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the old man hangover cure thread

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Mrs. Pink, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Pink

    Mrs. Pink TRIBE Member

    so, i use to be able to party with the best of them.

    now that i've had a lifestyle shift (married, little girl, baby on the way) it's pretty rare that i ever actually go out. When i do, i get the absolute WORST hangovers.

    I mean i get the worst headaches, i have zero energy. All from moderate consumption of beer. I think this Saturday i had 6 pints or so......

    So let's talk about some things you could do to help hangovers. I never really tried anything before, i use to just stay in bed and sleep it off......but now i don't have that luxury.....so, let's avoid the obvious advil water type stuff....i'm aware of the obvious....but i just wonder what others do? Any cures for the boozey flu anyone?
  2. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    bacon, eggs, then down an energy drink, and then a coffee. Good to go.
  3. diablo

    diablo TRIBE Member

    Fresh air.

    A wank (get those endorphins flowing!)
  4. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Try the new agey stuff! Get acupuncture! Go to a Chinese herbalist and get some emergency hangover cures!
  5. She

    She TRIBE Member

    Screw the “I’ve had a lifestyle shift” bullshit….the truth is YOU’RE OLD!!

    Face the facts Lunnen.
  6. LeoGirl

    LeoGirl TRIBE Member


  7. Mrs. Pink

    Mrs. Pink TRIBE Member

    I refuse to accept that is why i get bad hangovers. I'm not old, i'm just "aged".
  8. Mrs. Pink

    Mrs. Pink TRIBE Member

    this would probably cause me to barf.
  9. Fillmore

    Fillmore TRIBE Member

    I am proud to say that I am 31 and do not get hangovers anymore. I started taking a Milk Thistle pill before I go out drinking. You can grab them from any health foods store or even shoppers drugmart.

    I use to get the worst hangovers in my late twenties but nothing since I started taking Milk Thistles

    Good luck!
  10. LeoGirl

    LeoGirl TRIBE Member

    like cheese, and just as stinky :p
  11. coleridge

    coleridge TRIBE Member

    Restate tried-and-true obvious:

    Water before bed, aspirin before bed, NOT ADVIL. Aspirin again when you wake up. Aspirin actually helps your liver deal with alcohol. Ibuprofen (Advil) can react with the alcohol to actually make you feel worse.

    Now here's the secret weapon:

    Pedialyte. It's a children's drink available at any pharmacy meant to help children rehydrate from diarrhea and vomiting. But it works wonders on hangovers.
  12. LeoGirl

    LeoGirl TRIBE Member

    I've got coupons for Pedialyte... I'll send them express post.
  13. sk8

    sk8 TRIBE Member

    As someone who has had a similar "lifestyle shift", I understand your pain. I understood it pretty well yesterday actually....

    For me it's all about rehydration. My personal favourite is blue powerade, water alone just doesn't cut it. If I had remembered I would have drank one before bed too, but instead I had two when I woke up. Then a good solid breakfast involving bacon and some tea.
  14. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    While drinking:
    Drink water between alcoholic drinks...

    Before Bed:
    Large glass of water
    Eat something meaty or greasy
    2 Advil before going to bed

    2 Advil as you wake up
    Orange Juice
    Bacon, Eggs, Hashbrowns
    Vitamins or Vitamin water
    Get your heart rate up for 20 minutes to get your blood flowing
    Get some sun
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  16. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member


  17. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Like Fillmore says, Milk Thistle will help your liver recover. You can take caps, but there is a milk thistle syrup from France you can get in health food stores called Hubaton that is better


    It tastes OK and is really effective. I would take a slug the day before and for a couple of days after. Refrigerate after opening.

    There is also an Ayurvedic herbal combination called Liv-52 you can get at some health food stores and ebay that is excellent. It does not contain milk thistle, but rather a combination of other herbs that are as effective.

  18. ian

    ian TRIBE Member




    See that hole? That's where you're about to bleed out.
  19. ila

    ila TRIBE Member

    you pill poppers need to rethink shit. popping advil before/after drinking is dangertown for your stomach lining.

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    You need to drink water and consume food while drinking. Polish off a full glass of water before bed. Have some juice and toast with butter when you wake up and if your stomach is narly, take some ginger gravol. Doesn't knock you out, cures the pukishness.
  20. agentRC4

    agentRC4 TRIBE Member

    This is me too.

    If I drink I'm done for the next 2 days.

    What works for me is a large Gatorade and 2 Aleive! before bed.

    Wake up at 5am and drink another Gatorade and 2 more Aleive's

    Around 11am I have a large Redbull and I'm good to go.
  21. agentRC4

    agentRC4 TRIBE Member

    Only if you habitually use booze and advil and such. One off occasions you'll be fine.
  22. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    i know you wanted to leave out discussions on the obvious stuff. but the obvious stuff is obvious stuff for a reason.

    water is your friend.
  23. jared k

    jared k TRIBE Member

  24. mandapanda

    mandapanda TRIBE Member

    it's all about the water. nothing works as effectively for me. as long as i down 2-3 large glasses before passing out in a stupor, i'm usually fine.
  25. MissBlu

    MissBlu TRIBE Member

    dude, aleve is naproxen, and while its awesomesauce it will tear apart your stomach and 4 within a 24 hour time period is nuts.

    pedialyte, gatorade, anything with electrolytes works for me.

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