will thank you in the morning.
  3. Chug a bottle of water or Gatorade before you go to sleep. Also, if you can wake up in the middle of the night and drink another bottle that's even better.
  4. I know it's almost impossible, but set your alarm for about an hour before you need to be awake, and take 4 advil liquigels and then back to sleep. By the time you wake up an hour later the advil is coursing through your veins and you should feel a hell of a lot better.
  5. Finally (and this is the wierd one) if you can, keep pedialite popsicles (yes the ones for toddlers) in your freezer. They taste delicious when you stumble in at 3am hammered and contain a great combo of the vitamins you need to feel better.

Those have been the techniques that work best for me.

12/7/12

The suggestions of popping multivitamins and Advils make me laugh. Less is more.

12/7/12

coconut water. best hangover cure ive ever tried.

12/7/12

a lot of water, try to get some valuable sleep and piss as much as you can to evacuate the toxic liquid asap!
then rudh to work .. have a good breakfast!
remember to be well hydrated the next morning!!
that's the best way to stay alive! now whether coconut water , gatorade or pure water is secondary to my opinion

"What we can, we must; and because we can, we must"

12/7/12

May sound a little weird, but the coconut water drinks they sell at whole foods really do the trick (tons of electrolytes). If you can stomach it, Kambucha is also really good.

12/7/12

I'm really surprised nobody has said this, but the super-B complex vitamins do wonders. It keeps your metabolism stimulated to burn off the alcohol through the night. AND, it gives you the cool side effect of peeing neon yellow.

12/7/12
oversold:

I'm really surprised nobody has said this, but the super-B complex vitamins do wonders. It keeps your metabolism stimulated to burn off the alcohol through the night. AND, it gives you the cool side effect of peeing neon yellow.

second this. i always pound 2 packs of emergen-C prior to going out. The surge of B12 helps to give some energy and flooding your body with the vitamins youll deplete from drinking helps curb the hangover in the morning

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12/7/12

The best cure to a hangover is another beer

1/2 coke and 1/2 milk is not too bad either

12/7/12

take an advil liquigel only after you've woken up + peed it out. advil + alcohol = stomach bleeding

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12/7/12

drink water before you go to sleep, and drink one of the detox drinks in the morning, or orange juice

12/7/12

green tea also seems to help

12/7/12

This is the most helpful thread in the history of WSO

12/7/12

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12/7/12

Drinking a lot of water while drinking and before going to bed, but I would recommend at least 40 oz. or more if you can handle it.

If you do have a hangover the following day the best cure by far is eating super spicy food, I mean like ordering a chicken phaal at the Brick Lane Curry House spicy. I once had the worst hangover you could imagine since I drank waaaaayyy too much, and I can handle a lot of alcohol too. I couldn't eat anything all day until my friends took me out to a Thai place at 6 pm. Their menu had three levels of spicyness to choose from (1, 2, and 3 stars, the last one being very spicy), so I ordered a Tum Yum soup and a second dish and told them to make it 5 star spicy and also ordered some weird drink with Vodka; 30 minutes I felt like brand new and went back to drinking a few beers.

Also one time I had a terrible hangover, I drank a virgin bloody mary and it did the job miraculously as well. The worse it tastes, the better it works.

12/7/12

-DO NOT take Advil (or any other NSAID / painkiller such as Tylenol) after drinking as it will be really hard on your gastrointestinal tract and liver. They might make you feel better but thousands of people die each year from this combo. It is also a rather quick route towards getting an ulcer.
-Eat a generous meal before and after.
-Drink water throughout the night and a big glass before you sleep like someone mentioned.
-Taking a multivitamin really works. Other helpful supplements are Milk Thistle (cleanses the liver and sold as a hangover cure in many countries) and SAMe (affects methylation cycle and regenerates your liver cells).
-Staying up later and sobering up a bit before passing out works wonders as well.
-Finally, the morning after, there is nothing that tastes better than a cold and juicy watermelon. Trust me.

12/7/12

drink more to build up your tolerance.

12/7/12

If you have time the next morning, I recommend going on a run and working up a good sweat, then chugging as much water as possible afterwards. The running is painful but you'll feel infinitely better after. Eat a healthy, easy to stomach meal after you run.

12/7/12
swagon:

If you have time the next morning, I recommend going on a run and working up a good sweat, then chugging as much water as possible afterwards. The running is painful but you'll feel infinitely better after. Eat a healthy, easy to stomach meal after you run.

What if you drank so much you literally reek of booze.

I second pedialyt. Also the comment above about mixing alcohol and Advil/Tylenol is spot on. I have heard of people dying or having severe problems doing that. Most of the pain associated with a hang over is coming from being dehydrated so anything that prevents that helps.

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12/7/12

Drink alot of water, perhaps even give in to the cravings for food (greasy foods help, though bad for you) before you sleep.

Next day, go for a run.

Gargle with mouthwash. If that fails, down mints. If that fails, you definitely drank too much.

12/7/12

coconut water really works wonders! I use Vita Coco all the time to cure my hangovers. It is easy to get at a supermarket or online. Try it out, you won't believe how well it works!

12/7/12

Sack up pal.

12/7/12

Just to throw in my 2 cents...

1) Eat a good meal before drinking AND after, make sure it's something fairly substantive, too
2) An 8 oz glass of water for every drink you take essentially ensures little to no hangover
2a) As 2 isn't reasonable, get one of those big bottles of gatorade, pour 2/3 of it out, fill it with water and knock it down.
3) Repeat 2a in the morning
4) Eat a good breakfast

Most of what a hangover is is dehydratiion. Avoid sugar, intake at least some water throughout the night and get some food in your stomach and you'll be good.

"You stop being an asshole when it sucks to be you." -IlliniProgrammer
"Your grammar made me wish I'd been aborted." -happypantsmcgee

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Ibuprofen in the morning.

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Berocca. I swear by it.

http://www.berocca.co.uk/

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bump

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Anyone try a prairie oyster - does it actually work?

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*bumps

"Now watch this drive." -W.

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The key to recovering after a night of lots of drinking is just re-hydrating your body as mentioned above. This is seriously the only thread I have seen on WSO that is pretty much all serious & useful advice.

Happy drinking!

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GoIllini:

This is seriously the only thread I have seen on WSO that is pretty much all serious & useful advice.

Happy drinking!

Doing lines of BC Powder is very serious indeed.

"Now watch this drive." -W.

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When it gets closer to closing time and i have work the next morning i usually just start ordering a water along with every drink at the bar. Just slam the water like a shot at the bar and head back to the group. No one really notices and if they do who cares.

On the weekend i usually try to start drinking again before the hangover hits, and it is crazy effective.

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Step 1: carbo-load (24hr Dunkin Donuts is my hotspot)
Step 2: Drink 1-2 1L bottles of Poland Spring
Step 3: Sleep
Step 4: Wake up to piss and drink more Poland Spring
Step 5: (if applicable): use company steam room, ice shower, more bread+Fruit for sugar

Works like a charm for me.

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sabian:

Step 1: carbo-load (24hr Dunkin Donuts is my hotspot)
Step 2: Drink 1-2 1L bottles of Poland Spring
Step 3: Sleep
Step 4: Wake up to piss and drink more Poland Spring
Step 5: (if applicable): use company steam room, ice shower, more bread+Fruit for sugar

Works like a charm for me.

I like Step 5, wish it were applicable.

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Not gonna lie -- anyone who wasn't a hermit in college probably has their own routine to nurture or deal with a hangover. Most should have learned how to deal with almost this identical situation; probably not with the same sincerity though.

Nonetheless, the advice is relatively accurate.

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http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/help-with-a-...
I usually eat as much as I can (the greasier the better), and stay awake as long as possible (while drinking water). For some reason the longer I stay awake drinking water and eating food, the better I feel the next morning, despite having minimal/no sleep. Coffee helps me be at least functional t work in the morning, but does not help the hngover.

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Protip:

Always set your phone alarm before you go out. Better yet, set three. Has saved me more than once.

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illiniPride:

Protip:

Always set your phone alarm before you go out. Better yet, set three. Has saved me more than once.

Smart. Definitely a must do from now on.

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I had a medical condition that fucked with my liver functioning for years, so I have some experience with this one. Effective hangover prevention includes doing the right things before drinking.

Pre-drinking: Milk thistle and b-vitamins.

Lots of food and water before bed (duh.)

Next day: Sublingual vitamin b-12. Yerba Mate. Tomato Juice.

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das:

I had a medical condition that fucked with my liver functioning for years, so I have some experience with this one. Effective hangover prevention includes doing the right things before drinking.

Pre-drinking: Milk thistle and b-vitamins.

Lots of food and water before bed (duh.)

Next day: Sublingual vitamin b-12. Yerba Mate. Tomato Juice.

Jeez, sounds like a trip to the Vitamin Shoppe would be warranted for this. Does it really work? What was wrong with your liver and did you continue drinking despite it?

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Pedialyte. Nuff said.

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Now this is more like it for front-page caliber postings!

A lot of your tips are pretty standard, but I thought the 4:30am shower was pretty intriguing and, to me, sound pretty good in general

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Not not a boutique:

Now this is more like it for front-page caliber postings!

A lot of your tips are pretty standard, but I thought the 4:30am shower was pretty intriguing and, to me, sound pretty good in general

And believe me, it works. But the cold compress at the same time is just as important. To me it feels like it numbs the inflamed parts of my brain (due to dehydration) while the hot water relaxes me in general, while lulling me into a more conducive sleep state.

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Actually advil BEFORE you go to bed (rather than after you wake up) works wonders. Only think that has truly worked for me, and I get horrible hangovers.

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arguewithatree:

Actually advil BEFORE you go to bed (rather than after you wake up) works wonders. Only think that has truly worked for me, and I get horrible hangovers.

Not sure what the adverse effects of a lot of Advil are. But if I could, I would take it before AND again in the morning.

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Eat a bucket of rice before you go out and avoid shots. add that in front of the above advice and you can remove the drugs and still have a nice result.

T

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trazer985:

and avoid shots. add that in front of the above advice and you can remove the drugs and still have a nice result.

T

Taking all the fun out of going out...

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Eating some fruit and drinking full fat (or semi skimmed) milk just before you go to bed will help no end. Also, if you can make yourself throw up as soon as you get in that will help.

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Primeape:
  • Early Wake Up Call: This is THE KEY step in the process. Determine what time you need to be up the next morning to shower and get ready in time for work. I usually assume I will be a half hour late after a night of heavy drinking, but you need to assess how your colleagues view such tardiness before doing the same. Now set your alarm 2.5 to 3 hours before the actual time you want to wake up. Set another alarm for when you actually want to wake up (most smart phones can do this).
  • I discovered this a few years ago. For some reason if I force myself up for a few hours, then fall back asleep for 1/2..hangover pretty much disappears. It's key.

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    Invest in some emergen-c and drink 2-3 of those with the 4am advil and you'll be golden.

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    the more you drink heavily, the more your body gets used to it. by the end of the summer (i had a group this summer which loved to rage on weeknights) i could do a wed/thur night out, get fucked up, and be highly functional thur/fri. practice makes perfect.

    My drinkin' problem left today, she packed up all her bags and walked away.

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    Buy two smartwaters (the larger of the sizes they make). Drink one before you go out. Drink one when you get home. Not a miracle fix, but certainly takes the edge off.

    MJS

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    SB for excellent use of that Margin Call quote.

    "The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money"

    • Margaret Thatcher
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    whitecollarandsuspenders:

    SB for excellent use of that Margin Call quote.

    Ha ha, thanks! I was hoping someone would pick up on that.

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    Love it! Waking up early enough to get ready is crucial. Make sure the second alarm you set is actually a different clock/phone so you don't accidentally disable the second alarm upon waking up.

    Advil/IB's and chugging water is a great call in the morning. Instead of water 2 refrigerated 32oz blue Gatorade's one before bed and one at 4 am is money.

    Fear is the greatest motivator. Motivation is what it takes to find profit.

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    shark-monkey:

    Love it! Waking up early enough to get ready is crucial. Make sure the second alarm you set is actually a different clock/phone so you don't accidentally disable the second alarm upon waking up.

    Advil/IB's and chugging water is a great call in the morning. Instead of water 2 refrigerated 32oz blue Gatorade's one before bed and one at 4 am is money.

    Amen to that. 64oz of Gatorade? Man, that's a lot - but more power to yah if you can keep it down.

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    Important question - how do you manage to do all of these things whilst completely blackout?

    "For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry God. Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now and at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon. Amen."

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    duffmt6:

    Important question - how do you manage to do all of these things whilst completely blackout?

    Ha ha, I must admit- there's a fine threshold between wasted/"if I lie down I will pass out" drunk and blacked-out/"don't know how I got home drunk". This advice only works for the former - you need to have some cognitive function (however basic) to get home and execute. Chances are you probably won't remember much, but at least it'll save you from a hellish day at work.

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    How did you even figure this whole ritual out? I'm guessing you had many opportunities to perfect it

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    phpmvk:

    How did you even figure this whole ritual out? I'm guessing you had many opportunities to perfect it

    Indeed. After our company christmas party, I discovered the wonder of the cold compress. Ibuprofen I've known for a while. The hot shower was after a particularly grizzly bachelor party on Long Island and the halal food is from college days. The walking up early - happened by pure chance once - I woke up feeling like I was about to die, but I sort of brought the whole thing together that night (inadvertently) and since then I've made a conscious effort to follow it to the T. And yes, for me, IMHO - it is perfect. Should take me through to 35.

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    my strategy

    • prepare by carbing up, hydrating and popping some vitamin tabs during the day
    • peak early, aim to get wasted a few hours before you intend to leave and try to get a few glasses of water in between shots/drinks. Then keep drinking water/soda until you leave.
    • walk home, stop and have a sip at every drinking fountain (we have a few on every block)
    • If really important to be fresh, induce vomiting. Not pleasant but its the one thing that helps the most in my opinion. Partly i imagine you clear out any residue that will fuck your shit up while you're sleeping, partly it's placebo that you've pressed somewhat of a reset button
    • stay awake, drink and eat some more and sober up before going to bed. Have some more vitamins and painkillers.
    • your sleep is going to suck anyway, so might as well have an alarm set for middle of the night. Drink some more.

    Also, the more often you drink the better you will handle it.

    aand.. theres no shame in leaving earlier

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    Definitely hydrate before you go out as well. Works like a charm.

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    Go get some Pedialyte and keep it in the fridge. Trust me. Easily the best thing created. Hangovers are a result of too much alcohol and dehydration. You address the dehydration with the water part but Pedialyte is a lot more effective. Used to keep it on the sidelines when I played football. You don't need to drink the whole bottle in one sitting. I usually would do 8 oz of Pedialyte and 8 oz of water. It's a miracle worker. Beat quite a few tequila nights doing this.

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    My Asian homies eat pho

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    Start drinking again as soon as you wake up

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    try not to be the life of the party?

    I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

    See my Blog & AMA

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    Quick beer or two first thing in the morning.

    Gatorade and water directly before bed. Tylenol optional.

    Get up and workout first thing. (Sounds terrible, but actually works best by far in my experience)

    Get your weight up, homie! (build alcohol tolerance)

    Eat some greasy food before going to sleep and/or first thing in the morning.

    patternfinder:

    Of course, I would just buy in scales.

    See my WSO Blog | my AMA

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    Mercy before bed

    People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for freedom of thought which they seldom use.

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    Throw it all up, take a shower, good to go.

    Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."

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    Pedialyte or an IV

    This to all my hatin' folks seeing me getting guac right now..

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    The best.

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    Cruncharoo:

    Pedialyte or an IV


    pedialyte is lifechanging.

    And so it goes

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    Chug a shit ton of water before you doze off and gobble down some greasy grub when you wake up

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    Wake up an hour before you normally would, take a couple Tylenol, go back to sleep. Also, just stop drinking at a certain time the night before. I'll still stay out later if something is going on, I'll just stop drinking. I don't recover like I used to in college.

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    A nice tall glass of... suck it the fuck up

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    BBParty:

    A nice tall glass of... suck it the fuck up

    LOL this!

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    The best? If you can tolerate it, chug some pedialyte when you get up. Also chug some water. Then go to the gym and workout. Afterwards, hit the sauna and crush even more water. It works although it isn't necessarily pleasant to do.

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    pedialyte. best ever

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    light a J when u wake up

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    Pre Bed
    - Drink as much water as you physically can. I'm not joking. If you do less than 4 pints you're not even close.
    - Multi vitamin
    - Banana
    - If you're genuinely totalled fucked and know it's a lost cause, make yourself be sick

    Morning
    - Get up straightaway, don't lie in bed in the dark cringing
    - Down more water
    - Protein shake or bacon as soon as possible, get some form of protein into your system
    - Green tea
    - Paracetamol / other painkiller

    Haven't had a hangover in about a year since I started this routine.

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    In Canada you can get Tylenol with Codein (very low dose - but still) over the counter. This was by far the best.

    Also waking up an hour early to pop the advil/tylenol whatever then sleeping for a bit is awesome.

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    speed boost blaze

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