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Thread: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

  1. #1
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...


    http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html

    Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    <shudder>

    I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:

    Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    hangover 'cure' of your own?

    (NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic beverages,
    because they obviously don't need a 'cure').
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  2. #2
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    In article <82L3l.469$[email protected]>,
    ChattyCathy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html
    >
    > Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    > suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    > that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    > <shudder>
    >
    > I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    > year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:
    >
    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?
    >
    > (NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic beverages,
    > because they obviously don't need a 'cure').


    Vitamin B-12. Take some prior to drinking, and use the sub-lingual stuff
    afterwards.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

  3. #3
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    Omelet wrote on Mon, 22 Dec 2008 07:24:43 -0600:

    >> http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html
    >>
    >> Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some
    >> interesting suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been
    >> tried over the years in that article... From 'eels suffocated
    >> in wine' to 'Vegemite and water' <shudder>
    >>
    >> I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's
    >> the time of year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be
    >> merry", I just have to ask:
    >>
    >> Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a
    >> sure-fire hangover 'cure' of your own?
    >>
    >> (NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic
    >> beverages, because they obviously don't need a 'cure').


    > Vitamin B-12. Take some prior to drinking, and use the
    > sub-lingual stuff afterwards.


    The Thais swear by Drunken Noodles (not a drop of alcohol in the
    recipe.) :-) It's good any time, IMHO.
    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  4. #4
    Terry Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 13:42:14 +0200, ChattyCathy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html
    >
    >Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    >suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    >that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    ><shudder>
    >
    >I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    >year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:
    >
    >Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    >hangover 'cure' of your own?
    >
    >(NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic beverages,
    >because they obviously don't need a 'cure').


    Hello Cathy,

    In my college days I never got a hangover, no matter how I indulged.
    Always wondered why my mates couldn't hop out of bed at 7am after a
    night out, the way I could. :-)

    Haven't got a cure, but if the possibility of over-imbibing exists, I
    take three ibuprofen that evening, before heading out. Seems to have
    worked for me, though there's little enough imbibing these days (let
    alone over-imbibing).

    [EXTREME CAUTION (you all probably know this already but it doesn't
    hurt to repeat it): Do NOT take acetaminophen (Tylenol) with
    alcoholic beverages, period! From Hill/McCreary/Kolb "Chemistry for
    Changing times" 12th edition: "Although the normal dose of
    acetaminophen is safe, in large doses it is quite toxic, causing liver
    damage. This effect is synergistic with alcohol; as little as 4 g
    (eight extra-strength tablets) in 24 hours, coupled with recent
    alcohol use can cause severe liver toxicity."]

    Best -- Terry

  5. #5
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    ChattyCathy wrote:
    >
    > Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    > suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    > that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    > <shudder>
    >
    > I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    > year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", �I just have to ask:
    >
    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?


    Been a long time since I've had a hang over. Best cure I know when
    waking up in the morning hung over is sex... then roll over and go
    back to sleep... actually thats the best way to greet the new day even
    without a hang over.


  6. #6
    ViLco Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    ChattyCathy wrote:

    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?


    A glass of coke and a coffee
    --
    Vilco
    Mai guardare Trailer park Boys senza
    qualcosa da bere a portata di mano




  7. #7
    Ms P Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...


    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:82L3l.469$[email protected]..
    >
    > http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html


    >
    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?
    > Cheers
    > Chatty Cathy


    A half pint of peach schnapps works great.

    Ms P


  8. #8
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    ChattyCathy wrote:
    >
    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?


    Yes, but the cure has to be taken before (or slightly after)
    you start drinking. It's a large bowl of any soup.
    Mexicans swear by menudo, but it could be any brothy soup.

    After the fact, it's too late.

  9. #9
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    ChattyCathy wrote:


    > I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    > year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:
    >
    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?


    Not since college.

    The cure? If I remember correctly, curl up in the fetal position under
    a warm blanket until it goes away.

    Long term? Stay away from Scotch.

    It's one of those conditions where you are sure you will die and you
    don't mind that much.

    gloria p

  10. #10
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    In article <82L3l.469$[email protected]>,
    ChattyCathy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?


    Sleep, sleep and more sleep, or 'hair of the dog'. Neither method works
    particularly well if you have to work the next day.

    leo

  11. #11
    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    ChattyCathy wrote:

    > http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html
    >
    > Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    > suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    > that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    > <shudder>
    >
    > I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    > year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:
    >
    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?
    >
    > (NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic beverages,
    > because they obviously don't need a 'cure').



    2 ibuprofen tabs, one large glass of OJ (potassium), one large glass of
    water, another glass of water next to the bed to sip from if you wake up
    during the night.

    Or, if you and your party buddies happen to be RNs, 2 ibuprofen,
    followed by a liter of ringer's lactate, administered IV.


  12. #12
    ravenlynne Guest

    Default Re: OT: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    ChattyCathy wrote:
    > http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html
    >
    > Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    > suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    > that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    > <shudder>
    >
    > I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    > year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:
    >
    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?
    >
    > (NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic beverages,
    > because they obviously don't need a 'cure').


    lots of sleep.

  13. #13
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...


    "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:82L3l.469$[email protected]..
    >
    > http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html
    >
    > Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    > suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    > that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    > <shudder>
    >
    > I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    > year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:
    >
    > Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > hangover 'cure' of your own?
    >
    > (NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic beverages,
    > because they obviously don't need a 'cure').
    > --
    > Cheers
    > Chatty Cathy


    Unfortunately, Very unfortunately there is no cure for a hangover. The
    effects of too much alcohol are well known. The primary problem is one of
    hydration as alcohol is in fact dehydrating. Certainly an analgesic (ASA or
    Acetaminophen) will relieve symptoms but not the underlying cause.
    Breathing pure oxygen also helps not will not cure. Finally there is the
    "hair of the dog" if one is going to go that route I would suggest "Red
    Beer" cool 7 soothing.

    Red beer = Beer & tomato juice.

    Dimitri


  14. #14
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:15:07 -0800, Dimitri wrote:

    > "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:82L3l.469$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html
    >>
    >> Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    >> suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    >> that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    >> <shudder>
    >>
    >> I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    >> year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:
    >>
    >> Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    >> hangover 'cure' of your own?
    >>
    >> (NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic beverages,
    >> because they obviously don't need a 'cure').
    >> --
    >> Cheers
    >> Chatty Cathy

    >
    > Unfortunately, Very unfortunately there is no cure for a hangover. The
    > effects of too much alcohol are well known. The primary problem is one of
    > hydration as alcohol is in fact dehydrating. Certainly an analgesic (ASA or
    > Acetaminophen) will relieve symptoms but not the underlying cause.
    > Breathing pure oxygen also helps not will not cure. Finally there is the
    > "hair of the dog" if one is going to go that route I would suggest "Red
    > Beer" cool 7 soothing.
    >
    > Red beer = Beer & tomato juice.
    >
    > Dimitri


    why **** around with that? have a bloody mary.

    your pal,
    blake

  15. #15
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    In article <16hr1f09y4veg.1tkx6ojw2xoj4$.[email protected]>,
    blake murphy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:15:07 -0800, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    > > "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:82L3l.469$[email protected]..
    > >>
    > >> http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html
    > >>
    > >> Dunno if anybody else has seen this, but I saw some interesting
    > >> suggestions for hangover 'cures' that have been tried over the years in
    > >> that article... From 'eels suffocated in wine' to 'Vegemite and water'
    > >> <shudder>
    > >>
    > >> I know it's not food-related exactly, but considering it's the time of
    > >> year when folks tend to "eat, drink and be merry", I just have to ask:
    > >>
    > >> Have you ever had a hangover, and if so, do you have a sure-fire
    > >> hangover 'cure' of your own?
    > >>
    > >> (NB: Not applicable to those who never drink any alcoholic beverages,
    > >> because they obviously don't need a 'cure').
    > >> --
    > >> Cheers
    > >> Chatty Cathy

    > >
    > > Unfortunately, Very unfortunately there is no cure for a hangover. The
    > > effects of too much alcohol are well known. The primary problem is one of
    > > hydration as alcohol is in fact dehydrating. Certainly an analgesic (ASA
    > > or
    > > Acetaminophen) will relieve symptoms but not the underlying cause.
    > > Breathing pure oxygen also helps not will not cure. Finally there is the
    > > "hair of the dog" if one is going to go that route I would suggest "Red
    > > Beer" cool 7 soothing.
    > >
    > > Red beer = Beer & tomato juice.
    > >
    > > Dimitri

    >
    > why **** around with that? have a bloody mary.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    Indeed... ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

  16. #16
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...


    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:16hr1f09y4veg.1tkx6ojw2xoj4$.[email protected]. .
    > On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:15:07 -0800, Dimitri wrote:
    >
    >> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:82L3l.469$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>> http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html



    >> Unfortunately, Very unfortunately there is no cure for a hangover. The
    >> effects of too much alcohol are well known. The primary problem is one
    >> of
    >> hydration as alcohol is in fact dehydrating. Certainly an analgesic (ASA
    >> or
    >> Acetaminophen) will relieve symptoms but not the underlying cause.
    >> Breathing pure oxygen also helps not will not cure. Finally there is the
    >> "hair of the dog" if one is going to go that route I would suggest "Red
    >> Beer" cool 7 soothing.
    >>
    >> Red beer = Beer & tomato juice.
    >>
    >> Dimitri

    >
    > why **** around with that? have a bloody mary.
    >
    > your pal,
    > blake


    Sounds like you've never had red beer. Try it some time you'll be
    surprised -it's awfully good.

    Dimitri


  17. #17
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    On Wed, 24 Dec 2008 16:43:55 -0800, Dimitri wrote:

    > "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:16hr1f09y4veg.1tkx6ojw2xoj4$.[email protected]. .
    >> On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 15:15:07 -0800, Dimitri wrote:
    >>
    >>> "ChattyCathy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:82L3l.469$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.news24.com/News24/Technol...444681,00.html

    >
    >>> Unfortunately, Very unfortunately there is no cure for a hangover. The
    >>> effects of too much alcohol are well known. The primary problem is one
    >>> of
    >>> hydration as alcohol is in fact dehydrating. Certainly an analgesic (ASA
    >>> or
    >>> Acetaminophen) will relieve symptoms but not the underlying cause.
    >>> Breathing pure oxygen also helps not will not cure. Finally there is the
    >>> "hair of the dog" if one is going to go that route I would suggest "Red
    >>> Beer" cool 7 soothing.
    >>>
    >>> Red beer = Beer & tomato juice.
    >>>
    >>> Dimitri

    >>
    >> why **** around with that? have a bloody mary.
    >>
    >> your pal,
    >> blake

    >
    > Sounds like you've never had red beer. Try it some time you'll be
    > surprised -it's awfully good.
    >
    > Dimitri


    i've heard of it before, but it sounds kinda vile. i should try it once
    though, just to be a philosopher. i don't drink much beer anymore except
    in bars and at dinner out sometimes.

    your pal,
    blake

  18. #18
    Lass Chance_2 Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    My best cure is an egg breakdast with a Coke. Grits, toast, eggs, bacon
    and a BIG fountain Coke have kept me alive on many an occassion.

    Lass


  19. #19
    Becca Guest

    Default Re: (well maybe) Hungover? Take two eels...

    Lass Chance_2 wrote:
    > My best cure is an egg breakdast with a Coke. Grits, toast, eggs, bacon
    > and a BIG fountain Coke have kept me alive on many an occassion.
    >
    > Lass



    Lass, I noticed that many southerners will have iced tea or Coke with
    breakfast, just because they like it.


    Becca


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