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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:22 PM

Never had a hang-over scare me this much!

So I stayed up well past midnight reading DU. Any of you that I responded to please excuse me if I was not my normally polite self! I drank more wine than I realized and smoked too many cigars.

Anyway, I had to get up early this morning to smoke a pork shoulder for pulled pork. It takes 12 hours. Independence Day is tomorrow you know.

So now Iíve got a feeling I used to know well. Kind of a headache, scratchy but not really sore throat. Tired. The whole nine yards. And Iím sitting in the garage tending my smoker and worrying. Which is stupid because I know the reason I feel less than optimum.

I just realized that one of the thing I hate the most about the virus is anytime I feel in anyway off, as all 54 year old men do at times, I get worried Iíve got it.

Yíall stay safe. Vote like your life depends on it because apparently it does.

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Reply Never had a hang-over scare me this much! (Original post)
GulfCoast66 Jul 3 OP
dawg day Jul 3 #1
GulfCoast66 Jul 3 #2
The Magistrate Jul 3 #3
GulfCoast66 Jul 3 #6
Dem2theMax Jul 3 #8
The Magistrate Jul 3 #11
GulfCoast66 Jul 3 #12
Glamrock Jul 3 #4
LudwigPastorius Jul 3 #5
tavernier Jul 3 #7
Trailrider1951 Jul 3 #9
GulfCoast66 Jul 3 #13
marlakay Jul 3 #10
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 3 #14
GulfCoast66 Jul 3 #15
stillcool Jul 3 #16
GulfCoast66 Jul 3 #17
Ilsa Jul 3 #18
lostnfound Jul 3 #19
robbob Jul 3 #20
siouxsiecreamcheese Jul 3 #21
GulfCoast66 Jul 3 #22
siouxsiecreamcheese Jul 3 #24
AwakeAtLast Jul 3 #23

Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:25 PM

1. Hydrate!

You'll pee out the overindulgence.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:29 PM

2. All morning long. Must of drank a gallon of seltzer.

Have a great Independence Day.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:30 PM

3. I Know The Feeling, Sir

Though for me it is mostly the latter stages of a bout of insomnia. This morning, after managing only about three hours sleep in the last twenty, things were feeling a wee bit off, headache, tickle in the throat, that sort of thing. Bodily need finally took over and waking up this afternoon I felt fine.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:46 PM

6. I'm now being serious, Sir.

I used to think I had insomnia. What I had was sleep Apnea. Real bad. I got on CPAP 10 years ago. My doctor said had I not I would have been dead by 50. Iím not obese and never fell asleep during the day. But I stopped breathing 47 times an hour while sleeping.

I know you are probably good to go and Iím not trying to pry into your personal life. Too many men are embarrassed to talk about what is a true life threatening condition so I always do. Iíve talked 4 people into getting the test. And all are now on treatment.

You have an enjoyable and safe Independence Day.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:54 PM

8. I want to add something to this discussion.

I started having breathing issues in my late forties. And I had to have the test. It came back negative for sleep apnea. But I would still stop breathing in the middle of the night.

It didn't happen every night. So I started playing detective to try to figure out what was different on the nights where I had breathing issues. Turns out it was alcohol. Anytime I had wine in the evening, I would stop breathing when I was sleeping.

I quit drinking wine and I have not had one episode since then. I'll be turning 64 next month.

I really love a good glass of wine. And I miss it. But I sure don't miss dreaming that I'm being suffocated and then waking up realizing I'm not breathing.

As for that hangover, I feel for you!
In my younger days, oh boy.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:58 PM

11. Understood, Sir

I do not snore, I have witnesses.

An active mind keeps me going sometimes till the physical asserts itself.

I appreciate your concern, however. I know that is a serious condition.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:02 PM

12. Good to hear, Sir.

Even now when work is out of control I have some trouble. Maybe once every 6 months.

Take care.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:30 PM

4. Hahahaha!

Well my friend, apparently you don't drink enough!

Us professional drinkers can tell the difference!

Hope you fell better, all kidding aside.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:32 PM

5. A quart of Gatorade and a BC powder, and you'll be back in no time.



Trust me.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:51 PM

7. I gave up booze for the month of July precisely for that reason.

I love feeling great in the mornings (I quit two weeks ago) but I miss the feeling of the stem of a wine glass in my fingers so now Iím drinking my sparkling water from my usual Sauvignon Blanc glass.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:57 PM

9. Here's my cure for a hangover:

1 packet (2 tabs) Alka-seltzer dissolved in a cup of water (= aspirin and sodium bicarbonate, good for headache and upset stomach)

in 1/2 hour, follow with a tall icy glass of Dr. Pepper (sugar and caffeine, good for what ails ya!)

if you keep that down, follow with your favorite protein meal/snack

Works for me!

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:05 PM

13. It really was not that bad a hangover.

I only drank a 750ml bottle over 5 hours.

It just anytime I feel off I get concerned. More for the wife than I.

It been a decade since I had a raging hangover. Just canít drink that much anymore.

Have an enjoyable Independence Day.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 04:58 PM

10. I drink wine to and I drink many many glasses

Of water while i drink now and I donít get headache like i use to.

Hope you feel better.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:12 PM

14. Yup. COVID-19 hypochondria.

Got it too, but from allergies.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:15 PM

15. I really don't worry generally. Pretty sanguine temperament.

But worried about my wife.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:16 PM

16. I miss not having to worry about

what's wrong with me. I always drank too much, and countless numbers of diseases could have passed through me, with me never knowing. The Irish Virus is the only thing that got me.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:18 PM

17. Now I've got DU thinking I'm a drunk!!

I drank a bottle of wine over 4-5 hours.

When I was in my real drinking days that would have been a warm up!

Have a nice Independence Day.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:24 PM

18. Take a multivitamin with your next meal.

It'll help a wee bit also.

I like the Gatorade idea as well. If you don't like Gatorade that much, alternate it with water.

Personally, I like enchiladas the day after after too much wine, as well as water, vitamins, Gatorade, salty snacks, etc.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:34 PM

19. Alcohol reduces zinc levels. And B-vitamins. I generally don't drink anymore

I take a zinc every other day and a B-vitamin every day. The zinc isi,portamt for fighting viruses and older people often have a deficiency.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:37 PM

20. When this all started I began to notice feeling every headache and sense of fatigue...

I finally ran out and bought a thermometer and would take my temperature 3-4 times a day. After a week of that I stopped worrying and now it sits in the medicine cabinet unused. Funny how the mind can get you worried!

Of course, now they say asymptomatic Covid wonít show up as a fever, so something else to worry about!

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:42 PM

21. Same thing happened to me

My husband was diagnosed with covid on Tuesday, he went to the Dr with all the symptoms including loss of balance, coughing, etc. 2 nights ago I had a few glasses of red wine which never goes well for me, and I woke up yesterday feeling terrible. Really lethargic and headachy. I was certain it was a hangover but it just didn't go away like they normally do with excedrin and Gatorade. Then today I wake up and I'm feeling fine. My husband is doing a little better, not coughing as much just really wiped out feeling. But yeah, I was convinced yesterday that I got covid. I still don't know if I'm asymptomatic or not.

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Response to siouxsiecreamcheese (Reply #21)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:45 PM

22. Good thoughts for your husband. Are you still living together?

The wife is at more more risk than I. I donít Know what I would do if I got it. Canít really afford a hotel for 2 weeks.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 06:21 PM

24. Yup still together

We live in a small 2 bedroom apartment in DC, so we're together constantly. We figure if one of us gets it it's inevitable the other will get it anyway. My father lives in a veterans hospital in NY and has tested positive also but is asymptomatic. I'm not sure if this is something that runs in families or not and I'll be ok.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 05:51 PM

23. Migraines scare me, too. n/t

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