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Hangover Treatment!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Irishkicker23, Aug 9, 2015.

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  1. Irishkicker23

    Irishkicker23 Low-Roller

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    I'm sure this topic has been discussed before and I know this is a problem most people have when visiting Vegas. My last Vegas trip suffered some significant downtime due to a pretty nasty hangover the first morning of my trip. With that being said, what are some of your tried and tested hangover cures? Drinking plenty of water and Advil just isn't cutting it for me anymore.
     
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    Okay, I'll take a stab at this......

    1. Water....drink a glass/bottle of water for every two drinks that you consume. This not only keeps you hydrated, but will slow your alcohol consumption down a bit...pace yourself.

    2. Stomach acid reducer----Zantac (ranitidine) 300 mg or Pepcid(famotidine) 40 mg at the start of your alcohol consumption

    3. Ibuprofen 600 mg before bedtime

    4. Antacid- Take four extra strength Tums...chew them up well before swallowing....take before bedtime.

    5. High potency vitamin B complex...take before bedtime.

    6. Pedialyte---drink a large glass of this before retiring.

    This is my 6 step program which has worked for me many times in Vegas. This regimen has let me avoid going into a 12 step program.
     
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    Figures that a guy with Irish in his name would ask that question.:drunk: I agree with the water idea. Someone also said eat a banana every day.
     
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    Agree with above -- plus food - alcohol consumption can cause hypoglycemia - so mcdonalds, white castle etc. - of course it wont help your girlish figure but it can help counteract the alcohol.
     
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    I do pretty much what whitejacket does. And, I'll add some Gateraid for the morning/afternoon after before I go out.

    But, if you wake up with one, there's a service that'll come to your hotel to fix you up. http://www.hangoverheaven.com/
    They'll hook you up to an IV and re-hydrate you. From the looks of it they'll either just go to your hotel, or up to your room.
     
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    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. lol
     
  7. Irishkicker23

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    I know, I totally live the Irish stereotype. Lol
     
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    What I find the best is:

    Just before you go to bed, get a huge glass of wine, or whatever you are into the night of, and leave it on the dresser in your room (or bar fridge if it needs to be kept cold).
    When u wake up in the morning, DRIVE it aboard of ya like there is no tomorrow, run your ass downstairs to the casino throw a few hundies in a machine and proceed to have about 3-4 more drinks before the wife gets up....BOOM...hangover gonzo! Rinse and repeat until you leave Vegas.....suck up the DT's on the plane ride home, and then check in to detox when u land!
     
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    LOL on this! :thumbsup:
     
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    A large glass of pedialyte before going to bed will do the trick guaranteed .
     
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    Isn't diarrhea a side effect of that stuff?
     
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    A hangover is dehydration, and for all the "sure-fire" remedies of folklore and supplement marketing, the body of non-anecdotal evidence shows that for all the B-complex additions and what not ... it is the liquid itself fueling the recovery. Hitting the can a couple times, eating a big cheddar-bacon omelet, simply getting up and moving around, all help in some way. But the real remedy is recovery time purging the system of the toxins as abetted through rehydration.
     
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    The best hangover cures are preventative.

    By all means, get roaring drunk, but do it steadily over a long time period, getting plenty of water in between and making sure you eat regularly as well. Getting enough sleep helps too.

    Do all that, and the hangover should be mild enough that typical "cures" are effective.
     
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    P.S. Not than any of us have first-hand experience with such matters.
     
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    ^^ This ^^

    All hypothetical ;)
     
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    Is it a first hand experience if you are so black out drunk that all you know about what happened is based on stories other people told you (or, in this day and age, pictures/video on social media)?
     
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    Thanks everyone for all the info. Def. going to try some of these.
     
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    When you get drunk and urinate, you're pissing away potassium, magnesium and water.

    Keep eating bananas throughout the day, drink a couple of pedialytes (they come in small packets which are very convenient). I also load up on B complex because that's what they use to manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

    If all else fails, take a taxi to hangover heaven and fork over $200 to feel 100% in about an hour.
     
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    How has no one mentioned the benefits of coconut water?
     
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