I was out drinking last night..

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    Sep 09, 2012 8:17 AM GMT
    And now I got an insane hangover, worst thing is, I think I might have got a fever, my body is warm but I'm freezing horribly. And my head hurts horribly!

    Don't mix out different kind of drinks if you're not that much of a drinker!
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:21 AM GMT
    Gatorade and Advil PM or Excederin

    If Asprin .. double up or triple up if you have too icon_twisted.gif

    ^ This is not accurate medical advice, so you might want to wait it out or go see a doctor if need be.

    Your very cute btw ..
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:27 AM GMT
    Thing is, i mixed out a martini with an cocktail.. And I think I got some allergic reacting to it, my body did react on the cocktail I made and a lot of people said that I looked pale and like I was about to puke throughout the night even though I was just tired..
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    Sep 09, 2012 9:28 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidIf you can remember to take two glasses of water, two B-complex and two advil before you go to bed, you can avoid much of that. icon_biggrin.gif --hard to do when you're drunk, but if you can set yourself up to do that next time, you'll be glad you did.

    Alcohol dehydrates you, which causes your brain to actually shrink a bit, pulling away from its membrane, which causes the headache. And it depletes your B vitamins. It can be rough on your electrolytes, too, which is where the gatorade comes in (though I prefer coconut water for replenishing electrolytes.)

    You can take some of those things now, but once "the damage is done", it's not nearly as effective...you'll feel better tomorrow, no doubt.

    Live and learn. icon_biggrin.gif Hope you had a blast. icon_biggrin.gif

    ps: do NOT take tylenol (acetaminophen)! In the presence of alcohol, it can damage your liver: http://www.livestrong.com/article/74496-dangers-tylenol-mixed-alcohol/


    Thanks.. I'm feeling somewhat better now but I still have an odd feeling going around in my body.. Oh well, It's probably gone by tomorrow.
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    Sep 09, 2012 10:23 AM GMT
    Sebastian2 saidThanks.. I'm feeling somewhat better now but I still have an odd feeling going around in my body.. Oh well, It's probably gone by tomorrow.

    I began drinking legally at 18, US laws having since raised the age to 21. As a teenager I could really feel the effects of even small amounts of alcohol, not so much now that I'm elderly. Not sure if that's a normal part of the aging process, or if I've succeeded in blunting the effect from decades of indulging. LOL!

    In any case, as late as my early 40s I'd confine my drinking to weekends, because on weekdays I had to participate in organized athletics in the Army, even as a Field Grade Officer. If I had even one gin martini the night before I'd lose a minute off my running time, and be sluggish in all my exercises for up to 48 hours afterwards. As a young man interested in fitness you might want to temper your drinking for this reason.

    But on the rare occasions when I got drunk (rare because when I drink it's for pleasure, not for pain), I learned some ways to deal with the unpleasant consequences.

    One is to drink lots of water, already mentioned here. Not only does alcohol dehydrate you, but I believe drinking water helps to flush out irritating toxins more quickly through the kidneys. Once it was also thought that sweating would accelerate the purging of alcohol, hence the former popularity of men's "morning after" steam rooms, but that theory has been largely discredited today.

    Another step is to take ibuprofen, which I sometimes have before I start drinking, and then again afterwards. It's not only a pain reliever, but also an anti-inflammatory, that reduces some of the brain swelling that alcohol can cause. Although dehydration can shrink the brain, an initial effect of alcohol can be brain swelling and headache. But ibuprofen can be rough on some stomachs, inducing bleeding and nausea, and should be taken with food.

    Last I would take a decongestant like Sudafed. Not in a cold remedy form, which can include Tylenol that you don't want, but pure decongestant. The best form is now usually only available on request from a druggist in the US, because of its misuse in making illegal drugs, though still available as non-prescription. You may even have to show your ID and sign a form to receive it.

    Many decongestants are vasodilators (opening blood vessels), which counters alcohol's restriction of blood vessels in the brain, another source of headache.

    But even if these methods help you, expect no miracles. The only cure is when the alcohol has left your system, and your body has time to recover. And a bad hangover will make you feel like you're gonna die, with all the symptoms you've described.

    Needless to say the answer is to drink only to the point when you still feel pleasure, and to stop when you start feeling pain, and lingering effects the day after. With experience you'll know what drink count that represents for you, and what alcohols bother you more than others.
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    Sep 09, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    Sebastian2 saidAnd now I got an insane hangover, worst thing is, I think I might have got a fever, my body is warm but I'm freezing horribly. And my head hurts horribly!

    Don't mix out different kind of drinks if you're not that much of a drinker!

    Lol, get well soon.

    As for me, mixing drinks is the only way to get me drunk.
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    Sep 09, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
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    Sebastian2 saidThanks.. I'm feeling somewhat better now but I still have an odd feeling going around in my body.. Oh well, It's probably gone by tomorrow.

    I began drinking legally at 18, US laws having since raised the age to 21. As a teenager I could really feel the effects of even small amounts of alcohol, not so much now that I'm elderly. Not sure if that's a normal part of the aging process, or if I've succeeded in blunting the effect from decades of indulging. LOL!


    We don't have any age restriction on alcohol here in Denmark, you can drink as a 13 year old without problems here. So the first time I got drunk was when I was about.. 15. Funny thing is, I didn't drink that much today but I mixed a martini with a cocktail over at my friends and my god it tasted awful. We were playing a game of cards and you know.. I kinda lost so I had to drink that awful drink I made.. Oh well. I'm feeling much better now.
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    Sep 09, 2012 1:54 PM GMT
    I went out drinking last night, too, and I topped off my evening with a shot of Żubrówka out of a shot ski in a Polish concertina beer hall with dueling stages.

    It was great! I woke up feeling very chipper! icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 09, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    I wish I started @ 18 icon_sad.gif
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    Sep 09, 2012 3:34 PM GMT
    have a banana or two. sorts out hangovers quickly
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    Sep 09, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Stay away from alcohol and you will never feel that way again .icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 09, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    They call it alcohol poisoning for a reason, now sit back and suffer as your body tries to recoup from the poison. As mentioned, water is your friend but it's more of your friend while you're drinking. Next time, 2 drinks, 1 bottle of water, 2 more drinks, another bottle of water. The next morning, you're good to go.
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidIf you can remember to take two glasses of water, two B-complex and two advil before you go to bed, you can avoid much of that. icon_biggrin.gif --hard to do when you're drunk, but if you can set yourself up to do that next time, you'll be glad you did.

    Alcohol dehydrates you, which causes your brain to actually shrink a bit, pulling away from its membrane, which causes the headache. And it depletes your B vitamins. It can be rough on your electrolytes, too, which is where the gatorade comes in (though I prefer coconut water for replenishing electrolytes.)

    You can take some of those things now, but once "the damage is done", it's not nearly as effective...you'll feel better tomorrow, no doubt.


    They're actually finding out that the headaches are also caused by the acetylaldehyde, acetate, and acetone made by alcohol dehydrogenases in the liver. Apparently an analgesic in combination with caffeine is best way to effectively block the receptor sites for alcohol metabolites and reduce a hangover headache.
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    Sep 09, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    Fever and Chills? ... You are suffering from alcohol poisoning .... stay hydrated ... you're just going to have to ride it out ... something greasy like a hamburger or sausage pizza should help too
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    Sep 09, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    Sebastian2 saidAnd now I got an insane hangover, worst thing is, I think I might have got a fever, my body is warm but I'm freezing horribly. And my head hurts horribly!

    Don't mix out different kind of drinks if you're not that much of a drinker!
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    Do a few shots of pickle juice and take a 30 minute nap. The vinegar does wonders for a hangover.
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    Sep 09, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidIf you can remember to take two glasses of water, two B-complex and two advil before you go to bed, you can avoid much of that. icon_biggrin.gif --hard to do when you're drunk, but if you can set yourself up to do that next time, you'll be glad you did.

    Alcohol dehydrates you, which causes your brain to actually shrink a bit, pulling away from its membrane, which causes the headache. And it depletes your B vitamins. It can be rough on your electrolytes, too, which is where the gatorade comes in (though I prefer coconut water for replenishing electrolytes.)

    You can take some of those things now, but once "the damage is done", it's not nearly as effective...you'll feel better tomorrow, no doubt.

    Live and learn. icon_biggrin.gif Hope you had a blast. icon_biggrin.gif

    ps: do NOT take tylenol (acetaminophen)! In the presence of alcohol, it can damage your liver: http://www.livestrong.com/article/74496-dangers-tylenol-mixed-alcohol/


    No way im soooo trying this next time! I usually just drink hella water and im alright in the morning but still kind of ehhh lol next weekend forsure!