Post # 1
I needed a non wedding relatedlight hearted thread to keep my mind occupied. Someone mentioned a really bad hangover they had this past weekend. I was wondering how many of us have suffered the worst kind. You know, the kind where you start vomiting at like 5 630 am and don’t stop until about 5 pm that day? where even a sip of water makes you gag, I literally woke up every ten minutes alllll day once, I was actually worried for myself. Turns out, it was simply my “older” self telling me that I was no longer a 21 year old and needed to cut that ish out.
So bees, do you get hangovers? how bad are they? does any specific drink trigger it? and just out of curiosity, has it gotten worse as you have gotten older? and if you don’t mind you can toss your age out there so we have an idea.
My worst hangover story: I was bout 24 and had gone out with friends for a birthday. I slept at my grandmothers house that night because she had watched my son for FI and I to go out for the bday party. My aunt stayed there as well with us. So about 7 am the next morning my gram calls me and wakes me up telling me she had to get her car in to the shop but now she needs a ride home. Great! so I think “hmmm a mcdonalds hash brown sounds heavenly right now. And grease!! that will help!”…. not so much. I took one bite and had to pull over. I got stopped at a light shortly after that and had to throw up again but couldn’t because there were cars on all sides of me and I was at a busy intersection, I had to keep pushing it down and finally I got away from the light and was able to pull over for a second time. I pulled over about 4 times on the way to the dealer to get my gram.
Now if you know my gram, she isn’t the type to feel bad fo ryou when your hungover, she will make it worse if she can. So when I asked her to drive home since I was feeling so crappy, she did but she also made sure to be really loud on the way home and remind me how “you play, you pay!” She had to pull over twice on the way back for me and the whole time she made fun of me while I was hanging out the door. So not my finest hour. Super embarrassing.
I don’t drink how I used to and even if I wanted to I would probably be like that for a week. My hangovers have gotten worse over the years and it takes less and less to trigger them. Im 29 btw. Tequila will be a guaranteed hangover for me.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
Oh gosh I have SO many hangover stories…how will I choose?
One St. Patrick’s day we were obv drunk drunk drunk from day drinking all day, and I was craving some late night taco bell. Well, when I found out it was closed I started crying. Somehow my friend must have driven to a farther taco bell to pacify me. I remember being really happy in bed eating it…then I passed out. I woke up in the morning, hungover, in just a thong – on top of a half eaten bean burrito and a side of sour cream.
I was so ill (and in need of grease) that the burrito almost seemed still good enough to eat at that moment. Don’t worry, I didn’t.
Post # 4
Oh yeas I remember mine vividly. I threw myself an impromtu going away party when 3 of my friends were visiting me before I was to leave and the absith came out, my BF at the time went to sleep after a few and I remained drinking shots of the stuff with my g/fs. It’s not like we did shots together basically one of them would do a shot with me and then another would do a shot with me!
The next day was the worst. i couldn’t drink or eat anything and was lying on the couch shaking for about 12 hours. I only got slightly better around 6 PM. Never again.
Post # 5
@whoa_its_ash: I have only a tiny bit of shame admitting this…. I once fell asleep with a cookie in my hand after drinking one night. I woke up and realized the cookie was still there, so I ate it. and it was fanstastic.
@Atalanta: in college my roomate had crystal light always in the fridge. I still cannot drink crystal light because I tried to down the whole thing in a fit of dehydration one morning after drinking everclear…. yea, I laid on the couch smelling like crystal light pink lemonade the whole day. It took til the next morning for me to feel completely ok.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I just realized this one is pretty bad too…I went out with my girlfriends on the thursday night before my saturday wedding and stayed up ALL NIGHT (that’s Vegas for you). Anyway, I was so hungover the whole next day that I couldn’t make it to the rehearsal dinner. I was more hungover than my H and it was his bachelor party the night before!
Post # 7
My worst hangover ever was about 4 years ago. My friend was in town and for fun we and a bunch of people signed up for a limo scavenger hunt so basically I drank from 11-7 took a break from 7-10 to shower and went back out til like 4am. I stayed at my friends apt in Brooklyn that night and the next day I was so hungover that I had to scoot down her stairs on my butt (she was like a 4th floor walk up). Then we went to brunch and I basically held my head the entire time trying not to die. I ordered coffee/food but all I managed was water. Then I hailed a towncar to drive me to midtown because I was worried I would be sick on the subway.
Post # 8
Oh god, I used to party all night long and then go to a 3-hour class the next day on 30 minutes of sleep. To be young again …
My worst hangover of all time was definitely two days after my wedding. I was pretty hungover the day after the wedding, so I decided to “kick the can” and just keep drinking all day to keep the hangover at bay. So the next day it returned with a vengeance that cannot be described with words. I threw up something like 15 times that morning, and we had SO MUCH TO DO. We were all up at my parents’ vacation house but had to leave that day to drive back to Seattle and then get on a plane home to DC. So I’m trying to pack but can’t stop puking; I’m trying to let the air out of an air mattress and have to stop twice to go dry-heave in the bathroom; we’re driving the hour between the vacation house and my parents’ main house on the other side of the mountains and we have to pull over on I-90 so I can puke over the guard rail. I had to order my thank-you cards so they’d arrive by the time we got back from our honeymoon and honestly I can’t believe I managed to do it because I thought I was going to die the whole time I was sitting at the computer uploading the thank-you photo and typing in my credit card number.
My mom made me some alka seltzer water at their house and forced me to drink it, and said the memorable line “You were a beautiful bride, but you make one shitty-looking wife.” Thanks, Mom.
Then we finally made it to the airport and DH was hungry so we went to a restaurant. I watched him eat a huge sandwich and drink a big ol’ beer and I could hardly even sip on sprite. I was absolutely green. Then we got on a plane for 5 hours back to DC, which was about as fun as it sounds. I ate my first bit of food at like 11PM that night — a bowl of Top Ramen in our apartment before we were due to leave for the Bahamas the next morning. That bowl of Top Ramen remains the best meal I have ever eaten in my life.
I also had a killer blowout drinking night with absolute horror the next day just a few days before I found out I was pregnant. It worked out perfectly, because I was all “I’m never drinking again” and then I was like “I’m pregnant so this time I actually will follow through on the ‘never drinking again’ pledge — at least for a year or more!” It was such a relief that the baby saved me from myself, haha.
I’m 27 and the puking hangovers started around 24-25. F*** those things.
Post # 9
My worst hangover was the day after Halloween. I was so dehydrated that my hands were tingly and I didn’t have a lot of feeling in them. The problem was that I had to go to my internship the next day and do data entry on the computer. The whole time, I was pretty much ham-handedly smacking the keyboard because I couldn’t really tell which keys I was pressing. My coworkers kept wondering WTF was wrong with me.
Post # 10
@stardustintheeyes: I have had several of the worst hangovers of anyone I have ever met. My hangovers have lasted for 17-24 hours, typically throwing up every 45 minutes. These were all throughout my undergrad years. I would say the worst hangover of all time was NYE when I was 20 years old. I drank WAY too much Mango Burnettes and became violently ill from both ends. My poor SO (Now my FI) had to be my bathroom assistant at the house party we were at, and he had to bring me (kicking and screaming because I was so sick and refused to leave) back to his parents’ house to nurse me all night. I was so ill that I couldn’t risk leaving the house (because I would get car sick), so I spent the entire day throwing up in his parents’ bathroom. At about 9pm on January 1, I was finally well enough to drag myself out of the bathroom and drove myself home, completely ashamed. They still tease me about it. Funny thing is that we’re actually getting married in his parents’ backyard in less than 3 weeks! And I don’t plan on drinking more than 1 drink at our wedding reception!
…Or there was the time I went to my 8am class after ‘Thirsty Thursday’ and threw up on the college shuttle.
…Or there was the time I was 21 and got drunk at my cousin’s batmitzvah in San Francisco and instead of wine tasting in Napa Valley the next day, had to throw up in a bush next to the pool all day.
I’m pretty tiny so I have a very low tolerance for alcohol. Unfortunately, I didn’t figure this out right away as an undergraduate student. Eventually, I discovered how to decline all liquor ESPECIALLY shots, wine, and other drinks past my limit. I now only drink beer and I rarely drink more than 1 beer (2 if I’m letting loose haha).
Post # 11
@stardustintheeyes: Yes, I get very nasty hangovers, which is why I don’t drink anymore. I’ve actually became pretty much intolerant to alcohol of the last couple of years. Last time I had one drink I ended up in the ER. Alcohol causes me to have palpitations and low blood pressure.
Post # 12
Yeah…my worst hangovers when I was in college were like yours. Like nauseous all day long. Drinking water..threw it up. Try to eat…threw it up. AWFUL! The worst part is there is nothing in your stomach so usually I’d just be throwing up water (which I tried to drink) and stomach acid. Luckily it didn’t happen very often, but sometimes if I got too carried away the night before.
I’ve had to pull over the next day to throw up on the side of the road plenty of times. Thrown up right out of my car at a gas station. Thrown up in a parking garage in line to pay. Talking to a customer at work, had to say “excuse me” to go throw up in the bathroom.
I was a little wild in college. I can drink everything in the world and I will not throw up that night. Just the NEXT DAY!!
I don’t go out much anymore thankfully cause I still have tendencies to want to get carried away sometimes!
Post # 13
I have had two hangovers in my whole life (not through lack of drinking, I am just immune it would seem **knock on wood**)
The last time I was in bed all day moaning like I was going to die. It was the worst feeling ever and FI kept talking about gross food just to make it worse, nasty boy. Mmmm slippery sausages…Oooh delicious googly fish eyes ahhhhh barf!!
Post # 14
@whoa_its_ash: I can’t function for a couple days after drinking heavily so I know I won’t be drinking in the days leading up the wedding. At least not heavily lol
@LGenz: I lol’d at you scooting down 4 flights of stairs!
@iarebridezilla: Im a notorious puker. I even have a designated puke spot at my friend erica’s house. we usually walk home together since she’s on the way and by the time we make it there I have to puke. So we don’t wake anyone up I just do it at the curb by the man hole. it’s like a tradition. I puke and she stands in her walk way doing the miss america wave lol. We are classy girls that way.
Post # 15
A friend bought a bottle of absinth and we did not know how to drink it. So we did 2 2oz shots of straight absinth back to back with each other. Then I had half a glass of wine. About an hour later i turn into a lunatic, I get super rage face angry and start screaming and yelling for no reason. Then I proceeded to puke for about 12 hours. I slept in the tub and then woke up sweating.
I will never touch that stuff ever again
Post # 16
@whoa_its_ash: Okay I can top the burrito AND the cookie. This is bad, but … when I was much younger, I would often host parties in my apartment where everyone would just crash out all over the floor, and then we’d wake up in the morning and have some hair of the dog beers and play Mario Kart. Well, I have — on SEVERAL occasions — gotten up in the morning and started cleaning up a bit and decided to kill the wounded soldiers in the apartment. By that I mean, I would find half-drank Bud Light bottles from the night before and drink them. They were usually still pretty cold since they were likely abandoned at 2-3AM, and they weren’t even that flat, so … yeah.
I drank used beer of uncertain ownership the morning after a party, because it seemed wrong to throw it away when it was mostly still good.