What do comedowns from alcohol feel like, and how can you feel better?
When the effects of alcohol are wearing off or you are waking up after a night of drinking, you may find yourself experiencing the symptoms of a hangover. How bad the hangover from alcohol is and how quickly it comes on can depend on your individual body, how much you drank, how long you drank for, what you ate before drinking and whether you had alcohol with other drugs or medicines (prescription or over the counter).
If you …
Feel very tired
Are sensitive to light or sound
Feel mildly dehydrated
Have achy muscles
Have weakness in your body
Have a stomachache
Have difficulty concentrating or focusing on new information
Have difficulty sleeping
Experience low mood
Try these things at home:
Experience increased vomiting
Experience increased anxiety
Experience increased confusion
Feel very dehydrated
Have a migraine
Have ongoing insomnia
Feel increased or ongoing low mood
Feel severely agitated or aggressive
Call a doctor or Healthline (0800 611 116)
They can talk you through the next steps.
Have breathing problems
Have chest pain
Have pale or blue skin and lips
Experience severe vomiting
Have a seizure
These are signs that something more serious is going on or that you have developed alcohol poisoning. You or the people around you should act quickly.
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