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If, despite your best efforts, you wake up with a hangover, you have options. Bacon sandwiches, sleep, and electrolytes are always a sure thing, but personally, when I was still drinking way too much, I swore by Alka-Seltzer. The baking soda will help with nausea, the aspirin will help with headaches, and you can dip the tablets in any drink. (For a real pick-me-up, take a couple of large sips from a bottle of Gatorade, then add your Alka-Seltzer. You’re welcome.)
However, be careful when mixing alcohol with over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. If you use too much of it, you can Cause or worsen ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding, especially acetaminophen (also known as Tylenol). As you can imagine, using high doses of OTC pain relievers to relieve the after-effects of heavy binge drinking is not a good idea. If you drink so much that you can’t get through the next morning without popping Advil like a candy, it’s time to cut a bit down.