Hangovers are proof that God has a sense of humor. A very sick and twisted sense of humor. Hopefully on my judgment day when St. Peter or whoever is showing me all the bad things I’ve done, he’ll give me credit for all the epic hangovers I’ve endured and the hangover cures I’ve discovered.
When I was younger I viewed hangovers as punishment. I used to make bargains with the Almighty that if he would just make me feel better I would never drink again. If I had a dollar for every time I tried that prayer I could probably put a stripper through at least one semester of college.
As I got older and wiser, I knew that after a hard night of drinking that began with a bottle of Jack Daniels and ended with Jose Cuervo, I would be met not with punishment, but rather a challenge. I knew I was going to feel like a big bag of garbage. The only question was for how long and how big of a bag.
How I Chose the Hangover Cures
Over the years I’ve tried just about every technique, snake oil and flat out ridiculous idea you can imagine to get rid of or prevent a hangover. Today, I’ve decided to share the best hangover cures I’ve tried. Read that last sentence again very carefully. I’m only going to talk about hangover remedies that I have personally tried.
I know some chucklehead is going to come up with some crazy idea in the comments section like “You didn’t talk about drinking Alpaca milk while sticking a carrot up your….” I know I didn’t. Because I’ve never tried that. I don’t have any carrots. Or “…the only thing that gets rid of a hangover is time.” Yes, this is true. But letting something run its course isn’t curing it. How about next time you get cancer you just give it some time. Tell me how that works out.
The Best Hangover Cures Ever
First, what exactly is a hangover? Put simply it is you being really dehydrated. It takes tons of water to filter alcohol out of your body after a night of drinking Boone’s Farm from the bottle. So the best hangover cures are the ones that hydrate your body as quickly as possible. I’m not going to include water on this list because any dumbass knows you should drink as much water as possible when you’re sick.
64 oz of lemon-lime prevention
I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is probably the best hangover cure I know of and is my current go-to. If you know you’re going to make like a nail tonight and get hammered, swing by the store and pick up a 64 oz. lemon-lime Gatorade beforehand. Drink the entire bottle before you go to bed. Don’t put it into the fridge either. It’s impossible to drink 64 ounces of 40 degree Gatorade in one sitting. Instead, leave it on the counter, or better yet, on your pillow so you don’t forget to drink it. The high-fructose corn syrup used to sweeten Gatorade also counteracts the chemical in your brain that tells you you’re full and will allow you to drink the entire bottle. And why lemon-lime Gatorade? Because if you’re a puker it won’t stain anything.
The Waffle House
Another prevention hangover cure. If you didn’t have enough sense to eat before drinking you should definitely eat before passing out. No food in the belly means low blood sugar when you wake up. That means you go from bad hangover to really bad hangover. And face it. It’s much better to have something to throw up rather than dry heave until you have abs. And why Waffle House? Waffle House is like Las Vegas. They welcome a drunk who has no concept of money or ability to stick to a budget. I’ve personally dropped $50 for food I didn’t eat, on more than one occasion.
General Tso’s Chicken
This is in case you didn’t follow the Waffle House advice. As mentioned before, low blood sugar will magnify a hangover. General Tso’s is like jet fuel to your body. The pork fried rice has enough carbs to kill a horse. The chicken itself has tons of protein and sugar which will make you feel like a million bucks. (I have no scientific evidence for this. It just does.) And talk about energy! At 1,700 calories, the average General Tso’s combo has enough calories to last a small family a week.
Ride that donkey
If you played your cards right last night, there’s a good chance there’s something sleeping next to you that resembles a girl. She most likely feels like she was run over by the same truck you were. What you both need is a good ole’ shot of endorphins. The temporary high produced by the endorphins released during sex will be the pick me up you need to get your butt out of bed. Just make sure you wake her up first.
I can handle the headache. It’s the nausea that kills with a hangover. In case you don’t know, Cannabis is prescribed to cancer patients in some states as a cure for nausea. Now, if you’re the type of drinker you say you are, chances are you have a friend who’s a pothead. Snag a doobie from him and stick it in a safe place (freezer) for the next time you have one of those nausea hangovers. You can wake up, take a few hits, and then eat your General Tso’s. Be warned: Don’t get too high. Being high and hungover is not fun.
Hair of the dog
This is probably the most well-known cure. It’s also the dumbest unless you don’t have anything productive to do the rest of the day. I mean seriously, if you wake up and start drinking again, you’re just adding fuel to the fire. Sure, you’ll feel better because you’re drunk again. As soon as you stop drinking you’re back to square one again. Avoid this hangover “cure” unless you plan on drinking and watching football all day anyway.
The pick me up concoction
I learned this one working the Sunday brunch shift at Applebee’s. Take a coffee cup and fill it half full with coffee. Add 5 packets of sugar and stir. As soon as you’re done stirring, go to the soda fountain and fill the cup the rest of the way with Coke. You have to drink the entire thing immediately or it will foam all over the place. One of these every hour or so will help you get through the shift without slapping the shit out of the lady who keeps asking for condiments one by one.
Go to the gym
Ok. You’re hungover. Why? Because your body is full of toxins. It’s time to evict those dirty scoundrels. Make your way to the gym and find an open treadmill. Pick a moderate pace and you’ll start sweating almost instantly. Twenty minutes should have you feeling like a champ. DO NOT FORGET TO BRING A WATER BOTTLE AND DRINK IT WHILE YOU RUN. As funny as it would look, you don’t want to pass out from dehydration on a treadmill.
There you have it. The 8 best hangover cures I’ve tried. If you know of any good ones I should try, by all means, outline them in the comments section. I’ll do my best to try each one and review it in a “user-submitted hangover cures” post.
A miligram or two of clonazepam or any other gabaergic/anxiolytic with a glass of water and a self-kindness of an early rise will have the excitatory glutamate levels back down before ya gotta tie your tie for church, Ethanol and benzodiazepines are allosteric modulators of the BAGAa and GABAb receptors and moderate ethanol consumption exhausts your endogenous supplies. Awake early, a decongestant to counter the vasoconstriction that is the progenitor of your headache and an hour of peace before the world comes to life and that whole responsibility thing comes into play will set you right as rain. I’m a biochemist and if your stomach can handle it, caffeine is never a terrible idea if you can use an artificial creamer to buffer that acidic ph, it is after all, water. Allosteric receptor modulators do not attach to the site of action, but dock nearby on the GPRC complex and allow the receptor to ‘open’ and the influx od -Cl ions act as the body’s major inhibitory neurotransmitter and this my friends is the cure for the tremulous hands, anxiety, and general dysphoria and self-hatred. While certain enzymes in less reined wines and distilled drinks have been shown to neuroplastically move flavenoid receptors to more accessible service areas this is usually the one-glass of Woodbridge hangover thaty’s often blamed on tannins and nitrates which themselves cause vascular congestion and pain. There are a million legal (research chemicals) available that are simply benzodiazepines that are unscheduled and legal to import and they have the same miraculous mechanism.
Hilarious, my go to is something ice cold, usually water, I go ahead and get sick… Trust me puking up Ice water is not bad at all (I had hyperemesis with 3 pregnancies which meant non stop vomiting for 9 months each) once that’s done grab some veggie juice and have a cup with an ibuprofen and then down a Coke right after.
From there I rest if I am able. If not it’s a little Mary jane and whatever foods are close enough to stuff in my face.
Ugh!! I don’t drink often, and definitely don’t think about a before plan… I drink a ton of water regularly, but my hang over at thirty sucks!!! I’ve drank but loads of water this morning and still I’m dehydrated… maybe then eat cute is to not drink ♀️ Bleh… best article out there on hang over cures… pickle juice… everyone always says pickle juice? I have found pickle back shots don’t make me sick the next day ♀️♀️♀️
Awesome!! Love the wit! The first one always worked for me. And those 3am breakfasts never did me well. I abhor hurling! But, alas, I have quit drinking. Only my wife is the hungover drunk now. I’ve decided to smoke crack instead. That way when she gets drunk and acts psychotic, I can amp up and beat her ass for being a bipolar bitch.
Stephanie G says
I always have a spicy v8 and almost instantly feel better. It has all your body needs. Not bad if you sip em.
I love your humor and how you write. Just reading your posts makes me feel better .
Do a few lines of Coke you be good as new in Minutes
Fuck this says
Worst edited article ever!
shawsny 69 says
OK to prevent a hangover all u need is 4 raw eggs 5 table spoons of hot sauce 6 pieces of jalapeños and 2 v8 and 1 full cup of coffee mix in a blender and drink all and take a multi vitamin and 30 mins u will feel brand new but there’s always the ass burn but your hang over is gone.
Tinker belle says
Funny article, After the chucking stops my best remedy is lemonade, then chicken soup, what relief. Coconut water full of electrolytes and a icy poles give good relief.
For the middle of the hell best thing is cool fresh air
You’re awesome! Thanks for making me laugh my way through my hangover :) I’m hoping something works!
Bo R. says
Bro. Probably one of the funniest home remedy prevention/cures/whatever you want to call it I’ve read. You should really get some carrots tho works wonders!
Ok this was really funny! So I just ran out of my Xanax Rx and was wishing I had some today. Hubby and I enjoyed too much wine last night and I’ve been feeling rough. But I was reading this and somehow in my foggy headed state of mind remembered that I had a half of a Xanax in one of my evening bags. Ahh that’s better! Now I am making fresh lemonade and eating pretzels feeling cured! Thanks for jogging my memory lol!
My hangover cure is completely effective within 30 minutes. Lay on your back, rock back until your knees are over your shoulders. Then piss into your own mouth.
Taking a vitamin c and e in decent sized amounts helps too antioxidant….
The best hangover cure is an IV. I’m working on becoming a registered nurse, and I recently found this out. Also, I’m an active skydiver, and by far that’s the best cure for the nastiest of hangovers.
Anyhow, if you’re not into extreme sports, a lot of companies are coming up with IV clinics for hangovers. Or better yet, just spend $150 bucks and get an IV at an urgent care center in your area. I’m telling you guys, an IV will make you feel white as rain again.
Try a complete vitamin and vitamin c and horny goat weed natrual antioxidant and water sleep or exercise b 4 bed makes for a better morning for me at least and drink water urinate and vitamins again in the morning with a good breakfast always the best for me and a glass of water between each glass of jack and coke works wonders or every beer or two try one with less cal or fat helps quicker to detox the next day its mal nutrition and dehydration that causes hangoers
Weed and water (shower and drink) is all it takes.
Drunk's gal says
My boyfriend is drunk so here I’m looking for a cure. You guys made me laugh, and guess what? I decided to do nothing. The best cure its to let him suffer and realize he shouldn’t have had so much booze! :-)
Drink as much water as you can before going to bed.
In the morning more water.
Take Berocca! If its real bad take one more an hour later.
Vegemite on toast.
Should feel human in about 2 hours.
Recommence drinking alcohol at 3pm.
Repeat entire process lols
Soda crackers and hot salsa work every time
Eat a bowl of oatmeal with banana and drink a glass of milk before you go to sleep, take an advil and dont forget to wash your face and brush your teeth. I know sounds silly but it helps, and if u have time to sleep in take somethin to help u sleep like nyquil.
By the way…. love this post! :-) couldnt have put it better myself…..actually prob could but whatever..it was cool ..lol
PARTY GIRL says
Ok I drink a lot of alcohol
(a typical night out is about 0.5l of Whiskey, or rum, few cans of beer, followed by some shots.)
Or 2-3 bottles of wine
Or 8 Cans (0.5l) of beer + few shots
And the best cure for Hungover that always works is:
Once you wake up
HAVE A BEER
This will give you the appetite to eat something (usually when i’m hungover food is the last thing on my mind)
then once you are ready to eat…
Have some soup, possibly little bit spicy, or just blended vegetable/chicken etc soup
Then Have one more beer, and once you feel better and you start functioning again
You can start drinking loads of:
Herbal tea (YOGI Calm, relax, roibos, etc)
Magnesium supplement powder solved in the water
Mineral water (dont drink water, fizzy mineral water is better)
Aspirin to thin the blood
And valerian tablets helps as well.
But never take xanax cause it fools your brain (GABA) into thinking that you are feeling fine, but once xanax stops working you will feel worse.
I’m sorry, but nothing beats dihydromyricetin as a hangover cure! Old Chinese men have been using DHM to clear their heads after heavy drinking FOR CENTURIES!
Brett D (Irish man) says
Okay, I’d say I am a heavy drinker and I have had PLENTY of terrible hangovers. After many years I have a hangover cure that works 100% of the time. And I’m talking about horrible hangovers. Where your head is pounding and just the thought of any type of food makes you want to hurl your guts out.
I go straight to weed as soon as I can get my hands on it. Usually just 3-4 hits and I feel instantaneously better. Head ache goes away and the thought of food actually makes me hungry.
After you take a few rips of weed then go get a icy cold all fruit smoothie. A franchise like Jamba Juice or Juice it up. Try to get an all fruit smoothie (one without a lot of artificial ingredients and made with all frozen fruit). This helps to soothe the stomach and get some nutrients into your system.
Also, these places usually offer wheat grass shots. If that’s an option, I would down one of those first before drinking my smoothie. I don’t know what it is but a wheat grass shot seems to help a lot.
Now that you’ve smoked and got your fruit smoothie, put some real food into your system if you’re feeling good (which you should be, if not, smoke weed again until you feel better). Something fattening and greasy. Like a couple slices of pizza ( or your favorite fast food joint) and a soda.
The food will help your body recover from the hangover. We need food to heal and repair our body. The soda and it’s bubbles really helps to ease my stomach sickness as well. My favorite during a hangover is cherry coke (just pic your favorite)
Okay, now that you’ve smoked, got a smoothie and wheat grass shot and got more food into your stomach you should be feeling like a new man.
To top it off, if you have nothing to do and are legally prescribed xanax. Pop one and off to a heavy deep sleep you go. When you wake up, you are fully recovered.
Weed, Cola, Greasy Breakfast or a nice hott soup, Water with squeezed fresh lemon, if you’re into green tea…it will hydrate you more than anything. If you’re going to lay down make sure you’re sleeping because laying down doing nothing with make you sick just thinking about how hungover you are. Sex is the #1 cure. If it’s throughout the night or the next morning, i grab my boyfriend , hop in the shower & Walaaa. no hangover :-)
I have found for many years after getting out of the USMC that my drinking was getting out of controll. And the hangovers holy shit batman… Started to smoke weed again drink a shit ton then smoke a few hits and then lights out. Wake up in the morning feel great… Weird I know. So did some research and found that marijuana in fact protects the brain and brain cells. Which also reverses the effect of alcohol on the brain. Alcohol shrinks your brain and also kills brain cells. Now I just smoke a little after drinking a lot and go to bed feeling awesome in the morning. Weed has also helped me cut back a lot on my alcohol intake. But I know everyone is different so I’m not recommending you do as me just outing it out there that this has helped me.
“Being high and hungover is not fun”…what the fuck? This is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard. I’m actually high and hungover right now and it’s awesome.
Gatorade has no high fructose corn syrup. Funny articlethough.
After a night of booze and drug fueled raging at a Phish concert, I discovered that my personal favorite is a cocktail of an opiate, a benzodiazepine, some good indica bud, and a Bloody Mary. The best opiate and benzo combination is Suboxone and valium because of their long half lives. Mix those 4 and you’ll be nice and cozy while the bad stuff gets out of your system. Of course you probably shouldn’t go to work under the influence of these substances, so do yourself a favor and avoid drinking on work nights :)
This is hands down the funniest list of remedies I’ve seen. Feel miserable today and googled hangover cures. Stumbled across yours and laughed until stomach hurt. Add laughter to your list:)
Just don’t steal my doobies! I get hangovers too.
Sleep.. Sleep the hell out of that hangover.. Also I have eaten 2 large bananas and drank an 8 oz bottle of water before bed and woke up early in the morning ready for what anyone could be ready for..thats after drinking a 12 pak and a couple of shots.. I have found also that if you have crazy sex, you will feel worse, something to do with expending energy that is already expending.. so forget sex or deal with the headache and naseau
WEEEED! 98% of the time it works everytime!
There are only 2 true cures to hangovers and they must be done together to be successful. 1. Drink More 2. Have Sex. If you like what you are hearing check out a great website all about drinking games.
How can I sober up from taking pickle & White soda?
Do not put weed in the freezer. It doesnt turn out well, u end up with soggy rotten weed
I tried the having sex thing, but the problem with that is that my husband is a hungover as I am and his penis never works, leading to a lot of self-loathing and doubt and a feeling of not winning but losing. Also I think that potassium pills that I bought from the drugstore are an instant cure for when you have the DT’s bad and your heart is racing like a fucking horse. I hope that someone reads this and takes my advice.
Hey guys! For anyone who’s wandering if NoGlo is a scam or not – it’s not. At first I had my doubts, but after a few weeks of taking it, not only do I have more energy when working out, but I no longer look like my face is about to burst when I have a couple of drinks with my friends.
I had a big night out yesterday on an empty stomach and it ended with throwing up and leaving my $700 phone in the cab and loosing a hot girls number. Dammit.
I’m going to try the weed method and hitting the pool. To prevent hangovers I usually eat before drinking, eat McDonalds after drinking and finish all the fries, drink a bunch of water before going to bed a voila.
This made me laugh. I think humour helps a hangover for sure!
My way: ( for a slight hangover )
Fresh coconut water
Water with lemon
Rest and peace
Dam, reading all this makes me thirsty and hungary. I have tried eating before going to bed and also making sure I have Gatorade on hand when I wake up the next day.oops! I mean later that day.
I finally found something now that is better than anything I ever tried and its called Texas Hangover Cure. It’s all natural with vitamins and comes in a easy single serving pack. Just mix with water before bed after drinking and you feel great the next day.Oh by the way it taste awsome. Hope this helps.
A good, spicy Bloody Mary always does it for me; and it’s not so alcohol-laden that you can’t be productive.
ibprofin or advil are not the best idea before going to bed. you’re only adding to tearing away the lining of your stomach. thats why they say dont take after having more than 3 alcohol drinks. plus, the effects will wear off by morning, leaving you nowhere closer to cured. just take them in the morning when you have the headache, or early in the morning before finally waking up.
Three best items:
1. Water, before bed, at least two glasses. Leave a full glass next to your bed.
2. Banana, replenish your potassium supply. before bed or in the morning
3. Plenty of sleep.
4 (bonus!). If you wake up in the morning and cant go back to sleep, have sex, you’ll feel better and go right back to sleep !
Chemist Chris says
Storing your cannabis in a freezer is a bad idea. It actually reduces the potency by making the trichromes (the crystals on the buds which are rich in THC) become brittle and fall off. It’s best to store it in a sealable air tight jar.
Hit the sauna the next day at the gym. Bring an assload of water with you to drink in there. You’ll sweat all the alcohol out and feel like a million bucks in 30mins.
It sounds awful, but I’ve started leaving one open can of beer out all night and drinking it as soon as i wake up….its hot and flat and disgusting but it works.
Holy shit! It takes a lot to make me laugh, but this blog was hilarious! Very informative nonetheless
Okay, there are some exceedingly stupid people on here. One- DO NOT ever use a tanning bed!? Ever!!!!!! Jesus Christ would slap you in the face. Tanning beds pull moisture out of your skin, therefor dehydrating you FURTHER! Stfu and go back to enjoying your skin cancer. If you MUST do something that involves sweating, sauna or exercise. Two- pot will help but it is not the END all of hangover cures. Best thing to do, prevent the hangover in the first place. Eat something before you drink, drink large amounts of water all night, before bed, chug a gatorade, take two Tylenol, 2 vitamins, and in the morning if that still hasn’t done the trick, toke it up, and eat a greasy breakfast. You know how I know this? Bc I am a NURSE and I am Scottish and can drink more whiskey than anyone I know which means I have had some truly epic hangovers. But, whatever youdo, don’t listen to the dumb bimbos up there with the tanning addictions!!!!
Always eat something greasy before going out partying. When you wake up take 2 aspirin and drink 12 ounces of not from concentrate unsweetened coconut water. Go back to sleep for an hour and you’ll feel like a million bucks.
You want to rehydrate with a drink heavy laden with electrolytes, here are THE BEST options, and you can find them at any grocery store and stock up on them:
FUZE – Banana Colada
Vitamin Water – Revive
100% natural coconut water
Orange Juice with pulp
Sure, powerade or gatorade will work in a pinch, but they aren’t nearly as good as these other drinks.
Get yourself a box of Emergen-C multivitamin packs. Empty 2 packets into one of those beverages and chug away.
Consume an Icee or a ton of popsicles. The sugar and cold will help provide relief.
Take ibuprofen/tylenol if needed.
Cook yourself a fried egg somewich or order some chinese food to be delivered.
If you are fortunate enough to have a benzo like xanax, klonopin or ativan, they are marvelously helpful and will relieve the “shakes” and physical unsteadiness and help with nausea some too.
.50mg of xanny is just enough for most people, and is unlikely to knock you out. Lie down and relax.
Avoid smoking (unless it’s weed), heat, and strenuous activities. You could easily pass out or get dangerously dizzy from it.
Don’t know what you would call this but it’s a Wisconsin-style remedy for a Wisconsin-sized hangover, in which you find yourself in shambles.
In one glass mix:
One shot vodka
One shot Jameson
One raw egg
Tastes like candy. If your vag gets sandy, chase it with some pickle juice.
Having sex really snaps you out if it too, but sometimes it is hard to convince a girl of that when she is hung over and doesn’t want to move. But if you can get it in, you’ll be feeling better in no time. You probably owe it to her anyways for the sloppy round you most likely fired in her hair the night before.
I have nothing against weed of course but if you ask me it always just made me thirstier than I already was. Vitamin water will cure the headache but prepare for a really sloshy feeling stomach. This drink helps the stomach and headache problems every time, and I’m hung over at least 3 times a week.
Dan Clarke says
I love drinking alcohol. But when I drink in excess it leaves a terrible hangover which I hate. I have tried most of the cures mentioned here. Drinking a lot of liquids always helps.
Dan Clarke says
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I’ve had many hangover starting from when I was 16 trying to hold a job and keep my A grade average. The weed yes sometimes it will work I’ve tried it. When I turned 17 and I had a killer hangover my mom made this drink before she got on with her lecture. It really helped. I think all she did was get a tall glass and cracked a raw egg (yes a raw egg don’t cook it) and some cranberry juice. It’s not the tastiest thing in the world but it helps.I do not recommend it after every hangover because raw eggs are not good for you haha.
Think about what you drink the night before. Many impurities cause the hangover effects for example wine is very impure.. so put that rum and coke down and pick up a gin and tonic.
danny< alcapwne says
Omg methanol is toxic. Just drinking a small amount will make you go blind or shut down a kidney. Thats why you cant get drunk off hand Sanitizer. Youll die before you feel any “buzz”. And honesty, just fliter water between each drink, ans fire off a few knuckle children in the morning. Youll be fine. ;)
I like the way you write. You’re funny.
Alcohol actually thins the blood c aaron b
Take 2 raw eggs, a banana, 5 teaspoons sugar, 1 apple, 1 cup of coconut milk, 1 teaspoon salt and put it in a blender
I have seen a couple of pills of herbal formulation called Liv-52 taken before drinking rapidly eliminates alcohol byproducts from your system and makes you feel better. Wake up early, and a nap later also makes you feel better. Of course, the trick is hydration.
Tried everything in the book. I’m a physician so I know a little about the science and I’ll share with you. This is what I found to be the best cure (at least for me).
1) Modesty: I know I know, sounds like those cheesy “abstinence is best cure for pregnancy” lines. But its true, if you have a drink force yourself to wait 30-60 minutes before another one. That way you can judge your level of shit face-ness. Plus what girl would want to talk to a guy who sentence formation is equivalent to a retarded 3 year old.
2) Hydration… Yeah you know this one. You just need H20 nothing fancy. The more the better, the earlier the better.
3) Now some science. Majority of hangover is from acetaldehyde accumulation. Its a nasty molecule that builds up rapidly in your bloodstream after ethanol metabolism. Just ask some Asians about it. Or ask some dude who takes antabuse. You can’t stop its production but you can increase its metabolism and elimination. Take NAC before and after drinking. Milk thistle works well too. But NAC is key. Elimination is simple, drink a lot of fluids so you pee a lot (see #2).
4) B complex before and after you drink. Don’t go crazy though, in high doses the side effects will intensify a hangover (Nausea/vomiting).
5) Carbs, preferably starchy carbs. Wheat bread is ideal. Even more ideal, eating it before you drink, before you sleep, and after you wake up. Don’t do the whole pizza/pasta/Chinese food crap. It will just make you fat. You don’t need 1000 calories, just a sustainable release of clean carbohydrates. Plus who wants to be fat?
6) For GI upset… zantac for the heart burn and quesiness. If you have GERD (like me) a PPI like omeprazole is a must. Yes greasy foods will probably help relieve alcohol induced ileus. But again the fat content is not worth it (see #5).
7) For headache DO NOT TAKE Tylenol. Its metabolized by the liver. Best to leave your liver alone, let it do its thing on those nasty toxins. Stick to NSAIDs. I like naproxen (aleeve) because it lasts 12 hours. Ibuprofen (motrin) lasts 8 hours. Mobic is even more ideal (24 hrs) but its prescription. Take an NSAID before you sleep. Avoid caffeine if you have a headache unless you drink it daily. Don’t overdo the NSAIDs as they cause GI upset (see #6).
8) Workout if you can stomach it. Sweating out the toxins sounds good but its not the real reason you feel better. Increased cardiac output equals increased perfusion to liver and kidneys. Without getting into physiology, this rapidly speeds up the healing.
So in summarty:
Drink modesty, eat Wheat bread, NAC (probably best kept secret), B complex vitamins, fluid, NSAIDs, zantac, workout in am, and don’t be a douche bag at the bar.
Nothing will completely eliminate a hangover, but do this and they will be minimal and short lived. For a relentless mind crushing hangover, the only thing that will work are benzos (valium, zanax, clonipin) and sleep. But as a physician I’d advise you not to take them.
Also please don’t waste your money on those “hungover” pills/drinks. They’re garbage. Yes, you heard me. Garbage.
Why did I just waste 20 minutes writing this, no idea. But I can tell you that I drank pretty “modestly” yesterday and I have 0 hangover today..
Ali C says
A tablespoon of vegemite, 2 aspros and 2 liters of soda water
The only cure thats ever worked for me is drink a fuck ton of water when you get home, and then eating spaghetti with red sauce (this probably seems weird but I tried it one night when I had left over spaghetti and I seriously felt fantastic the next morning. The tomatoes maybe?)
The next morning you’ll just be tired and hungry, maybe a headache. Some aleve, the movie Beerfest and fast food = always the cure.
hollly crap someone else has drank pocari sweat in ths world that stuffff is awesome
Jonny Biggs says
The only way to cure a hangover is to drink your body isn’t just dehydrated. Your going through withdrawals and you need to give your body what it’s craving! This is why the bloody Mary is so popular for hangovers.
you really can’t beat benzos, especially xanax. pop one when you wake up, eat a nice big breakfast and keep hydrated and you’ll feel completely normal the whole day. if it makes you drowsy, have a cup of coffee
Best cure: grapefruit juice.
Ativan works wonders if you can get ahold of it. For me, it is much less sedating than Xanax or Valium, so you can actually function. A banana bag and oxygen are close seconds.
Otherwise, weed works well for most people, but it can also mess with your head in your hungover state (it has with me, it was not pretty.) A shot or two if Nyquil helps– pain killer, sedative, and a touch of alcohol all in one. As a preventative, I’ve read that some people take activated charcoal tablets to soak up the alcohol. I’ve never tried it, but it seems like an interesting idea.
C. AARON B. (CAB) says
Let’s get serious for a moment for the most part a hangover means you drank too much the night before and if you continue this path for decades you will most likely end up with brain damage (Ever noticed your brain does not seem to work right during a hangover?) and early onset Alzheimers.
The cure is do not drink so much next time! I have been drinking/ buying my own beer for 32 years now and so I am a little experienced in this game. Do not buy a liter bottle of liquor on Friday thinking it will last all weekend. I used to do this when I was in my twenties and would drink the whole damn thing Friday by myself and wake up Saturday hungover as hell with no liquor left. I learned that not drinking liquor at all severely limited the hangover severity.
Yes drink lots of water and in the middle of the night eat aspirin-it thins the blood, alcohol thickens the blood. Acetomenophen the chemical in Tylenol, Nyquil and many other cough remedy meds. will tear up and shut down your liver (Just read warning label on the side of the box-it says if you drink 3 or 4 alcoholic drinks you should consult a physician before taking acetomenophen and that is serious.) Pedialyte, gatorade, orange juice, grapefruit juice and low sodium V-8 all have water and potassium as well as other beneficial ingrediants which are important for hydration.
Yes weed is a really good way to get rid of a hangover unfortunately I have not been able to find it for the last 13 months, but fortunately I can now pass all drug tests for employment.
Eat before during and after at least before and after you drink. Drink water all day long and especially right before you drink, while you drink and after you drink. The worst hangovers come from eating nothing and drinking no water epsecially right before going to bed.
Drinking until you do not remember and pass out and (maybe)pee yourself is the most worst form of drinking that should be avoided at all costs.
Back to being serious, are you planning on dying before you reach 30, then go on drinking like a thirsty fish and wake up with a hangover every morning. Do you want to make it past 50 with a good memory and a healthy brain then do not wake up with a hangover everytime after you drink, that means do not drink every day and slow way the hell down.
Just start smoking weed the second you wake up and you will feel fine, trust me, then you can stumble out the door and off to class you go. I love college.
I disagree about being high and hungover, it’s not for everybody, but I like it.
It helps with the headache, the occasional neg. feelings about the night before lol, puts my mind off it, and makes me less nauseous!!
Weed is by far the best and fastest hangover cure I’ve ever come across because, in my opinion as well, the nausea is the worst part of the hangover. One or two average hits is all it takes to knock out the nausea, any more than that isn’t really necessary.
Pedialite works like a champ.
WEED, my ultimate hangover 1hr cure…
mr bojangles says
I have the definitive hang-over cure: Find one of your friends who has been clinically diagnosed w/ Attention Deficit Disorder. This is America, we like our prescription meds…so even if you only have 5 friends you probably know someone w/ A.D.D. If you’re lucky, they take Adderall or Ritalin which is a classified-drug stimulant in the amphetamine family (as opposed to Concerta or Stratera which are non-stimulants). 10mg pill of Adderall will help you get by. 20mg pill will have you swearing that you could run a marathon. Right then & there. In denim jeans. Taking medication that you were not prescribed is illegal, but in this case it works.
I LIVE NEAR THE BEACH AND BECAUSE OF THIS MY FRIENDS AND I WERE ALWAYS IN NEED OF A WAY TO GET LIQUOR TO THE SAND WITHOUT BEING ARRESTED. RED CUPS ARE OBVIOUS AND WHAT FUN IS IT TO TAKE SHOTS OUT OF THE BACK OF A COOLER WHILE YOUR FIRENDS HIDE YOU FROM THE LIFE GAURD STATION. “FADER-AID” SOLVED OUR PROBLEMS. GATORAID + VODKA = AWESOME. COMMENTING ON THE POST ABOVE, DRINKNING GARTORAID AFTER DRINKING WILL HELP, HOWEVER, WHOS GOING TO REMEMBER TO DO THIS? MY PERSONAL FAVORITE IS GATORAID “RAIN” MIXED ABOUT 1/2 AND 1/2 W VODKA. GATORIAD KILLS THE TASTE OF THE VODKA SO NOT ONLY WILL THIS DRINK LAST YOU ALL DAY BUT YOU WILL HAVE FAR LESS OF A HANG OVER THAN IF YOU DRANK THE ALCOHOL WITH SOMETHING LIKE SODA. TWO BIRDS ONE STICK (AND YES I SAID STICK)
i can tell u reading this page and any of the comments is not a good idea while hungover ……………………..
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Great advice. But you really should buy some carrots because everyone knows the best cure for hangovers is drinking pee from a lactating alpaca with a carrot up your ass. Is just common sense
Weed. It’s the best hangover cure period.
Andrew Hale says
I spent a little time in Japan while in the Navy. And drank until I passed out almost every night. It was horrible. And I have to agree with everything that you have posted for hangover cures. I have tried all those before and they work wonderful. You can also just go to the store and get you a cold bottle of coke. I was told while in bootcamp from a DI that a good tip for in Japan was to keep a coke with me on my gear on the ship so that when I was $hit faced, I could wake up in the morning and drink it. But one good warning. It is going to do 1 of 2 things. It will either make you belch out alot of gas and make you feel 10 times better, or you will go to belch and throw out everything left in your stomach from the night before, and then still you will feel better!!
Wow thats alot of ideas!!!! Unfortunetly I am too hungover to try any.
i am so stoked to hear all of these, because i get the worse hangovers ever. so bad that ive almost quit drinking all together. (almost). i cant wait to try all of youre ideas. thanks!
Bloody mary always does trick nice and spicy and good ol native american remedy before you enter dreamtime echinacea
So a hangover “cure” is the topic…well as im a bit hungover from the wedding party last night ill begin with taking my first prescribed adderall of the day. Something about the affects of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine just help me get that boost to cure this mother of all hang overs. Rye Toast, 3 Eggs, Sausage, some onions, sweet peppers, and a tall glass of water. Something about getting that food in you just either makes you wanna sleep the rest of your hangover away, or shit it away. BTW if anyone has a Topic on AIDS(Alcohol Induced Drippy Shits) i would love to read it as thats a bigger issue for me lol
You didn’t talk about drinking the pee of a lactating Alpaca while sticking a carrot up your ass.
finger ur ass while having a wank best hangover cure yet
I’ve been drinking (and getting horrible hangovers!) for about 5 years.
I’ve found the best cure, ever.
First of all, bring a massive glass of water to bed with you to chug anytime you wake up thirsty, which is about every 2hours for me!
When you wake up, drink a really cold bottle of coca-cola. Then smoke half a joint.
Eat a big dirty breakfast roll, for those who don’t know what that is, it’s a bread roll with ketchup, bacon and sausage (and egg, hash browns, whatever.)
Go take a warm shower. Then smoke the rest of the joint with a big cup of sweet tea.
Usually sets me right :)
I hear cocaine works wonders.
what works for me drink the night before bed i pound some coconut Water witch has 5 Essential Electrolytes, Packed with Potassium >1 banana = 15 regular sports drinks, Its the Ultimate Hydration Drink rehydrates faster than water, Low Acid lower acidity than sports drinks and juices, ZERO fat, ZERO cholesterol and ZERO added sugar…. It works alot better than gaterade Hands down… Then grab another one in the morning and your set and if I’m lucky take a couple of hydrocodone norco with a sugar free red bull….;)
1-My friend likes to wake up early and pound nightquil then then goes back to bed then gets up a few hours later then smoke some bud
I happen to work at a health care facility and the best cure if you can get it is an IV. Nothing gets water into your system faster. You’ll feel good as new in less than ten minutes.
Many good ideas. It’s no coincedence that most are simply different paths to the same prevention/cure. Mine too I’m sure. I drink straight crown royal, sometimes nearly a 5th if I’m having too much fun. I chase it with as much water or coke as I can and I never drink and drive…honest. Here goes.
#1. Eat well that day and drink plenty of water (gatorade works well).
#2. If possible eat while you drink but not enough that it knocks you out of action or makes you lethargic.
#3. Take a smoke or some other kind of break from drinking if you’ve got discipline, see how you’re doing compared to people around, let the “other” guy be the most plastered. If you are behaving like a degenerate SLOW DOWN.. you are still buzzed anyway.
#4. When you are done drinking, get something to eat and drink alot of water or gatorade. Take Advil and pepcid or the like. Eat some ice cream or drink a shake (still drink water though). Have some sex if possible.
#5. If you feel like shit in the morning, repeat #4.
There are a million people with ten million hangover remedies! Say, “Isn’t that the truth”! I am one of them and if you really want the god honest answer to the most efficient medical method it is to eat something high in fiber after you know you have drank to much and wait about 10-15 minutes. Next go to the toilet, stick your finger down your throat, and rid the body of what is left of alcohol in your stomach. Wait a few minutes and replace fluids at a straight 32-40 oz. of water. I usually also eat a Pure Protein Bar “Chocolate Deluxe” with the water and these work great! I Hope this helps and though it is not the easiest route, you will damn sure appreciate it the following morning.
weed is my fav cure :]
and a smoothie
I’m a nurse in a hospital and sometimes after work, a few of my other nurse friends and I will go out. If we end up getting really drunk, we insert IV’s into each other and hang bags of fluid to rehydrate ourselves before we go to bed. We’re usually drunk enough that we don’t feel the IV go in! haha!
The executive workout(steam room) with an ice cold smoothie always does it for me.
Xanax with a side of V8 fusion is the best hangover cure, hands down. Plus it makes your day freaking great.
This article is not only hilarious but informative. Thanks!
V8 and a doobie works miracles
Your a funny son of a bitch you know that. BTW tried the General Tso chicken idea and worked like a charm thx man.
i feel like a bag of shit
As a preventive, eat a banana and drink plenty of water
before going out. Also Take a vitamin B complex. After staggering
in the door, eat a banana and drink coconut water. Zico is my fav.
Before bed down 2 bottles. It’s the best way to hydrate. If you
don’t hydrate before bed you’re screwed. It could take you more
than half the day to replenish while feeling like hell. Start the
morning off with another bottle or 2. Then down a couple sausage
egg and cheese Mcmuffins. Good to go. You should stay away from
Tylenol when alcohol is in the system. It’s toxic to your liver. I
stay away from pain relievers period. Another addition to your
hangover morning is V8. Grab a couple of cans and a cup of ice.
Helps get you through a rough day. If the store carries it, those
ginseng packets that are usually by the register will help you with
your handicap. Or just hit up the local GNC for some. Some people
on here say don’t drink…DUH! Just brilliant! Yeah, in a perfect
world. We’ve all got our vices.
I find that if I cannot stomach drinking anything Inthe morning a cool shower for half am hour will hydrate you at your bodies own pace and also if canbe cooked bacon sassauge and egg all in-between two bits of fried bread aaccompanyd by tomato sauce… A coupple of berocca dissolved in water also help for a drink as it has the hydration of Water and also vitamins… All great for a hangover of when you wake up in your back garden with a collapsed marquee covering you.
I find that a greasy cheeseburger, some onion rings, and a chocolate Coke (two or three big squirts of Hershey’s syrup in a pint or so of Coke) can help. If you live in Ohio or thereabouts, a Frisch’s Big Boy is a good choice. The tartar sauce seems to soak up some of the stomach crud. A Big Mac is a poor substitute but is better than nothing. Oh, yeah, and start with a vicodin if you have one.
ahhh i fuckin luv your sense of humor that comes out in this article!
lime and gym are definite facts…The day of my prom i got hammered as a motherfucker and i made the terrible mistake of forgetting i had a football game on the next day so i went withouth eating or drinking anything and when i was stretching all the booze was out at first i felt that i was going to pass out but then i took some gatorade and everything was good!!…
eating french fries or anything greasy before you start drinking helps because it coats your stomach in grease which makes the alcohol take longer to be absorbed and leads to a lesser hangover in the morning. also if you are going to take any kind of pills make sure that they do not have acetaminophen in them because on top of the damage that the alcohol will do to your liver this will only make it worse!!
Ok…Im not too sure about a lot of those cures…the hair of the dog is OK if you didnt drink TOO much…but if you did that wont matter…at least in my experience….however wow i definetly agree…strenuous work or the gym DEFINETLY works…i dont know if its sweating it out or just working so hard your blood pumps harder ect…whatever it is…i know if your hungover you wont be able to…but just get your ass out there and do some work and i guarantee you will feel better 90%…this comes from an irishman lol
Coconut water, not milk… it’s high in potassium For instant hydration..
Also, believe it or not fruit (same night) really helps. esp. apples or bananas.
I always take 2 Ibuprofen and I Down a bottled water before bed. It has worked for me for at least 6 years of heavy partying! Easier than the Gatorade (even though the Gatorade idea works similarly!)
i just had weed and alcohol the night before and got totally smashed… now i am paying for my sins by having a huge stomache ache. feels like it is filled with all that beer i drank and hurts like crazy
Derek S. says
The best cure I have found is:
1. Eat at least a few hours before drinking. I have found that if I eat while drinking or after, then go to bed, it makes the hangovers worse in the morning. Maybe because While my body is trying to recover from the alcohol it also has to worry about digesting the food which is more taxing on the body
2. Dissolve a pack of alkaseltzer in 6-8oz of water and drink it
3. Drink a non-carbonated, non-caffeinated beverage. Non-carbonated because you are already feeling bad enough and dont want to feel bloated on top of it. And non-caffeinated because having the caffeine jitters while being hungover feels like a bad acid trip. Stay the FUCK away from caffeine while hungover. I never understood why it glorifies that in the movies as a good solution in the morning when it is anything but.
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I’m really surprised more people haven’t mentioned just taking a sedative. If you like to drink on a regular basis and suffer hangovers, get yourself to the doctor and get a prescription for librium or valium. And save them and only take one in the morning if you wake up really hungover and maby one in the afternoon if you need to. It’s the same medication they give people who are going through alcohol withdrawal and are detoxing because it keeps them from being uncomfortable and really nauseus and shakey, etc. Pop one librium and it will totally cure a hangover in 15 minutes. The only down side is that you can’t drive for the rest of the day, so you’ll be pretty much home bound.
Dan R. says
I only feel hung over after waking up the next morning, so I usually get my drink on in the middle of the day and then stay awake playing Modern Warfare until 3:00 a.m. Once you don’t feel drunk any more, you’re safe to sleep.
Smoking weed before bed also helps. The anti-nausea effects tend linger into the morning. I’ve never had a hangover using this method.
As far as hair of the dog: it works, but not on its own. All it really does is puts off the inevitable, but it can kill the nausea enough to give you an appetite and eat the food your body needs.
The Animator says
Here is my cures.
Valium works amazing.
PowerAid and water
Lots of masterbation or sex
Weed works like a charms
Sleep sleep and sleep
Tommy Kay says
Do NOT take massive amounts of ibuprofen! Too many will cause liver damage. Yes LIVER, that thing you abused with the alcohol. Very bad.
Baby food is great for hangovers and drinking a propel or vitamin water before you go to bed also helps in the morning.
Its definitely not a cure, but New Year’s Eve, after I was insanely drunk and was at home, I got the hiccups. My hiccups ‘cure’ is eating a big spoonful of peanut butter. The next morning I felt like absolute shit, (I don’t drink vodka very often,) and I threw up. Throwing up still wasn’t… pleasant, but peanut butter helped to make it about ten times better than throwing up pizza sauce.
I just punch myself in the dick…really hard..trust me it works every time, you either pass out from the pain and sleep off the hangover or you are so glad when the pain final ends you won’t even feel your head.
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Xanax. Xanax is the greatest hangover cure the human race has. .5mg does the trick. Kills the nausea, racing heart, etc. Way better than weed. YES, cures hangovers better than weed. Just make sure you don’t drink on Xanax…might not make it to a the hangover…
This is stupid. Just drink one glass of water for every 4 shots/beers/glasses of win you’re drinking and you’ll be golden. For me this means 1 glass of water an hour. It’s sort of hard to keep track of after a while, but if you did it for the first 12 shots, you got 3 glasses of water in you which should be plenty. Before you go to sleep, pop a one-a-day vitamin and not only will you NOT be hungover, you might even wake up feeling better than you did before you started drinking.
The reason you’re hung over is because the cells in your body don’t have enough water to complete the Citric acid cycle, which generates most of your body’s consumable energy. Just add water, and you’re cured. Also the vitamin for the electrolytes and essential vitamins you undoubtedly are pissing out during a good night of drinking. This is a tried and true method, and has worked for me consistently over the last 7 years.
(note: Err, I’m talking to the college crowd here. I know you old people don’t drink so much.)
The absolute best cure to a hangover is an IV of saline and a few hard pulls on an oxygen tank- but who really has that at their disposal? Somehow I doubt you will be met with anything but apathy if you make your way to a hospital. Other than that the best way to beat a hangover is not to have one to begin with.
try this: myuturn.net before you start drinking, feel great in the morning or it’s free…
After reading this I want to have sex with the author. He is so funny.
As someone mentioned earlier, smoking some weed before going to bed is an incredibly powerful thing.
Read about half the responses, but if you have nothing to do the next day, Take a dose or two of NyQuil after you wake up if you still feel shitty. I would recommend the kind without the acetaminophen, as that only doubles the liver damage. Bacon is a good help as well. If I recall there was a study on it saying that the amino acids that get broken down when cooking GREATLY helps. Or something like that. It does work as I tried it on my birthday. After a couple BLTs with mayo, sans the L I was feeling much better.
any type of spicy food does the trick for me. i mean spicy like shitting fire spicy.
any type of spicy food does the trick for me. i mean spicy like shitting fire spicy.
The best for me is a good old British greasy fry up with sausage, bacon, beans, black pudding, tomatoes, hash browns, a cuppa tea and toast.
Oh yeah a good prevention for me getting a hangover is a pint of milk. I dunno if it works just for me but might as well say it just in case it does work,
I don’t know if this would work for other people, but I woke up with a pretty horrible hangover this morning. My friend offered me an Adderall (not for the hangover, but just because), so I took it and within 30 minutes the hangover was completely gone, and didn’t come back. I know Adderall’s a stupid teenager “kiddy coke” drug, but it worked, so whatever.
OTTERPOPS.. seriously.. eat like 5 of them
My personal favorite cure is a diet Rockstar, a bottle of Excedrin, and a pack of Newports. That very cure helped me recover a car, a jacket, and a cell phone, and a camera lost on New Year’s.
Amy B says
I absolutely agree with gatorade, and the amount. And if you can’t (or don’t remember to) drink it the night before, the morning after works just as well. You’ll feel like something resembling human in about an hour.
I definitely agree with weed. I drink incredibly heavily and no matter how hungover I am the next day, a bowl of weed immediately makes me feel better. Of course after hitting it I try and get water in to make sure it doesn’t come back when I sober up!
I know this sounds really girly but 2 glasses of Cranapple juice and a glass of water, wait about 10 minutes (smoke a cigarette or amuse yourself) then take a hot shower. After that, eat something with bread in it and take 2 advils. You’ll be right as rain within half an hour. It’s how I managed to get to class on Friday mornings after long Thirsty Thursday adventures.
Always eat before you start hittin’ the juice. Party like an animal, then have a carnitas burrito, some rice, a multi vitamin and a beer. Put a jug of Gatorade on the nightstand and drink as needed during the night. When you get up in the morning take a hot shower (w/friend if possible) and after you’ve cooled down mix in a rocks glass 2oz. Jim Beam, 2oz. Coke and 2 ice cubes. Drink it with a multi vitamin as fast as you can and go on your merry way. Drink water as needed.
Powerade, bananas, ibuprofen and weed. My head still swims all day, but it’s a painless swim that I can deal with.
Put em Down says
I have tested a couple of these cures and more. Click on my name and go to my blog to find test results to many ongoing tests for the hangover cure.
While taking some sort of pain/anti-inflammatory medicine does seem to help people, it is really bad for your liver. If you use this method, DO NOT use it often unless you want to have liver failure later on down the road.
Tomatoes have saved me from a wicked hangover or two. I read that the lycopene helps with hangovers, so eat some pizza or some pasta… If you think you can stomach it, try a V8 or some tomato soup.
What really works for a hangover is a fucking joint…..and loads of chilled ice cream soda with some fruit salts to sprinkle on it. Smoke half the joint as soon as you awake and keep the balance for later; after breakfast is good. Finish the remaining joint and you’re home free. Legalize pot already!
I’d have to say by far the best remedies for a hangover involve drinking lots of water and knowing your limits. It’s not hard to avoid a hangover even with a great deal of drinking if you balance it out intelligently with liquids, eat a healthy amount beforehand (and maybe during/after), and pace yourself. Seriously. It’s not that difficult.
Ronin Leahy says
I find, and I know this might be illegal in some countries, a big line of blow and a shot of Irish Whiskey the next morning and I’m as good as new.
I was too lazy to read all of these comments to see if i was repeating what anyone had said but ive found the best cure is to chug a bottle of water before bed…THEN when you wake up in the morning take 3 ibprofin, another bottle of water and pass out again for like 3 hours. i promise you wake up feeling 100%!
Chayce (South Africa) says
Get home…2 huge glasses of water and a fast dissolving pain killer dissolved directly on the tongue eg. Disprin. Everytime you wake during the night have more water. Once you wake up find your closest McDonalds and order 2x Junior Burgers with extra Big Mac Sauce and presto…the barbi is gone!
Great list, I’ve seen many of these but they always leave out weed, which is the very best cure. I know this will get lost in the sea of responses, but I get debilitating, soul-crushing hangovers that can last up to 2, even 3 days. I have tried everything, but my ultimate prevention method is a huge spinach chicken egg salad, a banana, and of course the lemon lime gatorade, all consumed before I go to bed. The spinach is loaded with real, usable B vitamins which I feel work a million times better than capsules. I know it’s hard to cook when you’re that drunk, but if you have a chicken breast just bake it with butter and throw it on a big bowl of spinach. This will absolutely prevent a hangover.
An advantage of working on an ambulance is we have the best hangover cures.
15 liters per minute of oxygen, an IV with Ringer Lactate flowing in mixed with Thiamine and Phenergan… Or a Bannanna bag works wonders too
Diphenhydramine hydrochloride. AKA Equate Sleep Aid Liquid Caps. Pop 2, wait an hour and you’ll feel a million times better.
I’m drunk still from last night and I would have to say that the only thing that has made me feel better so far was a blunt…oh and some water. I also stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts on my way to work and got a blueberry bagle toasted with butter (starchy products absorbe most of the alchohol and toxins left behind) and a medium hazlenut light and sweet coffee (not the best idea, but I haven’t puked yet). Hey if you’re gonna drink you might as well suck it up and take what comes with it!
Honestly…the only time I’ve ever been hammered and didn’t wake up with a hangover, no matter what remedy I tried, was because I’d spent the last hour before passing out puking. I’d wake up the next morning with all of my seasoned drinking friends hung-over, and me ready for the next night’s drinking challenges. Stick the handle of your toothbrush down your throat if you don’t think you can puke….been there done that, and it works. (And no, I am in no way anorexic…I have no experience in purging except with drinking).
Prevention = Eat before drinking, throw some water in there once in a while, Cure = Savory heavy foods (I use Japanese curry ’cause it’s easy to make drunk and/or a ginormous breakfast from my favorite diner)
Works for me :) but then again I don’t get headaches, just the neausea
The Medic guy says
Best thing I have found is to bang a cannula in and smash some crystaliods into yourself, works within the hour but you have to be a trained nurse to do this!
It bloody works great though :)
(dont be douches and try it, unless you know a trained nurse and you can convince her to do it :) )
Hit the sauna the next day at the gym. Bring an assload of water with you to drink in there. You’ll sweat all the alcohol out and feel like a million bucks in 30mins.
best preventitive is two solpadeine solubles before bed. If you missed the oppurtunity then you’ll need two solpadeines and two motiliums the next day to make sure the solpadeine stays down, then off to bed for another hour or two and you’ll wake up fine.
I have found that (after having been prescribed) Adderall works wonders for a hangover, I makes you drink like a horse (as long as its water or gatorade) and gives you the energy to function. Just remember to eat before you take it, because you need to eat and you sure as hell wont want to after taking it.
Also, after years of serving and bartending Sunday brunches….Gatorade, alkaseltzer, and a couple Micky D’s cheeseburgers. And when you are able, a nice, fat mimosa (champagne and OJ).
Carolina Hangover cure is b12, 2 excedrine washed with YooHoo and followed with a bowl of cheese grits doused with Texas Pete.
This has been a simple trick has never failed me once: a slice or two of bread before bed. The carbs help maintain obviously, but it also seems to “sop up” the residual alcohol in your stomach, perhaps giving your body just enough breathing room to process all that alcohol. Probably a crock scienctifically, but what’s the harm of snacking on a slice of bread eh? Seems to calm nausea as well…
Water, or anything besides alcohol, should be a given (before and/or after a night drinking) – cotton-mouth is a dirty bastard, combat it on all fronts. A slice of bread and some gatorade will do the trick; maybe an aspirin or something in the morning (although i’ve not really needed it)
I read through some of the responses here – be warned: DO NOT TAKE TYLENOL (ACETEMECTAPHIN), ASPIRIN, or even IBUPROFUEN before going to bed when your smashed. Alcohol + OTC pain relievers = TOXIC!!! (granted I’m unsure about ibuprofuen and aspirin, but better safe than sorry. Additionally, the half-life of iburofuen is about 2 hours per 200mg- residual preventative effects the next morning are unlikely. Also Aspirin is a blood thinner, so is alcohol – you do the math.)
20/20 did a spread on it – some 5,000 people die from alcohol+ACETEMECTAPHEN consumption every year trying to prevent the hang-over – DON’T DO IT!!! The next morning is alot safer, provided the next morning isn’t in under 4-5 hours, let your blood-alcohol levels drop first.
a mcdonalds double cheeseburger (plain)
michael selensky says
Advil Cold and sinus(the real stuff with ephedrine) Any caffeine pill ( I prefer stacker 2s)Washed down with a 32 ounce Gatorade laced with alka seltzer. Optional add fried tofu with thai peanut sauce and a couple of multi vitamins.
I would definitely have to say Alkaseltzer Morning Relief/Wake-up Call, a glass of 2% milk, and a couple Excederin Migraine. Works every time. The alkaseltzer gets rid of the fuzzy headed feeling and light/movement sensitivity. Milk (at least for me) gets rid of the nausea, and Excedrin rids the headache.
as for me i take aspirin coke & eat banana this really help.
In my expirience, vitamin C pills work the best. Just take one right before you start getting wasted (it’s better to take one just before you pass out, but you’ll probably be to drunk to remember).
puking up spicy bloody marys is like the worst fucking thing ever. Not relevant, just sayin.
Brother Poop Deck says
Another genius method is oral hydration salts, specifically designed for extreme dehydration. Much more potent than Gatorade. Next time you walk by a GNC, pick up a box of these things. They come in individual sachets in a bunch of flavors. I recommend Lemon-Lime, because it doesn’t taste like ass like the rest of them. They’re dirt cheap too. Drink one sachet in a ten ounce glass of water before bed. Or, do it in the morning, and after about twenty minutes, you’ll feel a hell of a lot better.
One of the best cures I found was Pepto. Not the liquid, I wouldn’t even try drinking that shit with a hangover, but the pills. Cures the upset stomach and helps a lot with the headache too. For prevention, I always try to drink 2 or 3 glasses of something non-alcoholic before I pass out. It works wonders.
the one i have used every fourth of july is similar to like 3 of these and pretty much a combo we start at like 6 am with a few mamosas (for all you idiots out there that’s campaign and orange juice) then we smoke about an Oz. mind you this is usually between 10 of us as its the morning after a huge party. then we go to the metro which is a local breakfast joint in Plymouth MA. i definitely recommend it, and eat the greasiest shit they have (home fries fried eggs etc) Then we go back to the party which runs the 3rd into the 4th of July, and find the one poor bastard with his shoes on and fuck with him bad.
Ps for all you thinking its weird that we party it up on the 3rd and leave on the fourth, its not in Plymouth residents are aloud fireworks on the 3rd not the 4th and the town has a huge bonfire on the beach
whenyou get home after a night of drinking. cook a massive breakfast and leave it out. chug a glass of cream and a glass of lime juice, the cream to make you smarter and the lime so yu’ll make a wierd face. go to bed. in the morning, get up and throw the breakfast away cuz it will be bad, and clean up the entire house
Says Says says
I have actually done the gatorade on the pillow thing, and the piss the bed thing. I find I usually don’t feel the hard effects of a hangover until I eat, usually I’m still pretty hammered when I wake up. Lot’s of water and lot’s of weed usually does it for me, and it increases your appetite so it’s easier to eat. But I could never just take a few small drags. James, why do you suggest that being high and hungover is not fun? It’s more fun than being not high and hungover…
Lord of Numa says
Hm… I rarely get a hangover after drinking, so I don’t have much to say on the topic. I mean, I don’t really care for hard liquor too much. When I started drinking in High School, I only got drunk off of hard liquor. I couldn’t stand the taste of beer and I can put liquor away like it’s water. But, since I came to college, mostly because liquor is expensive, and because I do some dumb shit when I’m drinking… My last experience with liquor was at a kegger my friend was throwing. I was already pretty drunk from the beer, and then someone shows up with several bottles of liquor. Next thing I know, I’m chugging Captain Morgan’s rum like there’s gold at the bottom of the cup. Then the world started spinning, I threw up, and I passed out. I’ll just stick to beer from now on.
Anyways, I have been hungover a few times, and the only thing that really works for me is weed. Like you said, marijuana is prescribed to ease nausea in cancer and AIDs patients. It is also prescribed as a pain-reliever (one of the best that there is). I smoke a little weed when I’m hungover, and everything settles down, and I generally just take a nap or something.
Anyways, that’s just my two cents.
One nice cure I have been introduced to has been the almighty ruben sandwich. when I wake up at the wee hour of 12pm after a night of drinking my friends and I head for our favorite resturaunt and order up this delightful meal with waffle fries. We dont understand it but it makes us feel better.
Multivitamin Juice. – An entire Litre of it. it will save your life.
Me n my band went inter railing last summer for two weeks, and we literally drank profusely everyday and night without relent. Amidst this, we also managed to visit 5 major cities in europe, (Paris, Amstersdam, Berlin, Prague, Bruges (lol)).
The trick thaqt saved us is hsgendass blueberry slushy and blue powerade. Know back some of this shit before bed and when you wake up, youl be happay as larry. oh and i recently discovered drinking honey and lemon and hot water before bed on a drunken night out, is just as good as any hangover cure!
Brilliant advice, Sir. All of it good. Don’t know how easy it is to get Gatorade in the UK, but i’m sure i’ve seen it around. Blue stuff is it?
Only one point on which I disagree; “Being high and hungover is not fun”
I think it’s fucking ace. But then I only tend to get completely shitfaced when I know I can just lay around smoking the following day. Under no circumstances attempt to finish that spliff in the ashtray if you have to go to work. You will not make it to work. Fact.
My personal favourite is Irn Bru, a drink manufactured in Scotland from “Iron Girders”. Although the source is debatable it was blatently produced for no other purpose than hangover cure. Once, on a messy holiday on a remote Scottish island I drove the 20 miles to the nearest shop and bought all the Irn Bru they had. At the counter the old lady said to me “somebody’s planning a heavy night!” It’s Scotland’s best kept secret. Try it!
DO NOT TAKE ANY PAINKILLERS.
If you want to get hammered, do not take painkillers. They will kill every organ you hold dear (yes, even THAT one) when combined with liquor.
Honestly, I have been hung over only a handful of times, and more than once I have gotten far too drunk to fall asleep.
The trick is only this. Do not dehydrate. It causes a headache, the worst type of headache, that one which boarders on migraine. Stay away from sweet drinks. Vomit if you feel the need as so you do not die in your sleep.
Most of all, don’t over sleep. Wake up drunk, in five to six hours from when you passed out. It may be hard, but do it. Get a shower, drink alot of water and eat fatty, high in sugars and complex carbohydrates.
The nutritional deficit caused by posioning yourself is what destroys your body and mind the next day. By not oversleeping, you are attacking the problem before the symptoms become unbearable. You may even find you have an extra step in your stride, as being half cocked at eight am isn’t half bad. Just remember to re-fucking-fuel. Gorge, and drink water, juice and coffee, en mass.
And again, DO NOT TAKE ANY PAINKILLERS.
Chic-fil-a’s breakfast…especially the bagel sandwich… i swear, helps my hangover EVERY time!
I don’t know about the rest of you, but if you don’t like the one about “Riding the Donkey” to cure your hangover, you really need to get a life, lol. I just wish that there was always a girl with me to do this with. If it doesn’t cure your hangover, who the hell cares, you just got laid again, and now worry about your hangover, and try some of this other stuff, hehee.
Drink up, and Ride that Donkey, lol.
I’m surprised no one has mentioned V-8 juice (I know that tomato juice was mentioned once). Seriously. It doesn’t have to be a lot of V-8 juice either… maybe 8 oz. The vitamins in the vegetables replenish your body, and there’s just something satisfying about the salty drink after the straight shots or the frou-frou girly-drinks. :D
Obviously, drink water too. This is just in addition.
Happy drinking, folks!!
jamba juice wheatgrass is a miracle hangover cure, as well!!!!
and it’s easy and only about $2 . . .
The best hangover remedy that I’ve found is hangover prevention. Before you go to bed, take 4 Super B complex, and a big ol’ glass of water/juice/gatorade/etc.. that’s right, 4. Vitamin B is similar to Vitamin C in that you just piss out what your body can’t use, so be prepared for some *orange* pee in the morning.
Believe me when I tell you that this works.
Super B complex.
Try it. you’ll thank me.
my current favorite is a multi vitamin before bed with a bottle of smart water which has electrolites added, then when you wake up drink a can of the new red bull cola that just recently came out, i don’t know what it is about the red bull cola but it seriously helps, its all natural and there is something in it that just does the trick, i’ve told all of my friends about it and they agree that it really does work!
annie Bimala says
i never drink
i always try to drink as much water as i can before i start drinking and get a lot of juices also either or it as he says all about hydration so i always like to get a headstart
Dr. Greenthumb says
Weed is the hangover cure-all. You drink two glasses of water (24 oz or more at least) and load a bowl into the piece before bed. Wake up, drink some more water, hit that bowl, hold it in and roll back into bed, wake up one hour later and feel fucking great!
another good trick…. rockstar and bitters.
A greasy meal or trip to Jack n the Box always works!
Sorry but “while drinks are mainly ethanol, they also contain methanol. The body metabolizes ethanol much easier than it metabolizes methanol.” is wrong…if you drink methanol, the liver metabolizes it to formaldehyde (the stuff they use in high school biology labs to preserve frogs and other animals in jars) which in small amounts will cause blindness and in larger amounts death! That is much worse than a hangover…acetaldehyde is one of the main chemicals that causes hangovers. The liver converts ethanol in the drinks to acetaldehyde.
andrews liver salts in the UK definately do the job on a stomach- it actually says on the back ‘for symptomns of over-indulgence.’ On top of that smoke up before you leave the house, find a nice cozy greasy spoon where the staff are sympathetic and chug 2 cans of freezing cold coke and a sweet brew, and munch down on hash browns mixed with baked beans- it’s the ultimate cure.
a protein shake the morning after is the best thing for me, doesn’t kill the headache but the does remove the gut rot, perfect for before work
First, i’d like to say, awesome post man. very useful.
I’ve found that if you take a multivitamin, like centrum or something of that sort before going to sleep, it really kills hangovers almost completely. i don’t know the science behind it, but a friend told me, and its been my cure ever since.
When I had my hang-over I didnt eat anything all-day cus i just couln’t. and then in the afternoon I ate pineapple orange juice through the day and Chickensoup cup a soup! then I felt better!
If you know your gonna be tying one on that day…..go to the local drugstore and purchase some over the counter chaser pills. These work incredibly.
Erin W. says
I wholeheartedly agree with the Gatorade thing. Whoever said something about multi-vitamins has obviously never thrown one up. Aside from tater tots and popcorn, vitamins are the worst thing I’ve ever gotten sick on. It gives me shivers just thinking about it.
As someone who absolutely can’t take any kind of pain pills or anything like that when I’m sick (it comes directly back up) and also can’t smoke pot (allergic to THC… Yes, I hate my life.) I just try to chug a shitload of Gatorade before bed and if I do wake up hungover, I take as hot a shower or bath (depending on how easy it is for me to stand) I can manage. Not only is it refreshing to sweat away all that alcohol, it’s that much more refreshing to be immediately clean of it.
We used to hit this all-night diner after a night of drinking for ultimate cheese fries and ranch dressing… But, they closed. :(
Anyway – good article. Most of those seem pretty feasible. I like the Pedialyte idea also that someone posted. I’ll have to try that. I bet most of these methods would work for relief when you’re just sick too.
T. Phillips says
Cheeseburgers, 7-Up or Sprite, PowerAde, sweet tea, those crunchy donuts you buy at the convenience store, and Xanax always helps me.
If you can remember, honey is a great preventative measure; enzymes in the honey help break down remaining alcohol in your system to help keep you from getting “drunker” after you hit the hay.
DarkAngel Grrl says
McDonald’s still the best cure ever!!!!!!!!
mmmmmmmmmmmm greasy food!
The latter being chugged the next morning, of course.
I find that everybody has his own hangover cure. It’s fascinating to me. I think that there are two great methods.
Prevention: Drink a glass of water for each drink that you consume duting your evening.
And, if you can’t manage that one: Fill a short glass with soda water. Add 5-10 dashes of Angostura bitters, squeeze the juice of 1 lemon, and 5-10 dashes of table salt. You’ll be feeling better in no time.
I find Gatorade and weed are all I need to get myself through a hangover. Of course I try to drink as much water as possible before a night of drinking but the Gatorade either the night before or the morning after does the trick. A nice big bong load really hits the spot after a night out. :)
Weed is perfect for any shit hangover after a night of booze. A nice fat joint will do the trick all through the day, a couple of deep drags as many hours apart is cool. Perfect if you work as a static security guard or the like. LOL
one word. Gabapentin.
i learned from a bartender friend while surfing couches in norcal the end all cure
that has saved me many a shitty workdays and surf sessions
and most poeple (myself included) are prone to write this off at first
but if you try it once youll keep it onhand at all times
trust me, any supermarket carries it, if the thickness is too much cut it with water
whats the best OR whats the best combination…. HELP
Dan McC says
If you live in scotland; a glass bottle of irn-bru annd some rowies
McD’s orange drink, don’t know why it works. Don’t care either
Here’s my sure-fire hangover cure:
Eat something with carbs before you fall asleep, even if it’s 2 handfuls of pretzels.
In the morning, take 2 Tums, 1 large glass water, 2 advil.
Pain will be a minimum and the rest can be taken care of with a waffle, bacon and coffee, though my favorite is iced cappuccino.
i think all of them are good ideas….and make since,,,about the weed one…i myself am an avid stoner….who also takes aderall for adhd….i just got back on my adderall so my food intake is less than my normal 6-7 full meals a day…i woke up hung over yesterday….which was from getting drunk the day b4 to cure a hangover…so i ate little sat…woke up sunday hungover, had a bit of potato soup…got ready for work, and took part in my normal smoke session…i had barely hit the pipe 4 or 5 times when everything around me started sounding off in the distance, my vision got blurry and dark, and my hear beats elevated to an all time high….this has happened befor the first time i smoked bc i over did it….but this time that suffocation almost seizure like feeling lasted over 3 houirs and when i came to i had this entinse tension headace….you think this is from the weed, the aderall, the hangover, all of them or a more serious problem,
ANOTHER BEER !!
Saunas can do wonders for the system after a long night of drinking… Again, just keep the water intake movin’ and groovin’ innit
“Thiamin is also required for metabolism of alcohol by microsomal detoxification when intakes are high.” says a study from Northwestern University. So, drinking fluids to keep hydrated (something like gatorade with electrolytes in it) and eating something with thiamin and/or taking a multivitamin/B-vitamin complex before and after drinking are the way to go. The website I referenced lists foods and drinks that are good sources of thiamin. I’ve actually put it into practice after one of my college professors told us about it in my nutrition & metabolism class I took three years ago, and it works wonders for me. I’m a light-weight that gets sick easily from drinking too much, but as long as I follow this system of thiamin-rich foods and rehydrating fluids, I can avoid the physiologically negative side effects of drinking.
Sorry for the repeat post, I messed up my html coding on the first post. :)
When you get home…
Find a huge glass and fill it with water and drink all of it.
Refill glass and place beside bed
Find painkiller like advil and place beside bed
Set your alarm for 2-3 hours before you want to get up
Take a piss and go to bed
Wake up to your alarm at 5 am and drink the water and take an advil (piss if needed)
Set alarm for 8 am – Go back to bed
Wake up at 8 am fully recovered from a night of heavy drinking.
popsicles, Mr.Freezies, and gatorade
Water – there is nothing better for your body than good clean water. Drink plenty of water throughout the day before you consume alcohol. This keeps the body hydrated and prepares it to remove toxins.
An hour before consuming alcohol have a medium sized meal with a good bit of calories. This makes the body heat up from burning the calories and gets the body ready to process the alcohol. This also tends to hold a portion of the alcohol intake from saturating the body.
Continue to drink water throughout the day after. And have a small meal with high protein, low calorie, and good fiber to fuel the body and give it the means to cleanse itself of toxins.
Then any exercise that gets your heart pumping and blood flowing. This will jump start the body to naturally start flushing those nasty toxins and send the water to the parts of the body that needs it the most.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Ben Franklin
I’ve found that smoking weed before you go to bed when you’re hammered is a sure fire hangover preventative.
HUNG in DOVER says
Sushi is a very good hangover cure, not oily, good source of carbs and protein, omega 3 etc.
Valium works perfectly.
POCARI SWEAT is the best cure for hangover. it’s a japanese drink, taste close to lemons.
The weed does good. Smoke before and after you get drunk. Glad to see this in the list.
peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwich. the peanut butter and banana have th vitamins and nutrients you need, honey the sugar, and the bread will help soak shit up.
or, as my aunt told me when i went off to collage:
big mac and diet coke. it’s hard as fuck to get through, but damn it works.
add water and a nice big bong rip to either of these and you’re golden
Hair of the dog is a bit of a dodgy one. I’ve tried it twice and it only worked once. The other time I tried it I was throwing up for a good five minutes. I just drink a couple of cartons of apple juice and eat something starchy, like a baked potato. Taking a shower/bath also helps, as do a couple of ibuprofen.
vicodin/odwalla blueberry B monster
Sorry, but Powerade is the same as Gatorade, but has Vitamin B complexes in it, and alcohol depletes your vitamin Bs. Powerade works way better than Gatorade.
smoke weed before you get smashed you wont get a hangover
Try the classic glasgow remedy, a full bottle of “irn bru” it has to be a glass bottle. Don’t know why it just tastes better, followed by bacon and potatoe scone fried then eat in a roll. After that take a walk and pick up some sugary snacks from the baker, do’nuts, yum yums or even an individual trifle!! After that you will be able to either start drinking again or go to work. Know which one i prefer!!!
Al Coholic says
As gross as it sounds, the cure is…..pickle juice, hair of the dog and lots of water. If you do not hydrate well before going to bed the previous night, this combo will hook you up. There is something about the pickle juice that helps level your electrolytes better than anything else (including gatoraid) a good 4-6 oz does the trick, hair of the dog makes you feel better while you rehydrate with lots of water. Tried and True. Be a new man within an hour.
Every time I drink, before I go to bed I take a hangover cocktail. A couple of aspirin, a multi vitamin and a couple of Tums. And yes, drink as much water as you can. Of course, if you’re vomiting, wait until you’re done to take your hangover cocktail. If you wake up in the middle of the night for whatever reason, usually to pee, drink more water! Sometimes I’m still really tired the next day, but I’m not nauseous and I don’t have a headache and that’s all that matters.
A green bell pepper is the best thing ever. Just eat it like an apple, its surprisingly refreshing and tastes somewhat like the white part of a watermelon (Rhine). But when hungover it is a must!
take 6 MEMORY-FX pills (made by the COld-FX) people with water. works like a charm. and its natural (ginseng)
find a mexican restaurant and order yourself a big bowl of menudo.
What is menudo?? If you havent puked yet before eating youll
probably puke just by reading what goes into a bowl of menudo. Needless
to say its loaded with fat and it will cure your hangover. You can also
find it in canned in the mexican section of your local grocery store.
So, if youll excuse me I need to go find me some menudo right away…..
i have a boss that swears by chugging a can of tomato juice then making yourself throw up. even though throwing up makes you feel better anyway
i like jello snacks, especially ones with fruit in them.
A Multi-Vitamin, and a 32 oz vitamin water, any flavor but my preferred is xxx, will always get rid of the hangover. Eating something really greasy in the morning helps, as does getting a lot of sleep.
Scottie B says
Alka Seltzer Cold, Gatorade Frost…and…..
EXCEDRIN MIGRAINE!!! (TYLENOL, IBUPROFEN, AND CAFFEINE…IN A PIIIIILLLLL)
Jumper Jim says
Wake up and down the world’s coldest Coca Cola (no other soda seems to work as good…the closest has been maybe RC) and 3 aspirin, tylenol or advil.
take a little 15 re-nap, and you will wake up feeling like nothing ever happened….with the exception of seeing the lipstick on your zipper.
after a night of hefty drinking i always wake up early for some reason… usually cause i have to piss like a race horse… so i take a pepcid complete, 4-6 ibuprofen (depending on how bad it is) and drink as much water or gatorade as i can handle before i go lay back down in bed… if i can fall asleep for even like another hour or two i usually wake up and feel like i can atleast accomplish something with the day instead of laying around on the couch feeling like crap..
Ibuprofen……. b4 you go to bed!!!
big mike says
u can throw out 7 of those tips. only 1 works. and its marijuana. only hangover cure that should be considered.
When you wake up and have your shower, when you’re ready to get out, make it as hot as you can stand, ’til you can’t take it anymore, then shift to cold in about three or four gradual steps. Cold should be so cold you feel like you can’t take it anymore. At that point, turn it off and get out. Won’t cure you on its own but definitely helps
You didn’t talk about drinking the pee of a lactating Alpaca while sticking a carrot up your ass.
Re your pick-me-up – can also do a big cup of coffee mixed with a packet of hot cocoa mix – makes a tasty sweet concoction that goes down easy and keeps you chuggin away all day.
Before I go out, planning to get drunk, I take a vitamin b complex and a milk thistle supplement and eat a banana. I keep a couple around for the morning. I drink a shit load of water (and piss a bunch) while out. This seams to work pretty well. I also like drinking that lemon flavored Propel shit on my way to work in the morning,
you fuckin nailed it, the only thing i disagree with is that god does not have a sense of humor, if god exists he is a sado macochist for inventing hangovers
so i have tried the 64 ounzes of gatorade trick twice and have since peed the bed twice. not the best idea on the list
I have found out that a good preventative measure is when you know you are about to stop for the night drink about 2 liters of cranberry juice before you pass out. managed to not get hung over after a 1/3 of a gallon of scotch a bottle of vodka and a few beers.
There is NO BETTER HANGOVER CURE on the planet. Simply strap on an oxygen bottle for a few minutes. Take a few really deep breaths and your hangover will be gone within a few minutes. Quick & simple.
if i get high and drunk, it seems to kill any possible hangover the next day. however, if i dont want to smoke then i pop 2 vitamin supplements 2 advil or tylenol and a shit ton of water before bed. this works pretty good.
“Be warned: Don’t get too high”
Have to say, as someone who used to manage a bunch of teenagers in the summer who would often try to get out of working in the hot sun, 2 b-12 tablets, 2 aleves (for me it works better than aspirin), and gatorade have always killed the hangover. McDonald’s greasy breakfasts help, too. Might have to try some of the other cures on here, though…
i’m glad weed was included in that list. full on supporter of that method!
Jeff Nowak says
Personally, i don’t go out of my way to try to prevent hangovers because fortunately the ones that i do get are never that bad. I had a pretty bad one today, and i usually try to go to the gym at some point to sweat it out and generally feel better. However, today i forgot my water and did almost pass out. Its definitely something to watch if you are trying it. Also, a hangover is massive dehydration, and caffeine dehydrates the body, ive never tried this method but i feel like once you stop using this tactic, or your body develops a tolerance for it, You will actually feel worse.
Hangovers are not only caused by dehydration, but also vitamin deficiencies. So, another good way to strike a hangover preemptively is to take an all-a-day vitamin or eat a banana, due to it’s potassium concentration, before a night of drinking.
Gerald Weber says
I sometimes use the hair of the dog that bit you one.
Here is a good prevention one. Take a multivitamin before you start drinking. Then take another multivitamin and asprin before you go to bed.
Alka Seltzer upon waking also seems to help.
I actually agree with hitting the tanning bed. You might feel like shit for the 20 minutes you’re in there, but you sweat out everything.
My other cure for the nausea is opening a coke the night before and drinking it the next morning. Dr.’s prescribe coke syrup for kids who have upset stomachs (you can get the plain coke syrup over the counter now too) and drinking a flat coke the next morning will fix it in no time.
i usually dont get hangovers after drinking…fortunately, but a cool shower and a cold coke does it for me.
i just smoke lots of weed… lol… and drink lots of gatorade… amd eat some bacon and eggs yummy shit!!!!
Pedeolyte and water. chug about a half a bottle of pedeolyte and as much water as you can. hangovers come from dehydration mostly. it is stripper approved and road tested so trust me, as a guy who works at 7am for seven days a week most of the year, it is a life saver.
Actually, hair of the dog is a good cure. One of the main causes of a hangover is that, while drinks are mainly ethanol, they also contain methanol. The body metabolizes ethanol much easier than it metabolizes methanol. The nasty effects of a hangover are the side effects of metabolizing methanol. So, having a drink in the morning provides some fresh ethanol for your body to metabolize, giving you more time to wake up and get rehydrated before dealing with the effects of metabolizing methanol.
There are some stupid cures on here. Tanning bed?! For a hangover, you can’t do much more than drinking water during the binge’r and taking vitamin B12 throughout the night.. Then the next day, drink lots of water and eat fibrous food and exercise or hit up the sauna. It can’t hurt to smoke a joint either.
Tanning bed and a Bojangles 2 piece meal with mashed potatoes
I agree with Willy, when I’m hungover (Happens to many damn times) I just go crazy with my breakfast and make like 6 eggs with salami, sweet peppers, onion, pees or whatever I have around, but I always make it greasy as a waffle house meal, works every time.
Big greasy breakfast. Lots of grease. And salt. With plenty of water. Excellent hangover cure.
One night I was getting absolutely trashed with a few friends on about seventeen different drinks. My friends and I had eaten some pizza beforehand and we all woke up (separately) the next morning in top form. We’d met up with some other friends who had less than half of what my group had consumed in alcohol and much less in food (and none of it was pizza, I bet). They all woke up hungover as hell. The difference is in the pizza. The carb-loaded pizza. So if you’re not down with The General then get some pizza!
Who ‘wants’ to exercise after drinking all night? Not me, although it truly does make you feel better if you drink lots of water while doing it. For the same effect however, get to a sauna. Nothing beats it!
For my a good amount of orange juice seems to ease off the pain the morning after. Not sure what it would do for prevention tho
64 oz seems like a lot, I mean A LOT of liquid to dump down my trap after drinking all night.