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#16 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 23:14

Drinking water after alky makes me even worse. I have to have drink that tastes or I get this acidy ouch in my throat. 

It makes me feel better the next day but I really have to force it down.




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Posted 08 October 2013 - 23:14

Does it make your throat feel that way though?



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 23:19

Hello,


Exactly. If you drink water before and after (best during but noone really does this), it can save you a hangover.

When I drinked, I took Nik Louch's method: Drink a lot of water before going to sleep and after drinking. Waked up great :)

^^^ definitely. Its all due to lack of water.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 23:36

A hangover is many things.  Your brain swells, you are dehydrated, you lack potassium.

 

As such, add a banana to the mix mentioned and we're onto a winner.  But I hate bananas so...



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 00:04

My hangover process...

Before Bed:
  • Foot long sub sandwich, with as much as everything as possible (For me, Subway Italian BMT with Lettuce, Cucumber, Onions, Chillis, Sweetcorn Gherkin and chilli sauce).
  • Plenty of non-alcoholic drink, preferably non-fizzy to avoid the hiccups.
  • If possible, some TV. Something not so cerebral (The Simpsons generally works okay for me). Doesn't matter what time you get in, one episode of the Simpsons (ideally between season 4 and 9) will start making relaxing you from the party. If you need to be sick, now is the time to do it. If you think you're going to be sick, DON'T SKIP THIS STEP, better to do it while you're sat up than while you're in bed.
  • When you're ready, head on up to bed. You've earned it soldier.
During Bed:
  • If you feel dizzy when laid down, try putting a foot on the floor. This can help to "ground" you, and get some semblance of balance.
  • If you wake up needing the bathroom, take an ibuprofen (I swear by Anadin Extras), consume a pint or so of water, and head to the bathroom to pee. Refill your glass while you're in there (with tap water, not the other stuff) and head on back to sleep. The ibuprofen will reduce any swelling and kill any pain, and the water will hydrate.
After Bed:
  • Wake up and do the whole thing again, fresh as a daisy (sort of)!


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:27

Milk and especially fermented milk products like kefir or ryazhenka provide the best hangover remedy for me. Highly recommended!

 

(warning: milk before alcohol = poison; milk after alcohol = cure)

 

Water is pretty much a given. Additionally, a cup of tea with some sugar and a slice of lemon helps a lot too.

 

paracetamol

 

ibuprofen

 

Please go easy on them. Your liver and kidneys may not appreciate the mix of alcohol with those pills. And if I were you, I'd seriously reconsider continuing this practice.

 

Paracetamol is metabolized by the liver and is hepatotoxic; side effects are multiplied when combined with alcoholic drinks
Drinking alcohol when taking ibuprofen may increase risk of stomach bleeding.

 

 

If you must take a pill to fight your hangover, ask your doctor about alka-seltzer or drotaverine (aka no-spa).

 

 

Drinking water after alky makes me even worse. I have to have drink that tastes or I get this acidy ouch in my throat. 

 

Milk lowers the level of acidity. Just saying :)

 

And speaking about acidity, to have a glass of juice or V8 first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is a sure way to increase one's level of acidity.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:06

Any hydrating drink before sleeping will help with a hangover. Personally, I prefer sports energy drinks for it; not for the energy, but because they're better at rehydrating you, and dehydration is one of the main factors in hangovers.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:10

Anything fizzy works for me for the nausea the day after. I also have a bottle of water next to my bed which I drink before and during sleeping. Thankfully I don't really suffer from headaches; at least, not a hangover-induced headache.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:20

Coffee also helps me... With a hangover I add extra red cap milk and extra creme and it works good as well. 

 

Milk does work standalone as well.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 12:23

its easy, water.

There are 11-12 different Sprite formulations made by Coke, some specific to China, so it'll be interesting to see what ingredient is responsible.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 13:19

Hello,


Exactly. If you drink water before and after (best during but noone really does this), it can save you a hangover.

i always drink a bunch of water while drinking alcohol. i always have a glass of water nearby, or drink a glass of water in between cocktails. While the water certainly helps a lot, it certainly doesnt rid me of a hangover the next day.

 

and, usually, the next morning i'll want to eat the sh*t out of some McD's breakfast. gd that stuff is delicious when i have a hangover. :laugh:



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 13:21

A hangover is many things.  Your brain swells, you are dehydrated, you lack potassium.

 

As such, add a banana to the mix mentioned and we're onto a winner.  But I hate bananas so...

tons of other foods have a lot of potassium. find something you like, and take a multivitamin while youre at it.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 14:34

A hangover is many things.  Your brain swells, you are dehydrated, you lack potassium.

 

As such, add a banana to the mix mentioned and we're onto a winner.  But I hate bananas so...

This is why I do the coconut water--loads of potassium.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 15:13

I don't drink myself but my friends that do say they drink water before going to bed and it works great.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 15:17

(warning: milk before alcohol = poison; milk after alcohol = cure)

 

There is no way that I will ever try this. Sounds horrible.