Avoid a Hangover This St Paddy’s

avoid a hangover

There are a few days of the year when binge drinking is not only acceptable, but it’s expected. Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, and this happens to be one of them. It will mark the anniversary of the death of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, which is believed to have been March 17, 461. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and brought to Ireland as a slave. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and has been credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish people. So we will celebrate St Patrick by eating Corned Beef and Cabbage and drinking our faces off. Whether you are drinking green beer, Baileys, Grasshoppers or some other nonsense that will make you feel like your head weighs 87 lbs in the AM, here ya go:

Head to your local pharmacy, grocery store, chemist and procure these items:

Pedialyte- I prefer the powder packets so I can add them to a bottle of water whenever it tickles my fancy. They don’t taste great, but they are magic. If all you can find are the prepared bottles, suck it up and make it work.

Omega 3 pills


Ibuprofen- do not take acetaminophen IE aspirin or Advil  Your body clears Ibuprofen through your Kidneys, Acetaminophen is cleared by your liver. Your liver is already working overtime handling all the green beer so cut it some slack. That should always be a rule of thumb when drinking any alcohol at all; Ibuprofen to avoid liver damage.

1. I like to pop the Omega 3 and Multivitamin before going out. They can upset your stomach, so don’t do it on an empty stomach.

2. Go out do your thing. I also recommend drinking water throughout the night. Double fist one adult beverage and one glass of water.

3. Before bed pound the entire packet of Pedialyte and take 3 Ibuprofen.

That’s how to avoid a hangover, tried and true. I’m not a doctor, but I have been known to, um, overindulge. This method has never steered my wrong. So be safe, responsible and take a cab!



About Wine Scrag

I was born a share croppers daughter.... Nope that was George Jefferson. Well son, whatever. I am married and have 2 amazing girls, 5 and 3 years old. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology from a private woman's university. I learned endurance, stamina, how to love and be loved while I studied there, but I figured out that I was capable of anything afterword. I spent 3 years backpacking through Europe and East Africa and then relocated to San Francisco's Bay area. Being a part of the food and wine culture there ignited my passion. Now back on the East Coast, I am a stay at home Mom, Certified Sommelier, Blogger and all around fruitcake!

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    NO ONE SHOULD HAVE HANGOVERS! Oh haven’t you read a thing that I’ve written? And your name is Wine Scrag. Alcohol is a DRUG!! Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right!!! You can’t drink alcohol, even responsibly and in moderation. OH I JUST WANT TO CRY. I’m a convert to the Mormon church and we are taught why mind-altering drugs like alcohol, coffee, tea, pot, and cigarettes are not for the body. We are taught the moral and physical reasons. And your profile says that you were part of the food and wine culture. How come in everyone on this blog’s profile they SIMPLY HAVE to mention how wine was introduced to them. Why is wine the major focus of the blog. Oh I wish that I’d never ever seen this blog. You women on this blog are so immature. You swear and drink alcohol and coffee (with booze added to it) and I bet that you drink tea and that some of you smoke cigarettes and consume marijuana! This is TERRIBLE! Oh how I want to put a stop to this blog!!! This blog should END!!!! Fortunately, the latest post was written in May, but, unfourtunately, it included immodesty. You women were supposed to thank me for helping you realize