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Effective Hangover Cures





mae1strom
I was just wondering if anyone has any effective solution to a hangover.
Kyle
orange juice
S3nd K3ys
Mydol and Pedialyte

Mydol for the pain

Pedialyte to replenish your fluids.

Also, preventative measures would include food and drinking 6 oz of water for every drink/beer/shot you have.
gh0stface
I rarely get hangovers since I pretty much drink a gallon of water a day. Mainly because I somewhat bodybuild and it keeps me well hydrated.

Hangovers mean that you don't have enough fluids in your body since alcohol is a diuretic. So stay away from caffiene based drinks such as coffee. Anyways, when I do get hangovers, I tend to drink Gatorade or similar types of sports drinks since they tend to replenish your body with fluids quicker.

I've also heard of Pedialyte would help too but I never tried it. Surprised
S3nd K3ys
gh0stface wrote:


I've also heard of Pedialyte would help too but I never tried it. Surprised


Yeah, people are nervous about buying mydol and pedialyte. But it works! Wink
byt
best way cure hangovers is not to drink in the first place Laughing
seanooi
a cup of hot tea works for me Laughing
S3nd K3ys
byt wrote:
best way cure hangovers is not to drink in the first place Laughing


You can't "cure" something you don't have... Rolling Eyes Lets try to stay on subject, shall we?
earth2
Milk Thistle will help you detox. If you can get it in liquid form, then it's best to get it that way. I recommend getting it from http://www.gaiaherbs.com/
The quality is real good.
Drink lots of water (or gatorade) everyday will also help too. Wink
DJHicks
ive never had a hang over - ever!!!

heres wat i usually do....

the day im goin out i just have lunch.... before i go out i have a paracetamol and an imodium (i love orange reef n drink at least 20 bottles - alot of orange juice can have nasty effect with the toilet so imodium stops this for the night!)

i then start drinkin heavily and i mean heavily from 9pm till 1am... then from 1am till 2:30am while ravin i drink loads of water and only water...

by the time i leave the club at 2:30am im almost sober.. i head to subway n have a pizziola... but bbq sauce instead of the marinard! a large drink n cookie...

then go home... get home and drink dr. pepper... n have 2 paracetamol!

the sugar from the dr pepper (like orange juice) help the body to keep processing the alcohol etc...


i sit on me pc and play a few games or surf the net for an hour while drink me dr pepper.. then goto bed n wake up feeling normal!
frozenhead
Well, Uhm.. I had hangovers for so many times and what I do is simply drink a cold lemon juice or an iced tea and it works for me. Wink
Nicekiwi9
its simple,

Dont Drink Razz
710ths
Water! as someone has already replied but it is best if you drink a pint when you get home, before you go to bed. This hydrates the body and helps to stop the dehydration process while your asleep.

The trouble is remembering to take the water when quite obviously your drunk. Otherwise, I would recomend orange juice and lots of greasy bacon, sausage and fried eggs....yum yum! If you can get through that and keep it down you'll be OK.
Nyizsa
We have a saying in Hungary: "Cure the dog's bite with its fur." This is from the old times when people used to believe that a dog's bite can only be cured effectively by putting the same dog's fur into the wound.
Translating this to the topic: a bottle of beer in the morning!
Surprised? Give it a try! The first few sips are hard to drink, but then you get alright in a matter of minutes!
(Not to mention that the best parties are those "the day after"...)
a.han
mcdonalds!!!

a big mac and a coke all those chemicals will fix you up.

...i'm lovin it!
Nick87
Lots of water. Yoghurt for breakfast and maybe a piece of fruit and ofcourse when I have a hangover I'm in desperate need of my coffee and a smoke.
DX-Blog
There is no cure for hangovers, you can only surpress the fealing. The best for that is prickly pear juice, drink that before drinking alcohol and it will prevent the fealing of nausious, but that aint truly something you can get easily in the shops Razz. Here I know like 1 store in the entire country which actually sells that from time to time, lol.

In order to prevent it you should just as already said be sure to keep your body fluid lvls on level.
byt
Quote:
You can't "cure" something you don't have... Lets try to stay on subject, shall we?



sorry I'm sure, actually the original question was
Quote:
I was just wondering if anyone has any effective solution to a hangover.


so the solution to a hangover would be not to get one in the first place. Prevention is much better than cure Razz Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
watersoul
My solution is to make sure that when I go out for the night I don't have to get up early the next day for anything. I keep a pint of water next to my bed alongside a couple of codeine painkillers, and when I wake up naturally 8-9 am, I swallow both and fall back to sleep for a couple of hours, waking up pretty much fine!
Ideally the best way to avoid it is to stay in or just drink non-alcoholic drinks obviously, but one night a week at least that isn't going to happen so I accept my plan as mentioned is the way forward for me Laughing
standready
byt wrote:
best way cure hangovers is not to drink in the first place Laughing

I agree! Now, if I would just listen to myself.
Yantaal
continuous drinking:

on my 21st birthday i started drinking at approx 2 o clock. had 3 or 4 pints then, went home had some food and a little nap, then at about 5 i started drinking again, and by 2 in the morning, i was still drinking, next dayi woke up at 4 o clock in the after noon, no hangover at all (Y)
winmark
First tell me, what are the symptoms of hangover Razz
revistafabrika
As few members already pointed out don't drink in the first place so you won't have to go through hangovers, BUT if you MUST drink than the best solution is water and juice to replenish you water resources and Tylenol (or the like) for headache.

this works out for me.
Magicman
The best cure for a hangover is not to get one in the first place. Just make sure you drink a comparable amount of water for every alcoholic drink you have to stay hydrated. It would also be a good idea to not mix too many different types of alcohol to avoid any nausea.
If you do it right and don't drink way too much, you might not feel it at all in the morning.
killerqueen
Coffee. Definitely. Yeah, plain weird- but works for me! Laughing
bellebello
four shots of expresso. Warning, don't do it while sober.
MunMun2o2o
All you need is drinking water! Laughing
Water is the best among others.
snowynight
Tea is one of the best solutions.
By the way, drink a lot of orange also works. However, one should remember not to drink alcohol when he's hungry.
the-guide
I don't like to drink, however, I've heard that someone use honey with lemon.
gugusm
Eat a lot when you're drinking or just don't drink Wink
Nameless
S3nd K3ys wrote:
byt wrote:
best way cure hangovers is not to drink in the first place Laughing

You can't "cure" something you don't have... Rolling Eyes Lets try to stay on subject, shall we?


An ounce of prevention ...

But unlike some hilarious posters I'm going to go with the solution that is both amusingly obvious and realistic: Don't drink much in the first place. Wink
j_f_k
I dont have a good one for the morning after, but if you can remember to drinka glass of water the last thing before going to bed, then the hangover isn't nearly as bad in the morning.
iyepes
Have you ever tried not drinking the night before?

I think it could be a very effective solution, he, he. Laughing
guissmo
gugusm wrote:
Eat a lot when you're drinking or just don't drink Wink


Yeah. In my best friends party (where I promised to drink as much as I can), I did the necessary preparations of eating A LOT before leaving home. That way, I was able to keep my promise. Smile
PatTheGreat42
Drink more water and less booze.
wiralogam
eat a lot b4 going drinking....
a lot of green tea in morning help to clean the system
Melacos
Pretty sure that my own way of approaching hangovers is one of two extremes... If they're too bad I'm just not able to get up, and thus I try to sleep it out... If on the other hand, I'm able to get up pretty early and maybe get a shower, I try to work myself up to be as active as possible the rest of the day; this usually helps both physically and mentally, as I get the bodily system going, and at the same time occupy my brain with something else than just focusing on how bad I feel...
jaden7727
apple juice always work! and eat alot of candy! lol!
vicar013
I'm so dissappointed that more people haven't said the obvious, *Nyizsa* clearly knows where its at:

**HAIR OF THE DOG**

trust me, the UK knows how to abuse alchohol, if theres one thing Limeys know it is that;
Drink more, in elegant moderation, and the hangover will seemingly vanish.
Then you can pat yerself on the back for misusing your temple like body to its full potential.
timothymartin
I dont believe in hangovers. Cool
deanhills
vicar013 wrote:
I'm so dissappointed that more people haven't said the obvious, *Nyizsa* clearly knows where its at:

**HAIR OF THE DOG**

trust me, the UK knows how to abuse alchohol, if theres one thing Limeys know it is that;
Drink more, in elegant moderation, and the hangover will seemingly vanish.
Then you can pat yerself on the back for misusing your temple like body to its full potential.
Right, I'm quite fascinated with that. Think the cure for a hangover there is more often than not a huge English bacon and eggs breakfast to soak up the alcohol.
Bikerman
Scientific way to avoid hangovers (or lessen the severity)

0. Don't drink...yes, OK, I know that is not what you want to hear, but it does work. However, on the assumption that you intend to drink in quantities likely to cause a hangover then....

1. Eat before you start drinking. Pasta is good - carbohydrates in general and slow release in particular (veggies, fruits, brown rice - all the stuff the health-freaks eat...trust me on this, it will help)

2. Drink a couple of pints of water before you go out - or at least a pint if you can't manage 2.

3. If you must mix drinks when out (and obviously not doing so is better) then remember the old saying "beer before liquor never been sicker, liquor before beer you're in the clear". In other words spirits first and beer last not the other way around.

4. Don't eat sugary foods whilst drinking and don't drink caffeine, either coffee or energy drinks - leave them out altogether, so no vodka and red-bull, and no coffee to finish the night.

5. Drink water during the session (lemonade or fruit juice is NOT a substitute because of the sugars, but if there is nothing else then better than nothing)

6. Try to stick to pale coloured drinks - white wine, vodka, lager rather than red wine, whisky, best bitter.

7. At the end of the evening force at least another pint of water down. Yes, I know it will probably get you up for a pee during the night, but it will be worth it.

8. Try to get up an hour before you have to. Then - more water first, then carbohydrates, then sugar hit (sports drink or piece of fruit). Then go back to bed for an hour, but don't forget to reset the alarm Smile

Bingo, your hangover is as good as it can be made to be. Obviously if you leather the booze then that might still be pretty bad, but then you know who to blame Smile

PS - re hair of the dog....generally bad idea for two reasons: firstly the relief is temporary, you WILL crash and burn after a few hours. Secondly most people have to drive at some point and you don't want to do what I did years ago - top the body alcohol up to just over the limit, and get a 12 month ban and big fine - not cool.
deanhills
Some people like to take Chasers. One is supposed to take two caplets with the first drink, and then space it every three hours, two caplets more, while one is drinking. Has to be taken with plenty of water. Apparently it contains carbon, which is supposed to absorb a lot of the toxins that cause a hangover.
Bikerman
OK so I check the active ingredients and I find:
Vegetable charcoal and calcium carbonate (plus a lot of other stuff which is basically filler and flavour)
OK vegetable charcoal is described later on the site as activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is treated (normally with O2) to make it more 'porous' and much more effective at absorbing certain toxins. The fact that the ingredients list says vegetable charcoal makes me suspicious.
Calcium carbonate has no evidence for being a hangover prevention drug. It is listed as 'activated calcium carbonate', which means it has a coating. Why limestone should be helpful I don't know. it is normally used as an inert filler in tablets (ie it does nothing)
The site also make a much more imporant claim. They say they have conducted a double-blind randomised control group trial. That is the gold standard. However, I can find no such trial and the site says it is 'not yet available on line'.

Conclusion - it might have some effect- activated carbon/charcoal can absorb some impurities - but I doubt it. If and when I can see the trial data then I might change my mind, but there is little to suggest it works, though there are a lot of testimonials on the web.
I wouldn't buy it. It won't do any harm (there is nothing in it that could) but it is pretty expensive. I suspect the main benefit is from the water you take with the tablets - water certainly helps. Plus there will be some placebo. No, not convinced.
hersandal
Drink a Soft drinks which is Orange flavor with mixed 1 or 2 pcs. beaten egg. that will surely cure the headache, and it also give you lots of vitamins.
Bikerman
Vitamins? Vit C yes, but why raw egg? Aside from the salmonella risk only 1/2 the protein in a raw egg can be digested. 91-92% of protein in a cooked egg can be digested.
I don't see what health benefit there is from eating raw eggs ...
soljarag
after a night of drinking, right before I go to bed I drink 2 big glasses of water, and keep a glass beside my bed.....incase I wake up. i rarely get hang overs when I do this....
deanhills
Bikerman wrote:
I wouldn't buy it. It won't do any harm (there is nothing in it that could) but it is pretty expensive. I suspect the main benefit is from the water you take with the tablets - water certainly helps. Plus there will be some placebo. No, not convinced.
I would have expected no less from you. Smile Water is definitely a benefit, and not only in hangovers, almost any other health situation one can think off. Straight speaking, if I should ever have a hangover, which I doubt, but let's just say I do have one, after having given myself a good kick, I would just completely fast for the day, take lots of liquids (warm water mostly), perhaps diluted fresh orange juice towards the end of the day, and if the headache is really bad, take an aspirin for it. That would work for me. Other people may have their own little remedies. Those capsules may be placebos, I've never tested them, but for the company to be in business, there has to be something in it that works. But I won't buy it either. I'm not one for taking capsules, unless I'm really sick and completely convinced by a medical practitioner or specialist that I need to take them. And then I read through all those fine print stuff that usually comes in the box. Very carefully.
Bikerman
Nononono. Non sequitur.
The company can be in business and the pills might work. There is no causal link between the two.
It only requires that they sell them, they don't have to work. The world is full of companies selling stuff that does not work.

Check this out.
http://bikerman.co.uk/media/beliefs-sherman.isx
hersandal
Bikerman wrote:
Vitamins? Vit C yes, but why raw egg? Aside from the salmonella risk only 1/2 the protein in a raw egg can be digested. 91-92% of protein in a cooked egg can be digested.
I don't see what health benefit there is from eating raw eggs ...


Well, there's no harm in trying. I've tried it many times and it solves my problem every morning.
Bikerman
Ahh..ok..I see. If I told you that it was highly likely to be the placebo effect then that would reduce the effectiveness because you might not be so convinced that it will work next time. So I'd better not say a word and just keep quiet...

ooops
deanhills
Bikerman wrote:
Vitamins? Vit C yes, but why raw egg? Aside from the salmonella risk only 1/2 the protein in a raw egg can be digested. 91-92% of protein in a cooked egg can be digested.
I don't see what health benefit there is from eating raw eggs ...
I'm curious. On what authority are you basing this statement? That when we eat eggs, we're only digesting half of the protein when they are raw? Question
Bikerman
On the best authority there is - scientists doing trials.
http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/128/10/1716
jigoku05
I never experienced getting a hangover. Puked yes, but hangover?
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