Things You SHOULDN’T Do If You Get A Hangover

Unfortunately, all the preparation in the world can’t guarantee that you won’t get a hangover. So continuing with my “I’m A Giver” train of thought . . . here are four things you definitely SHOULDN’T do if you end up with a hangover . . .

  1. Don’t take Tylenol: Acetaminophen and alcohol are both processed in the liver. So when you mix the two, your liver is forced to work overtime, and toxic byproducts can accumulate. And even a little bit of those byproducts can cause liver damage.
  2. Don’t drink OJ: It’s not dangerous like taking Tylenol is, but the acidity of the citrus juice might not sit well with your stomach and it could make you feel WORSE.
  3. Don’t have more than one or two cups of coffee: Coffee is a diuretic, so it can dehydrate you even further when you’re already dehydrated. And caffeine narrows blood vessels, which increases blood pressure, so if you have a headache, it could make it worse.
  4. Don’t drink more alcohol: It’s true that drinking more the next day when you’re hung over CAN make you feel better, simply because alcohol dulls your senses. But it’s only temporary relief, and ultimately you’re prolonging the agony. Your body eventually has to process all the toxins you spent all night shoving in it, and drinking more just extends the timetable.