How To Get Over A Hang Over - Best Hangover Remedies

If you have a million piledrivers splitting your head, have just enough energy to prise your eyelids open, and want a quick solution, skip the first part of my hub, with my apologies. After you are better, and resolve not to have a hangover again, return to this point in my hub to find out how.

First, let's see how you can avoid hangovers.

1. Eat before and during the drink session, not after.

Some people I know drink on an empty tummy, dummies! That contributes to early nausea, headaches, not regulating the quantity of food, and funny pix of you posted over the net.

And when you get sozzled silly, you might think it a good idea to skip dinner and go straight to bed. Next time you do that, you deserve the ensuing hangover!

2. Eat lots of fruit and salads.

Alcohol in, vitamins out. So you need to compensate for those. So indulge in salads for sidesnacks, and drink glasses of orange and grape juice beforehand. I don't know if the juice in your vodka counts, sorry.

3. Milk and Curds.

I learnt this from a Brit friend. Before going out to wild parties, take in a lot of curds or milk. This gives an antinausea lining to your stomach walls. Unless you want to be really wild!

4. Know thyself.

Stick to your drinking limits and you are safe. When I mix a beer session with rum or whisky, like I once did to oblige a stupid friend, I get a mega hangover the morning after. If something does not work for you, don't do it.

5. Drink H2O.

Many of my hangovers were due to my not drinking enough water. So pour in glasses of water, before and after session.

6. Cut down on smoking.

Sometimes the smoke is the culprit. More the cigarette count, the worse you feel later. If you don't smoke, choose a chair away from the smoke, or move your chair, if possible.

It also makes sense not to sit in bar corners where the smoke remains longer. Central areas are better.

7. Slow and Steady.

Space out your drinks, or go slow. The fewer your drinks within a timeperiod, the less you are affected. Ah, yes, it kills the fun a bit, too.

8. Dance, talk, sing.

Involve yourself in an interesting activity; don't just sit there gulping down the drinks. You get less sozzled that way. Also cuts the danger of you dropping off to sleep, which is instant nausea when you wake up. And sing or dance only where you can. Though if you are bounced early enough, you won't have a big hangover, so singing and dancing is a good thing!

9. Get a good night's sleep.

Sensible folks indulge only on Saturdays, and can sleep it off on Sunday. Less sleep could be the reason for your condition, friend, go back to sleep!

Throwing up

Many folks have brought it to my kind attention that forcing yourself to throw up is a hangover cure. Friends, let me not stop you! Throw up if you want, but do it only if you already feel pukey. Pushing three fingers into throat and doing a toilet plunger act is not my idea of a hangover cure.

If you feel like throwing up, don't try to stop it. Ideally, get out of bed to do so. Most people do it when they brush their teeth.

After you have donated your exdrinks and snacks to the sink, you feel like a whole new person. Weak, but clean!

Cures

Okay, okay, the top of your head comes off every time an ant passes by, and this stupid guy is giving you tips on how to avoid it next time? Stop swearing and listen:

1. Drink lots of water or juice. (You could be dehydrated.)

2. Drink soup.

3. Eat something, specially fruits and salads.

4. Go back to sleep.

5. Take a nice, hot, bath.

6. Bite into a piece of ginger.

7. Be nice to people. (Of course. Unwise to get into arguments now.)

8. Have rice with curds.

9. Still there? Go back to sleep, do it now!

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kpfingaz 8 years ago from ~~~

lol... jeez man I like your style...witty and informative.

Just too add...I've gotten over hangovers by drinking some hot green or black tea. Helps sweat that alcohol out.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Delighted with your request and comment!

And hubbers, note kpfingaz's tip, too: Hot green or black tea! Sweat your alcohol out. Soup lovers, drink soup!


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America

Great Hub and WONDERFUL picture up top there, Kenny!

One fellow I know eats ice cream before going to bed in order to keep his blood sugar level from dropping so far, he says. He feels it works, but I don't know. :)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Patty, that's me distorted, thanks!

Okay, I'll research icecream as a hangover cure! Don't mind trying it out myself! :)


Yohan 8 years ago

Sometimes it helps if you drink water before you go to sleep!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Yes, of course, Yohan! I said so in two places. 

Keep drinking water before and after, and if possible, during. 

But though it's good for me, I won't add water to my beer!

 


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SunSeven 8 years ago from Singapore / India

All said well. But if I follow at least half of these tips, I don't think I will ever have time enough to get drunk! Perhaps I will like a hub better, on 'how to live comfortably with your hangovers' LOL

Cheers and Bottoms up!

PS: 'Kenny, Distorted' is a good picture! Can I use it elsewhere with your permission?


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Just follow the curds and water tips, SunSeven, and you'll be fine. That's what I do. Cheers!

Can I refuse you anything? Please use the pic, with my compliments! 


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SunSeven 8 years ago from Singapore / India

On second thoughts, the much used cliché 'the best way to avoid a hangover is to stay drunk'!

Thank you for your permission to use the pic. Eagerly looking forward to your next instalment in the colors series,

'Color Part _ - Caramel, all tints and shades'


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Caramel? You must be joking. Oh....you are! lol!

I have answered your request for a how to draw hub, but lowrychris has beaten me to the name! Sigh!


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SunSeven 8 years ago from Singapore / India

errr.... gr..... well, I don't know. I thought it was the color used in some brandys and rums. Thank you for answering my request. I will be there in a moment.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you! lol!


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Nicholas Wells 8 years ago from Mora

This was great. I am a big milk guy before I go out but i do smoke too much when drinking.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

I smoke too much too, Nicholas, and that's the biggest reason fo rmy hangovers! Good for your milk drinking habit!


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Princessa 8 years ago from France

Coca cola works wonders for me the morning after a big party. I cannot face coffe if I am hangover, but the caffeine on the Cola is enough to pick me up!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Haven't tried that, Princessa, thanks!


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Had two in my short life.

one put me to bed for one week. My mother decided I had food POISONING, naturally like a good son I agreed with her.

Also decided never ever go to another Sunday Wedding, drink Carlsburg Beer and wedding cake to Eat.

Finally no more hangovers. I kept the 2nd requirement of my new life but have been to some Sunday Weddings. Ate the cake, never drank any more Carlsburg.

Now a great Life.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Cheers, MrMarmalade!


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ulises 8 years ago

the best way to avoid a hangover, is well, not to drink, but that takes all the fun out of it doesn't it?

check my hub


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

You are absolutely right, Ulises, on both counts!


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CTCV GLOBAL 8 years ago from Cebu City, Cebu Province

Good tips. Thanks for posting.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

And thank you for the appreciation, CTCV.


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Peter M. Lopez 8 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

Wow! Where were you when I was in law school? I defend a lot of individuals accused of driving while intoxicated, is this hub copyrighted(?), or can I include it in my info packet?


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Peter, thanks for that wow! If my hub is useful for your good work, please include it in your packet. If you can, credit me.


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Guru-C 8 years ago

Very witty hub! Some people like to have bitters and soda for a hangover. When I'm queasy, my husband mixes bitters into a Coca Cola with some lemon for me and then, I can rest easily. I like the idea of biting on a piece of ginger, too. As for the three fingers down the throat, I just hope houseguests would use the wc instead :-)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Bitters and soda. With Coke and lemon.

Biting into ginger.

Two bonus points for our readers and me, Thank you, Guru!

Three fingers AND the wc, ofcourse, lol!


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William F. Torpey 8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

Good advice for this time of year! There's probably more hangovers on Jan. 1 than any other day of the year. For me, I hope hangovers are a thing of the past.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

You are a lucky one, William! Cheers and Merry Christmas!


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jaymz 8 years ago from USA

Drink what you drank to get drunk... It's always worked for me. Just one shot or glass of whatever you were drinking the night before.

It may sound stupid, but it works. I'm not sure how...


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Ok, Jaymz, tip taken! If it works, it works! Thanks!


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

Oh My..First thing I learned was that the sweet drinks were the worst for obtaining a hang-over..second thing was don't drink tequila  he he ha ha...and also agree with having like a bloody mary in the morning to perk you up??? Although the ginger also works..so does sleep and much water.. we are all different and drink differently so you need to find what works for you and then do that.  You Kenny are hard to keep up with after 3 weeks off ...G-Ma :O)  Hugs you


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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

As always Kenny, another entertaining and informative hub..

Happy new year to you sir:)


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Mark Knowles 8 years ago

hehe - A timely hub as I woke this morning with an almighty hangover. My usual cure is water, more water, bacon, eggs, pancakes, aspirin, andrews liver salts, more water and a hot bath, so you are pretty much bang on. But as SunSeven says, the only sure cure is to stay drunk. Have a great 2008


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

New Year hugs and kisses to you, G-Ma!

Happy New Year to you, too, Sir Compu-Smart! :)

Have a great year, Mark. I envy you; 

didn't have a massive hangover this time to try out any cure! 

Only my voice dropped to a heavy bass and I was a bit sleepy. 

That's all.

SunSeven's advice is sensible but no fun and seems like I half followed it!

 


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

I've tried the drink what made you get hung over to make it go away... It really does work. I've only tried it on liquor though. I don't know if it works on other alcoholic beverages.

By the way nice hub, Kenny.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Good that it works, Whitney, but that's only a short time cure. What if your body actually needs water or sleep? The drink can probably perk you up immediately, but after that it's better to address other issues. :)

Thank you.


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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Kenny, I read through your hub and enjoyed the information. But may I declare (gulp) that I never had a hangover in my life? I don't drink, never have. Geez writing that here seems like "blasphemous???" Hahahaha sorry for leading a seemingly boring life. :-) But well, I'm happy! I guess that's what counts huh? Cheers!


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Michelle, if the other extreme is being drunk and disorderly, you have erred n the side of safety! Atleast you had fun reading this, hehe!

Salut!


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

Umm, and this one is two months old and I just stumbled upon it ;) There is some excellent advice here, Kenny :)

Well, I guess Russians are known to be proficient in drinking, and that implies we have to be proficient in dealing with hangovers, too :) Surprisingly, I found myself in agreement with most of your Indian tips - which makes me thinking Indians and Russians are not that different after all :P

There are some variations, though. We usually use butter, not milk, as a preventive measure. Afterwords, when disaster strikes in the morning, the best cure is some more alcohol - as been mentioned by many others here. It actually does not matter what kind of alcohol, but human beings usually can't consume strong spirits under heavy hangover, so light beer is universally accepted as the best cure.

Kefir is even better. I normally hate kefir, but I remember myself one morning sitting on the stairs of the grocery store and pouring two half-liter bottles of kefir into my throat, one after another without any interval... I can't even tell what a pleasure I was experiencing in the process :D

Salty brine from pickles is universally accepted as the best non-alcoholic liquid to consume in the morning.

Fat, very fat, better extremely fat food is a must. "Hush" - very dense fatty soup made of offal is considered the best.

And my very own home-grown tip - go get some excersise or physically challenging task. The more you move, the faster hangover evaporates :)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Welcome Misha, to my old hub and thanks for refreshing it! Now your Russian tips are a bonus value for new visitors. :)

I guess people have to find out what works for them best. 

For you, exercise, for me, sleep. For example. 

I'll try salty pickle brine next time. :) 


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

Sure. And I think sleep works for everybody, though :)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for the return visit!

Maybe exercise, then sleep for you. I forgot to tell you, for a friend, going to the gym works, just like you said.


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Margaret Albright 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Alcohol will deplete your body of both fluids and B vitamins. Taking a B complex before you drink and again before you go to sleep, with a large glass of water will help you to wake up feeling much better. Take another in the morning and you will be good as new.

If you are feeling sick after drinking, it is best to eliminate the second dosage though. No point in flushing a perfectly good vitamin down the toilet. ;)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Hi Margaret! Nice and bright profile pic you have. :)

That sounds like a very sensible tip to add to my hub. 

Groggy friends, please note! 


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tinyteddy 8 years ago from INDIA

kenny

thats a nice  hub

let  me tell you that hangovers  are best  avoided  by  having  a non alcoholic welcome drink which do not have salt or acid. lime has acid mind you

a  bland  soup  ,water melon juice  and pumpkin juice are good

 avoid citrus fruit  juices .it has acidity  and vit c

again avoid grapes and grape  juice

the idea is  to get the  system  hydrated adequately and the  cells are fluid full

then the  meal or supper or dinner should start simultaneously with  serving drinks after a   small course which may  or maynot be the main meal course.

that is why wine is served  with food.

offering drinks  first along with  acid stimulating  bites  followed  or deprived  by  dinner is  a wrong approach

the  whole  process of  alcohol  consumption  should  be  to like  a pilot flying

load up the  system with water

revv

fasten to  seat belt(meals)

take off will have to be  half of your  uppper limit of consumption

then top up once in a while  with a one third  quota

mix with meals as you fly high

move around  dance  laugh

then top up again

 keep  cruising

once  your   upper limit is reached  dilute your drink  with more  water

so that you make a smooth landing

the bottom line is  never drink when  you are alone  and  never drink when you feel low

i am compelled to recall  my seniors advice -the  credit goes to meyyappan -a spiritual? master- since i am a teetotaller


sandra rinck 8 years ago

or wake up, realize you are still a bit drunk, search for aspirine, chug a bunch of water, barff it out, take the tylenol and go back to bed. The culprit...cheep beer. The more expensive the beer the less I drink. lol.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for the wow bonus, TinyTeddy; it's a hub in intself!

Sandra, that's a very good trip: drink expensive; drink less! LOL


sandra rinck 8 years ago

I had to come back and ask, does Capri Sun count as juice?


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Ah, Sandra, welcome back. Anytime!

If Capri Sun works as a hangover remover for you, 

that's what counts, juice or not. Does it, though? 


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FahadKh 8 years ago from Jeddah (SA)

Nice post. Informative & fun :)


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privateye2500 8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

Hi!  Here it is - the secret wisdom of the ages; I have NO idea why it works but it does.

Pickle Juice (don't eat the pickles)

Drink the pickle juice BEFORE you go to bed (if you can remember to) and if not, do it in the morning, get back in bed and trust me, unless you already felt like vomiting, YOU WON'T - it will stay down - sleep some more - and wake up - shower and feel like - well, at least a thousand bucks!  :}

Melanie

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sandra rinck 8 years ago

I dont know, it doesn't sound too apealing (capri sun) after drinking, but I have a lot so, I will try it out, probably this weekend and let yall know.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Melanie, thank you for the pickle juice tip. Shall try it once and see.

Sandra, you have chosen to do something disagreeable 

just to further our hangover cure education. 

Thank you and take care! 


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Dear Fahad, some jinx in the works. Your comment suddenly popped up from somewhere! Apologies on behalf of the jinx, and thanks for the appreciation.


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privateye2500 8 years ago from Canada, USA, London

Lemme know when you try the pickle juice - OK?

Melanie :}


sandra rinck 8 years ago

naa, I didn't really do it.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Sure, will tell you, Melanie. :)

Okay, Sandra, maybe it's a good thing you didn't. :)


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Kelley Eidem 8 years ago from Panama City, FL

To prevent a hangover, use what the Soviet KBG used.

The product is now available and is called RU-21. You take it while you're drinking. It is amazing how well it works.

The KGB actually stole the recipe from Dr. Emanuel Revici, the subject of my book.

Kelley Eidem


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Kelley for giving an intro to RU-21. Hope it doesn't reduce the enjoyment of the drink?


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fibromyalgia cure 8 years ago from Los Angeles

A good way to deal with is smectic minerals such. In one hour you are done.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Fibro!


derekcaulfield 8 years ago

all simple things you can do, but informative , I like the way you write and funky picture on top so cool hub


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victoryv 8 years ago from india

well,i should say ,another good hub from you.Ithink i follow most of the tips like eating,drinking in small amounts, drinking curd, butter milk and yeah,you are right, we must drink lots of water as we generally get dehydrated during drinking.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Victory to your drinking sessions, then! You will definitely not suffer! :)


kiz 8 years ago

hey im suffering with a hangover at the moment ive started on the water n im gonna try out some of ur other remedies lol and im definatly goin to have another sleep lol.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Can't beat sleep and water, so hope you try that first! All the best Kiz!


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xrated 8 years ago

Good Job. Keep it up.


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

Hey Kenny, love your new avatar brother :)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Xrated, for that encouragement. Keeps me going!

Brother Misha, thanks and Good Morning from India! :)


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Ann Smith 8 years ago from Southeastern U.S.

I recommend Emergen-C. It's a powder that contains A LOT of Vitamin C, and it's an excellent hangover remedy! The best, though, is to quit drinking, which I fortunately did about two years ago. I do not miss hangovers! AT. ALL. ;-)


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for that, Ann! Cheers!


josh 8 years ago

drink a pint of beer as soon as you get upi. works a charm


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Josh!


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epictruth 8 years ago from Frisco

sleep, water and sleep. Great hub! Thanks Kenny

-Your newest fan


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Sleep and water are the best, simple and natural cures.

Thanks and welcome, Epictruth! :)


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Research Analyst 8 years ago

Great photo, looking multicolored, real funny. LOL


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

LOL, thanks. Psst: that's my photo, distorted. :)


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TravelMonkey 8 years ago from United Kingdom

Great Hub, i shall print it off and stick it on me bed side cabinet.


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai Author

Oh, thanks! :)


Ram 7 years ago

Excellent advice overall, but me being me, can't help pointing out that you EAT not DRINK soup.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Okay, let's eat it then. :)


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Sascha H 7 years ago from The Netherlands

Excellent hub! Very informative. The best remedy for me is having a sauna. It's tough, but it works :-)


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Sauna is very good, right! Thanks, Sascha!


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

I've tried everything but what has always somewhat worked was ramen noodles with a mountain dew if I don't get to sleep it off. There's also a Mexican concoction called a campechana, loaded with tomato juice, oysters, scallops, shrimp, and octupus, and though it might not sound tasty, it blends together nicely and gets me ready for the next Corona. And as far as meds go, I got this Alka-Seltzer Wake Up Call, but I normally don't see this brand of Alka-Seltzer on the shelves, might have to shop for it. The lady at the store must have thought I was a complete alcoholic when I bought the whole shelf out. But it's been one of my better investments this year.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Golden Toad for that host of suggestions! Quite useful to many visitors to this hub. Cheers!


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Ray!


Nancy 7 years ago

The best thing to do is not drink. It's NOT worth feeling bad the next day. It took me a very LONG time to figure this out. Well, not too long, I'm only 32. Don't throw your life away. Pray, and GOD will help you over come all additions. If you're reading this and you have a hangover...force yourself to eat crackers and drink sprite or water.


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

I disagree, sometimes its worth the hangover.


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

When too much alcohol gets your electrolytes all out of whack you need to replenish with hydration, vitamins, etc. But our systems are different Some recommendations from my Hubby (a salty guy) are huevos con chorizo and either a tomato beer or a bloody mary. I agree with the bloody mary -- the old "hair of the dog" never fails. For food, I used to come home from a night of drinking and have ramen noodles spiced up with red pepper flakes before retiring. I think it helped. Possibly made the hangover a little less extreme.

I enjoyed your hub. Very funny -- although hangovers are NOT funny!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

Here I go following MM around - but then she does go to all the best hubs!! :)

Kenny - vannakam - great hub - and just love the pic!

Cheese before, water after works for me!


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Hangovers are nut funny, yes, Mighty Mom! That's when many of us swear never to touch a drop again, hehe!

Vannakam, Shalini, and thanks for that indirect compliment!


VBuchanan 7 years ago

People come to this site for cures..help with hangover.....really don't need all the tips of things to do during drinking..how dumb..much too late to do your FIRST suggestions.........lol


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Ah, well, they will know better next time. Or they would be continuing their habits which get them into hangovers again and again.


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FrankRod 7 years ago

Hair of the dog: only way to go... ; )


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Mighty Mom 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

The pain of a hangover is not unlike the pain of childbirth. Excrutiating when you're enduring it. But as soon as the next opportunity to indulge comes around -- you forget all about the pain and go right back in for the pleasure!

Anti-nausea medicines like Compazine or Emetrol help, along with Alka Seltzer and believe it or not, decongestants/antihistamines.

As for the hair of the dog, yes. Tried and true. What I used to do was if I'd overindulged on wine the night before, drink a beer the next. Or if my hangover was from beer, switch to wine. I have a good memory of recovering after a particularly wild company party drinking in the hotel bar next day -- not sure if anyone drinks this anymore: Sex on the Beach. What your body really craves is sugar. SOTB has it in oj plus peach schnapps. Mmmm.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Mom knows best! :)

Thank you, Frank.


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Amber90 7 years ago

I am not sure if anyone has said this yet but my technique is that is try to snack a little here and there while drinking. I guess it soaks up a little of the alcohol and keeps my stomach from having to tackle each glass head. I also get gatorades the night before and drink one before i pass out than/that morning.

great hub!!!


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanls, Amber, for that value add!

One thing about the snacks: make sure there are less of the oily stuff and more of the salad kind of snack. And drink some water, too.


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Back when I *did* drink regularly, before leaving the house I'd drink a glass of Carnation Instant Breakfast.  Sounds weird but the milk slowed the absorbtion of alcohol, meaning it took longer to get snozzled.  Meaning I was still quite lucid when others were belting out the 10th chorus of "Wild Irish Rose" - off-key of course.   

The only "cure" I ever found for a hangover - other than not drinking in the first place - was a burrito smothered in cheese sauce with a side of shredded lettuce and Catalina dressing.  Never knew why it worked, but have a pretty good idea now from reading this hub!

As for foods that don't mix well with alcohol: Washing down Christmas cookies with a dozen (probably more) pony glasses of a mixture of equal parts vodka, 7-Up and Cold Duck at a friend's Christmas party will ensure one *never* lives down crawling across the kitchen floor to drink out of the dog's water dish.  It's been 30 years, for petesake, but memories are long in a small town...so I don't live there anymore. ;)

And I surely dented my karma when as a bartender during that period, I made pitchers of the above mixture for a bachelorette party because the maid of honor wanted it to be "a night the bride-to-be would always remember".  Oh, she did alright...and so did everybody else in the bar who saw her do a *terrific* strip-tease from the middle of the party table. 

But seriously, after being responsible for hundreds of hangovers (my own and many customers'), I heartily agree with your advice: Don't drink on an empty stomach, don't mix different types of alcohol, and DO pace your drinks.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Jama, that must be surely the best comment so far, a minihub by itself with a neat summing up, just like English Miss told me to do my essays. Humour and compassion plus knowledge - what a mix! If your comments are like this, how wonderful your hubs will be! Thank you.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Jama, that must be surely the best comment so far, a minihub by itself with a neat summing up, just like English Miss told me to do my essays. Humour and compassion plus knowledge - what a mix! If your comments are like this, how wonderful your hubs will be! Thank you.


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Kenny, thanks for the lovely critique.  I wasn't aware there's a "formula" - humor and compassion plus knowledge - so thank you for the tip. But how appropriate of you to use "Wordsmith" in your screen name.  It describes *your* skills to a T. 


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Oh, blush, blush!

That's no tip, Jama, that's a comment. You are using the combination automatically and naturally: you don't need tips! Probably that's how you are, and that shows through in your writing.


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Blush, blush back! Several English Composition teachers in the Midwest will be thrilled to find out that I finally "got it".  LOL!


Krissal 7 years ago

The best remedy for a hang over that works for me is Red Bull, I thinks its has to do with the caffeine and vatimins. That is the only thing that has every worked for me!!


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Okay, noted: Red Bull. Shall try next time if I do get a h.o. inspite of all my prevention policies! Thank you, Krissal!


Ali 7 years ago

I have ulcers in my stomach and after drinking liquor I get really sick and extremely nauseous. Any advice on how to lessen the pain would be really appreciated.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Ali, consult your doctor without delay. Treat the ulcer first please.


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AshleyVictoria 7 years ago from Los Angeles

Great hub - my hangover cure is something with a little grease that'll soak up the bad boys in my belly. My favorite hangover meal is a burrito from Chipotle. I consume slowly, and then sleep for another hour or two and let the food in my belly clear out the negatives. Also, drinking lots of water and eatting a hearty meal (pasta) before a night of drinking are great tips. More food in your belly means less room for beer and a clearer head!


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you Ashley. Your tips are noted and will be useful for many. This grease and curds in the belly is more than less room, it gives a protective lining. And water will take care of dehydration and water retention arising from it. Swollen cheeks and bellies! :)


Jonny 7 years ago

www.the-hangover-cure.com is a great way to get over a hangover. I use it a lot, it has a ton of electrolyes. And I can honestly say it works great.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

ok, thanks, Jonny


Hangover Cure 7 years ago

Great tips, thanks a lot guys!


hangover cure 7 years ago

Great


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pkoson 7 years ago

How To Get Over A Hang Over Best Hangover Remedies

I think this hub is the anti-anti-toxin to anxiety! Help, the verbosity of it is making me anxious!


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

lol pkoson!


Iðunn 7 years ago

thankfully I don't usually need this knowledge, but it doesn't hurt to know. stopping in to say hello today~


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

You mean you don't imbibe or don't have hangovers?

Hail, Poet, well met!


Iðunn 7 years ago

both mostly, lol. I drink maybe two or three times a year, if that and when I used to drink a bit more, I've never habitually been subject to hangovers, unless it's wine. o.O

I got out an 'artist' type poem for you. I told you I would! :D


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Lol, you are no drinker. But tell us about the wine...

Let me check out the artist poem :)


Iðunn 7 years ago

I could be tempted by a dry white, occasionally and certainly I cook with it from time to time. I'm not so big on reds, and those seem to be the ones most conducive to hangovers. Thankfully they aren't to my taste.


Iðunn 7 years ago

didn't want to leave you hanging on comments... off for a late dinner out. I look forward to catching back up with you when I return and if not, another time.

I shan't have wine at it, though, I don't think. hehe.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Oh, sorry, Iðunn, I was away. Hope you had a good time. :)


Iðunn 7 years ago

I did, we stayed out and conversed until quite late anyway.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

That's good to hear. :)


Iðunn 7 years ago

I ended up sleeping in and missing watching the Madoff verdict but I woke up to the good news. I'm having a great day today too and hope you are having the same.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Great that you had a good sleep!

Just off to school, and it is going to be a glorious day from the looks of it. :) Shall return later to check.


Iðunn 7 years ago

have a nifty wonderful day :)


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, I'm having one, really!


Iðunn 7 years ago

your hub hit 100. I noticed when I clicked on it again just now. congrats and just one more happy thing to add to your day, eh? :D


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

Hi Mr. Wordsmith. You have written tips which are really interesting and useful to get over a hangover. The remedies are really great. When I read this hub, I thought that you were an Indian and the word "CHENNAI" on your profile confirmed that. I got the hint from the use of curd before drinking.


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Ah, yes, Iðunn, this hub is more popular than any of my art hubs, hehe.

Thank you.

Soni, I'm Indian but that curds tip isn't really Indian. A friend from the UK told me that it was the practice of the British to provide a curd lining to their stomachs before going to a toot. :) Thanks for the compliments.


bukubee 7 years ago

So very wise indeed


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

thanks and cheers, Bukubee


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

That's a good list of hangover remedies you have got here. Fortunately, I do not drink. Anyways, Thanks for sharing!


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Kenny Wordsmith 7 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks and share it with your drinking friends. :)


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thegreatwolf 6 years ago from Charlotte

love the tip great information about the milk. I will keep that in mind for all time my friend.


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you my dear friend, the great wolf :)


TK 6 years ago

In my case the best remedy is to have sex, I think having sex cures almost anything. I don't know why but almost every time I have a hangover I want to have sex. So I suggest - have plenty of sex!


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, TK :)


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premsingh 6 years ago

Kenny really great tips. However, I'm afraid some suggestions by viewers, like latest one in series, are likely to prolong hangover instead of getting rid of.


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Haha,thank you Prem.


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Great Hub and truly original, hehehe based on experience perhaps... Thanks a lot! For sharing...


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Most of it is based on experience, General. Thank you! :)


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GeneralHowitzer 6 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

Hi Kenny I made a link of this wonderful Hub with mine. I hope I have your blessing though, if ever you dont like the idea I am open to the idea of deleting the link.

Goos day and Happy New Year!


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Hey General, please don't delete my link! More people are benefitted now! :)


medical advice 6 years ago

Kenny thanks for your suggestions i had followed that and the results are really amazing


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lewgard 6 years ago from Southern Michigan

"Hair of the Dog..." was always suggested as a cure...but more for a good laugh.

Good tips. My personal favorite: Just don't get so drunk in the first place.


Drunkard 6 years ago

Asprin,shower,brush teeth,sleep,h20,coffee,flushing toxins out of system all help to reduce hangovers.


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, medical advice, lewgard and Drunkard!

For the appreciation and value addition. :)


Spa Week Daily 6 years ago

Who knew rice and milk could ward off a hangover? We're also told random exercises work too. http://www.spaweekblog.com/2010/02/22/medicine-bal...


Eugenia 6 years ago

The best way is drink another one It will work


Dwayne 6 years ago

The very best thing to get over a hangover is dont drink.


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you Spa!

Lol! Eugenia and Dwayne! Are you both together?


kylie 6 years ago

i found that anything really cold helps me,


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks Kylie. Yes, that helps. Sometimes I just wash my face in cold water and push it in front of the air-conditioner. :)


Rolli 6 years ago

yo thanks man im so thirsty i actually dreamt about gulping gallons of water


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

I hope you managed it good, Rolli!


Kenny 6 years ago

i usually take multiviatimins, n lot of water n sometimes a hot shower


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, my namesake, for your input!:))


kailash sharma 6 years ago

great yaar ,,,,,,mujhe to pta nhi tha ...

thanks buddy....


MumAndDad 6 years ago

How do you get over a hangover in the morning i dont want anyone to know quick plz

if i feel sick shud i do the three finger thing?

Andd I want to feel normal like nothin happened??


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Kailash, glad to be of help. :))

The three finger thing is the last resort, M&D! Hot baths, glasses of water, breakfast and sleeping again should be the first. :)


PumpkinOne 6 years ago

The only way to totally knock out a hangover is to drink more (not recommended) or take a sedative like librium or valium. It's the same thing doctors give to someone going thru alcohol withdrawal. You have to have a prescription, BUT DON'T ABUSE IT. Put them up and only take one if you are REALLY sick. And don't drive for the rest of the day.

I'm not convinced dehydration is nearly as big of a factor as people like to make it out to be. If you've ever had a very bad hangover, you know it doesn't matter how much you rehydrate, you still are sick. But rehydrating is still important, nevertheless. Same for vitamin deficiencies and electrolyte imbalances. You aren't going to develop enough of a vitamin deficiency in that short of a period of time to make you that sick. Unless you have been drinking heavily for several days.

Most of what causes hangovers is the metabolized alcohol toxins still in your body and mild withdrawal. And the emotional blahs are a HUGE and very underestimated factor also. I can deal with being sick, hangover depression is what kicks my ass. Don't eat if you don't feel like it. Don't gulp water. Slowly sip. Vomit if you are nauseous. Take a shower and get cleaned up and go for a walk if it's not too severe.


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you for a hub length comment, PumpkinOne! A value addition to my hub! :))


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Eugene Sung 6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Gatorate definitely helps too. Not only does it rehydrate you with water, it also has electrolytes like sodium that your body needs.


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Kenny Wordsmith 6 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for that Eugene! :)


Lyn 5 years ago

Puking does not always help. I have felt like I was sick and puked and almost 24 hours later still feel like crap and feel sick.


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Kenny Wordsmith 5 years ago from Chennai Author

Lyn, after puking, you have to drink water and sleep and rest.


Shanna  5 years ago

is it good for you to drink gingerale when you have a hangover?


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Kenny Wordsmith 5 years ago from Chennai Author

I don't have first-hand experience, so can't say. Anybody try ginger ale?


Josh Goodwin 5 years ago

The best Hangover Remedy & Hangover Cure i have ever had is this stuff called Hangover Joe's Get Up & Go! I was in Arkansas this summer and purchased it at a liqour store the stuff is great. I was so hungover and in about 30-45 min I felt great. I love Hangover Joe's now looking for it in Colorado and cannot find it. I hope they start carrying it out here soon. If you can try it i think you see what i mean!


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Kenny Wordsmith 5 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Josh for that! :)


SANJEEV 5 years ago

Hey the thing i have realized that- after a bad hangover if u take a good heavy meal, within half an hour u'll feel better. its my 3 years experience


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Kenny Wordsmith 5 years ago from Chennai Author

It could work if not having had a good meal before the session had been the reason. But not if it's due to smoke or lack of sleep or something else. Thanks, Sanjeev! :)


crue de la motley 5 years ago

Reading this hub, I feel so silly. I did almost everything completely WRONG.

I'm only 15, but last night I got absolutely piss drunk wasted (is that an actual term? Don't know, but I want to emphasize the level of drunk I was.) for the first time in my entire life. I've drunken a little here and there, a shot or so of vodka diluted in an almost full bottle of water. This was a completely new experience for me, and even though it was very risky, i'm glad I did it because I have learned my lesson.

My friend and I were sleeping over at my family's vacation house. Fast forward the scheming and planning that we did, I ended up with two cups of a random concoction. Each cup had one part Absolut Vodka and another part Iceberg Vodka. I had no idea how far it would take me. Around three thirty in the morning or so, with my parents sleeping in the bedroom next door, my friend and I were disoriented beyond belief. The last thing I remember was an obnoxious amount of laughter, flopping around on the floor like madmen, and then.... blank. I can't remember most of the night. *Sigh*

I woke up on the bed, face down and my face covered in drool. There were domino pieces scattered all over the floor, a medicinal ball in the middle of my room, all the comforters were on the floor, pictures on the floor, lamps knocked on the floor, and to sum it all up, my friend told me that she had puked onto the floor (carpet) and cleaned it up (sort-of) with toilet paper. While she was recapping the night before, I lied in amazement that I couldn't remember most of the night before, and I still felt kind of drunk.

After the discussion, the hangover set in. I just thought that I could sleep it off since it was Sunday, but no, this has been by FAR been just the absolute WORST day of my life. It has beaten any bad day i've had, and i've had quite a few horrible days. My friend over-dramatizes everything, so I don't think she felt nearly as horrible as I did. When I woke up, she had been awake for two hours already, showered, and was walking and talking fine. Me on the other hand, being almost a foot shorter than her and weighing less, felt like I was going to DIE the entire day.

Why was this hangover so horrible?

1) I still couldn't walk straight (or at all) for the first few hours after waking up

2) I had to hide the fact that my inside were burning and churning and my mind was out of this world from my parents and act completely normal.

3) I couldn't eat or drink anything.

4) I had to deal with a wet puke stain on my carpet and vomit in my little wastebasket in my room.

5) I LEGIT would have rather died than have to experience that.

I'm only starting to feel a little bit better now, after I took a nap on the way home, but it's 11:56 at night. I wish this would have gone away a little faster. We drank on a pretty much empty stomach, were already quite exhausted when we got home and wanted to sleep, didn't really drink any water or eat dinner, and were just trying to be quiet the entire time. Let's just say, I know I won't be a drinker. A similar experience happened to one of my sisters when she was my age, but she was supervised by family and my father wanted to teach her a lesson. Now she is over 30 and is definitely a responsible drinker (when she does drink).

If I ever get a hangover (which I probably won't) this information should help me greatly and I will now know what to do. I still feel horrible, but it's nothing compared to how I felt earlier today. I drank some Yogi Ginger Tea and it's helping, but really by the smallest increment. I think the only thing right now that could help me is some good ol' fashioned SLEEP.

Adios!


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Kenny Wordsmith 5 years ago from Chennai Author

Hi Crue, and thanks for that long comment! :)

You know what you should do? Not drink but write since you write so great! If you are not hubbing here already, please think about it. Anybody can drink, but only few can write like you do! :)


Andy  5 years ago

Nice one will forward to my guys who drink !!


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Kenny Wordsmith 5 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks, Andy! :))


James 4 years ago

Haha it took me quite a long time to get through alllllll these comments; Kenny, I have respect towards you for being able to reply to practically everyone who's commented here!


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Kenny Wordsmith 4 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you James! I have so much love for everybody who takes the trouble to comment, that's why! :)


Jim Beamer 4 years ago

Sure cure to get sober again plus clean out after drinking. Real Ruby Red grapefruit juice not the junk in a glass jar from who know where but good quality stuff.


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Kenny Wordsmith 4 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for the new tip, Jim! :))


Brandon 4 years ago

Eggs,lime,salt and olive oil is the way i go and few pickles in between shots! The combination of salt and lime between shot greatly neutralize the alchol by the end of the night most of my friends are either throwing up or passed out while i either tidy up,watch something on tv or read a book with a plate full of lettuce dressed in mayo!People always wonder why am never that drunk!


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Kenny Wordsmith 4 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for the super tip, Brandon! :)


Deanna 4 years ago

Ok I did this I had about 12 beers the night before let me say this didn't work I had my head sticking in the toilet every 5 minutes since my usual amount to drink is like 1 beer I just started this doesn't work at all!!


kashia head 4 years ago

if you have a class of coke or soda water works as well as ginger beer or just get up if your not working start drinking with your friends again one or two hope u all feel better


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Kenny Wordsmith 4 years ago from Chennai Author

12 beers will take their toll, Deanna. :(


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Kenny Wordsmith 4 years ago from Chennai Author

Thanks for the tip, Kashia. :)


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australiaseo 4 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

Ginger is a super great remedie ;))))

thanks mate :))))


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Kenny Wordsmith 4 years ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Mate! :))))


precious 2 years ago

Eat b4 bed Or, Drink Ice Cold Sprite!!! (out the cane) as soon as up wake up. Sprite in bottle don't do same. (*_*)


Rachel 16 months ago

Pickle juice works because of the salt content. When you are dehydrated typically your electrolytes are low as well. Salts are electrolytes. So I bet pedilyte or other rehydration formula would knock away the hangover. It really helped when I had food poisioning.


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Kenny Wordsmith 14 months ago from Chennai Author

Thank you, Rachel! :)

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