December 31, 2008

An Ace Of Spades New Year's PSA: Hangover Myths And Facts
— DrewM

I can't vouch for them but it's something to consider as you plan your Amateur Night New Year's Eve celebrations.

A sample of one doctor's advice.

(True or False) Taking pain relievers like aspirin after drinking will prevent a hangover.

False. Not only doesn't this work, it can be dangerous. Even a dose or two of aspirin can erode the stomach, causing gastritis, which would only be compounded by the stomach irritant effects of alcohol. Mixing acetominophen and alcohol can lead to acute liver inflammation.

...(True or False) Eating a big meal before going to sleep lessens the effects of a hangover.

False. A big meal, especially a fat-filled one, such as eggs and bacon, will stay in your stomach and interfere with sleep and possibly cause reflux. So, you'll wake up feeling even worse.

...(True or False)Eating a big meal before drinking can help prevent a hangover.

True. Eat that hearty fat-filled meal before drinking. It will fill you up and decrease your alcohol absorption.

Please feel free to share your hangover tips (perhaps even in Haiku form) in the comments.

I'll leave you with the only thing of importance that I learned in college...Liquor before beer, have no fear. Beer before liquor, never sicker.

Yes, my parents are very proud.

Happy New Year you morons.

Posted by: DrewM at 07:22 AM | Comments (220)
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1 Prosperity, health and happiness to all my fellow AoSHQ morons in 2009!

Posted by: billygoat at December 31, 2008 07:25 AM (WQqt3)

2 Going to a brewpub for dinner.  Back home to homebrew to celebrate.  I'll be fine the next day.

Posted by: CUS at December 31, 2008 07:26 AM (wOGfT)

3 Happy New Year's everyone,hangover only had 1 in my life and it was from beer on tap damn bubble's.But I was told for every drink you have drink 1 glass of water and you won't have a hangover in the morning because most of the side effects are from your body being dehydrated.

Posted by: Tee866 at December 31, 2008 07:27 AM (zSzrz)

4 Happy New Year Morons.

I find that killing a hobo clears my head pretty well.

Posted by: Bald Ninja at December 31, 2008 07:29 AM (4pdbX)

5 HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!!

Posted by: PISSED at December 31, 2008 07:29 AM (9yNsI)

6 I've found that taking two Alleve (naproxen sodium, generically) before bed eliminates the hangover the next day. At least it works for me.

Posted by: wallydog at December 31, 2008 07:32 AM (YzzvS)

7

Drink alot of water on your way to bed, and have a full glass by your bed to drink during the night.  A hangover is basically dehydration.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Eleven at December 31, 2008 07:32 AM (7DB+a)

8

First stab at haiku since 5th grade.

large doses of vitamin B-12

foods with chile, more foods with chile

sip on a vodka V-8

Posted by: Joe Gringo at December 31, 2008 07:33 AM (+Uddb)

9 Yep water. Lots of water. And for God's sake, no matter how drunk you get don't think having a cigarette for old times will be a good idea. You will regret it the next morning.

Posted by: runninrebel at December 31, 2008 07:34 AM (0n9wc)

10 Try to avoid mixing your liquors and drink quality brands.

Posted by: ricky at December 31, 2008 07:36 AM (muUqs)

11 I find Gatorade and tylenol work wonders. And sex, sex helps too.

Posted by: Penfold at December 31, 2008 07:36 AM (lF2Kk)

12 While in Germany in 1997 with my Air National Guard unit, I discovered Bitburger beer.  I'm a big fan of German Pils, and this is one of the best ones I'd had.  On the second or third night there, I was out with a couple buddies and we got knee-walkin', snot-slingin' drunk off the stuff.  Got to bed around 1AM and had to be up by 6AM.  Neither one of us had a hangover.  I've since been able to reproduce the results on a number of occasions.

Posted by: Eric at December 31, 2008 07:37 AM (quZLX)

13 Mix 'em up real good
I've found. It can't make you sick
If it won't stay down.

Posted by: Tom M at December 31, 2008 07:37 AM (d6bNm)

14

Happy New Year!

 

Posted by: eddiebear at December 31, 2008 07:39 AM (wnU1W)

15

Yeah, the better the quality of teh hooch the less the hangover.

Pay more  --  it's really really worth it.

Posted by: Eleven at December 31, 2008 07:39 AM (7DB+a)

16 Don't mix liquor varieties.  Pick one and stick with it.  I generally drink light beer (it's light cuz it's more watery, kids) and Rum with a splash of cola when I'm drinking any liquor.  Unless I'm home, in which case it's Irish Whiskey.

Don't drink that syrupy chick booze.  You will be sorry.

If you even consider drinking Jagermeister, you deserve all the pain you will get.  Dumbass.

Posted by: cranky-d at December 31, 2008 07:39 AM (B7yCT)

17 Warning.. In your drunken Hobo ass kickin' foray tonight, please be sure you have good footing (snow storm here). Otherwise you will wake up with a sore tailbone and a splitting headache.

Posted by: sickinmass at December 31, 2008 07:39 AM (/i4dU)

18 As for prevention, I've found that drinking water along with the booze during the festivities as well as drinking as much water as you can stand before you go to bed (or pass out) is a big help in the morning.

Posted by: Eric at December 31, 2008 07:39 AM (quZLX)

19

For a hangover cure, I recommend chugging paint thinner.

 

The only real 'cure' for a hangover is the hair of the dog. More booze!

But as for me, I just eat aspirin like candy, chicken flavored ramen noodles and chug sugary coffee.

Acetometaphin (tylenol) is for fucking fevers. Works good on fevers though. Ibuprofin is for swelling. Real aspirin (with aspirin in it, like generic or Baer) is the only thing that sold over the counter does shit for a headache.

And sometimes I take a couple of aspirin before I start drinking. Seems to help, actually, if your planning on getting tanked.

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 07:40 AM (m6c4H)

20

To PENFOLD- amplifying the comments in the original article- Acetometaphin= very, very bad after drinking. Please do a little research and STOP USING IT after a long night.

Now- Ibuprophin/Advil? KICK ASS. I have historically had HORRIBLE headache driven hangovers. Really bad. But I started popping advil any time I go over 6 beers and it has been an amazing revelation. Huge difference, particularly if I drink alot of water as well. Try it.

Basically, I go through a 200 tablet bottle in like a month.

 

AtS

Posted by: Andy the Squirrel at December 31, 2008 07:40 AM (xDozT)

21 Oh, and like the others said, don't drink rail booze.  It's really shitty stuff.  Pay a little more for something halfway decent.

Posted by: cranky-d at December 31, 2008 07:40 AM (B7yCT)

22 Come to Midnight Mass with me tonight and you will have an incense hangover tomorrow.

Posted by: Cathy (in Chicago) at December 31, 2008 07:41 AM (3xgoE)

23

A couple tips:

1. Buy some Kefir...it really calms the tummy down.

2. Keep away from all media featuring Bobby Rush.

Posted by: Sen. Gov. E. Buzz Miller, PhD at December 31, 2008 07:41 AM (sf4Oe)

24 @ 11

I've been doing that for years.  A buddy swears by pedialite.

'Fat rips' do wonders too...

Posted by: icemike at December 31, 2008 07:41 AM (lT1JC)

25 Advil and Coke (cola) have never failed me for a hangover. At least as far as I can remember.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2008 07:41 AM (1Jaio)

26 Gatorade as mentioned above, with ibuprophen before bed, then grape juice when waking. A nurse told me once that the grape juice rebalances the pH of the blood, er somehting. Back in the day, the old Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold with that now-banned chemical (can't recall name) taken before and after bed worked fab! That, and not drinking shit beers and booze helped alot. No sweet mixers either (like OJ or Strawberry Daqueris)--those are killer!

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 07:42 AM (R71L5)

27 A couple of aspirin, an extra large dunkin donuts with extra cream and extra sugar, and a cup of Maruchan Chicken Ramen work wonders for me though.

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 07:44 AM (m6c4H)

28 15

Yeah, the better the quality of teh hooch the less the hangover.

Pay more  --  it's really really worth it.

So that gallon of ValuRite Vodka would be a poor choice this eve?


Posted by: billygoat at December 31, 2008 07:45 AM (WQqt3)

29 Bitburger--yum.  And Eric, are you sure you didn't wake up at 6:00a still drunk?  I've done that a few times--not fun.

Posted by: CUS at December 31, 2008 07:45 AM (wOGfT)

30 Tons of water (as much as you can stand) and two ibuprofen. A nurse once explained to me that when you drink the sack surrounding your brain shrinks because it becomes dehydrated. That's the pounding you feel the next day. H20 is the stuff. Also, why on earth would you have a heavy meal before drinking? That is, if you are a proper moron and the goal is to get drunk. Sometimes I think doctors want people to be healthy or something.

Posted by: Fresh Air at December 31, 2008 07:46 AM (1xRIK)

31 Water and Absolut works for me--the only thing a Bud product is good for is boiling with Brats for the New Years Day feast!

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 07:46 AM (R71L5)

32 Drink lots and lots of water before going to bed, and have a glass of water near the bed -- just like others above wrote. All my hangover headaches have been due to dehydration. Even when falling-down drunk, water really prevented next day troubles. Sounds like Pedialyte or Gatorade would also do the trick.

Posted by: meep at December 31, 2008 07:47 AM (7uTCa)

33 Mix 1/2 can coconut milk with 1 quart water. (Dissolve the coconut fat in a little hot water, then add the cold.) Add vanilla, sugar, and ice to taste.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at December 31, 2008 07:47 AM (j02xJ)

34 Menudo!

Posted by: EMF at December 31, 2008 07:47 AM (f8w8v)

35 Penfold -- switch to ibuprofen if you must. The advice in the article is correct: never mix alcohol with acetaminophen. You could seriously ruin your liver. At least, that's what my good buddy who chops up and analyzes dead people's organs for a living tells me.

Posted by: mr.frakypants at December 31, 2008 07:49 AM (PonvG)

36

He must be kidding about eating a big meal before drinking.  Everyone knows food kills the buzz. 

As for after, potatoes and green or red chile with a chaser of some NSAID and plenty of water.  Be sure to sleep with one foot on the floor.

Posted by: huerfano at December 31, 2008 07:49 AM (knHvu)

37

Don't eat a favorite food before/while drinking--you may have to clean it later!

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 07:49 AM (R71L5)

38 True or False: Drinking cures a hangover. TRUE

Posted by: A Plover In Every Pot! at December 31, 2008 07:49 AM (dxwRh)

39

A glass of water

For every two drinks consumed

Helps the Krebs Cycle

Posted by: GT at December 31, 2008 07:50 AM (6gKC9)

40 When drinking fopr the long haul, I stick with Vodka and soda. Gets ya drunk but also helps with de-hydration. Drink a glass of water with some antacids before sleep. Wake up feeling good enough to escape the clutches of that random hook up.

Posted by: Hush at December 31, 2008 07:51 AM (5Z4vb)

41 I dunno, the Smack My Bitch Up video is basically what I like to call a nice relaxing Wednesday night, so all I would suggest is respecting the futility of the TUD


Posted by: joeindc44 at December 31, 2008 07:51 AM (QxSug)

42

No Value-Rite! 

 

Am I banned?

Posted by: Eleven at December 31, 2008 07:51 AM (7DB+a)

43

I find that right before I go to bed, if I stick my finger down my throat, not only am I emptying all that excess booze out of my belly, but I don't even have to worry about all those empty calories.

It's like two birds with one stone.

Posted by: Lee at December 31, 2008 07:53 AM (TxTIh)

44 The best thing to eat for a hangover is sliders or pizza.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2008 07:53 AM (1Jaio)

45

Penfold -- switch to ibuprofen if you must. The advice in the article is correct: never mix alcohol with acetaminophen.

Aspirin. Taking aspirin with alchohol won't hurt you.. (well you will be stacking 2 blood thinners on top of each other and raping your stomach lining.. but other then that...)

Tylenol for flu/fever.

Ibuprofen for muscle pain.

Genuine aspirin (like Baer) for any sort of headache.

Tylenol never did shit for me for a headache. Not a damned thing. It does work really good on mild fevers though... take your temp right down.

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 07:54 AM (m6c4H)

46

It's 10:30 in the morning and your breakfast does a U-turn. 

Do not stifle it, crank the power and go for Distance.

(College Saying circa 1995)

Posted by: Picric at December 31, 2008 07:54 AM (+hnIk)

47

GT: the Krebs Cycle?

You're worried about your cells producing ATP/energy while drinking?

Posted by: Jess at December 31, 2008 07:56 AM (Lh1qk)

48

"large doses of vitamin B-12"

I always reach for a Rockstar (energy drink)

I am not a biochemist, but I think that fatty foods help the brain cope.

Posted by: blackrockmarauder at December 31, 2008 07:56 AM (GvgvT)

49

Alcohol, caffeine, and water during the consumption hours. No hangover the next day.

Posted by: KelliD at December 31, 2008 07:56 AM (JMwaV)

50 I'll second the B Vitamins. Whenever I remember to take some before a big night of drinking, it helps. High-end vodka is the best for avoiding hangovers (it creates the fewest toxic byproducts as it metabolizes). Accept no substitutes. Also, drink a glass of water at least once an hour if you're really going at it. Dehydration + toxins are what get you the next day...

Posted by: ErikTheRed at December 31, 2008 07:56 AM (erlfI)

51

The best thing to eat for a hangover is sliders

Holy fucking shit, have you sworn a blood oath of vengeance against your anus? That's recipe for a fucking jihad on your colon.

Not that it ever stops me... I like to suck down the white castle while I'm still drunk on the way home. They're open 24/7.

But be forewarned - remember to stop, drop and roll if your ass catches on fire.

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 07:57 AM (m6c4H)

52 I just moan a lot.  Moaning works good.  Keep moaning until the hangover goes away.  Always works.

Posted by: Jimmy at December 31, 2008 07:57 AM (/Ft4q)

53

As others have mentioned above, the diurectic effect of alcohol causes dehydration and thus a horrible hangover. Chugging water before bedtime certainly helps, but more effective is eating salty foods before or during the time you are drinking. It helps you to fight the diuerctic effect by retaining your fluids. It won't make you bloated as it is a temporary retention but is hugely beneficial to preventing hangovers.

Try pickles, olives, popcorn, salted nuts, etc...

Unlike a fatty meal that can lessen a hangover due to lessening your ability to get buzzed, salty foods do nothing to prevent the immediate effects of alcohol, but help tremendously with the after-effects.

Our company has a 'fish camp' retreat. Trust me. This method has gotten us through many a three day retreat.

Posted by: jmflynny at December 31, 2008 07:58 AM (CvhiX)

54 Prior to drinking: Eat an entire stick of margarine or butter.
While drinking: Don't put girl shit in your liquor ... that includes everything from Coke to fruit juice. Ice and/or water should be your only mixers. Beer chasers allowed. For heavy drinking, also stay away from red wine. Heart-burn galore, there. And, yes, drink plenty of water.
Before bed: Stay away from Tylenol, ya morons. As others have said, Advil works and is safer. Chug a lot of water and/or Gatorade (though be careful not to piss in your bed or wander into your old lady's closet in a drunken stupor and treat her shoes like a urinal).
The next day: Bananas. Vitamin Water Revive (that's the one with B in it). For headachey hangovers, try Alka-Selter Morning Relief (true fact... Alka-seltzer was originally marketed as a hangover remedy.) DO NOT use it if you're a stomach hangover person, as the caffeine-aspirin mixture might not treat you right. And, finally, the Deathwich: two eggs, cheese, bacon, ham AND sausage on a roll. Add corned beef if you're Irish. Cold Popeye's fried chicken also works. As does sleep and re-runs of Party of Five.

Posted by: Ken Wheaton at December 31, 2008 07:58 AM (qx+Vq)

55

There's some good advice here, especially the intake of large amounts of fluid before going to bed. Water is good but Gatorade might be better because it contains electrolytes. A glass of water next to the bed can sometimes seem like a gift from the angels.

Quality booze also helps immensely. It's even possible to mix them without ill results.

Some stuff varies, of course, from person to person. I used to drink shots and beers (both good quality) but my stomach will no longer tolerate that insult. One shot + one beer now = instant vomit.

If you drink expensive booze and plenty of liquids before retiring and still feel bad in the morning there are a few things that are actually supposed to help. The first is to go back to sleep. If you can't do that tomato juice (or V and potatoes will help you feel better. Stay off of the pills -- your stomach and liver have already had enough abuse.

And if you don't have any tomato juice I hear hobo blood is a good substitute.

Have a happy New Year morons!

Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2008 07:59 AM (Ohodx)

56 drink lots of water. that helps. i never really wake up with a hangover - mostly i wake up still drunk, often .05 or more BAC... i love college. tequila is the devil's jizz... jager is awesome. and rum.

Posted by: ender at December 31, 2008 08:00 AM (h7jAK)

57 Gatorade and pot always worked in college.


Posted by: johnqpublic at December 31, 2008 08:01 AM (4jZ56)

58

Hangover cure?  Yes!

Exsanguinate a hobo

Works every time.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate at December 31, 2008 08:01 AM (W54Uh)

59 A load of B-1, before drinking.

Posted by: mojo at December 31, 2008 08:01 AM (g1cNf)

60 Nothing says Headache be Gone like a morning rail of blow

or so I've been told

Posted by: toby928 at December 31, 2008 08:02 AM (PD1tk)

61 Well, you asked for haikus.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate at December 31, 2008 08:02 AM (W54Uh)

62 My hangover cures (and I have a fair bit of experience, in hangovers, and not having hangovers)

1)  excercise.  Without a doubt, this is the most effective hangover cure.  Get drunk, on whatever booze you chose, and then run about 2 miles.  You will sweat like a pig, and you will wake up tired, but you will just feel tired, especially if you drink water.

2) water, with electrolytes, like pedialyte. . .or gatorade.

3) (the most reliable method that doesn't require #4)  Puking.

4) Sleep and water.

5) not really a technique but a fact, drinking more pure alchohol removes the other toxins, and only really causes dehydration.  Don't drink mixed drinks, just plain get drunk on hard booze, and then drink water.

Thats why "wine" is the worst hangover.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 31, 2008 08:03 AM (ul7te)

63
My hangover remedy, when I used to drink, was to weep piteously and pray for death.

Posted by: WonderWartHog at December 31, 2008 08:04 AM (LVT6e)

64

Hangover from drink.

Don't get drunk, no hangover.

Easy to figure.

But I guess that is over the head of you morons.

Posted by: John F Not Kerry at December 31, 2008 08:06 AM (HF2US)

65

Man up.

Don't concede the premise.

You can drink all you like and not get hung-over if you look into a bathroom mirror before you go to bed and say "Dick Cheney, Dick Cheney, Dick Cheney"

It's a proven fact.

Of course, you could be dead in the morning, too ... if you're a hippy.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at December 31, 2008 08:06 AM (8WOzU)

66

Don't get drunk, no hangover.

What are you amish?

Go away! Next you'll tell me if I don't want DUI's I shouldn't drive around drunk...

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 08:10 AM (m6c4H)

67 I've found that pure unadulterated hate keeps the occasional hangover away.  Thinking of my ex really centers me.  That, or cutting myself.

Posted by: gator at December 31, 2008 08:10 AM (yUiO3)

68

I'll leave you with the only thing of importance that I learned in college...Liquor before beer, have no fear. Beer before liquor, never sicker.

False.  You can go either way unless you're some kind of pantywaist sissy who can't take their liquor.  I've heard it all before but I regularly will pound beers all afternoon and then go out to a concert or sporting event and put back a flask of bourbon plus Jager shots if there's a bar.  I haven't puked from alchohol since I was like 17 or 18.  In order to avoid a hangover you must drink water as you are drinking, someone said a glass an hour and that sounds right.  Then you should try to drink at least three or four glasses before you go to bed.  I've also found that the new 0 calorie sports drinks work pretty well in the morning for hydrating if you've got a tummy ache and don't feel like slamming more water.  If you must Advil might help but I've found that just water works as well.  In my considered opionion dehydration is the major issue with headache hangovers.  Stomache hangovers usually come about due to something else you ate and can be a bitch.  Just remain hydrated and near a bathroom.  

Posted by: Big E at December 31, 2008 08:10 AM (CBGRs)

69 As far as drinking huge amounts of water as a hangover cure; wouldn't you have to go to bed in a giant zip lock bag?

Posted by: WonderWartHog at December 31, 2008 08:11 AM (LVT6e)

70 #68...How can you call someone a pantywaist and then use the word 'tummy'?

Posted by: johnqpublic at December 31, 2008 08:11 AM (4jZ56)

71

Drink Brawndo, it's what plants and hangover victims crave.

Or just don't drink, New Years and St.Patricks' Day are amateur hour for real drinkers. The only way I'd go out and drink away from home is if I were staying there overnight - too many darwin award contestants on the road after 12.

Posted by: Pete at December 31, 2008 08:12 AM (T1ZAZ)

72

 I recomend Milk Thistle tea, sweetened to taste (just before you remember to brush and floss your teeth, heathen) as a nitecap. Milk Thistle tea will very, very much impress you with how excellent and effective it is to _cure_ your drunken ass from hangover.

Note: It really works well if its only used rarely/once a monthly - but it WORKS!  I dont think it performs any where near as well if consumed daily - first time you try it you will be impressed - alas its more of a sure fire saving throw that you can only use ocasionally.

Warning: Dont consume it prior to the cups of Val-u-Rite Vodka because it will stiffle your getting a buzz-on, then it wont rescue your latently-drunken ass later - when you need it to do so!

Your Welcome.

 

Posted by: JoeTee at December 31, 2008 08:13 AM (prdCq)

73 Haiku....   Bless you  : )

My Krebs once cycled
from my groin to my  girlfriends..
boy was she pissed off

Posted by: PISSED at December 31, 2008 08:13 AM (9yNsI)

74

Something good for hangovers?  Drinking heavily the night before.  Does the trick nearly every time.

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at December 31, 2008 08:14 AM (ltwze)

75

The only real cure is to continue boozin'...but less than the night before, continue for 2-3 days w/ same pattern....works wonders....especially if you don't work.

Or this.......Pozole (spicy) and a batanga.

Batanga = drink of choice for locals in Tequila, Jalisco, México:

tall glass, rim salted

fill w/ large ice cubes

fill halfway with good white tequila

fill rest w/ Coke, top off w/ mineral water

toss in a lime

 

PS - stay away from anything "Gold" as in tequila.

 

Posted by: Joe Gringo at December 31, 2008 08:14 AM (+Uddb)

76 Tip:  If you eat a steak before going out drinking, you will really enjoy the steak.

Of course, this trick works without the drinking too...

Posted by: Kevin at December 31, 2008 08:14 AM (KO6dP)

77

Oh shit, tummies, tea-totalers and milk thistle tea we've come to now.

WTF are you people drinking, mojitos? Sallies.

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 08:14 AM (m6c4H)

78 Before you go out, cut two big lines of METH, and leave it on your nightstand.

Posted by: hutch1200 at December 31, 2008 08:15 AM (aowoN)

79 Drink another glass of water with your Zima, fruitcup.

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 08:15 AM (m6c4H)

80

Tip:  If you eat a steak before going out drinking, you will really enjoy the steak.

If you drink enough, you can enjoy it twice.

Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2008 08:18 AM (Ohodx)

81 Carrying a cup of milk thistle tea should keep you from getting too drunk at any respectable bar.

Posted by: gator at December 31, 2008 08:18 AM (yUiO3)

82 You can get a bottle of pure oxygen and breath it while you sleep.   This is how the beautiful people solve hangovers.

Posted by: polynikes at December 31, 2008 08:19 AM (m2CN7)

83 Bathtub CRANK works too. Nothing like burning your fuckin' nostrils out to wake you up....Of course now you'll be hungover, pissed, all fired up, sore in the nasals and 1/2 drunk....This would be a great time to call your in-laws.

Posted by: hutch1200 at December 31, 2008 08:19 AM (aowoN)

84 Water before bed.  As soon as you wake up, Tomato juice or V8 juice to help you hold on to  the salt and water in your body.

Posted by: ford at December 31, 2008 08:19 AM (Ki7fm)

85 Don't drink shitty beer, and you won't get a hangover.  I recommend sticking with classic German beers.

Posted by: wooga at December 31, 2008 08:19 AM (2p0e3)

86 The last time that I had a hangover or puked from getting drunk, I mixed my boozes. If you stick with a single form of alcohol, and mix it with anything that's not overly sweet (Cola is okay) then you'll survive. I'll be swilling Tanqueray and Tonic all night long, and I'll be fresh as the daisies on the Rose Parade floats.

Posted by: smokeybehr at December 31, 2008 08:21 AM (/F37Q)

87 Tip:  Never go out drinking with a female friend if you're married.

Posted by: Kevin at December 31, 2008 08:21 AM (KO6dP)

88 1. Tylenol and alcohol = liver failure. don't mix the two at all, ever.
2. Aspirin and/or NASIDS (Motrin/Aleve/Ibuprofen/naprosyn/any other) plus alchohol = stomach damage. don't mix them at all, ever.
3. coffee/tea the next morning, especially w/o food equals stomach damage also.

as for avoiding a hangover, that's easy:

stay drunk.  %-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 31, 2008 08:21 AM (vLw7K)

89

Heeeey, you fucked up.  You trusted us.

My advice to you is to start drinking heavily.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at December 31, 2008 08:22 AM (eiOZw)

90

Pussies.

Stay drunk you won't have a hangover. 

Posted by: blaster at December 31, 2008 08:23 AM (vnJkO)

91 Drink a shitload of orange juice before you go to bed. Then, leave it on the nightstand with two Excedrin. When you wake up for that first time, around five in the morning or so, take the Excedrin, chug a shitload more OJ, and go back to sleep for a few more hours.

It won't "cure" the hangover, but it will substantially take the edge off.

Posted by: AndrewR at December 31, 2008 08:24 AM (N0QH0)

92 The reason to go out and get drunk is because you're married.  Who wants the wife around harshing your buzz? 

Posted by: gator at December 31, 2008 08:24 AM (yUiO3)

93 # 83, polynikes. If it is a real good night, try asking the Bailiff for pure oxygen while you're in the drunk tank. Of course, that will add sodomy to your hangover.

Posted by: hutch1200 at December 31, 2008 08:24 AM (aowoN)

94

"For a hangover cure, I recommend chugging paint thinner."

I use to then all my children were born with extra arms and eyes.

54" Prior to drinking: Eat an entire stick of margarine or butter."

I just threw up in my mouth a little, What are you some kind freakin competitive eater?

I always get up, puke, and then drink lots of water,  Works for me.

Happy and safe New year All.

Posted by: Dadzilla at December 31, 2008 08:25 AM (oFsBr)

95 I don't care what anyone says ... a couple of pain relievers and a big glass of water before bed totally works as long as I actually remember to take them. When I don't ... which is most of the time ... I recommend greasy food and a cocktail. A friend of mine swears by red beers aka red eyes aka bloody beers, which is beer and tomato juice. Personally I find them revolting but they seem to work for her. I also like a good dirty banana (banana, vodka, tia maria or kalhua blended with ice) since it contains hair of the dog, sugar for detox, potassium and deliciousness.

Posted by: Alisa at December 31, 2008 08:26 AM (8nB5X)

96 Acetaminophen is bad news for your liver. Add alcohol and you're really making a problem. Your primary enemies are dehydration and toxic metabolic by-products. Drink lots of water and keep the alcohol as pure as possible.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2008 08:26 AM (b/iBs)

97 Isn't there caffine in Excedrin?! Yes, I want to be awake and miserable at the same time. /

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 08:27 AM (R71L5)

98 Also: Bong hits. I don't really utilize this option anymore, but there were times back in college when having stoner roommates had its advantages.

Posted by: AndrewR at December 31, 2008 08:27 AM (N0QH0)

99 Gatorade in modest amounts every hour til you start to feel better.  


Posted by: Nyctalus Lasiopterus at December 31, 2008 08:27 AM (Hu+y3)

100 Water - before, during, and after drinking.

Maybe some McDonalds or pizza at the end of the night (if you're in a non-puking phase).  Don't go nuts on the fatty foods, but they seem to help.

All non-mixing rules apply to me.  I don't even like to mix different kinds of beers.  At most, a beer chaser after a night of liquor or one liquor "primer" to a night of beer.

Two ibuprofen before bed (w/ a tall glass of water).

Problems in the morning?  Alka-Seltzer, crackers/toast, and a nap.

Posted by: Sockless Joe at December 31, 2008 08:28 AM (UazZY)

101 Isn't there caffine in Excedrin?!

Yeah, but if you drank enough the night before it won't matter.

Posted by: AndrewR at December 31, 2008 08:28 AM (N0QH0)

102 Nothing sweet...skip those fru-fru mixers.  Stick with a great Islay Single Malt. 

Posted by: Metalhead at December 31, 2008 08:28 AM (/Wsl9)

103 Honey in copious amounts the next day helped me get thru the workday back in my yoot, too.

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 08:29 AM (R71L5)

104

102 Isn't there caffine in Excedrin?!

Yeah, but if you drank enough the night before it won't matter.

Unless your in the drunk tank with Billy Bob and Ruffus and you'd rather NOT take the chance of being conscious in any fashion.

 

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 08:32 AM (R71L5)

105

Gatorade in modest amounts every hour til you start to feel better.

See, your doing it wrong. Hangovers aren't suppose to last more then an hour or two. The problem here is "modest amounts".

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 08:33 AM (m6c4H)

106 Two 10mg Valium and a beer. Or, is that two beers and one Valium? I dunno. Either way works.

Posted by: jcjimi at December 31, 2008 08:33 AM (sDCw3)

107 Valium is the best, if you can get a script pad. Blotter Acid works too.

Posted by: hutch1200 at December 31, 2008 08:36 AM (aowoN)

108 Erah, erah, erah, erah...hangovahs erah ah fore PUSSIES!!!!!!

CHIVAAAHHHHHHSSS AHND BRAHHHDS ALLLLLL ARAHHHHHND!!!!

Posted by: Teddy in Hyannis at December 31, 2008 08:37 AM (WQqt3)

109 Anything with Tylenol in it combined with booze is just godawful on your liver.  You're going to maim yourself.  It multiplies the damage hugely.

Take Ibuprofen instead.


And have water available.

Posted by: The Left at December 31, 2008 08:38 AM (PDeVA)

110 Sorry to get all serious and factual here, but you morons need some knowledge.

There are two reasons for hangovers, dehydration and poisoning from impurities in the alcohol.  The alcohol itself is metabolized to acetaldehyde which is toxic because it is unstable and breaks down into free radicals.  Anti-oxidants such as vitamin C help to clean up the free radicals, but the free radicals are not the cause of the symptoms.  It is the impurities that are consumed with the alcohol along with dehydration.  It would be difficult to list the alcoholic beverages and liquors that contains these impurities, but there is a simple rule of thumb, the clearer the liquid the more pure it is.  That is why hangovers are mild or non-existant (simple dehydration symptoms) after consuming a good gin or vodka.  Red wine is the worst for producing hangovers.

So here is my recommendation, drink clear spirits and wines and then drink lots of water (maybe with some gatorade) before bed.  Taking a large dose of C and B complex vitamins before imbibing will be beneficial too though it won't prevent or cure your hangover.

Posted by: kbiel at December 31, 2008 08:38 AM (HAib+)

111 That's me, not THE LEFT.  At 111.

Posted by: Z Ryan at December 31, 2008 08:40 AM (PDeVA)

112 I think killing the drunk you've got, is wrong. Why not start the year off seeing how long you can stay drunk. Piss away all vacation/sick time...Makes planning the rest of the year easier too. No more going to funerals during the week, bullshit like that..

Posted by: hutch1200 at December 31, 2008 08:42 AM (aowoN)

113 Hangover Cure:

1)  Bloody Mary
2)  Aspirin

Never had a problem with that route.  Although sometimes employers look askance at this cure if it is employed on the job site. 

Posted by: Rocks_Off at December 31, 2008 08:42 AM (coq0o)

114 And it give you more time to read and post here at AoSHQ, along with more freetime for seeking out hobos!

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 08:43 AM (R71L5)

115 Water. Drink it.

Posted by: mcgurk at December 31, 2008 08:44 AM (55p5K)

116

High-fat meal before, water during, Mexican food after.

 

Posted by: Auspex at December 31, 2008 08:44 AM (oyo71)

117  I recomend Milk Thistle tea

A Diuretic?

You recommend a Diuretic? 

NO!  NO NO NO NO NO NO Diuretic's.

The most significant toxin causing hangovers is alcohol, which is a diuretic, do not ADD diuretics to your hangover cure's.

The only reason high electrylitic liquids can stave off hangovers is because of the morning sweats.

Pure licquors are the easiest way to ditch hangovers, or at least to minimize hangovers.

and the best technique is puking, and then drinking a shitload of water.

Really, diuretics? or anti-inflamatories?  Thats just retard.

While I was in, the most common cronic medical issue was ulcers, which were caused by either steroidal, or non-steroidal anti-inflamatories combined with the ingestion of alcohol.

aspririn the next day, but not THAT day might be okay, but not likely.

The rule is that if you dance, you pay the piper, you only negotiate the price.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 31, 2008 08:45 AM (ul7te)

118 Fish fuck in that stuff.

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 08:45 AM (m6c4H)

119 Hangovers aren't suppose to last more then an hour or two.

Oh man, do I wish that were the case. I'm at the point where the really bad ones put me out of play for at least the whole day afterwards. And the day after that one still sucks, too.

Posted by: AndrewR at December 31, 2008 08:47 AM (N0QH0)

120

Tip/Reminder:

Kamikazes (the drink) are named after suicide planes that crash intentionally and explode all over everything.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 31, 2008 08:50 AM (B+qrE)

121

Beer and then whisky, rather risky
Whisky then beer, have no fear.

Happy New Years, everyone!

Posted by: CanaDave at December 31, 2008 08:50 AM (BEI7m)

122 I was in your shoes AndrewR on HO's lasting a long time; that's why I switched to vodka years ago. Anytime I tried to add beer or some kind of mixer or shots of "the devil's jizz", I was always screwed all day the next and sometimes into a day and a half hangover. I won't even drink a full glass of champagne at midnight--one sip in celebration only. Champagne hangovers are very very nasty.

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 08:52 AM (R71L5)

123 I've found that the best way to minimize a hangover is simply to prevent myself from getting dehydrated before going to bed. Drink lots of other fluids with the alcohol, and be sure and put down a quart of water or gatorade before going to bed.

Posted by: Dreagon at December 31, 2008 08:52 AM (wHOms)

124 Take two of these with every drink: http://www.hangoverstopper.com/ And water doesn't hurt. Eat enough before starting

Posted by: Oschisms at December 31, 2008 08:54 AM (l+mzU)

125 Insty actually linked a study about hangovers, I'm not gonna research it, but he linked it.

BAD hangovers are generaly experienced because of binge/excessive drinking, and I can testify to that, and most "cure's" are based on the combating of dehydration, (also something I know) however, there are variational hangovers based on other toxins (wine is actually more a toxin than a tonic, because of all of the poisonous shit that gives it a "mouth")

If you are just drinking beer (which was actually a food for monks) or hard licquour, then jog 2 miles before sleeping, and drink a lot of water.

In that I know what I'm talking about.

Because, excercise used to be a part of my job description.

Random thing, I love mary steemburgen even if she is a wacky lib.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 31, 2008 08:55 AM (ul7te)

126

Hey AndrewR, LTNS.

Last one I had, it's been a while, followed the usual pattern.  Pain for about a half a day, signs of recovery early afternoon.

Chinese food seemed to help then.  No idea why.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at December 31, 2008 08:58 AM (VEBC3)

127 then jog 2 miles before sleeping

I don't even know how to start explaining all the reasons why this just isn't an option.

Posted by: AndrewR at December 31, 2008 08:58 AM (N0QH0)

128 122

Tip/Reminder:

Kamikazes (the drink) are named after suicide planes that crash intentionally and explode all over everything.


HA!...good one.  Made me think of the drink (shooter - German version) of 'Three Wise Men', which is = parts Jaeger, Goldschlager and Rumplemintz...nothing at all wise about that concoction!

Posted by: billygoat at December 31, 2008 08:59 AM (WQqt3)

129 I find sleeping with hot younger women helps my hangovers.  That and Viagra. 

Posted by: Fred Thompson at December 31, 2008 09:00 AM (+GRGs)

130 Chinese food seemed to help then.  No idea why. But stay away from the rice--it's a bitch to get out of the carpet if the Chinese doesn't stay down.

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 09:01 AM (R71L5)

131 Hey DiT,

I'll second the Chinese food thing; maybe it's the msg?

Posted by: AndrewR at December 31, 2008 09:04 AM (N0QH0)

132

Party on:

http://tinyurl.com/2g6htn

"Excuse me while I go 'hang my bag.'"

 

 

Posted by: railwriter at December 31, 2008 09:04 AM (nwEiU)

133 All these remedies make me really glad I don't drink. I'll stick with my ice water and caffeine-free Diet Coke. Yeah, I'm a pansy. I freely admit it, but then again...I don't get hungover, either.

Posted by: Bob's Kid at December 31, 2008 09:04 AM (ZG16a)

134

But I was told for every drink you have drink 1 glass of water and you won't have a hangover in the morning because most of the side effects are from your body being dehydrated.

We card-carrying drunkards call them "spacers." And ditto on the Gatorade recommendations.

Quality booze also helps immensely.

Which means absolutely no Wilson whiskey. (I don't even know if they still refine that stuff.)

Posted by: FireHorse at December 31, 2008 09:06 AM (5KNeJ)

135 then jog 2 miles before sleeping

How about 15 minutes of vigorous sexual activity.

Oh wait.  Nevermind.

Posted by: CUS at December 31, 2008 09:06 AM (wOGfT)

136 Take a double dose of an extra-strength laxative before retiring.  When you wake up and realize you shit the bed, the last thing you'll think about is your hangover.

Posted by: Syd B. at December 31, 2008 09:07 AM (v2VGm)

137 Hey Bob's Kid: you by chance going to be in the NE Phoenix area say around 1:15 ish to be my DD? ;-)

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 09:08 AM (R71L5)

138 Years testing brought me to the conclusion that water is the key.  Drink as much of it as you can before you hit the sack.

Posted by: Chad at December 31, 2008 09:08 AM (+rQKc)

139 Why eliminate the hangover?

If you whine about it, the Democrats will give you money.

Posted by: franksalterego at December 31, 2008 09:09 AM (GKyIE)

140

138 Take a double dose of an extra-strength laxative before retiring.  When you wake up and realize you shit the bed, the last thing you'll think about is your hangover.

I think we have a winner.

Posted by: C in Az at December 31, 2008 09:09 AM (R71L5)

141

>> I'll second the Chinese food thing; maybe it's the msg?

 

could be.  the body is pretty much craving everything at that point

Posted by: Dave in Texas at December 31, 2008 09:10 AM (VEBC3)

142

I don't buy this clear booze shit at all. I hate clear boozes... Darker boozes are better.

Besides, vodka is evil. It usually causes me to puke and pass out when I'm drinking it - not even  that much! - and comes with the worst hangover the next day out of anything. I hate vodka.

And it tastes like rubbing alchohol. May as well drink gasoline.

The only thing vodka is good for is thinner. Thins things out... like, kaluha, tomato juice, paint... but dear god don't put so much I actually taste that foul shit.

Posted by: Entropy at December 31, 2008 09:12 AM (m6c4H)

143

"Jaeger, Goldschlager and Rumplemintz."

We had that back in college. I think we called it a Dead Nazi.

Posted by: Lee at December 31, 2008 09:12 AM (TxTIh)

144

Milk fucking thistle fucking tea?

Do you even understand what it is to be a drunkard?

Methinks no since you advocate the drinking of anything containing the word thistle!

If you don't want a fucking hangover, then don't fucking drink you fucking lightweight fucks!

Posted by: catmman at December 31, 2008 09:13 AM (grj4V)

145 When you wake up and realize you shit the bed, the last thing you'll think about is your hangover.

Ain't it the truth.

Posted by: AndrewR at December 31, 2008 09:16 AM (N0QH0)

146 WP has a point with the 2 mile run after drinking thing, but only for a mild to medium hangover. If it's after a total raging binge, you can run a marathon and it ain't gonna help. You can run, but you'll just puke tired.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 31, 2008 09:18 AM (InMdt)

147

An old Marine trick is to find a corpsman to give you an IV the morning after . . .

 

 

Posted by: Alec Leamas at December 31, 2008 09:20 AM (AlKlj)

148 118 High-fat meal before, water during, Mexican food after.
Posted by: Auspex at December 31, 2008 01:44 PM

Damn...you sound like my boss.

Posted by: Eric at December 31, 2008 09:20 AM (quZLX)

149 Someone e-mail the Kennedy clan. Ted recommends an ice cold salt-water bath.

Posted by: ricky at December 31, 2008 09:23 AM (muUqs)

150 Come on guys - I'm disappointed in you morons.  The best way to avoid a hangover is to keep it drunk!  Every have a hang-over WHILE you're drunk?  See.  Keep drinking!

Posted by: Clancy at December 31, 2008 09:26 AM (HPYJV)

151 Hangover cures and preventatives are fine, but you have to endure at least one massive, nightmare of a hangover to qualify to use them later.

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2008 09:27 AM (b/iBs)

152
I heard an old Air Force guy say they used to cure a hangover with a few deep inhales of oxygen.  Never tried it.  Never needed it.

I also heard that eating hobo flank steaks works.  Something about the meat being self-marinated from the inside-out will cure your ills.  You also don't want a free-range hobo.  The meat's a little gamy and stringy.  You want a hobo that's been basement raised and fed Valu-Rite Vodka and Skittles® for at least a weekend.

Happy New Year!  Gotta run!  It's time for it to put the lotion on its skin!

Posted by: Dang at December 31, 2008 09:30 AM (Y5LIx)

153 An old Marine trick is to find a corpsman to give you an IV the morning after . .

and it's not a Marine trick, it's actually a Doc trick, which is part of why we Marines love our "Doc's."

No longer a "cure" it's actually a CHARGE now.  THANK GOODNESS I was in havasu the day before so I could dodge it, but if you get an IV for a hangover, you get charged.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 31, 2008 09:36 AM (ul7te)

154

(True or False) Incidental ball-to-ball contact during a threesome is not gay if you clone of yourself and double-teamed the girl with your clone.

True.  In this particular circumstance this would be considered a form of masturbation.

 

Posted by: LC at December 31, 2008 09:39 AM (K37tB)

155 Drinking is for losers.

Posted by: The Haimster at December 31, 2008 09:39 AM (hOsjH)

156 Or gayness LC!, and BTW, why do we put up with Gabe at all?!?!

Gayified gay gaymaster gaydacuiys gaymonster.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 31, 2008 09:43 AM (ul7te)

157 No, sorry, C--won't be there--I'll be in Auburn tonight. Good luck finding someone, though.

Posted by: Bob's Kid at December 31, 2008 09:44 AM (ZG16a)

158 The British plan.  Start 'em young.

Posted by: CUS at December 31, 2008 09:44 AM (wOGfT)

159 Dang, your Air Force friend is correct. The key is just a FEW deep breaths of oxygen, otherwise your hangover will be replaced by a splitting headache.

Without access to an Air Force jet, you may have to slip that cannula tube off Grandma's nose while she is sleeping for a few minutes to achieve the same effect. 

Be sure to replace it right away if she starts turning blue.

Posted by: TXMarko at December 31, 2008 09:46 AM (22ZTI)

160 #149, yes. My company commander in Korea had to lock up all the aid bags because we were shooting each other up with 1000 mL IV bags before morning formations. We also used to blow through a lot of oxygen tanks in the company aid station.

If you have the equipment, this is your best option. 1000mL bag of saline before bed. Leave the catheter in the vein, taped over. Wake up, do fifteen minutes on pure oxygen and drip in another 1000mL with and shoot in a couple CC's of B-12 if you can get it. We used to send the ROK troops to the pharmacies downtown since most foreign countries you can get all kinds of good shit OTC that's off-limits to us.

For civilians or other people who can't get an IV needle into themselves, a quart or two of Gatorade before bed. Another one or two when you get up. Then go back to bed.

Posted by: SGT Dan at December 31, 2008 09:46 AM (vBud5)

161

1) Spray some quick-start into a handkerchief.

2) Place handkerchief over mouth and nose.

3) Inhale deeply until dead/comatose.

Hangover cured!

Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2008 09:47 AM (Ohodx)

162 Learn to love the hangover.  I had a killer one last year that made the next day at work feel like three weeks.  At least once a month, I underestimate how much bourbon is left in a half-gallon bottle that looks like it should go out with the recycling and spend a Friday working with bongo drums beating in my head.  The pain makes me focus, and I am at least five times as productive since attention drift lets the misery seep in.

If drinking brought only good times, every jackass would be doing it.

Posted by: MikeO at December 31, 2008 09:49 AM (7WIEF)

163

119  I recomend Milk Thistle tea

...and lotsa water all nite, duh!

A Diuretic?

No, its not really...and all teas are not diuretics...

 You recommend a Diuretic? 
NO!  NO NO NO NO NO NO Diuretic's.

So you would not recomend any type of diuretic to cleanse a sick bloodstream? Even when you _know_ the patient will also be consuming massive quantities of water when on it? Even when chuging Gatoraid or hanging a bag-o-saline, etc?

 If your kidneys are normal - you can juice-n-flush them (NewYears) anytime your in a pinch.   

Drinking too much water is bad, but peeing mustard from not doing so is much worse for your kidneys.

 The more you fill your system with water to flush your blood/kidneys, and dilute their concentrations, the faster the toxins like Formaldahyde and Cogners are removed from your brain.

Note: Milk Thistles main effect isnt that of a diuretic - its on the Liver - it seems to shake out that last 15% of enzyme and blood filtration goodleyness we all have in reserve and it metabolises the EtOH and more importantly the MeOH and Cogners that (Red Wine & Dark Spirits) make you feel sick and are a pain in ones skull.  (I homebrew B&W so I _know_ about this subject.)

So: Remember to Save the Liver!

The most significant toxin causing hangovers is alcohol, which is a diuretic, do not ADD diuretics to your hangover cure's.

Nope. So what if its a diuretic - just add water!

It is the metabolites of what alcohols and food/fuels that were over consumed (thus overloading the Liver/Gall Blader, Etc.) that cause the body and mind to feel ill...

ALL single distilled liquors also contain some Methanol  = Formaldahyde = headaches or worse.

So, no sir. ...and you should know this: what the toxins are in there that are to be eliminated, and that the faster that they are purged and thus eliminated, equals the hangover and intoxication are relieved and gone.  I'll drink to that! 

That tip from Lee: ...finger down my throat, not only am I emptying all that excess booze out of my belly, but I don't even have to worry about all those empty calories. 

It's oh-so slimming, and very likely the best tip of them all!

 Milk Thistle tastes a lot better, and I promise you that it works! ...anyone else tried it?

Posted by: JoeTee at December 31, 2008 09:51 AM (prdCq)

164 My understanding, is that the whole "coat your stomach with fat" thing is actual an opposing method.

Basicaly, if you fill your stomach with fat (even though most alchohol is not metabolized in the stomach, but rather the esophugus.  and those alchohols not metabolized in the esophugus that do occure in the stomach are generaly food based alcohols.

but it doesn't matter if the booze is taken in in the esaphogus or the stomach, because there are yards of intestines that can and do absorb the booze, and it's always absorbed, because boos is too easily absorbed.

You might not get AS drunk AS fast, but you are still gonna get trashed, if you wait long enough.

Once again, I drink/drank a LOT.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 31, 2008 09:51 AM (ul7te)

165 If you drink enough that you don't regain consciousness for two or three days, you'll probably miss the hangover...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at December 31, 2008 09:51 AM (rVDQX)

166 When I was in college, a relative of mine gave me some emergency O2 bottles that pilots use in commercial planes.  Anyway, in the morning I would put on the mask, and in 15 minutes I would be 100%.

Worked like a charm.

K

Posted by: Kestrel♠ at December 31, 2008 09:56 AM (/T89X)

167 That is very interesting Joe T.

If I am wrong I will apologize after I research the situation. . . which I won't liely do, so I trust your words.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 31, 2008 09:57 AM (ul7te)

168 Best hangover treatment: spicy food.  Mexican or Indian or Thai.  Chile Verde or curry.

Posted by: gp at December 31, 2008 10:00 AM (B9rV2)

169 1. Eat a big meal. 2. Drink a glass or milk or cream to coat your stomach 3. Pick one drink and stick with it all night 4. Avoid any mixer having sugar in it, of any kind. Make no exceptions. Sugar makes you sicker. 5. Drink the good stuff--not the cheap liquor 6. Before bed, drink water, gator-aid, pop vitamin B tabs; eat if you're hungry 7. In the morning, push fluid, pop more vitamin B. Eat a big breakfast. 9. Aspirin for headaches. 10. If you're near death, or toxic, eat a handful of charcoal tablets (available at your local pharmacy--used for bums with DTs) 11. Check yourself into rehab.

Posted by: Chicagoan at December 31, 2008 10:21 AM (M6yLw)

170

It's the ice...don't put the damn stuff in your drinks..it will hang you over every time. If you drink beer. Drink it out of the bottle. if you pour it into a glass too much oxygen will mix with it and hang you over. With red wine do not sniff before drinking!!!The fumes and vapors will go directly to your brain and hang you over.It took me years of drinking to learn this shit.Champagne must also be drank from the bottle to ensure that the bubbles will swallowed and not

released into the air to be inhaled and cause a severe hangover.Lastly if you wake in the morning and you are really thirsty it means you did not drink enough the night

before and will have to drink more this night to make up\

the difference.

Posted by: norryrr5 at December 31, 2008 10:21 AM (IF2pc)

171

Smack My Bitch Up video...

SQUEAL!  joeindc44 are you free after midnight?!

 

Posted by: kevlarchick at December 31, 2008 10:21 AM (TNuqz)

172 the fatalist's hangover haiku: what happens happens sleep it off undercovers and pray boss won't call

Posted by: dgood1 at December 31, 2008 10:25 AM (UkwwY)

173 shit. take two: what happens happens sleep it off undercovers and pray boss won't call

Posted by: dgood1 at December 31, 2008 10:26 AM (UkwwY)

174 Lots of B and C while drinking.  Add a pinch of salt or 2 to each glass of water you have after every 4 or 5 drinks.  Be diligent with this...Chug at least 24 ounces of salted water before you go to sleep or have chicken broth, even better...  1 more B and C capsule...If you do still wake up with a hangover, a big greasy breakfast w/protein will help, Pedialite.  And a drink if necessary...I suggest coffee w/ bourbon. 

Posted by: 12 Stepper at December 31, 2008 10:27 AM (W0B71)

175 i quit. fuck commenting.

Posted by: dgood1 at December 31, 2008 10:27 AM (UkwwY)

176

Someone e-mail the Kennedy clan. Ted recommends an ice cold salt-water bath.

 

But it does nothing for the "memory loss".

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 31, 2008 10:28 AM (1Jaio)

177
151 Someone e-mail the Kennedy clan. Ted recommends an ice cold salt-water bath.

...administered automotively at 6o mph....or aeronauticaly at who know how fast.  The screams of the innocent travelling with you are just gravy.



Posted by: WonderWartHog at December 31, 2008 10:29 AM (LVT6e)

178 Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at December 31, 2008 10:30 AM (VEBC3)

179 " A nurse once explained to me that when you drink the sack surrounding your brain shrinks because it becomes dehydrated. Posted by: Fresh Air"

Fresh Air- Don't only boys have a sack surrounding their brains?

Posted by: Minka at December 31, 2008 10:32 AM (fFvMp)

180 I would agree with those saying a high end vodka. In my younger days I could, and did, drink a fifth and and not even have a headache the next day. Didn't help much with dehydration though. Entropy if you have had bad experiences with vodka then you are drinking cheap shit. Good vodka tastes like nothing at all. Don't mix drinks is good advice too. Also, a big breakfast before bed helps, especially the onion rings. Hell, why do you think diners are open 24 for anyway? Don't bother trying to pick up the waitresses though, by the time they get off you'll be out like a light.

BS on the Gin though, worse shit in the world, even the good ones. Might as well be drinking gasoline except gin has less fumes.


Happy New Year all!

Posted by: Rocks at December 31, 2008 10:39 AM (7rbe9)

181

Happy New Year fuckers.

CYA Monday

 

Don't drive drunk

Posted by: Eleven at December 31, 2008 10:39 AM (7DB+a)

182 The best cure of hangover, depending on its severity, is one or two Vicodin in the morning.  Your hangover is gone in 1 hour.  Repeat treatment as necessary throughout the day.

Posted by: sparks at December 31, 2008 10:51 AM (03bUI)

183

For me, the doc's advice about aspirin is wrong.  If I drink a lot, taking Excedrin and a cup of water before going to bed is a MUST.  Otherwise, I'll wake up with a hangover, and not be able to eat all day.

And no, just drinking water doesn't do it for me.

Posted by: connertown at December 31, 2008 10:57 AM (lhJxs)

184

I find that waking up next to a strange, ugly woman works wonders.

You'll still have a hangover, but you'll be too horrified by the thought of what happened the night before to care.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 31, 2008 11:02 AM (plsiE)

185 #130, 145 --

"Jaeger, Goldschlager and Rumplemintz."

We had that back in college. I think we called it a Dead Nazi.

Never heard that one, Lee -- excellent!

Posted by: billygoat at December 31, 2008 11:03 AM (WQqt3)

186 183 --

Happy New Year fuckers.

CYA Monday

Don't drive drunk


Sage advice right there...



Posted by: billygoat at December 31, 2008 11:07 AM (WQqt3)

187 I find that waking up next to a strange, ugly woman works wonders. You'll still have a hangover, but you'll be too horrified by the thought of what happened the night before to care. Posted by: Hollowpoint An old buddy of mine called it "Going to bed with Liz Taylor and waking up with Phyliss Diller"

Posted by: eman at December 31, 2008 11:11 AM (Ldz6Y)

188

Happy New Years morons!

Scotch & Water - a twofer.

Posted by: Murph at December 31, 2008 11:18 AM (WrP0N)

189 College--May session. Five hours of Western Civ every day, then out to get Mad Dog shitty. I had a double room and no roomie, so pulled the two mattresses together before crashing. Slammed two New Cokes prior to bedtime; no worries, right? Just to be safe, rigged up a large trash bag under one arm when lying down for the upchuck. During the night, the weight of my body dented the plastic-covered cheapass college mattress enough that when I did puke, the New Coke didn't go in the ingeniously-placed bag. It puddled around my arm and torso. Woke up and had to...pullllll my arm, adhered with half-dried Coke, from the mattress. FAIL.

Posted by: railwriter at December 31, 2008 11:32 AM (BzE6t)

190 2QTs of Gatorade before passing out will make your morning.  Pick pretty colors in case you puke.

Posted by: Jean at December 31, 2008 11:40 AM (L64A6)

191

St. Patrick's Day is the real amateur night. And another good thing about a good meal before going out drinking is that it gives you something to puke (if you're some skinny pussy who can't take it) rather than having the dry heaves. And, as above, lots of water when you get home.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 31, 2008 11:43 AM (55TIb)

192

Drinking is for losers.

What's your point?

Posted by: FireHorse at December 31, 2008 11:56 AM (5KNeJ)

193

Elija Craig on the rocks with a Martini & Rossi Asti chaser.

Mmmmmmmm.

Posted by: CAD Daddy at December 31, 2008 12:05 PM (U6x6j)

194

I don't buy this clear booze shit at all. I hate clear boozes... Darker boozes are better.

Besides, vodka is evil. It usually causes me to puke and pass out when I'm drinking it - not even  that much! - and comes with the worst hangover the next day out of anything. I hate vodka.

And it tastes like rubbing alchohol. May as well drink gasoline.

Entropy:

You're drinking the wrong stuff. Stoly's is for degreasing car parts. Absolut is the cheapest stuff that's drinkable. But even straight Absolut is kind of oily. Absolut makes some flavored varieties that mix very well. And some that taste terrible. Grey Goose is good. The same thing goes with gin. Burnett's tastes like lectric shave while Tanqueray and Bombay Sapphire have almost no flavor. Expensive clear booze is less likely to give you a hangover than dark booze. Trust me -- I drank bourbon and dark rums for 25 years.

But everybody has their own tastes, which I understand. So if you prefer dark liquor at least drink the expensive stuff. It might help, but some of the more expensive ones are the worst. I suspect it's because they contain more of the congers and other crap that give them their taste. Bacardi  and Maker's Mark, for example, are about as smooth as H2SO4 and both will leave you with a whanging hangover and poison induced nose zits that you can't pop the next morning.

It's all about marketing.

On the rare occasions I drink rum I drink Mount Gay because it's far smoother than Bacardi. I used to drink Old Grandad, which everyone who had never tasted it told me was rotgut because they had never tasted it. They had never tasted it because it didn't have a snazzy marketing campaign. But it always rates high in taste competitions. Back in the '90's it ranked 4th in one worldwide whiskey competition, behind three single barrel whiskeys.

So three things hold true:

1) Plenty of fluids before bedtime, especially ones containing electrolytes, are the best way to prevent a hangover.

2) Expensive booze can help but is no guarantee.

3) Food with potatoes and/or tomatoes in the morning really do help.

Liquors and beverages made with "grain neutral spirits" (read grain alcohol) do cause the biggest hurt. If you want to experience an exquisitely painful hangover just drink anything made with grain. It's the kick in Canadian "blended" whiskey and the girlie drinks. They're both made of crap mixed with grain and will make your head asplode in the morning. A much better bet is to chug cheap American beer. The squirts are far better to endure than anything you'll experience from something that has "grain" on the label.

Posted by: Tinian at December 31, 2008 12:24 PM (Ohodx)

195
After 2200, alternate with orange juice.
Before retiring, 2 aspirin and water, but not too much.
Upon waking, check for new tattoos and/or Prince Albert, then cook up the best post getting-rat-arsed breakfast, 2 toasted bacon and egg sammiches.

Posted by: lotocoti at December 31, 2008 12:30 PM (nF52/)

196 I find that anal sex with my wife usually makes me feel great.

Posted by: Bad Husband at December 31, 2008 12:43 PM (ijWnh)

197 1. drink as much water as you can stand before passing out. 2. when you get up to piss in 35 minutes, drink as much water as you can stand. 3. repeat as necessary. You won't get a lot of sleep, but you'll feel just fine.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at December 31, 2008 01:23 PM (ysvOq)

198 the headache part of a hangover is almost 100% dyhydration, drink a lot of water before bed, enought to put yourself in danger of pissing your bed, and you'll have no headache. 

Posted by: w2 at December 31, 2008 01:23 PM (MobLv)

199

Happy New Year, Morons. Fitzgerald has no balls and is a Dem. Obamba was blown by Larry Sinclair twice and I'd fuck Nancy Pelosi just to see her fake tits.

I quit drinking 20 years ago and call me crazy but, this may be one of the many reasons.

"The Mike Carasotti hangover cure autographed special"...(me)

Two cans of Old Style,

two or three shots of  Seagram's 7

and..........

a couple of big fat lines...you'll be "Ready Freddy"

 

Happy New Year, morons.

Posted by: LtE113 (Mike in Chicago) at December 31, 2008 01:29 PM (/L1AV)

200 Stay awake until you at least *start* to sober up. 5 hours of sober sleep is better than 10 hours drunk sleep. Water of course speeds the process.

Posted by: dorkafork at December 31, 2008 01:37 PM (LIM+2)

201 I've been taking MSM (a derivative of DMSO) for some joint trouble, and I saw on the Internet that it was also being touted as a hangover cure. Last year I had occasion to try it, and a spoonful in a glass of warm water seemed to clear most of it up within half an hour. The advice about food and liquids is good, and the most important thing is to NEVER drive drunks-- they always forget where they live.

Posted by: Golem14 at December 31, 2008 01:39 PM (oJn68)

202 Also...you can't get a hangover if you never sober up.

Posted by: LtE113 (Mike in Chicago) at December 31, 2008 01:42 PM (/L1AV)

203

Stay hydrated - not only lots of water, but replace those electrolytes.

If you have access to it, get an IV of Ringer's lacate the next morning.  One of the Navy divers I work with said it's great, never having to deal with the consequences of your own stupidity.  In other words, it's just like being a Democrat.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at December 31, 2008 02:25 PM (Vcyz0)

204 "A real hangover is nothing to try out family remedies on. The only cure for a real hangover is death."

--Robert Benchley

Posted by: Golem14 at December 31, 2008 02:40 PM (oJn68)

205

Thanks to you morons, I have significantly changed my drinking strategy for the night. Seems that I've already struck out in the first inning of the game. I'm drinking cheap gin (Haller's) mixed with fruit punch with BBQ pulled pork sammies on the menu. I have added Ibuprofen to the menu and have a bottle of acai juice on emergency standby for whenever I wake up. I also drink as much water as possible so I'm good there. Now, I don't have to be back at work until 10:00am Friday so getting drunk again tomorrow is also an option. Oh, and a vigorous 2 mile walk upon waking up does work wonders, I've done it many times myself.

Cheers and a Happy New Year!

Posted by: ErikW at December 31, 2008 03:00 PM (hKtiw)

206 Anyone that has touted oxygen knows of what they speak, oh and B-12.  When I was stationed in Vieques many moons ago, my best friend was a corpsman, one of two on the base.  He provided me with many an "instant'" hangover cure.  I'd go in and put the oxygen mask on for about 15 minutes and he would give me a shot of B-12 and VOILA!!, hangover was gone.  If you don't have access to oxygen, you can be a masochist and do wind sprints until your hangover goes away.  Just keep putting your body into oxygen debt until you suck in enough extra to ease the pain.

I also agree with the morons who tout clear intoxicants.  I prefer gin (Bombay Sapphire) but I occasionally partake of Vodka and the best I have found is a Polish brand called "Luksusowa", a true triple refined potato vodka, not a grain distilled substitute.  The bonus is that it is less expensive than all of the so called premium brands.  Obviously they have no marketing expenses so the price stays down. 

Also agree....plenty of water.  Flush the system.

Posted by: rls at December 31, 2008 03:55 PM (k4h7p)

207 One little hit of weed in the morning is the best cure for any hangover.  Nothing comes close. 

Posted by: feelbetteralready at December 31, 2008 04:00 PM (4JPCP)

208

I dont get no hang overs i dont drink ive got to be able to fly well and not bump into windows leave me grumps ol plover SQUAWK SQUAWK SQUAWK

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at December 31, 2008 04:32 PM (8t/JR)

209 "I find that anal sex with my wife usually makes me feel great."

Helpful Household Hint: If your wife doesn't have a strap-on dildo handy, have her gently penetrate your anus with a small cucumber or a large carrot. Be sure to thoroughly wash and cook the vegetables afterward, to remove fecal material and kill bacteria.

Hugs,
Heloise

Posted by: Throbert McGee at December 31, 2008 05:13 PM (tdnmJ)

210 Hydrate before you go out, hydrate while drinking, hydrate the next day.

I drink a lot, this works.

Enjoy

Don't drink & drive & kill someone you love (or even a stranger), take a cab or have someone else drive (someone sober); this works too.

Happy New Year Morons!

D

Posted by: D at December 31, 2008 05:19 PM (yVSg5)

211 I found Ouzo when in Greece. It's distilled from the poppy plant. I find that not knowing where the hell you are when you wake up is a sure cure for a hangover; you don't have time to think about it.

Believe it or not I awoke in some pretty cool places in my young sailor days, so it must do something for the personality too.

I wouldn't do it now because I'd probably wake up spooning with a hobo on the beach, but it was fun when sailors were made out of... well you know.

Posted by: rrockbeast at December 31, 2008 05:26 PM (zZNRt)

212

I've found that drinking high quality liquor and getting a solid 10 hours of rack time almost totally eliminates the hangover routine. Almost.

Posted by: pendejo grande at December 31, 2008 05:30 PM (tlpWV)

213

Couple of comments about this thread. Been a while since I posted, for various reasons.

About Bitburger Beer in Germany: There are a couple of reasons that you get no hangover fom German beer, One is that they are heavily regulated as to what can be put in beer; it has to be pretty much pure, with only natural ingredients, none of the crap the FDA makes american beer companies put in theirs. It is also made to be drank at room temp. I was stationed in Germany for over 5 years and sampled a lot of German beers, the best, IMHO, was Bitburger. The only time I got a hangover was when I got trashed on Bitburger that had been refrigerated (morethan once, but it was the 70s). I cured it with the half bottle that I left on my nightstand the night before. It was still as good as when it was open, but it was warm. When I drank the cold stuff, I woke up feeling like someone had let their dog shit in my mouth.

As for oxygen, it can work wonders. We used to send out our planes with a full bottle of liquid oxygen, and they would come back empty. 9 liters of liquid oxygen is enough for several flights, but the crew would use it all up in one.

Lactated Ringers IV is a wonder cure the next morning. I worked in the E.R. of a army post recently, and we would routinely give each other a liter for a hangover cure. It gets rid of the dehydration, and it replenishes the electrolytes that you pee out while you're drinking.

And meth can make it so you can drink a ton, you can even drink all weekend without ever passing out, or so I've been told. But the hangover can last a couple days when you do stop...or so I've heard.

tmi3rd, are you coming to Pensacola to sing anytime soon?

Kane

Posted by: Kanelin at December 31, 2008 05:33 PM (ww0zT)

214 You can get a bottle of pure oxygen and breath it while you sleep.   This is how the beautiful people solve hangovers.

Posted by: polynikes at December 31, 2008 01:19 PM (m2CN7)

My late father was in the Army just post-WWII.  His drinking cabal included a medic.  Pop said that if you hit an oxygen bottle a half dozen or so times before morning chow, you'd knock all that shit out of your system.  Maybe the celebs are onto sumthin'...

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at December 31, 2008 05:41 PM (vrHib)

215 Sinus headache medicine works better than anything I ever used. Try it.

Posted by: Red at December 31, 2008 05:54 PM (OeVza)

216 1 tbsp of turmeric powder mixed with a pint of distilled water before your first drink and after your last.

Posted by: Adam at December 31, 2008 06:02 PM (dkcp2)

217
Helpful Household Hint: If your wife doesn't have a strap-on dildo handy, have her gently penetrate your anus with a small cucumber or a large carrot. Be sure to thoroughly wash and cook the vegetables afterward, to remove fecal material and kill bacteria.

THROBERT FUNNY!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at January 01, 2009 12:44 AM (ul7te)

218

Our lager,
Which art in barrels, hallowed be thy drink.

I will be drunk at home as in the Tavern.

Give us this day our foamy head, and forgive us our spillages, as we forgive those
who spill against us.

And lead us not into incarceration, but deliver us from hangovers.

For thine is the beer,the bitter, and the lager.
Forever and ever.

Barmen

Posted by: Chokin' on the shag carpet at January 01, 2009 06:49 AM (XWJh5)

219 Good Day. Use what you have to run toward your best - that's how I now live my life. I am from Macedonia and learning to read in English, give true I wrote the following sentence: "Nyabel drops the feature on the half and janice and alan are shortly able with her." With respect , Lenore.

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