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  • Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    5 pints of Guinness between 4pm and 7pm.
    5 pints of orange cordial between 7pm and 11pm.

    Head feels like there’s a Frenchman living in it and I want to die.
    And bacon.

    5 pints used to be a bloody warm up!
    First proper drink since September.

    Is it just me?
    Am I out of practice, or should I just stay off the cordial next time?

    Premier Icon slowoldgit
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    I found beer and OJ about equally guilty in headache-causing potential. Try again without the OJ. Worst ever was tonic, though.

    Rockhopper
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    Five pints of basically water – I’d say you’ve probably flushed a lot of minerals out of your system which is why you are feeling rough.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Pretty much gave up drinking last summer as just 2 pints would result in a hangover.
    Got sick of losing days to feeling like crap as a result of drinking alcohol..
    Life is too short as it is to waste sitting around on the sofa with a belting headache.

    deviant
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    Trial and error with your drinks my man….i used to be able to drink beer but find it very dehydrating now, the hangovers are awful and last nearly two days!
    I start with a nice Guinness (or Newcastle Brown) but will quickly move onto G&T for the rest of the night which i seem to be able to consume like it’s water and dont suffer the next day….my beer drinking days are a long time ago….which is sad as there are some cracking brews out there.

    Jamie
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    I’ve been off the sauce for nearly 2 weeks.

    For me, it was the fact I was drinking quite a lot, and not feeling like shite the next day which got me worried.

    Strangely, I have been feeling like crap for most of those 2 weeks…hopefully just the body readjusting.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    I start with a nice Guinness (or Newcastle Brown)

    There’s no such thing.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    45 and can’t drink anymore.

    4 pints and my head feels like a pig has crapped in it.

    corroded
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    Surely all the sugar in the five pints (!) of cordial will have contributed to a massive sugar high followed by a crash?
    My golden rule is to eat something before bed after a big drinking session.

    badnewz
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    Sounds like you are out of practice. Which I guess is a good thing!

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    42, and I don’t enjoy getting pished any more, never mind destroying the entire day after a session by being hung over. It doesn’t take me to a happy place as perhaps it once did.

    I enjoy the taste and The Moment of too many different types of drink to give it up. Real ale, single malts, nice glass of red, a G’n’T on a hot summer’s day, a glass of bubbly on some spurious pretext of a special occasion…

    badnewz
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    Hangovers certainly get worse with age, I had a monster hangover last Monday, the only reason I can get away with it is I work from home, so can still be productive; the thought of having to leave the house in such a condition, drive to an office, would put me off drinking altogether.

    Lightweights!
    Sounds like you all need to get back in practice.
    Probably best to go easy on the cordial. Aspartame is evil!

    grum
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    Probably best to go easy on the cordial. Aspartame is evil!

    There’s really no evidence for that at all.

    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/aspartame-truth-vs-fiction/
    http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp

    Jamie
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    It was at this point, the thread exited at the junction.

    There is no evidence that it is not evil. It tastes like Satan’s armpit and that’s good enough reason to avoid it.

    AdamW
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    I’ve never been a big drinker, normally three pints or four at the max over a longer evening and I’m done.

    Though I keep thinking of giving it up. While I may enjoy the beer and feel physically OK the next day I usually have some form of ‘malaise’, feeling sad/unhappy etc, which screws me up for a day or so.

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    Yep, lovely day outside, sitting in with the curtains shut.

    Idiot. Seriously going off it, might take up drugs.

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Seriously going off it, might take up drugs.

    Take up krocodil and let us know how you get on..

    Jamie
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    Hey kids, don’t image search Krocodil.

    bikebouy
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    I have to say, why drink in the first place?

    Don’t get me wrong, I drink real ale, real ale only mind but always limit my intact to two max. That way I get to ride my bike in the early morning 😆

    Don’t give it up, just drink better quality and less.

    HTH, if not then please do continue 😉

    Premier Icon marko75
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    Hey kids, don’t image search Krocodil.

    – Guess what I did……

    Good advice though – that shit is just plain ugly.

    Premier Icon timraven
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    5 pints of cordial would make me feel rough in the morning.Guiness is awful in any quantity IMHO.

    Just moderate your intake, drink quality real ale and have the odd glass of water through the night.

    I don’t understand abstinance, but then I don’t understand over indulgence either, there are few better ways to socialise than being in a good English pub.

    I may be biased, ‘cos I do run a pub. 😈

    Oh,and my hangovers, on the rare occasions that I get them have always been dreadful.

    Premier Icon langylad
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    Don’t get hangovers, just feel a bit less enthusiastic about life when i have had a few. I find not mixing spirits with an evenings red wine is the key, single malts are for sipping on their own in small quantities.

    rene59
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    Hey kids, don’t image search Krocodil.

    Especially when eating a sandwich!

    user-removed
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    Harry_the_Spider – Member
    45 and can’t drink anymore.

    That’s pretty good going – I can get to about 25 pints before feeling full.

    Mugboo
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    43 and I love alcohol but I can’t drink lots anymore without a nasty hangover.

    Does beer make anybody else’s knees ache?

    Jamie
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    That’s pretty good going – I can get to about 25 pints before feeling full.

    Premier Icon Scapegoat
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    Try mixing riding with drinking. Yesterday’s mud sweat and beers ride round South Huddersfield combined an hours muddy riding with lots of hills rewarded by a ten pint pub crawl. A nice light beer (golden pippin) and I was better than I would normally be after that sort of amount. The transit between the last few pubs was interesting……

    Premier Icon StefMcDef
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    Try mixing riding with drinking. Yesterday’s mud sweat and beers ride round South Huddersfield combined an hours muddy riding with lots of hills rewarded by a ten pint pub crawl. A nice light beer (golden pippin) and I was better than I would normally be after that sort of amount. The transit between the last few pubs was interesting……

    I had this last year – overindulged in the hotel on the Saturday night of a weekend away in Wales and ended up despoiling the beauty of a snowy Cwm Carn with a succession of technicolour yawns. Never again.

    Drinking and riding is bad, mkaaaay?

    badnewz
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    Does beer make anybody else’s knees ache?

    Yep, my legs in general ache after a heavy session.

    LoCo
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    This year have stopped drinking more than couple of pints at a time and given up the fags, feel a lot better and quicker on the bike too, 37 this week have always been crap at drinking anyway 😉

    bwfc4eva868
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    Can’t be added with hangovers so don’t bother anymore. Used to be able sink 5 pints a night of Joseph Holts Bitter and a good 8 on the Saturday. Then I ended up with a kidney infection and didn’t drink for two years. Then just drink at weekend’s.

    Now I may have a nice ale or Cider in a beer garden after a good bike ride and maybe a bottle of red with the missus when we are both off together (rare occurrence)

    Much rather have a coffee or a ice cold diet coke. I do smoke though which is stupid.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Class A drugs make drinking miles easier and more enjoyable. You can rack yourself another line up for when you wake up in the morning, thus heading off the hangover. It’s a win/win!

    hora
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    If I drank 5 pints of PUB Guinness or beer I’d be hungover.

    If I mixed drinks I’d be hungover.

    If I drank any white wine I’d be hungover.

    However if I drank good red- gallons. I’d be good.

    Same with decent bottle beer, vast quantities of GOOD QUALITY Vodka or Rum.

    Add sugartastic Coke and im fooked.

    This has alway been the case with me.

    Premier Icon muddydwarf
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    Went to the rugby yesterday & drank a wee bit more than i should have really, 7 pints but over a few hours. In bed for 9pm & up early for a 63 mile road ride round Cheshire, thought i’d be really rough TBH but strangely felt fine.
    If i drank the same amount of alcohol in red wine rather than beer & lager i’d have had a horrible hangover this morning but i was fine.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    grum –

    Probably best to go easy on the cordial. Aspartame is evil!
    There’s really no evidence for that at all.

    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/aspartame-truth-vs-fiction/
    http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/aspartame.asp%5B/quote%5D

    I beg to differ Mrs B has PKU and aspartame in food and drink is a nightmare.

    the claim that the two amino acids, phenylalanine and aspartic acid have neurotoxic effects. This is true in certain individuals and in high enough doses. The only subpopulation of individuals potentially susceptible to adverse effects from phenylalanine is homozygous phenylketonurics and in this case, food itself with much higher levels of phenylalanine from the protein in the diets contributes much higher toxicity for these unfortunate individuals. For those individual phenylketonurics that want to carefully control their intake levels of phenylalanine, they can do that by simply taking into consideration the amount of phenylalanine supplied by the aspartame product or, even more likely, simply refraining from use of these products. The USFDA requires that the aspartame product be labeled specially for phenylketonurics patients so that they will be aware of its presence in these products. As for the other amino acid in aspartame, the levels of aspartic acid ingested with aspartame use are many fold less than those levels responsible for causing adverse effects on the brain of animals and/or man. In fact, it is not clear that the experimentally derived data from animals is relevant to man. In any case, the levels of aspartic acid intake from aspartame are many fold below those needed to mediate neurologic effects.

    eskay
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    muddydwarf – Member

    In bed for 9pm & up early for a 63 mile road ride round Cheshire, thought i’d be really rough TBH but strangely felt fine.

    Same, 5 pints Friday night (out with a mate who I have not seen for several years). In bed at 11.30pm and on the road at 7.30am for a 50 mile ride (the latter half of which was into a howling headwind).

    Felt surprisingly good.

    Premier Icon edhornby
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    It’s lunchtime drinking I can’t do anymore… And my limit is a lot less than it used to be. I sneak in tonic water in the Middle of long sessions to not overdo it too hard, I don’t drink filthy cheap stuff but I never did really

    but I’m past 35 and still think I’m mid 20s like a dhead that I am

    grantway
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    Everything in moderation

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