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(Guardian)   Holiday hangover cures are apparently useless. What's yours?   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 164
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2012-12-24 05:07:07 PM  
Keep drinking always works. Dean Martin once said "I feel sorry for people who don't drink, when they wake up they know that's the best they're gonna feel all day.".
 
2012-12-24 05:07:15 PM  
1) Don't drink.

2) Stay drunk!

Your'e cured!
 
2012-12-24 05:07:39 PM  

Current Resident: A greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray.


If you'd call later in the morning I could clean up a bit.
 
2012-12-24 05:09:26 PM  
A grilled bacon and cheese sandwich with a bloody mary.
 
2012-12-24 05:11:12 PM  
1. Sex
2. Bloody Mary
3. Breakfast
 
2012-12-24 05:11:25 PM  
One glass of water for every ounce of alcohol. Not all at the end of the night but Interspersed while you're drinking. One water, one mixed drink or two beers/wine, one water, one mixed drink etc.
 
2012-12-24 05:12:48 PM  
Water before bed. Hot shower in the am. Pepcid complete. Excedrin. Drink pickle juice. Several ounces of Venom energy drink. Greasy, shameful food. Dairy products. Mix and match according to symptoms and availibility. Only when all else fails, up to a half bottle of beer. Sipped slowly alongside water. And yes, there have been times when just drowsing in bed were the only cure. I'm usually informed that I was Pie~Eyed the night before.

/Hangs head in SHAME. : (
 
2012-12-24 05:13:46 PM  
www.rachelhewitt.com
 
2012-12-24 05:13:55 PM  
Drink water before bed.
 
2012-12-24 05:16:08 PM  
Standing naked on the frozen Canadian tundra and flexing my buttocks in the moonlight.

Works every time.
 
2012-12-24 05:17:14 PM  
I quit drinking because I got tired of feeling like shiat. Now I get to mock the hungover by being cheerfully annoying. Sometimes I whistle. That really gets to 'em.
 
2012-12-24 05:17:33 PM  
After a hard night of drinking, I'd drink about 1/2 gallon of water (maybe more depending on how much I drank) before going to bed. Then I'd wake up in the morning ready to for the day, minus the hangover.
 
2012-12-24 05:18:01 PM  
Lighting: 1 200mg Ibuprofen and a 16oz water at the bedside. Set the alarm for 4hrs.

don't take ibuprofen or acetaminophen after drinking, you're liver doesn't like it.
 
2012-12-24 05:18:44 PM  
There is no cure, only prevention. A young, healthy liver goes a long way. So does plenty of water while you're imbibing. And after. Also, give yourself a few hours between your last drink and bed. Get a head start on the recovery. The following day, lots of electrolytes, potassium. Until you can pee. And then until that pee is clear.
 
2012-12-24 05:19:55 PM  
Smoothie from the smoothie place.
 
2012-12-24 05:20:47 PM  

minoridiot: After a hard night of drinking, I'd drink about 1/2 gallon of water (maybe more depending on how much I drank) before going to bed. Then I'd wake up in the morning ready to for the day, minus the hangover.


I always find that when I do that I wake up 2 hours later and have to pee for about 15 minutes.
 
2012-12-24 05:22:42 PM  

sigdiamond2000: poonesfarm: Drink plenty of water while you're gettin' yer swerve on and pop a multivitamin before you pass out.

I don't really drink anymore, but I will say that this recipe never, ever worked once in my history of drinking, which is long and storied. I never detected any significant benefits from drinking lots of water or taking vitamins.

Could just be my metabolism or something.


I don't drink anymore either, but I used to. A lot. It usually helped to alleviate the next day symptoms for the most part, mostly the headache and nausea. The shakes and anxiety, not so much.
 
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2012-12-24 05:22:47 PM  
Hydration, preferably with Gatorade or some such. Then a nice bloody mary to take the edge off. Then a nap.
 
2012-12-24 05:24:59 PM  
coffee, extra spicy pho, and coconut water

if that doesn't fix it, nothing will.
 
2012-12-24 05:25:07 PM  
1. Gatorade (for dehydration)
2. one or more joints (for nausea)
3. 600mg Ibuprofen (for headache)
4. rest as necessary
 
2012-12-24 05:26:05 PM  
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I'll have the hair of the dog that bit me Lloyd.
 
2012-12-24 05:26:30 PM  
Opening up my third 'Hair of the Dog' today until the real drinking starts again.
 
2012-12-24 05:29:27 PM  
I've got a doctor friend who uses IV saline and swears by it.  For me, B12,two liters of water within the first waking hour, and 2-3 ibuprofen.
 
2012-12-24 05:29:46 PM  
V8, greasy breakfast, and smoke some weed.
 
2012-12-24 05:29:50 PM  

ZzeusS: It's always a roulette wheel


Touche'
 
2012-12-24 05:31:20 PM  
I just warm up by having a few drinks every day for the 12 months leading up to Christmas.
 
2012-12-24 05:32:15 PM  
The Blur of Insanity dot com says that a CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE or hair of the dog is the best hangover cure. Or you can give me an oral pleasure. It may not help your hangover but it will sure help mine!
 
2012-12-24 05:32:56 PM  
Wake up and take two Advils and chug a can of Rockstar Recovery. Go back to sleep before the caffeine kicks in. When the caffeine kicks in and wakes you up your hangover will be gone.
 
2012-12-24 05:34:14 PM  
Egg, pepper, and hair from the dog that bit you.
 
2012-12-24 05:35:44 PM  
Greasy breakfast sausage & a Pepsi the next morning.
 
2012-12-24 05:35:59 PM  
What's a hangover?

/Drinks like a man
//Wif my mouf
 
2012-12-24 05:36:41 PM  
A time machine? I started having the worst hangovers as 30 approached.
 
2012-12-24 05:39:56 PM  

IamPatSajak: A time machine? I started having the worst hangovers as 30 approached.


Same here. I never had a hangover until about two weeks after I turned 30. After that, I feel like I got run over by a truck every time I drink too much.
 
2012-12-24 05:39:58 PM  
I like N-acetylcysteine (NAC) before drinking and some melatonin before bed. Other than that, asprin, a good multivitamin and water as needed.
 
2012-12-24 05:41:11 PM  
Don't drink.

If that doesn't apply, I've always found that salty, greasy food works the best for me.

/though lately I've been getting the shiattiest hangovers after drinking no more than a 6-pack
//like, everything is spinning and you're gonna puke up everything you've eaten the past 3 days bad
///the drinking: it's really not my bag
////pass the 420
 
2012-12-24 05:45:14 PM  
electrolyte IV drip and a B-vitamin complex injection
 
2012-12-24 05:46:53 PM  

I want your skull: IamPatSajak: A time machine? I started having the worst hangovers as 30 approached.

Same here. I never had a hangover until about two weeks after I turned 30. After that, I feel like I got run over by a truck every time I drink too much.


You guys are not alone. If I had a hangover before I was 30, it was mild. Nothing to keep a guy down. Since then? Horrible. I can understand when I'm binging on bourbon or something, but I'll get one from beer, too. Hell, even if I only have 6 fairly light beers I'll feel really slow the next day. It's why I only drink once a month on average. Though that in itself probably doesn't help. The only cure for it would be to never get sober, but I'm not the type.
 
2012-12-24 05:50:32 PM  
Drinking correctly is the only sure hangover cure.

Stick with something. Drinking beer? Stick with beer. Shots? Stick with shots. You have a much easier time gauging how drunk you are.

Drink lots of mixed drinks with fruit juice in them. That way, you get at least as much fruit juice as alcohol for each beverage. Helps keep a body hydrated.

Stay away from white Russians or other drinks that taste too good/like there's no alcohol there. It's way too easy to have four in a 30-minute span.
 
2012-12-24 05:55:05 PM  
Been drinking for 10 years now (I know, I'm young) and in my experience hangovers happen in movies, not in real life. Sure, I'll be sleep deprived (I can never sleep in after drinking) but no head aches, light/sound sensitivity etc. What I do is start drinking and after you stop you go home, eat some greasy food (like a big plate of fries). While the frying pan is warming I start The Lion King and after about half the movie I go to bed. When I wake up I get more food, preferably something that goes down smoothly like curry or a nice soup.

/Why yes, I have seen the first half of that movie well over a hundred times
//I can recall most of the lines, would have been all of them if I watched it sober
 
2012-12-24 05:55:59 PM  
I swear, pickle juice works wonders! And a deliciously greasy breakfast.
 
2012-12-24 05:57:47 PM  
Water,tums and praying for the sweet release of death.
 
2012-12-24 05:59:08 PM  
Just don't stop drinking.
 
2012-12-24 06:01:03 PM  

my alt's alt's alt: coffee, extra spicy pho, and coconut water

if that doesn't fix it, nothing will.


i usally have extra spicy pho after drinking and hot wings
 
2012-12-24 06:02:20 PM  
An entire low-sugar sports drink or a LOT of coconut water before bed tend to ward off the worst of it with another the following morning to chase away the rest. Along with some fried chicken.

titwrench: 1. Stay drunk as long as you can.
2. Drink as much water as you can handle.
3. Watch a Pixar movie or Black Dynamite on repeat for the rest of the day.


I prefer my Step 3 to be Rifftrax or Mystery Science Theater 3000, but yeah, this is acceptable.
 
2012-12-24 06:04:27 PM  
Don't get drunk.  Then you won't be hungover.
 
2012-12-24 06:05:06 PM  

Empty Matchbook: An entire low-sugar sports drink or a LOT of coconut water before bed tend to ward off the worst of it with another the following morning to chase away the rest.


But what if you don't remember going to sleep? I woke up with puke matted in my hair and dried on my shirt.
 
2012-12-24 06:09:15 PM  
Weed.

But then I'm just retarded.
 
2012-12-24 06:11:36 PM  
1. Don't have that last drink
2. B complex, aspirin, and water/gaterade at bed
3. Sip on water if you wake up in the night.
4. 50-50 water and OJ, big old breakfast, but only 1 coffee.
 
2012-12-24 06:17:28 PM  

captainmaxthedestroyer: Weed.

But then I'm just retarded.


I only started smoking weed because it cured my hangovers. My college roommates got me to hit their vaporizer one day when I was laying around feeling miserable. Next thing I knew I felt amazing. Now I usually just have a few really big craft beers while puffing on my e-cigarette style vaporizer. Weed probably cut my drinking by more than half.
 
2012-12-24 06:18:05 PM  
Practice practice practice.
 
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