Caitlin Reid, Los Angeles – After a night of hardcore partying there are few words more ominous, more heartbreaking, more dreaded than “Walk of Shame”. The glory of a passionate connection followed by a cuddly sleepover is almost always masked by this parade of embarrassment. You wake up in the morning and the panicked search for your underwear and dead cell phone begins, mascara burning your eyes, head pounding, nausea building; all of your normal hangover symptoms, however crippling they may be, take a backseat to the fact that you must gather what little pride you have left and march yourself home wearing the remnants of last night’s saucy outfit. Take a deep breath. Go to your happy place. Put one foot in front of the next and hold your head high, girl: this is your walk of shame.
Caitlin Reid, Los Angeles – There are many strategies to surviving a Caveday: find and devour satisfying food, remain horizontal for the majority of the day, avoid bright light, to name a few. Among the most fulfilling things you can do to counteract a killer hangover is watch a movie. Wrapped up in your coziest digs, warm in bed, watching a movie can be one of the best hangover cures out there.
A great way to pass the time and escape the horrors of your current reality, we highly suggest this Caveday activity no matter the degree of your hangover. It is important, however, to choose wisely when it comes to film selection. What may be your favorite sober movie could set a disastrous downward spiral into motion, sending you deeper into the inevitable depression that comes along with being hungover. Fear not! We’re here to help you in the selection process.
Round 3. The war against bogus hangover cures concludes in this final battle. Caveday.com takes on greasy food, exercise, throwing up, and staying positive.
In every culture across the globe, greasy and fattening food have been a go-to hangover cure for thousands of years. This method for hangover liberation is popular because your appetite is so bass ackwards, that you’ll only let the most delicious food possible enter your mouth. Namely, crap. Hit up your local burger shop, Mexican hole in the wall, diner, or pizza parlor and go nuts. Some of the top picked hangover helpers include breakfast burritos, cheeseburgers, and anything from Denny’s.
Thank you for tuning into part two of this saga for truth. We’ve spent some considerable time in the lab, researching and busting more hangover cures. In this episode, we visit anti-hangover pills, caffeine, and sex as potentials for hangover relief. So next time you look for a hangover helper on Suicide Sunday, remember what you’ve learned from your pals at Caveday and be sure to visit our Hangover Facts page.
acronym: PABs • noun : The feelings of uselessness, embarrassment, and general depression that accompany a hangover. Typically linked to blackout drinking.
The topic of Post Alcohol Blues (PABs) has come up frequently in previous articles. While vomiting, headaches, and lethargy are the prime physical characteristics of a hangover, PABs constitute the hellish mental and emotional symptoms. Typical thoughts during PABs include: “Why does everyone hate me?”, “I’m never drinking again.”, and “What is the point of it all anyways?” The emotional holocaust created by PABs can get to be quite ridiculous. You may find yourself embarrassed to answer phone calls from your friends, unable to make eye contact, or crying over your cat that died in elementary school.
It’s morning. The good news: you’re in your own bed. The bad news: you’re wearing the same outfit you wore last night, including the shoes. Your bedroom is trashed. It looks like a hurricane and the Tasmanian devil just had sex in your room. But worst of all, you can’t remember a thing.
You mentally scramble trying to piece together the images of the previous night. It’s hard because your head is throbbing. Zeus himself would fear this hangover. Slowly the images start to materialize. You remember karaoke. You remember body shots. You remember vandalizing a tree. Next to your pillow you find your phone. “OMG, was I drunk dialing last night?” Check the call log. The last call was at 4:35 am. Shit. Fear and regret starts to set in. “What the hell did I do last night? Why do I feel like everyone hates me? That’s because everyone does hate me! Whose friggin keys are in my pocket?” These questions and self-criticisms will often lead to Post Alcohol Blues (P.A.B.s) and are likely to increase hangover symptoms three fold, so beware. Continue reading