Day 25 – Sunday, March 30th

Well, the college basketball weekend really did me in. The celebrations and beers and shots after the Gators advanced to the Final Four contributed to a vicious hangover of epic proportions.

I usually begin to (try to) quell the hangover with the tried-and-true Alka-Seltzer. It’s been around since 1931, so you know it’s the real deal. Unfortunately, I was out of Alka-Seltzer, I had no Gatorade around, and plain water wasn’t cutting it. So I decided to try another supposed hangover cure that some friends rave about – Pedialyte. So I somehow got off my couch – the only driving force being maybe feeling better after I drive to find this stuff – and I make my queasy way to Publix.

Mixed Fruit flavored Pedialyte

Mixed Fruit flavored Pedialyte

Pedialyte is an oral electrolyte solution for babies with diarrhea, but I’ve heard wonders about its qualities as a hangover remedy.  Some swear by it, while others say it’s an urban myth, so I thought I’d give it a try with this doozy of a hangover.  I went with the mixed fruit flavor – the consistency is a little thicker or more syrupy than Gatorade, and the flavor left more to be desired.  Then again, it’s for babies, not grown adults with a more discerning palate.  I must have really did a number on myself over the weekend, because I didn’t really feel much better after chugging the liter of Pedialyte.  The only thing that made me feel better was good ol’ hydration and time.

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