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(NYPost)   Apropos for weekend reading: Everything you know about hangovers is wrong   (nypost.com ) divider line
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2014-06-08 06:28:12 PM  
I feel like shiat. That is what I know about them and I assure you I'm not wrong about that.
 
2014-06-08 06:42:45 PM  
In my extensive field testing, I can assure you that a greasy breakfast, lots of water and a solid nap about solves the issue.
 
2014-06-08 07:03:24 PM  
I know I hate 'em

/Is that wrong?
 
2014-06-08 07:26:14 PM  
The article would've been a lot cooler if you could selectively highlight words in the article and share the refrigerator poem that you came up with.
 
2014-06-08 07:26:34 PM  
I have to disagree that a hangover isn't linked to withdrawal. It has a lot of the same symptoms and a few shots in the morning is the best cure, none of that greasy breakfast bullshiat. They are right though that drinking sugary stuff makes things worse.
 
2014-06-08 07:29:58 PM  
Why does it take a scientific study to confirm what I already know?  My hangovers are 90% caused by dehydration.  That, I know from 10+ years of "experiments"
 
2014-06-08 07:41:42 PM  
Oh wow.  I just got this book.  The author was in DC for a talk and gin tasting.  It was a lot of fun.  Basically we owe civilization as we know it to the pursuit of alcohol.
 
2014-06-08 07:43:52 PM  

plcow: Why does it take a scientific study to confirm what I already know?  My hangovers are 90% caused by dehydration.  That, I know from 10+ years of "experiments"


Dehydrations is a big part, but other crap in the drink doesn't help.  The worst hangover I ever had was from some craft Bock and I only had about 4 pints.

On the other hand, I can drink 8 ounces of Woodford Reserve and feel fine the next morning as long as I drink some water before bed.
 
2014-06-08 07:48:56 PM  
Can somebody please grammar nazi on the word apropos? I would but I feel like crap and need a drink.
 
2014-06-08 08:19:17 PM  
I love story that tell me I am wrong then tell me that nobody really knows anyway, fark you NYP!
 
2014-06-08 08:26:28 PM  

unyon: In my extensive field testing, I can assure you that a greasy breakfast, lots of water and a solid nap about solves the issue.


Which is why the local Waffle House is so busy on saturday and sunday mornings.

/JITB tacos are the best hangover cure.
 
2014-06-08 08:47:01 PM  
Guzzling a couple glasses of water before bed always seems to help me. Also:

Hoppy beers means more hangover

Girl drinks mean bad hangover

Drinking straight liquor means very small hangover.
 
2014-06-08 08:55:41 PM  

Mugato: I have to disagree that a hangover isn't linked to withdrawal. It has a lot of the same symptoms and a few shots in the morning is the best cure, none of that greasy breakfast bullshiat. They are right though that drinking sugary stuff makes things worse.


I have never heard it was a withdrawl thing until just this moment, and it sounds ludicrous.
 
2014-06-08 09:05:54 PM  

Smackledorfer: Mugato: I have to disagree that a hangover isn't linked to withdrawal. It has a lot of the same symptoms and a few shots in the morning is the best cure, none of that greasy breakfast bullshiat. They are right though that drinking sugary stuff makes things worse.

I have never heard it was a withdrawl thing until just this moment, and it sounds ludicrous.


What can I say, look it up.
 
2014-06-08 09:17:42 PM  
If you ever reach a .10 on the blood-alcohol content scale, congratulations. Hangover is all but assured - and peak symptoms will occur when your BAC drops back to near zero, or about 12 to 14 hours after peak drunkenness.

-Um, no.  Hell, I drank myself stupid on many occasions and had only one actual hangover until the last year of my college career (and that involved a "hey, MD 20/20 is cheap, so why not" night).  Even now, I can easily hit the legal limit of .10 BAC and suffer no problems the next day.
 
2014-06-08 09:41:23 PM  

Mugato: Smackledorfer: Mugato: I have to disagree that a hangover isn't linked to withdrawal. It has a lot of the same symptoms and a few shots in the morning is the best cure, none of that greasy breakfast bullshiat. They are right though that drinking sugary stuff makes things worse.

I have never heard it was a withdrawl thing until just this moment, and it sounds ludicrous.

What can I say, look it up.


Why would I look it up?

It very likely isn't true. Any support for your theory or do you just have 'study it out'.
 
2014-06-08 09:48:00 PM  

Smackledorfer: Mugato: Smackledorfer: Mugato: I have to disagree that a hangover isn't linked to withdrawal. It has a lot of the same symptoms and a few shots in the morning is the best cure, none of that greasy breakfast bullshiat. They are right though that drinking sugary stuff makes things worse.

I have never heard it was a withdrawl thing until just this moment, and it sounds ludicrous.

What can I say, look it up.

Why would I look it up?

It very likely isn't true. Any support for your theory or do you just have 'study it out'.


No need to be biatchy about it. Here. Not as scientific as the "greasy breakfast" theory of course.
 
2014-06-08 09:48:09 PM  
Emergen-C, a Tylenol, and a zantac is all you need
 
2014-06-08 09:56:03 PM  
All the way back to the 1960s I've heard repeatedly that oxygen is the best hangover cure. All the fields where people had routine access to oxygen seemed to know about it. Now that canned oxygen is available at Walgreens and Target,  I was curious and gave my adult son a can to try, and he said it worked great. When combined with drinking water before bed, for him at least, it was a nearly complete cure.

Oxygen's also supposed to be good for headaches.
 
2014-06-08 10:12:52 PM  

Mugato: Smackledorfer: Mugato: Smackledorfer: Mugato: I have to disagree that a hangover isn't linked to withdrawal. It has a lot of the same symptoms and a few shots in the morning is the best cure, none of that greasy breakfast bullshiat. They are right though that drinking sugary stuff makes things worse.

I have never heard it was a withdrawl thing until just this moment, and it sounds ludicrous.

What can I say, look it up.

Why would I look it up?

It very likely isn't true. Any support for your theory or do you just have 'study it out'.

No need to be biatchy about it. Here. Not as scientific as the "greasy breakfast" theory of course.


I would have said you were the one being biatchy, but I don't care much one way or another. I had never heard the theory of it, and frankly a slight overlap in symptoms (ones shared by a wide variety of illness) doesn't do much to convince me. Yes hair of the dog is a thing, but booze has the the same effects on those symptoms when not related to a hangover too ime. Very few things cause immediate withdrawl as well.


"Overlap exists between hangover and the symptoms of mild alcohol withdrawal (AW), leading to the assertion that hangover is a manifestation of mild withdrawal. Hangovers, however, may occur after a single bout of drinking, whereas withdrawal occurs usually after multiple, repeated bouts. Other differences between hangover and AW include a shorter period of impairment (i.e., hours for hangover versus several days for withdrawal) and a lack of hallucinations and seizures in hangover. People experiencing a hangover feel ill and impaired."
 
2014-06-08 10:15:45 PM  
Forget the hangovers. Can someone please tell me how to avoid waking up with a fat chick in my bed?
 
2014-06-08 10:16:54 PM  
Dihydrogen monoxide seems to helps me to ward off hangovers.
 
2014-06-08 10:22:08 PM  
Sweet drinks do it for me as well as drinking on an empty stomach.

Colombias national drink of choice is called agaurdiente which means water that makes you ardent... Tastes like rubbing alcohol but gives a great buzz and an even greater hangover but they make a sugar free one without the killer hangover.
 
2014-06-08 10:22:56 PM  
Water and vitamin B at bedtime, when you wake up to take a leak drink a pint of water and take one aspirin, one and a half pints of water and breakfast when you wake up, and by your second cup of coffee you are right as rain.
 
2014-06-08 10:42:55 PM  
/yay me!
 
2014-06-08 10:43:30 PM  

baconbeard: Forget the hangovers. Can someone please tell me how to avoid waking up with a fat chick in my bed?


Leave the bar before last call.
 
2014-06-08 11:16:15 PM  
 Only 406 out of 658,610 biomedical journal studies listed in a database covered the subject.

So there have been 406 studies on this subject alone.

So it's not as important or as well studied as say cancer.

Thanks NYPost!
 
2014-06-08 11:20:29 PM  

Smackledorfer: Mugato: Smackledorfer: Mugato: Smackledorfer: Mugato: I have to disagree that a hangover isn't linked to withdrawal. It has a lot of the same symptoms and a few shots in the morning is the best cure, none of that greasy breakfast bullshiat. They are right though that drinking sugary stuff makes things worse.

I have never heard it was a withdrawl thing until just this moment, and it sounds ludicrous.

What can I say, look it up.

Why would I look it up?

It very likely isn't true. Any support for your theory or do you just have 'study it out'.

No need to be biatchy about it. Here. Not as scientific as the "greasy breakfast" theory of course.

I would have said you were the one being biatchy, but I don't care much one way or another. I had never heard the theory of it, and frankly a slight overlap in symptoms (ones shared by a wide variety of illness) doesn't do much to convince me. Yes hair of the dog is a thing, but booze has the the same effects on those symptoms when not related to a hangover too ime. Very few things cause immediate withdrawl as well.


"Overlap exists between hangover and the symptoms of mild alcohol withdrawal (AW), leading to the assertion that hangover is a manifestation of mild withdrawal. Hangovers, however, may occur after a single bout of drinking, whereas withdrawal occurs usually after multiple, repeated bouts. Other differences between hangover and AW include a shorter period of impairment (i.e., hours for hangover versus several days for withdrawal) and a lack of hallucinations and seizures in hangover. People experiencing a hangover feel ill and impaired."



A hangover is caused by too much alcohol. Withdrawal is caused by too little alcohol. To have withdrawal your body must have already adjusted to your intake. The interesting part is that it doesn't take very long for your body to adjust. In other words you can suffer withdrawal symptoms including seizures after just a long weekend bender.

 /never get hangovers
 
2014-06-08 11:25:16 PM  

PanicMan: Oh wow.  I just got this book.  The author was in DC for a talk and gin tasting.  It was a lot of fun.  Basically we owe civilization as we know it to the pursuit of alcohol.


You didn't know this already?
 
2014-06-08 11:49:58 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: plcow: Why does it take a scientific study to confirm what I already know?  My hangovers are 90% caused by dehydration.  That, I know from 10+ years of "experiments"

Dehydrations is a big part, but other crap in the drink doesn't help.  The worst hangover I ever had was from some craft Bock and I only had about 4 pints.

On the other hand, I can drink 8 ounces of Woodford Reserve and feel fine the next morning as long as I drink some water before bed.


I don't drink bock's anymore. I had 3 pints of a dopplebock, had a slight headache and kept burping really gross smelling booze all day the next day. And yeah I drank a large glass of water before bed, and more than a few when I woke up. It wasn't worth the pain to feel barely tipsy.
 
2014-06-09 04:51:53 AM  

baconbeard: Forget the hangovers. Can someone please tell me how to avoid waking up with a fat chick in my bed?


Start drinking at gay bars instead?
 
2014-06-09 08:27:22 AM  
All I know is that the worst hangovers I've ever had was when I've drunk mostly gin, contrary to what they
article says.
 
2014-06-09 08:39:14 AM  
I always got the worst hangovers. That's why I quit drinking. Water, a little food, and rest took care of it. Eventually.

/one tequila, two tequila, three tequila....floor!
 
2014-06-09 10:02:01 AM  

Beowoolfie: All the way back to the 1960s I've heard repeatedly that oxygen is the best hangover cure. All the fields where people had routine access to oxygen seemed to know about it. Now that canned oxygen is available at Walgreens and Target,  I was curious and gave my adult son a can to try, and he said it worked great. When combined with drinking water before bed, for him at least, it was a nearly complete cure.

Oxygen's also supposed to be good for headaches.


In college one of the gang I hung with was from Mexico, and he always said to eat jalapenos to cure a hangover.  I use it if I'm feeling any kind of hangover (which these days is almost anytime I have more than 3 drinks).  It definitely works for me, although a more severe hangover takes multiple doses.  I've often wondered if it has anything to do with the levels of oxygen in your blood.  I seem to hyperventilate after a strong dose of heat.
 
2014-06-09 10:05:32 AM  
We don't even know what causes a hangover, notes Wired articles editor Adam Rogers in "Proof," a romp through the world of alcohol.

Uh... ya we do. What a bullshiat article.
They're caused by an interruption to your kreb cycle.

The physical symptoms of a hangover are caused by dehydration.
 
2014-06-09 11:37:47 AM  

steamingpile: Emergen-C, a Tylenol, and a zantac is all you need


That Tylenol combined with the workout from alcohol and the bit still in you might really mess up your liver. Look it up.


DjangoStonereaver: All I know is that the worst hangovers I've ever had was when I've drunk mostly gin, contrary to what they
article says.


FTFA: "In order from worst hangover inducers to least, the paper said, are brandy, red wine, rum, whisky, white wine, gin, then vodka. But this hasn't been proven."

I cut way back on the whiskey when I got tired of hangovers and switched to vodka and rum. Clear rum seems mostly okay. Could they mean bad hangovers are caused by the darker rums?

These past couple weeks my usual drink is a simple daiquiri variation: put about a teaspoon of powdered sugar into a small glass, pour in lime and/or juice, swirl or stir to dissolve the sugar, add rum, swirl/stir a little more, then add an ice cube and let it sit just a minute (or carry it back here to the computer). It's almost too delicious: I mix one drink at a time because making that shiat by the pitcher might comatize me.

The proportion of the ingredients vary according to my taste at the time, what's cheap and/or what there's plenty of here. I've been using just a (real measuring) teaspoon of sugar because I'm fat enough already; sometimes I'll even substitute an artificial sweetener or stevia.

So far the hangovers if any have been slight. And yes, I drink water during the bout and just before bedtime, so that could help.

Self-restraint is for people who don't get drunk 10 feet from their beds. Who needs a real life when there's cheap booze and Fark?
 
2014-06-09 05:30:55 PM  
I can have a single drink and get a hangover these days if I don't chug some water and take some aspirin before going to bed.   But if I do drink water and take the aspirin I have no problem putting away half a fifth of rum or whiskey in one setting without getting a hangover.
 
2014-06-10 03:37:22 AM  
If I get wasted, when the alcohol begins to wear off I wake up every time.  This is usually rather early, depending on when I passed out.  Then if I chug two cups of coffee, smoke a cigarette, take a dump, run 5 miles, then eat some crunchy fried shiat with a beer before hitting the shower, I'm totally good.
 
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