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The morning after...Ow... my eyes...Hangover help.

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by scotrace, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    There are very, very few maladies that sex wouldn't help.:p
     
  2. ^ If that isn't the truth I don't know what is :p
     
  3. Mr Vim

    Mr Vim One Too Many

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    Well, my hangover cure is a bottle of kombucha tea, then twenty to thirty minutes in the steam room at the gym. By the end of it, I feel great.
     
  4. rkwilker

    rkwilker One Too Many

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    ^ this
     
  5. andy richards

    andy richards Practically Family

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    Well, the first thing what came up to my mind is how to prevent a hangover...
    For me it works best drinking water during drinking your favorite alcoholic beverages.
    I would say about one small glass of water next to your glass of wine, whiskey or beer.
    Have it a try.
    The next morning, drink lots of water, tea, coffee anything and go for a short walk.
    Can't wait to open my Merlot this evening...
    Cheers,
    Andy
     
  6. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Can't remember whether I've posted this or not, probably have but may as well again, it might save someone's Saturday or Sunday, or both.

    First thing you should do is imbibe vast amounts of strong milky tea. Not coffee, your nerves are already buggered from the booze so tea and an absolute bathtub's worth.

    Next step grub. Forget all that cereal horse food rubbish or any of that health food nonsense which looks like grass and smells like the wrong end of a cow. Morning after food needs oomph to soak up the grog, a full fry up or even a bacon sandwich usually puts you back on an even keel. Kedgeree is very good at putting the old stuffing back in the cushions as it were as well, but it's a hoofluff to make in a reduced state so it's only a go if you're out, or you can persuade some poor sap to knock you up a batch.

    If you're still feeling sub-par after all this, and it can happen if you've overindulged in the grain and the grape over the same evening's festivities you need to bring out the heavy artillery, a really hot curry. Not some medium, namby-pamby job but bloody hot, as hot as you can stand it. You'll sweat out the rest of the booze, it'll satisfy your craving for something tasty and the endorphin hit from the curry's heat will make you feel like new.

    Also as My Vim and rue have already stated, sex and saunas are good for hangovers too, but preferably at the same time.
     
  7. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    For a minor hangover, I totally endorse kedgeree. Also congee or pad thai. Something carby, spicy and delicious. And lots of Chinese tea.

    For a more major hangover, vegemite toast and orange juice. And lots of gatorade.

    For the sort of hangover (which thankfully I haven't had in a long, long time) where you can't keep water down, lemonade icypoles and a damp cloth on the forhead, while reclining in a darkened room.
     
  8. Pompidou

    Pompidou One Too Many

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    Water alone has always been a miracle cure for me. I don't drink water while drinking, but I drink about 23oz before bed, and then refill it to drink when I wake up.
     
  9. Allen

    Allen New in Town

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    Think about it this way- what is a hangover? It's a headache. What can cause a headache? Dehydration. What can cause dehydration? Alcohol. Drinking lots of water might help after a night of drinking, but what can potentially negate the hangover completely is staying hydrated during your night. Between every couple of pints, order a glass of water. Or have some Gatorade if you're not at the bar.
     
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  10. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I'm far too old for this rubbish. It's been a long time, but I've overindulged. Doing the greasy food, lots of water and a Bloody Mary for Hemingway's sake.
     
  11. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Practically Family

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    Well, I hope you are feeling better soon. I'm old enough to know myself well enough to acknowledge that saying "never again" is probably just wishful thinking. As my dad used to say "old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway." Or as a friend likes to say "Moderation in all things, including moderation." That having been said, it has been a long time since I really over did it. Wishing you a quick and full recovery.
     
  12. GoetzManor

    GoetzManor Familiar Face

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    This is the truth. My go to is always some sort of sausage patty-ed sandwich at McDonald's and a couple cups of coffee. I stopped drinking hard liquor, so I don't really have to worry too much about hangovers anymore, haha.
     
  13. crawlinkingsnake

    crawlinkingsnake One of the Regulars

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    For me there's nothing like a tall, cold glass of Campbell's Tomato Juice and couple aspirin. Coffee comes later.
     
  14. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    These days, I mostly stick to backing off the booze when I feel it hit, and keeping plenty of water and food going in to soak it up. I never much enjoyed being drunk, though (it's a control thing, I guess), so that very much helps in avoiding the worst of the hangover. As noted by others, hangover is basically dehydration - you need water, salts and sugars. If I don 't manage to drink enough water the night before or otherwise feel a bit delicate, the best choice is a whopping greasy fried breakfast, tea, and something with a good quantity of sugar in it. Scottish friends swear by Irn Bru (or other Barr's products: has to be full sugar, though). The fry has to have real bacon in it (lots of substitutes in the area I live in owing to there being a large Halal market) - I'm guessing it's the salt content I crave. Heat seems also to help (oddly, because I normally avoid the Sun) - in Winter, a hot bath. Paracetemol and such can be helpful the morning after, but don't work if taken as a preventive measure. Not sure if it has any health implications as such, but do know that the alcohol can cancel out the effect of a paracetemol. (Same as it does with antibiotics).
     
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  15. Touchofevil

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    The “control thing” keeps me from getting drunk to the point of hungover the next morning. On those occasions wherein I feel I am headed down that path, I drink a glass of room temperature water before bedtime. The next morning’s hot shower always gets rid of the next morning funk. Except for that time I hung out with Big Sandy drinking Moscow Mules after a show, only time, water, and movement (sweat it out) worked.
    :D
     
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  16. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Absolutely. In my few experiences of being really muntered, the worst of it was that there was a long period of
    *inside* my head feeling totally clear, like was the rabbit running the show, banging on the desk because none of the controls for the outside worked....
     
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  17. Touchofevil

    Touchofevil

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    I love the imagery!
    :D
     
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  18. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom Practically Family

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  19. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    A big glass of Alka-Seltzer.
     
  20. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I've been in a constant state of dehydration as of late... time for a cocktail.
     
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