I did it you guys, I drank a lot to test First Aid Shot Therapy, and I did it for you. Before I really get into it let me tell you a little bit about First Aid Shot Therapy. First Aid Shot Therapy is a line of FDA compliant, single dose, drinkable shots for common ailments such as headache, cold, heartburn, and of course, the dreaded hangover. Their Hangover Relief Formula helps relieve headaches by combining an NSAID and caffeine (thank God). You can get F.A.S.T. in Southie at Tedeschi’s, 7 Eleven, The Hub, K&8th, Bay View Liquor, J&J Discount Mart, Foodies, Rotary Variety, Station News, Fort Point Market, and my house. Ok, now that that’s out of the way let’s get to it.
So I tested F.A.S.T. for the Oscars, or more accurately the day after the Oscars. Typically I find the Oscars super boring and I drink a bunch just to keep myself entertained and this year was no different, except for Tracy Morgan as The Danish Girl, that was the greatest thirty seconds of not only the Oscars but also my life. I started my research with Salted Caramel Bailey’s and finished with red wine. If I had to guess I would say I probably drank two good sized shots of Bailey’s (with almond milk because health) and about a bottle and a half of red wine, judging by the delightful purple hue my mouth and teeth took on. I also had an apple donut and two slices of birthday cake but I really don’t see how that’s any of your business. I feel like this was a decent amount of booze to test F.A.S.T. but just to be sure I should probably repeat the experiment again only with more booze.
And the results…
I honestly can’t believe I’m saying this, but it worked. I woke up at 5:45am (yup) with a familiar feeling. Foggy, headachey, thirsty, a wee bit pukey, and a strong urge to pull the covers over my head and go back to sleep. I peeled myself out of bed, crawled to the kitchen, and cracked open the bottle of F.A.S.T. (no need to peel off the plastic on the cap!)
I was prepared to puke when I drank the dose because I figured it would taste TERRIBLE but it wasn’t that bad. I felt better pretty quickly, which was good because I filled my day with some tests for just how effective this hangover relief is.
Babysitting My eight month old nephew was dropped off at 6:30am for about seven hours of babysitting. Have you ever tried to care for a baby whilst hungover? It’s literally the worst. Babies are selfish little sociopaths. They don’t care if you feel like crap, they have no empathy. They are also like completely dependent on you. Basically they’re the ultimate test for a hangover cure. The verdict? Absolutely no issues whatsoever. I felt perfectly fine so loud cries, dirty diapers, milky puke, and non-stop entertaining were nothing.
Cooking Ok, cooking might not seem like a test for hangover relief, but you’ve never seen me handle raw chicken. Raw chicken is effing disgusting and I come thiiiiiiiiissssss close to puking when I handle it completely sober and in my right mind. Normally a hungover Heather cannot even be in the same room as raw chicken. Well guess what? I prepped that raw chicken like a God damn pro. Oh and I cooked in the crockpot, meaning the house smelled like chicken all day, something that hungover Heather normally can’t handle.
Yoga Yup, I even went to yoga after a night of boozing it up. I know a lot of people think a good sweat is great for a hangover, and it probably is, but an hour of bending up and down? I don’t think so. Have you ever tried downward dog while nauseous? It’s awful and I wouldn’t recommend it. Well thanks to F.A.S.T. my only inhibitor was my rigid unflexible body, not a puddle of vomit pooling in my mouth.
All in all I’m giving F.A.S.T. a gold star. My day would have been friggin miserable if it didn’t work, so thanks God and Beyonce it did.
Now the fun stuff…
We’re partnering with First Aid Shot Therapy to giveaway some hangover relief! Two lucky Caught In Southie readers will win a St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Recovery pack! We’re picking a winner on Instagram and a winner on Twitter!
The Instagram winner will get a one month supply of F.A.S.T. Hangover Relief, Boston Bagel Company gift card, a Sullivan’s gift card, a scally cap from Boston Scally Co (perfect for St. Paddy’s) a free month of Class Pass to sweat out your hangovers, and St. Patrick’s Day swag. To enter all you have to do is:
- Follow CaughtInSouthie and @FirstAidShots on Instagram
- Upload a pic of your favorite hangover helper (steak and cheese sub, anyone?)
- Tag Caught In Southie and @FirstAidShots and use #HungoverInSouthie
The Twitter winner will receive a one month supply of F.A.S.T. Hangover Relief, a Boston Bagel Company gift card, a scally cap from Boston Scally Co, and St. Patrick’s Day swag. To enter just:
- Follow @maureencaught and @FirstAidShotBOS
- Tweet a pic of your favorite hangover helper with #HungoverInSouthie
- Tag Caught In Southie and @FirstAidShotBOS in the tweet
Winners will be announced Friday March 18th, and winners who live in a five mile radius of Southie will have their prize delivered the same day!