You canít always avoid hangovers. For some, they are inevitable, along with death and taxes. If youíve got a hangover, here are the basic ways to improve your situation, and I wonít mention the stuff annoying people always suggest, like ďtimeĒ or ďpreventionĒ (however accurate they may be).
Take an aspirin. Itís a basic anti-inflammatory thatís safe and relatively effective.
Drink coffee, which can actually reduce the swelling of blood vessels in the head that may be causing your headache. Itís good for fatigue, too, and its reputation as a diuretic is highly exaggerated.
Drink bone broth, which provides electrolytes and minerals.
Drink something with electrolytes. Make the Primal electrolyte-enhanced beverage or drink the original: coconut water.
Exercise. It may be the furthest thing from your mind, but a healthy bout of sweaty, intense activity (it could be anything, really) always seemed to help me deal with the aftermath. Keep it brief and intense.
IV electrolyte drip. Iíve heard tales of nurses hooking themselves up to IV drips after a wild night and being right as rain after a few minutes. Iím sure it works, but how many of us have access to IV drips?
Eat eggs, which are high in cysteine Ė think NAC. Although NAC is far more effective as a preventive measure, it appears to have some efficacy after the hangover has been established, too. NAC supplementation may work here, too, but Iíve also heard that it makes the hangover worse for some people. Exercise caution and see what works for you.
Eat coconut, which is also high in potassium. If youíve got a raging hangover, youíre probably low in potassium.