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Hungover at work. The worst.

Social Circle: Did your hangovers get worse with age?


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At any age, hangovers are no fun. They're usually the painful and ironic aftermath to a night of celebratory behavior. Some people claim they get worse with age, whereas others say they have gotten better – perhaps because drinking habits have matured, perhaps not.

OnMilwaukee.com asked the Social Circle asks when the hangovers started to get worse and now wants to hear from you, too. So use the Talkback feature to share your day-after "I'll never drink again" experiences or brag about your ability to avoid the evil hangover.

Emily Ann: "I'm 21 and I have been drinking (oops) for about four years and I have yet to have a hangover."

Geoff Carter: "November 2010. After the gubernatorial election."

Celesté Contreras: "18. They've been getting better for 10 years."

Diane Heyer Dowland: "40. So bad it's not worth drinking...LOL."

Matthew Eells: "Around age 35 I realized that I could either stay up late OR drink too much. Both was just not going to happen anymore."

Russ Fascia: "28-33? They lasted all day (and eventually two days)."

Alissa Gonyea: "Mine started after I had kids, but I didn't have kids until I was 36."

Natali Heuss: "I've never had a hangover. Not for lack of drinking, though. I've always taken an aspirin with a glass of water before I've crashed and it's never let me down."

Beth Eaton Knepler: "I never thought about them until I was 28 with my first kid who liked to wake up at 5:30 a.m. Previously, I had to set an alarm clock to get to work on time at 10 a.m."

Marty Garins: "My hangovers have gotten better since I have aged."

Anthony Garrison: "22 for me. Hangovers are worse with smoking, drinking cheap beer and cheap "rail" liquor and not drinking enough water."

Tina Hulen: "Currently late 30s and mine have gotten better, too. Maybe I just know how to drink better."

Holly Jefferson: "Best remedy for a hangover is to only drink straight liquor. Patron. Yum."

Hannah Medrow: "I've never had a hangover."

Patti O'Dell-Dooley: "30. I was too old to hack it and didn't want to waste two days trying to overcome it."

Jason Simpson: "Late 20s, the headaches got worse, the propensity for vomiting to occur went up exponentially and you may as well kiss the entire next day good bye, because you'll be spending it on the couch, under a blanky hoping you can talk your significant other into babying you. That is if she/he isn't also hung over."

Jen Skladanek: "15 years of age."

Aaron Skufca: "27-ish probably. And I don't believe any of you that say you have never felt like sh*t in the morning after a night of drinking a zillion beers."

Becky Tesch: "All along I'd get blotchy face a few beers in, but hangovers started to get really vicious at about 25. Migraine and unable to move for eight or more hours except to roll over to puke. I'd puke six or seven times on hangover day and it always resulted in some noticeable weight loss. Then I started to get those nasty hangovers from just three or four drinks at age 30. Now I just have to cut myself off at two drinks. Even then I end up in pain with some regularity."

Angela Valley: "Mid-to-late 30s."

Jen Vega: "35-ish. Takes two days now to recover, no longer worth it! Whole body aches!"

Jason Wrigley: "‎35, I finally started having them. To be fair, they appear to be making up for lost time with higher intensity."

Patty Zastrow-Jankowski: "I've always had crappy hangovers and have tried every trick in the book to get rid of them. About 30 they got way worse. Headaches and nausea for an entire day or more. Now I just drink WAY less and drink lots of water."

Caitlin Zhenotdel: "About 35. Bad (worse) headaches. Can't mix drinks anymore."


Talkbacks

Massaconsin | Feb. 25, 2012 at 8:18 a.m. (report)

Phew! I thought I was the only one. It's been hit or miss here. I never know what is going to make me sick.I had 2 small glasses of wine and a small glass of brandy and I was sick for an entire day. In addition, I noticed that I get sauced a little easier. I had a few Miller Lites (there was nothing else) and I was feeling it. Miller Lite!?!?!?!?!!?!

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High_Life_Man | Feb. 24, 2012 at 5:11 p.m. (report)

Diane not drink? Complete bull!

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