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.