Every morning I wake up feeling like I have a hangover…and, I don’t drink!  Eventually, that eases up & sometimes goes away.  Those are good days.  Sometimes, I think that I might as well drink when I want, since I already have the hangovers.  Of course, that is silliness.  That would be devastating. I will have a beer every once in a blue moon; but, then it affects me for a few days.  While on that topic, I’ve come to realize that the beers that are the easiest on my system are light pilsners.  I do prefer a strong IPA; but, they are the hardest on me.  This is a shame as the best IPA’s are made by Sweetwater & they are just down the road.

So, what do you do for a hangover?  First, drink plenty of water.   Good healthy breakfast.  Take a walk.  Time.  Repeat.

How to prevent a hangover?  Don’t drink too much.  Don’t have porphyria.

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5 Responses to Hangover

  1. gem says:

    I am awaiting the results of a 24 hr urine to see if I test positive for AIP. As I research this illness I recognize so many of the symptoms and triggers that have plagued me most of my life. I have had what I thought were allergic reactions to many of the “bad” drugs already. And muscle twitches, autonomic nervous system sensitivity, diverticulitis, and reactions to surgery. The irony I currently cannot get over is that one of the meds used for diverticulitis is on the “bad” list. Due to repeated attacks (which now I wonder about) I was given this drug over and over, creating a cycle of abdominal pain attacks. Finally, after many years, a doctor suggested AIP, and the first test came back positive. Hoping for some more precise guidance this week when I get the final results.

  2. caro says:

    Hi Greg!
    I was reading about the hangover sensation..I used to feel like that all the time. My doctor gave me a big dosis of folic acid and it really helped me a lot. I take it every day and I am feeling much better. may be it could help someone..I hope you are ok..I love your blog!!

    • Greg says:

      Hi Caro,

      Folic acid helps you with that hangover feeling? That is really interesting. I’ll have to try that; hopefully, it will help. I am glad that it helps you. Maybe it will help others who read this blog.

      Sorry that I haven’t been posting much. I have been really slow and sluggish after all that traveling at the beginning of the summer. After focusing on my job and family responsibilities, I haven’t much energy left. I’ll check out the folic acid.

      Thanks for your kind words about this site; I am happy to hear that it is a benefit to you.


  3. Eric says:

    Can you put into words your feeling of a “hangover”?

    I wake up way two often grasping for life, never having an actual hangover I cannot compare the two.

    • Greg says:

      How about a bad case of the flu without fever? When I wake up, my head is congested, my thinking is “foggy”, my insides feel bad, and I am a bit out of balance. Sometimes, that feeling fades quickly; other times, it lasts for hours. This has increased as I’ve aged and the general porphyria yukkiness has increased. There was a time where I only felt porphyric leading up to or recovering from an attack; now, I have to be diligent to keep that feeling at bay.

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