Sunday, 14 June 2015

" Groan"

I had a hangover this morning.
A case of too much champagne during the Queen Honour celebrations.
I think I am too old for hangovers. When I was a young nurse, hangovers and early starts went together like  Oscar Pistorious and lying. You just got on and pushed through the tiredness and the nausea, breathed through your mouth and survived by mainlining paracetamol and eating powdered egg from the breakfast trolley.
I also remember oxygen at 8 litres a minute via a facemask often helped with a thundering hangover and on my very early days I was known to very occasionally wash a sleeping patient with an oxygen mask IN SITU
But them were the old days.........

Whats your hangover cure?
I'll make a list...I don't intend to have another

75 comments:

  1. at age 60.5, I cannot drink like I used to in my 20s. one/two glasses of wine knocks me into a deep sleep now.

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    1. I know.........i could drunk with the best of them... Now a nun with some balls could out drink me

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    2. I bet I could.

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  2. Bwahahaha - "Oscar Pistorius and lying"... snort, gasp, gulp... bwahahaha

    Headache tablets and copious cups of tea. Dark room. And pillow over the head as I lay on my bed feeling sorry for myself

    Oh, the memories if my youth cone flooding back...

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    1. I couldnt even have a massive fry up this morning either........it would of bleeding well spoiled my slimming world

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    2. My late father once told me of the time he "over indulged". He, too, thought a fry up would help. It didn't - he said the fried egg winked at him...

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    3. My late father once told me of the time he "over indulged". He, too, thought a fry up would help. It didn't - he said the fried egg winked at him...

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  3. Sorry, can't help. I no longer celebrate that way.

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  4. I don't think that anything helps much John …… I have found that you just have to wait 'till about 8.00p.m the next evening and then you start feeling better. I definitely think that a fry-up does take the edge off !! XXXX

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    1. ...and a scotch egg!

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    2. Of course …. that goes without saying !!!! XXXX

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  5. I can't drink so no help.
    But oxygen is a big help for many thing. Migraines especially. And now I am sleeping at night and waking up with out my brain hurting every morning from lack of oxygen at night !

    wahahahaha Oscar Pistorius and lying.... Oh My Lord perfect !
    I love you, You are a hoot !

    cheers, parsnip

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  6. Stay in bed. Moan oh my aching head.

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  7. The celebration was worth it though!

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    1. Yes of course! We all have much fun!
      What larks pip!

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  8. Picking on the disabled for your similes is below the belt if you don't mind me saying. Everybody knows that late night South African burglars always go straight to the bathroom to wash their hands before their thieving commences. An extremely effective hangover cure is suicide.

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    1. Suicide feltoike an option this morning

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  9. I think I've learned to stop drinking enough to cause a hangover now, but if I know I've been pushing it I make sure to drink lots of water before bed which keeps the worst of the headaches at bay. Like most I guess I learned the hard way - can't drink Pernod to this day, and snakebite & black became the stuff of nightmares for a long time....

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    1. When i was a teen i always drank pernod and lemonade
      I always thought i was dead sophisticated

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    2. I just thought I was dead. Nothing sophisticated about that night...

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  10. Unfortunately, the only hangover cure which always works is more alcohol, and we all know where that leads.

    I once had a blinder, and the barman said, "I'll cure you," and mixed a pint of soda with a double vodka plus a splash of Angostura bitters.

    "Drink it down all in one go," he said, so I did.

    It was so instantly effective that I ordered three more against his advice.

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    1. Really?
      I know " hair of the dog" but have never tried it......thank the lord......

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    2. Used to be hair of the dog...

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    3. Isn't that what he said?

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    4. P.S. - This is the full pelt...

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  11. A big glass of water and 2 Anadin Extra before I go to bed - not a cure but an avoidance measure. x

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    1. Oh yes, John. And it took me years to work it out. And, of course, I have to be sentient enough to actually do it. x

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  12. I used to believe in the power of the fry-up as a hangover cure but am now a firm believer in the power of lots of chopped fresh fruit, natural yoghurt and a little bit of honey - not that I have a regular need for such a cure, of course......

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  13. If you take two Vitamin B capsules BEFORE you go to sleep and a large glass of water, you should have NO hangover.
    Failing that a big greasy cook up for breakfast.
    Of course some people swear by the hair of the dog, but I can't say I have ever had another drink in the morning. Although a nice Bucks Fizz with your full British breakfast sounds good.
    We could all do with a portable oxygen supply!

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    1. Advice from " the master"

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  14. Lots of water before bed, and then wing it through the next day.

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  15. Lots of water and a couple of painkillers before bed, and burnt toast.. and weak tea, no milk upon waking. Then a walk in the fresh air, via the pub for a bloody Mary..!!

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  16. I don't get them.

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    1. Yes, hair of the dog was always my cure.

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  18. Preventive medicine works - not by avoiding alcohol but by drinking plenty of water with a couple of aspirin before sleeping. It really does work, but more often one simply drinks more alcohol before sleeping...

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    1. Oh, Sheila beat me to it. Maybe I should read previous comments first.

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    2. and Mrs Tiggywinkle too

      (and I so wish that to be her real name, just for Mr Tiggywinkle's sake)

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    3. Sadly, Andrew, it's not my real name. But as for Mr Tiggywinkle...

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  19. A Muddy Puddle does the trick, Cola and orange juice, looks disgusting but works.

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  20. I found just sleep, lots of water to flush it out of my system, and some aspirin got me over the hump.

    I've only had a few in my life and now at 50, I just try to avoid it if I can, LOL.

    Hey, side note, pop by the blog today and you can 'meet' me. ;-)

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  21. Early shift, hangover from drinking too much Panther's Piss the night before, feeding patients porridge and scrambled egg. How I miss those days!

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    1. What the hell is panthers piss?

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    2. A very potent punch concocted in the doctor's mess.

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  22. I find that slowly remembering what I said/did the night before, makes a hangover the least of my worries hehe!

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    1. Ah the first to admit disgusting drunken behaviours

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    2. Ain't that the truth haha!

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    3. I turn from a shy quiet person into a gobby tart who loves everybody. Then I usually cry and spent the night shouting into the toilet. This is why the husband only ever buys me a small shandy. Also why do hangovers last so long when you get older? So unfair!

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  23. That's simple....don't drink!

    But when I did, I drank lots of water beforehand and when I went to bed along with 'tylenol'.

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  24. I would have thought that taking painkillers is going to stress the liver and make the hangover last longer, or have I misunderstood something?

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    1. Everytime i butb , i smell champagne...how posh is THAT!

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    2. Yes Kylie, you have misunderstood something. It works.

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  25. Will you be compiling all the notes and publishing them? Some might work, who knows. I found decreasing alcohol consumption by a factor of increasing age works well, but I'm still working on the exact ratios.

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  26. It only took me one time to feel the effects of alcohol and I never did it again.

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  27. My hangover cure, don't drink!! I used to drink like the best of them, but as all it does is make me sleepy, I just don't bother anymore.

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  28. Haven't had one in years & my secret is to make a big, big glass of Hershey's chocolate milk and drink it just before going to bed.

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  29. I imagine an oxygen mask would help, jeez. My hangover solution? I drink tons of water while drinking the alcohol and then tends to keep it from being bad. Then a bath, some advil and a good hearty breakfast. Depending on what I'm doing though, I may just have another drink. That helps haha

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  30. I know you won't believe this, but I have *NEVER* had a hangover. But then I've never been drunk either. Maybe I should I put it on my bucket list...

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  31. Prevention starts the night of the binge. Just before bed, take 1 Gravol, 2 Tylenol and 2 glasses of water. If you can remember.

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  32. My cure is abstention. Works every time. I discovered this cure after one too many hangovers in my youth.

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  33. Anything cold and fizzy.... Champagne for example.

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  34. 500mls of IV fluids surreptitiously infused behind the door of theatre's tea lounge.

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  35. Swimming - a full 50 lengths will cure anything...

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  36. Lots of cups of tea & a big cooked breakfast !
    When Roddy & I first met & had hangovers from hell we ordered eggs benedict at a cafe... BIG MISTAKE yuck !!! we just looked at the runny stuff & felt worse.

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  37. From one or two of the comments above I am empowered to admit that I have never had a hangover John. I have never particularly liked drink of any kind. If pushed I would have a Campari and Prosecco in Summer and possibly a Drambuie in Winter - but my preferreddrink is lime and soda with ice and lime. Sorry to be so borig.

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  38. Lots of water, before falling asleep, when up in the night and the next morning.

    I have been successful at avoidance for most of the past 20 years. Champagne is sneaky stuff, I can vaguely remember the champagne honors reception the evening before graduation with my BA, and strongly remember the hangover the morning of the ceremony.

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  39. My sister swears by aspirin and water, and it has worked when I've tried it.

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  40. My sister swears by aspirin and water, and it has worked when I've tried it.

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