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How To Get Over A Hang Over - Best Hangover Remedies

Updated on August 9, 2012

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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 2 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Rachel! :)

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      Rachel 2 years 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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      precious 3 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. (*_*)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 5 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Mate! :))))

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      australiaseo 5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Ginger is a super great remedie ;))))

      thanks mate :))))

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 5 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks for the tip, Kashia. :)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 5 years ago from Chennai

      12 beers will take their toll, Deanna. :(

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      kashia head 5 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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      Deanna 5 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!!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 5 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks for the super tip, Brandon! :)

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      Brandon 5 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 6 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks for the new tip, Jim! :))

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      Jim Beamer 6 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 6 years ago from Chennai

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

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      James 6 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 6 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks, Andy! :))

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      Andy  6 years ago

      Nice one will forward to my guys who drink !!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 6 years ago from Chennai

      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! :)

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      crue de la motley 6 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 6 years ago from Chennai

      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! :)

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      SANJEEV 6 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Josh for that! :)

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      Josh Goodwin 7 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Shanna  7 years ago

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

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Lyn 7 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks for that Eugene! :)

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      Eugene Sung 7 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

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

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      PumpkinOne 7 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

      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. :)

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      MumAndDad 7 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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      kailash sharma 7 years ago

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

      thanks buddy....

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Kenny 7 years ago

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

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

      I hope you managed it good, Rolli!

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      Rolli 7 years ago

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

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

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

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      kylie 7 years ago

      i found that anything really cold helps me,

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you Spa!

      Lol! Eugenia and Dwayne! Are you both together?

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      Dwayne 7 years ago

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

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      Eugenia 7 years ago

      The best way is drink another one It will work

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      Spa Week Daily 7 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...

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks, medical advice, lewgard and Drunkard!

      For the appreciation and value addition. :)

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      Drunkard 7 years ago

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

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      Kathleen Lewis 7 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.

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      medical advice 7 years ago

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

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Gener Geminiano 7 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Gener Geminiano 7 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 7 years ago from Chennai

      Haha,thank you Prem.

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      premsingh 7 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, TK :)

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      TK 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you my dear friend, the great wolf :)

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      thegreatwolf 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      Thanks and share it with your drinking friends. :)

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      Anamika S 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      thanks and cheers, Bukubee

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      bukubee 8 years ago

      So very wise indeed

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      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.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 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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      Iðunn 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, I'm having one, really!

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      Iðunn 8 years ago

      have a nifty wonderful day :)

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      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.

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      Iðunn 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      That's good to hear. :)

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      Iðunn 8 years ago

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

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Iðunn 8 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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      Iðunn 8 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.

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

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

      Let me check out the artist poem :)

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      Iðunn 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

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

      Hail, Poet, well met!

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      Iðunn 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      lol pkoson!

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      pkoson 8 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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      hangover cure 8 years ago

      Great

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      Hangover Cure 8 years ago

      Great tips, thanks a lot guys!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      ok, thanks, Jonny

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      Jonny 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      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! :)

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      AshleyVictoria 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Ali 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

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

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      Krissal 8 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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      Joanna McKenna 8 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!

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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Joanna McKenna 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Joanna McKenna 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      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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      Amber90 8 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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      Ashok Rajagopalan 8 years ago from Chennai

      Mom knows best! :)

      Thank you, Frank.

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      Susan Reid 8 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.