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Morning of February 11th, I awake listening to the BBC and NPR (simultaneously—a neat trick I learned in grad school) and a St. Pauli Girl (Dark) headache throbbing in the right temple and above the nose, a little to the right. It’s a sinus headache, brought on by an allergy to whatever is in SPGD and Beck’s Dark as well. Have had the same with Foster’s Lager. During my beery days in San Diego (1991-94) at the Newport Bar & Grill and the late, lamented Old Ocean Beach Cafe, I drank a hundred microbrews and exotic bottled specialties. Besides ballooning from 130 lbs to 155 and aging ten years in appearance (reversible), I suffered no ill effects. Red wine, though, was another matter: always guaranteed to give a migraine hangover. I’d buy a four-dollar bottle of sharp merlot from the Iraqi Chaldean (i.e., Christian: they are big in the booze business) at Victory Wine and Spirits on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and go through it between 9 and midnight. Eventually I started “curing” this by taking various codeine pills, which did not do much for my colonic regularity. I still take codeine when I absolutely have to, bearing in mind it will lead to generous applications of Preparation H a day or two down the road, but most alcohol-induced headaches can be relieved by two cups of coffee and two pseudophedrine tablets.

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    Michael
    Says:

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    Have a happy day!