SO YEAH, I fell off the wagon. I’ve been so busy this last month with end of the semester work that I’ve completely neglected PR. I’m sorry!! ONLY ONE MORE WEEK! Hallelujah!
Anyways, hangovers. We all get them. Some more than others.
I don’t get them unless I have WAY too much to drink. This isn’t very hard for me to do considering I’m a lightweight. And if I didn’t eat much the night before… girl, bye. I’m done. I can switch from cute to hot mess in a matter of minutes.
Let’s take this last Monday for example. On this girls night, I was all aboard on the Hot Mess Express. I mean, damn, it wasn’t cute.
My first two mistakes that led me to 2017’s Worst Hangover:
1. I ate an extremely small dinner. Actually, it was more like a snack.
2. I mixed different types of alcohol.
These two are like the most obvious things EVER. But I like to live life on the edge. Just kidding, I’m just an idiot. What can I say? Learn from the mistakes I’ve made time and time again & refrain from pre-gaming with whiskey, arriving at your destination and drinking wine & finishing the night off with a couple shots of tequila.
Yeah… I don’t know what I was thinking either.
I’ll learn my lesson eventually. Until then, I’m just figuring out what does and doesn’t help with my hangovers.
When I woke up on Tuesday around 6 in the morning, I was still drunk, so the hangover hadn’t hit me yet. After my friend dropped me off, I crawled into bed with Dylan and he could still smell the booze on my breath. Fabulous.
Like the sweetheart he is, he got up and brought me a HUGE glass of water. Brownie points for my boo.
It wasn’t until I woke up around 10 that the hangover started to hit me. I threw up almost immediately after stepping into the bathroom. Fuck. My. Life.
I had to leave for class in 45 minutes. HA! That wasn’t going to happen.
I couldn’t keep anything down. I’d take a few sips of water and throw that up too. I cannot stand continuous nausea/vomiting. I would rather deal with a migraine all day.
Speaking of headaches and migraines…
I don’t recommend that you have coffee or take Advil or Tylenol.
The coffee will dehydrate you and you’ll most likely end up feeling even worse after you crash. Taking Advil can irritate your stomach and Tylenol can cause more damage to your liver.
The single best thing you can do: HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE.
You feel like shit for 3 reasons:
1. Alcohol’s toxins
2. You’re dehydrated
3. Your blood sugar’s low
The obvious fix is to keep drinking water. It’ll hydrate you and help flush out those toxins. Another option is Gatorade to help replenish electrolytes. You can try juice too, it’ll help with your blood sugar.
OR YOU CAN DO WHAT I DID: UberEATS + MR. JUICE
Unfortunately for me, Dylan had to work all day, so I had to take care of myself. Like I said, I couldn’t really keep anything down. But by 2, I WAS SO HUNGRY. I wasn’t ready for anything heavy, so I just ordered Mr. Juice and got a Watermelon Juice and Watermelon Italian Sorbet.
Oh, another thing: take a TUMS
I took one right before I met the Uber outside of my complex. It was a longshot, but I was going to try anyway. Tums has helped me with so many stomach issues.
Holy shit, it worked. I didn’t throw up any of my juice or my sorbet.
I had been texting one of my friends throughout the day and she’s freaking HILARIOUS, but every time she made me laugh, I’d feel sick again. But thanks to TUMS, I COULD LAUGH AGAIN !
The easiest thing to do: SLEEP.
After TUMS, hydration and a long ass nap, I felt okay enough to get my ass to my economics class ( it’s from 7PM to 10:10 UGH )
There are SO MANY claims that certain products will work for hangovers. A lot of these so-called remedies don’t really work or they’ll just mask the pain for a few hours.
SO LET’S RECAP:
Start by preventing a hangover in the first place. Drink 1 glass of water for every drink. Eat, seriously. It makes a world of difference. Don’t be dumb like me and mix your liquor.
But once you actually get the hangover…Honestly, the only two things that are guaranteed to help are drinking water and getting some sleep.
I’m interested in what helps YOU when you’re hungover! I love hearing other people’s tips and tricks!
I’m off to work on my essay ( JUST ONE MORE WEEK OF SCHOOL YESSSS !!! )