2009 Old School Hangover Remedies

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The Hangover is the #$%^^ given to the very distasteful after effects of drinking too much alcohol. While a blessed 25%-30% of drinkers are naturally resistant to experiencing hangovers, the rest of us Old School included might NEED to know how to prevent or cure a New Year‘s Eve induced hangover.  The surest way is not to drink any alcohol, as that is not an option for many of us I will continue.
Symptoms

If you have a hangover, you know them, and the symptom list is as they say is more than somewhat redundant unnecessary &superfluous. I will continue for the very Lucky few that have never experienced this malady.  Alcohol hangovers are characterized by some or all of the following symptoms; seasoned veterans have experienced all of these dredged symptoms at one time or another: dehydration, nausea, headache, fatigue, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, sensitivity to light and sound, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating, and poor depth perception. Many people experience a temporary & extreme aversion to the smell, taste, sight, or the thought of alcohol.

Who has not said repeat after me “I WILL NEVER DRINK AGAIN” after a Bit TOO MUCH of the Captain
Who has not said repeat after me “I WILL NEVER DRINK AGAIN” Hangovers vary, so the range and intensity of symptoms may be different between individuals and from one occasion to another. Most hangovers begin several hours after drinking. A hangover may last as long as a couple of days. I have lost the 1st few days of more than one trip celebrating at the airport & on the plane for my trip I have looked forward to for Months.
Causes

Drinking an alcoholic beverage that contains impurities or preservatives can give you a hangover, even if you only have one drink. Some of these impurities may be other alcohols besides ethanol. Other hangover-causing chemicals are congeners, which are by-products of the fermentation process. Sometimes impurities are intentionally added, such as zinc or other metals which may be added to sweeten or enhance the flavor of certain liqueurs. Otherwise, it matters what you drink and how much you drink. Drinking to excess is more likely to cause a hangover than drinking moderately. You get a hangover because the ethanol in the drink caused increase urine production, leading to dehydration. Dehydration causes headaches, fatigue, and dry mouth. Alcohol also reacts with the stomach lining, which can lead to nausea. Ethanol is metabolized into acetaldehyde, which is actually a lot more toxic, mutagenic, and carcinogenic than the alcohol itself. It takes time to break down the acetaldehyde into acetic acid, during which you'll experience all the symptoms of acetaldehyde exposure.

The only sure way to prevent a hangover is to avoid drinking, not always an option this time of the year.

Prevention

The only sure way to prevent a hangover is to avoid drinking, not always an option this time of the year. While you may not be able to totally prevent a hangover, drinking a lot of water or other rehydrating drink will go a long way toward preventing or lessening most hangover symptoms.
Remedies

If drinking water didn't help you out enough or it's too late and you're already suffering, here are some potentially beneficial remedies from the Old School HANGEROVER Cure Closet.

·         Drink Water: You'll feel miserable until you are rehydrated.

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Water is an excellent choice less bourbon or any other alcohol. So is orange juice, unless your stomach is too upset to handle it.

·         Eat Something Simple: Eggs contain cytosine, which may help combat hang over symptoms. Milk is more food than water, but it serves to rehydrate you while supplying calcium, which may ease your misery, dry toast was one my father used on more than one occasion.

·         Sodium Bicarbonate: Try a spoonful of baking soda in water to help quell the queasiness.

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·         Exercise: Not including walking back & forth to the Bar.  It raises your metabolic rate, which helps you clear toxins. Exercise helps you deliver oxygen to your cells, which can increase the speed at which you detoxify harmful compounds.

·         Oxygen: Supplemental oxygen is another way to speed up detoxification, without having to exercise.

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·         Vitamin B1 or Thiamine: Helps prevent the buildup of glutamate& cobwebs in the brain, which may be associated with part of the headache associated with a hangover. Other B vitamins are depleted when you drink, so taking a B vitamin complex may be beneficial.

This was written with a bit of humor & more than a bit of tongue & cheek.  Please be SAFE as you bring in this New-Year, never ever drive Impaired, have a designated driver, call a cab or sleep where you FALL!  I look forward to sharing 2009 with all of you!

hummingbird50 says:
Yes orange juice...and bit of walking down and up the hill where I live in snow also helps, bring out rosy cheeks...and lots o fresh air....:) Can't seem to drive my car...so walking always helps...I may only weigh a whopping 90 pounds after winter is over...Brrrr.....:)
Posted on: Dec 28, 2008
sweetsummerdaiz says:
Dang..... you're makin' me thirsty here! Cool pictures... drinking so fun! LOL
Posted on: Dec 28, 2008
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Old School Drinkability
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Who has not said repeat after me …
Who has not said repeat after me …
The only sure way to prevent a han…
The only sure way to prevent a ha…
Jose can be Your Friend or NOT
Jose can be Your Friend or NOT
Special K
Special K
One at a Time DO NOT MIX
One at a Time DO NOT MIX
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