**Hopefully no one under 21 is reading this... but for those of you over 21 keep reading**
Allow me to set the situation: It's Memorial Day weekend and some how you get talked into going to $5 margarita night at the Mexican restaurant with your sister. You get there, and immediately hit the bar. Soon the margaritas are flowing, and your feeling the oh so sweet effects of alcohol. You and some random guy at the bar began racing to see who can finish their margaritas the fastest. Before you know it you find yourself engaged in a tug of war match over a polo shirt that he was once wearing, just seconds prior to him stripping down to his wife beater. (this really happened) Now, at this point you may not be thinking of the major hangover that you will have in the morning... However your body has already started the hangover process
How? well once you stop drinking your brain cells go into an automatic withdrawal due to your alcohol levels slowly dropping. As you all know, or may not know, alcohol is a diuretic which means you start running back and forth to the bathroom. Dehydration will soon follow causing you to have a headache, fatigue, and nausea...
Finally a remedy!
I will give you my post Memorial Day debacle remedy.
First, chase every drink with a glass of water. Why?? Because as I said before alcohol causes dehydration, so drinking water after every shot will put important nutrients back into your body.
Second, pop 2 Advil or Tylenol as soon as you get home! Why?? This will stop that pounding headache, and puffy eyes.
And third, take a Dramamine pill. Why?? Well if you're anything like me, you get nauseous fast! Dramamine will stop that achingly, annoying urge to vomit, plus it will help you sleep it off.
Eat, Eat, and Eat... make sure you do not drink on an empty stomach! Because it will allow the alcohol to enter your bloodstream much faster. My personal suggestion would be to scarf down a few pieces of bread before drinking.
Keep moving! Have you ever noticed when your drinking that you feel fine until you sit down?? Yes, it happens to the best of us, so just keep moving! This includes doing the Harlem Shake, the Dougie, or any other form of ridiculous dancing.
Last but not least know your limits, everyone's body metabolizes alcohol at a different rate so stay in YOUR alcohol lane!
By Aliya Rashed