Skip to comments.Hangover Helpers: Beyond Sheep Eyes
Posted on 12/31/2005 8:10:49 PM PST by neverdem
THE last time Nan Anane, a graphic designer in San Francisco, had one beer too many during a night out with friends, his first stop the next morning was to his local Mexican taqueria, where he ordered tostadas made with ceviche, uncooked fish cured with citrus juice. "It really brings me back from that headache and bodyache," he said. "Something about near-raw fish really breathes life back into you."
Outer Mongolians are said to have feasted on pickled sheep eyeballs in tomato juice. Cattle ropers in the Old West supposedly sipped tea brewed from rabbit dung. Russians have been known to drip vodka over fatty sausage into a tumbler and then drink it. Long before the ancient Egyptians started raising a beer in honor of the god Osiris, human beings have been in search of hangover relief, and this morning, as people wake up groggy from yet another New Year's Eve, there will be dozens of cures to choose from that go far beyond the traditional Alka-Seltzer.
The Internet has made it possible for anyone to share secret cures, including waffle sandwiches, Pedialyte Freezer Pops and coffee enemas. It has also allowed small-time herbalists and vitamin distributors to market a panoply of packaged remedies trumpeting ingredients like artichoke extract, sarsaparilla root and prickly pear. There's even something called the Wasabi Hangover Bath Treatment concocted from Epsom salts and organic mustard, intended to help you sweat out the toxins.
Though there has been limited medical research into the effectiveness of such cures, the explosion of new products prompted British and Dutch researchers to review the research on popular folk remedies and hangover products. The results, published in late December in BMJ, the British medical journal, found that "no compelling evidence exists to suggest that any conventional or complementary intervention is effective..."
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Disclaimer: I am not a doctor.
However, I was a Hep C patient, and studied a lot about such things.
Ibuprofin doesn't seem to have the acute toxicity of Tylenol with alcohol. However, it does burden the liver.
If your liver is healthy, that shouldn't be a problem at doctor-recommended doses.
When I was doing chemotherapy, back in 2000-2001, most Hep C patients took ibuprofin to alleviate the side effects of the interferon and ribavirin, because it seemed to be the least bad of the bad choices available.
Found a couple of articles on webMD, and it seems there's still some dispute about the toxicity of acetomenophen especially is regular doses. In high doses (like ten+ caps) there's no argument that it does deliver toxins to the liver and do damage.
No similar threat noted from ibuprofen.
Huh. Learn sumpthin new every day.
Injected with vodka!
Happy New Year!
My understanding is that each alone can burden the liver, but when combined is when they're dangerous. Apparently it has to do with the fact that the liver is already under stress from dealing with the alcohol and it doesn't take much acetomenphen to do the damage. It happened to a girl in the town we used to live in; it was all over the news there. She didn't die but sustained liver damage.
"Before you go out and drink all that beer, remember that you have a wife and kidneys."
LOL...how true. I wish someone would post the picture of Homer saying "Liver, do your duty!" because I haven't the capability.
Hydration makes sense, and getting something to eat before going to sleep.
When I was younger I somehow managed to go jogging after those nights thinking I'd sweat the juice out. I still didn't feel all that great afterward, but seem to recall regaining equilibrium sooner.
Did you read "The Right Stuff?" Woolfe describes the test pilots going to work huffing pure o2 from a tank to burn off the residual alcohol from their previous night's carousing. Does anyone know if there is any sense in this?
Back in the days when I was indulging in ethyl alcohol imbued consumables (in other words, back when I was a drunk) I used to huff O2 from my Dad's Oxy-Acetylene setup.. I always thought I felt better afterwards... (Two observations on this tactic... First, make sure you run the O2 long enough to clear out any acetylene that may be in the pipe and second, it took a long time using that method..so maybe it was the coffee kicking in!)
Tylenol used with any alcohol will destroy your liver. Check a thread from about 2 weeks ago, and you may change your mind!
LMAO, all my piledriver crew would do that. Drove me nuts. I could just see one sucking a huge hit of acetylene and dying. I did not allow that on my jobs.
Hair of the dog.
Getting a hit of acetylene was almost enough to make me swear off drinking. The stuff positively reeks (especially with a hangover!)
The original Thai version of "Red Bull." Not carbonated or watered down, full of B Vitamins to replenish what you deplete. Even with it's sweetness, it doesn't ruin a beer.
Cheers everyone, and Happy New Year!
Yup. Try soldering flux mixed with it, or welding fumes in a ships hold. Puking into your welding sheild is nasty. I will make you swear off drinking for the rest of the shift.
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