The Cure For What Ails Me

Some days you just need to eat an entire plate of hashbrowns.  Usually, these days are preceded by a late night of singing karaoke and maybe one or two or seven drinks.

I woke up this morning with a bout of the brown bottle flu.  I popped a couple of ibuprofen, had a cup of coffee and then ran 3 miles in attempt to sweat out any remaining poisons.  I have since had 3 enormous glasses of water and I have to say I feel pretty damn good.

I remember an episode of Oprah where they discussed the best ways to combat a hangover.  It included ibuprofen, water, B12 and eggs.  The first 3 are easy, but I’m picky about eggs.  So instead of eggs, I choose potatoes.

French fries or hashbrowns are my favorite options, but really any kind of potato would do.  I used to eat the canned potatoes a lot when I was in college.  Delicious!  I also kind of like instant mashed potatoes more than the real ones unless the real ones are made with real butter and cream.

This doesn’t always work and I have yet to find a tried and true hangover cure that works for me all the time, but exercising is probably the most successful.  I like to think that I have oodles and oodles of will power and will commit to running after each time I imbibe a little too much, but those 3 miles were hard.

Have you any remedies to cure those pesky morning after katzenjammers?



9 thoughts on “The Cure For What Ails Me

  1. Okay, what is it with people today? You’re the second person I’ve seen online in the past five minutes who is/was hungover today… did I miss a party? Where’s my invite??

    That must have happened while I was WORKING! 😛

  2. The Irish claim that if you eat mashed potatoes before you drink you won’t have that problem. Worth a try. If not, go for a run.

  3. Brown bottle flu! Love it (never heard that before) 🙂 Every flu is different, some go away with Fanta or bubbly water. Serious cases require lots of hot black tea and vegemite toast. Lots of vegemite and butter! (Vegemite is the Australian cousin of Marmite, both have very distinct tastes and you either love or hate them, a great source of vitamin B though!) my finns also love my Vegemite so it’s usually the case that the cupboard is empty when I REALLY need it 😉

    • I’m going to try the black tea and vegemite. I wonder if you can buy vegemite in the US? I have heard that you either love it or hate it, and for some reason I think I would really like it. It doesn’t look very appealing, but I would give it a shot!

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