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Hi people, im writing this thread to ask you if you know of further hangover cures...
Last night was a rather heavy night and i never normally suffer hangovers and i know of orange juice generally clearing the head... its not so much my head but a bad gut!
any more suggestions would be greatful!
-- Craig (Ruskie@absolutevodka.fsnet.co.uk), April 13, 2002
drink another beer,, stay drunk,, something greasy (it coats the stomache)
-- Stan (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
Quit drinking, best overall cure for a hangover there is.
-- TomK(mich) (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
-- BC (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
The "bad gut" is gastric irritation from the alcohol. Not much you can do about it once it's happened except baby it along, and take it as a warning about moderation for next time. Milk is fairly useful. If you know you're going to have a heavy one, drinking milk in advance, and eating food with the alcohol, will help the state of the gut, but not the shape of the gut.
Hangover is somewhat caused by dehydration, and somewhat by the methanol, higher alcohols and fusel oils that come along with ethanol in some drinks. It's hard to get a hangover on good beer - not impossible, but you've really got to work at it to drink too much. Wine - depends on the wine - red is worse than white. Spirits - most are possible, although they say you can't get a hangover on good quality vodka - it's too pure. However, once you've drunk too much, and if you retain enough coherence, there is one thing you should do BEFORE you go to sleep - wash down a mega mega dose of vitamin B complex with LOTS of water - about a US pint and a half minimum. If you can't keep it down then you've solved a lot of the problem right there, but if you do it will avoid dehydration and keep your kidneys working all night. You may not sleep restfully, but your system will be more or less purged of the poisons before morning. Have another big drink of water (NOT coffee) first thing in the morning - possibly with some painkillers if you need them. At least the hangover, if any, will be treatable by painkillers this way.
However, I drink to enjoy the drink; and I've learnt over time that there comes a point where if I had any more I'd stop appreciating it. Seems a bit pointless after that.
-- Don Armstrong (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
either wise up and quit or enjoy it and hush - you earn it. by the way are you bragging or complaining? b schneider - tx
-- billie schneider (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
Two Midol washed down with a beer and tomato juice breakfast. An old girlfriend taught us that when the asperin ran out and all she had was her little blue bottle :>) Midol has asperin for headache, anti spasmodic for shakes, diuretic to flush the poisons. A doc told us it didn't cause bad side effects that he knew of. A B-12 vitamin helps also.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
V8 or any tomatoe based veggie cocktail would do I guess. That's all I ever needed. Lot's of fresh air.
-- Ross (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
Eat a baked potatoe. Heard it will work, maybe it's considered comfort food.
-- cowgirlone in ok (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
I have to agree with those who say, "Quit drinking." I also used to suffer with hangovers; I woke up one morning feeling really terrible, that was 1993. I told myself that day I wouldn't drink anymore, so I quit. I was quite the party boy too! I spent almost everyday of my life for 5 years drunk, to the point of blacking out almost everyday. One good vidio taken of me while I was drunk sobered me up fast.Are there some stories there but I will keep those to myself.:-)
-- george nh (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
A Hair of the Dog That Bit You.
-- Griff (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
I agree with the take 2 aspirin washed down with a beer and go back to bed method.
-- kel (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
DITTO what BC said. Menudo!
-- LurkyLu (LurkyLu@yahoo.com), April 13, 2002.
When I was a drinker! I found that just before you go to bed, eat something and drink as much water as you possibly can. The next a.m. or afternoon, or whenever it was that I would wake up, I wouldn't feel quite so bad.
One drawback.....after a couple of years of this you will look like a pot bellied pig. You will start buying slip on shoes and stay away from shoe or boot laces. You will start having a hard time seeing your "wahtoosie", you will have to start relying on touch/feel instead of sight. And, all that fat is a lot harder to come off than it was to put on.
Take the other peoples advice.....quit drinking.
-- r.h. in okla. (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
Suffer it through this time and next time practice moderation..works every time.
-- Oscar Will (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
Back when I was married, I was very angry at my husband and really tied one on one night. Had to work the next day and refused to call in sick since I deserved the way I felt. The hangover was a killer and easy for all to see. A friend told me to go and get a chocolate shake from any fast food place. I just laughed. He went and got me one and it was truly amazing. Don't know why, but it reallly worked. Decided it was better to just get rid of the husband. Jill
-- Jill (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
Not sure about hangover nausea, but I've had good results with slowly sipping ginger ale if my stomach is in an uproar.
Hope you're feeling better.
-- Connie (Connie@lunehaven.com), April 14, 2002.
All the herbal remedy books suggest Evening Primrose Oil for hangovers. It is a bit pricey, so I have never bought any.....but have sworn to on the few occassions when I have overdone it and woke up with a horrendous hangover. Also, I read once that slowly rehydrating your body is the key...and that giving it calories to burn off will make the transition to feeling well happen faster. Another thought....if your hangover is from wine, chances are that you are having a sinus headache from the nitrites in the wine. Aparently all wine is made with these additives these days, unless home made or purchased from the few places that label it free of nitrites (or is is nitrates?? or both?).
-- Barbara Ann (email@example.com), April 14, 2002.
FYI. Nitrites are found in sausage. It's sulfites that are found in wine, both as a natural element in most red wines and as a method to stop further fermentation in white wines.
-- Martin Longseth (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 2002.