A few of us have been victims of notorious gray matter throbs, polar nausea and parched contra statement, I’ll never drink again. These symptoms are best described in medical terms as Veisalgia. Unfortunately, this episode can happen whether or not it is least expected. The good times and camaraderie amongst friends fuel the unconscious imbibing of copious amounts of fermented, distilled and fortified fruit and grain. This temporary discomfort has nullified many beautiful Sunday morning walks to the park and a handful of sobering enterprises have taken the initiative to curtail its impending doom.
A selection of hangover antidotes have taken on the form of effervescents, elixirs, patches and pill that are available over-the-counter. Here’s one from each category:
An FDA approved effervescent, morning-after hangover remedy that combines caffeine with a maximum strength pain reliever to address the major symptoms associated with a hangover (pain and fatigue). Blowfish also works for non-hangover pain and fatigue.
A French import elixir…non-alcoholic drink, pleasant to drink with the sweet pear notes, is an ingenious assembling of plant extracts (artichoke, Yunnan tea, angelica…) and is thereby a serious boost to digestion.
A patch that effectively replenishes the vital levels of vitamins and nutrients your body loses when you consume alcohol. By enhancing and restoring these levels, Bytox reduces the physical side effects of alcohol consumption.
A pill that consists of a unique blend of ingredients that help fight headache, nausea, fatigue and other hangover symptoms.
Face it, the real treatments to the hangover aftermath are time, sleep, H2O and simple foods. There is no OTC Rx that you can take before or after that can prevent Veisalgia completely. The only way to fully take the reigns of this morning wrath is one word, will. If you stay conscious and sober enough to drink in moderation, you can probably have a nice stroll in the park, the morning after, with or without dark sunglasses. On the other hand, when debauchery calls it may be less effort to answer it. T.G. for bloody mary’s and commiserating friends!