How To Cure A Hangover

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I’ll admit it. I’ve been there – the brutal, head-spinning, exhausted, dehydrated, pukey feeling that is the hangover. Ugh.

A few Fridays ago, some girlfriends and I got a little silly on wine at the Houston Symphony and hit the karaoke beer bar for some late-night fun. Uh-oh.

My singing was terrible, but the beer was good. Wait a second. What’s that bar saying again?

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“Wine before beer – all is clear.”

That can’t possibly be right. I didn’t feel clear at all the next day. I was miserable, queasy and dizzy for hours.

Had I followed a few steps, my Saturday might have been just as productive as my Friday was before drinking. There’s nothing I can do about my singing, though.

  1. Drink lots of water.
  2. Eat a snack before or while drinking.
  3. Rehydrate with water the morning after a night of drinking.
  4. Stay away coffee and other caffeinated beverages as they cause more dehydration.
  5. Flat ginger ale can soothe the stomach.
  6. Juice is a good idea because vitamin C provides energy.
  7. Sports drinks like Gatorade can help.
  8. Have some tablespoons of plain honey, or add some honey to your water or cup of tea. It’ll help soothe the dryness in your throat.
  9. Some slices of plain toast could be a good idea (avoid putting jam or butter on them).
  10. Eating fruit can be refreshing, while giving the needed vitamins.
  11. Have an over-the-counter painkiller such as aspirin or ibuprofen to help ease the headache. Do not have acetaminophen-based pills.
  12. Sleep in.
  13. Lie in a dark room with a cool compress on your head.

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