Health - Hangovers: Worse as you get older?

Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by Chaote, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Chaote

    Chaote Newbie

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    Has anyone noticed that their hangovers have gotten continually worse since they started drinking? I was doing some reading today that leads me to believe that hangover is a sign of with drawal so would probably effect older more experienced drinkers apposed to teens who do it every so often, because the older drinkers there is more chance for alchoholism.
     
  2. IHrtHalucingens

    IHrtHalucingens Palladium Member

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    personally i never get hangovers, i dunno why, no matter how much i drink im fine the next day, but it is a withdrawal, and withdrawals wil lget worse with more chronis use for longer. so that would maek sense, however an older drinker may just be used to the withdrawals and not notice it as much as a younger person, ionno, but it does make sense.
     
  3. Boyv

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    I've had two hangovers yet, though I use a lot of all. One hangover was ok, the other was really really bad. I noticed that I only got those hangovers when drinking Gold Strike, but not when drinking other alcoholics (or drugs).

    I can't call myself an experienced drinker, but I don't think that hangovers will become worse if you make a habbit of taking alcohol.
     
  4. charliegal

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    Hangovers actually become fewer and fewer the more often you drink. Not that I'm promoting drinking more, but just something I've found to be true for me. Also, remembering that sugar processes alcohol, I usually try to drink something sugary at the end of the night, take ibuprophin and no hangin the next day.
     
  5. Cure20

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    I don't get them as well 'cause through out my night I drink water.........
     
  6. Nature Boy

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    I agree with this to an extent. The older I get, the rougher the hangovers are, so I've learnt to cut back on the amount I drink (something which is difficult to do when you come from Ireland and 99% of all social activities are based around the pub). I have a routine for avoiding hangovers now: 2 pints of water before bed (sipped slowly), two Rennie tablets in the morning with some more water, back to bed, get up late, smoke a joint and then I cap it off with a greasy fry-up. Works every time.
     
  7. DoorsPerception

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    yes i agree they get worse but I just fix them with an asprin and 1-2 beers(like kilians) it helps me to have something heavy like that on my stomach.
     
  8. IHrtHalucingens

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    well yeah, the easiest way to fight withdrawals is to put more of the substance ur withdrawling from in ur body, but most of the time u dont wanna be drinking all day everyday, so its soemthing u just have to go through.
     
  9. sc2005

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    The exact opposite is true for me. I turned 21 about six months ago and I started drinking daily (i know, i know, that's bad). At the beginning the hangovers were HORRRIBLE. Nowadays, they're non-existant. The big thing to remember is, if you're going to drink alot, drink it slowly. If you cram that stuff down your throat it'll mess you up.
     
  10. James Kid

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    Drink gatorade or some kind of sports drink the night after your binge drinking, it always makes me feel good.
     
  11. drugofthemoment

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    My hangover have defiently got worse. But then i will go through stages where I will keep getting really bad ones for a bit or badish ones for a bit or ok hangovers for a bit! Guess which one i prefer!
     
  12. Putty

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    No question that hangovers get worse with age. The other side of this though is that I has experienced a unbelievable decrease in tolerance for pot and psychedelics. I get from 1/2 g mushrooms what others need 2 g to achieve.

    fair trade?
     
  13. Sky Walker

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    Yes hangovers defiently do get worse, first of as your body ages it becomes less efficient at dealing with the nasty effects alochol has on almost every internal organ especially the liver, of course. Second, you may notice that you are able to consume alot more alochol before you boke you ring up than you were when you were 12, this is known as building up a tolerance. Clearly you can see that when you combine the two, a body less able and a higher volume of toxic substance, yes indeed your hangovers will just get worse and worse. To bad cut down, thats what I did and as mentioned by Liam above it seems to have seriously affected my social life. I really don't wanna go out and get hammered I just wanna be able go out and smoke it up but no no not in Ireland cause we like;

    Alcohol poisoning, nauseas feeling
    Stomach cramping, over keeling
    The masses bizarre glamorization
    A full hardy drinking nation.
     
  14. FrankenChrist

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    The amount of citric acid commonly found in these kinds of drinks may irritate your stomach further though.
    You do have a point though. You need mineral salts, water and sugar.
     
  15. cactus

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    fruit saline is what i use, all it has in it is sugar, mineral salts and water.
     
  16. mrPartypictures

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    When I was <18 I could drink alcohol until I passed out, and when I woke up I had no hangover and could start do drink again [​IMG] like I had never had a drink before....


    Things changed when I got 18> and sometimes had an upset stomach [​IMG], but nothing else...


    From 22+ after a heavy night drinking I started to get a minor headache, and the closer I got to 30 the stomach trouble & the headache got much worse [​IMG]...


    From 30+ I alway got a terrible headache and don't even talk about te stomach trouble [​IMG]...

    From 40+ when I wake up from a heavy night of drinking I just wanna die [​IMG] and swear that I will never drink again...



    [​IMG] The only thing I know that can reduce the hangover a little, is drinking as much water as you can before you go to bed. I have read a long time ago that the alcohol causes some kind of dehydration in your brain and causes the headache. Drinking a lot of water before sleeping will give you less of a headache...
     
  17. Tony Blair

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    Its directly proportional to my level of weight and fitness...

    If I'm fat and unfit, I have bad hangovers. Thin and fit, I dont get them very much. I cycle between these two states quite a lot actually... Just moving into the peak of a thin and fit stage :)
     
  18. carousel

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    been drunk every night this week and no hangovers.

    but i have expierenced a lot of them.

    not an alchoholic cause i prolly wont drink for another 2 months..... i always go on binges when i do do it though.
     
  19. pickledsheep

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    I've only ever had one hangover. Everytime i drink i make sure to drink at least 2 litres of water throughout the evening. The only hangover i have ever had was absolutely horrible; pounding head and it felt like i had been licking the carpet the whole evening. That was the only evening i didn't have water.
     
  20. pumped3.16

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    I had 4 beers and a viagra on saturday night and was dieing the next day ,dont think they make a good mixture.