The champagne was poppin’, shots were poured, and you went to bed satisfied after a greasy meal. You woke up to your alarm and you thought you felt good. Then, after an hour, the dizziness and nausea set in. The idea of having a drink made you bolt to the bathroom. The sun was too bright and you wondered why everyone kept yelling. In short, you, my friend, were hungover.
Many mornings I have felt the effects of a long night of fun, and swore I’d never drink again. I have tried many ways to cure or even prevent a hangover, but it gets harder with age. After partying Tuesday night at Moon Nightclub, I was going to search high and low to find a remedy.
The best way to cure a hangover is not to have one at all. Stay away from fast food. It may taste great, but it will prolong your hangover. Different food options would be almonds or peanut butter, but you should try to eat them before you drink.
Avoid Tylenol because it thins your blood and the acetaminophen in it is harsh on your already tainted liver. Instead get bifidus powder, a friendly “bacteria” that detoxifies the major source of hangovers, and mix it with water. Prickly pear cactus extract has been proven to work — or grab a Gatorade to restore electrolytes. Of course, if you’re plastered the likeliness of you remembering prevention is slim to none.
Cure your hangover in 45-60 minutes with IV Rescue, http://www.ivrescue.com, premiering in March. Referred clients will be able to schedule an appointment to have a RN visit you at either your residence or hotel room equipped with an IV bag. An IV line is inserted and the intravenous drip will correct the dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. The symptoms will disappear, and you can go about your day.
The thought of stepping on a treadmill (or even moving at all) may not seem appealing, but believe it or not, it will work. If you can’t manage to get out of bed, but are sharing it with another, morning sex works. It can be a lot more fun, too. Basically you need to sweat the alcohol out. Just remember to drink a lot of water or you will be severely dehydrated.
Sometimes the thought of eating can be worse than the thought of drinking, but foods with high levels of potassium and sodium will cure it quickly. Fruits like bananas and apples are best. Chicken soup, pho, and other broth-based soups are good because they are high in sodium; just make sure to follow it up with water. If you’re feeling risky, sauerkraut and pickle juice are recommended. I don’t know, I guess they drink it in Poland.
If the above steps don’t work, you can try taking some Advil or Alka Seltzer Morning Relief. Vitamins B-6, B-12, and C will help. If all else fails, you can have someone bury you in moist river sand up to your neck, like they do in Ireland.
No matter how you choose to cure the alcohol’s curse, be sure to drink water and lots of it. Even if you swear to never drink again, the night will beckon you back out in this city and the process starts all over. Well, at least for me it does.