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How to prevent hangovers

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by jimo, Aug 19, 2017.

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  1. Gino

    Gino "The King of Inappropriate."

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    Prevention - drink less, or not at all. Most of the "I'm still going to drink, but I don't wan't a hangover" advice is subjective, everyone's chemistry is different, and what works for you may not work for me and vice versa...or versa vice-a. Also, half the advice you get is going to be forgotten or ignored once the booze gets flowing. Now cures (also highly subjective imo) on the other hand, I've tried them all. I'll rank them for you, because I'm a nice fucking guy, and I got class.

    1) Pedialyte - Or as I like to call it "Miracle Water." I am found of the "Cherry Punch." It has more potassium,more sodium, less carbs, and less calories than Gatorade. It doesn't leave me feeling as bloated as Gatorade either. I like it cold, and I'll slam about half the the bottle (15 oz) then sip the rest. I start feeling better shortly thereafter.

    2) Exercise/dry sauna/spa - I know it sounds nuts, but if you can get out the door to the fitness center, do it. Its a tall order to get on an elliptical, or a treadmill, but that and a good 10-15 minutes in a sauna will work wonders. I usually do the pedialyte then hit the fitness room.

    3) Hair of the dog - This happens most of the time when I've had a really late night; meaning coming in at 8 or 9 a.m. I come from a long line of insomniacs, that require little to no sleep, so even if I haven't slept in 24 hours - a 3 or 4 hour "party nap" as I like to call it is sufficient. That doesn't negate the fact that I may be hungover and experiencing all the dreaded symptoms; headache, dizziness, dehydration...In these situations when I see Vegas time is slipping away, it's time for a shot and usually a index finger size line of cocaine. Viola! Life is good and to the tables we go.

    Hope this helps.
     
  2. Burnsie

    Burnsie High-Roller

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    Drink Heineken Light. It's 3.3% alcohol, which is very low. I call it a beer spritzer, but the flavor grows on you. And it's a "cleaner" brew than American lights. I feel much better with this, the day after.

    Bud Light and Coors Light are 4.2% alcohol in comparison. Something good like Blue Moon is 5.4% alcohol.

    I love good beer myself, but these days I just get too wiped out too fast, too early, by drinking the higher octane stuff. If I'm dining out, I'll have a couple of Blue Moons or Stellas. But if I'm partying or sitting down to an extended run of VP, I'll stick to the Heinie Lights.
     
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  3. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty Doing retirement again and happily so....

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    Jock-o said a hangover Is the unpleasant but inevitable result of sobriety.

    Pat Novak was played by Jack Webb pre-Dragnet and Jock-o was his drunken right hand man.

    You have to read that 2 or 3 times but it is true.

    Mr. Rogers once spent an entire episode on the word "moderation." Can you say it with me?
     
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  4. Tex

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    Never stop drinking duhhhhhh :drunk:
     
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  5. Lhammer28

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    YES!!! I can drink a glass of wine or 4 and feel just fine the next day but if I'm around a smoker, i will have one or 2 & feel like absolute hell the next day!

    But for me, Water & Ibuprofen before bed and pedialyte or Gatorade in the morning. If that hasn't helped, Pickle Juice!!!!!
     
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    Drinking mass quantities of bottom shelf booze like Nikolai, Crown Russe, and Popov vodka will hurt your noggin the next morning. So along with hydration before bed and replacing electrolytes, go with a better quality liquor.
     
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  7. dtmk66

    dtmk66 Welcome to Las Vegas

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    Just stay drunk until the end of your trip that way you only have one hangover to deal with. That's my motto :beer:
     
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    Been there, tried that. Stayed up for 2 days straight. Drunk, High on weed and X.. It caught up eventually mid 2nd day as I was making my way to devils cantina for a friends bday.. Lets just say I had to leave cuz I couldn't keep anything down.
     
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    Lots of water while drinking

    Pedialyte before bed with 2 ibuprofen

    Pedialyte when you wake up with 2 ibuprofen


    Or just don't have 20 drinks ;)
     
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    Not practical on a 45 day trip.
     
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    I got some packets of Drip Drop to try this trip...supposed to be the equivalent of taking an IV bag of fluids. I will report back after our first night in 2 weeks.
     
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    I read a good review of Drip Drop the other day...
    Hmmm...I'll be interested to hear how it worked for you.
     
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    Don't drink sweet stuff!
    OMG I had the worst hangover of my life from mudslides.
    Gee..they taste just like milkshakes...but you will pay dearly the next day.:yuck::yuck::yuck:

    Ever since that incident I drink whiskey and soda....
     
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    I have literally been drunk thousands of time in my life so i am about as close as gets to a professional drinker.

    you can try every hangover remedy in the world but the one thing that works is its just mind over matter.

    regret will be a major part of your hangover and there really is no reason for it, the rason you feel regret is you have put up a wall into your true self and when drinking you let that wall down so they could see who you really are. This is actually a good thing. just lean into it.

    For the physical stuff, just eat a decent breakfast and have some more drinks and carry on. The worst thing you can do is to sleep in, it only makes it worse.
     
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    Loving that it's possible you might be drunk right now, C0usineddie?
    Awesome. :)
     
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    Fernet Branca, finish the night, and start the next day with a shot. Its considered a "restorative"; to some it tastes like cough syrup; but the herbal drink is something short of majical; If I rmemeber to finish, my hangoveris less; if I do wind up hung over, it works wonders to allow you t get started again.

    that being said, everyone prior is 100% correct...water water water!! for Lv you may want to do 2 waters for every cocktail; and if you drink things with a higher ABV (like IPA's) the cumulative effect (read: you need to drink less than 1/hour see this: http://draftmag.com/science-session-abv-processing/) of the alcohol is worse.
     
  17. luridludicloco

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    Get a big jackpot, that way living through a bad hangover will be pleasanter. :woohoo:
     
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    I disagree with the abstinence and/or moderation nonsense.

    You asked a question and you gonna get the answer/suggestion(s) you seek.

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    1) Experimented with this for years. You can find it at Walgreens - CVS - Walmart (I recommend Walmart because the 90-count bottle is about $6 cheaper than the regular drug stores). Take two before you start drinking and take two every 2-3 hours you're on your binge. Take two before bed.

    I had been taking this for, oh, a solid 13-14 years. During my annual physical exams, the doctors never found any legions or cysts caused by it's consumption, so it's safe.

    It's not meant for hangover prevention, but we were experimenting way back when and it works.

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    2) Started taking this over the last couple months. A friend in Colorado told me about it and I tried it out on a trip out there back in early June.

    I haven't looked for it in stores. Just buy it on Amazon / Amazon Prime. It's about $12 for a fifteen pack.

    I like it because you can really just focus on being an alcoholic and not worry about when you took two Liverite pills or have to pack the large bottle in your suitcase.

    Take one packet and put half of it in a 16 ounce glass of ice water before bed. Take the other half in the same glass when you wake up.


    This stuff has been hitting at a 1.000 clip to date.
     
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    Im sure you could google what supplements to flood your body with to help with this, theres a reason why those i.v hangover companies are making a killing... What I found best for me is simply dont go to bed feeling like crap.....I'll end my night going for a good hour+ walk, then getting some breakfast. i useally pass out pretty good after that....Also when I know the night is coming to an end ill stop with the mixed drinks and just keep drinking soda..
     
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    ...eye drops, eye drops, eye drops...keeps the balls moist :D and the headaches at bay...
     
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