The (real) hangover

© Sarah Lipoff 2010

The other night, the husband and I had a bit too much fun, and I awoke to that wonderful pounding headache, dry mouth, and exhausted-all-over feeling. Yes, I had a hangover. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a hangover, and I wasn’t looking forward to dealing with it for the rest of the day. So, I was ready to find the miracle solution – the way to make that real-life nasty hangover go away.

You’d think, after imbibing in the wonders of alcohol during college, that I’d know there’s no sure-fire way to get that hangover to simply go away. I did my share of drinking in years past, and somehow survived those mornings (dealing with a maddening hangover), making my way to classes and work, to actually come out of the whole experience with a degree – and somewhat decent grades.

BUT. I don’t drink like that anymore. Hitting the party train came to a grinding halt once the babe made her way into the world. Well, really, for a couple of years before even getting pregnant, I had cut WAY back on alcohol. A big night for me was a single full glass of wine.

So, the other night, when the hubs and I hit the bottle, in the morning when we both looked at each other with that “what just happened” look, we realized we had had a bit too much to drink.

And, we were both a bit hung over.

As I said, there’s no way to make a hangover go away, but I do know that drinking a couple of super-cold glasses of water, enjoying a grilled cheese with a fried egg on top, and Tylenol sure made things a bit better.

How to you fix a hangover?