PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 May, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 May, 2002, 12:00am

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I woke up on Sunday feeling terrible. I rarely get headaches, but I had such a bad one that it felt like someone was hammering inside my head. I felt like I was going to throw up all day and was tired. I thought I might have food poisoning, but I did not eat anything the night before. All I had was some beer at my friend's house. I felt much better on Monday, but how can I be sure this mystery illness will not recur?

Sore Head

write@ttitude says: That was no mystery illness, that was your first hangover. You experienced all the classic symptoms: headache, nausea and exhaustion. You were probably dehydrated as well. We do not recommend drinking alcohol, especially if you are under 18, but if you are going to drink, there are a few important ground rules. Number one is never drink on an empty stomach. Have a good meal before you have a beer, or at the very least drink a glass of milk which will help line your stomach. Your headache was probably caused by dehydration, so drink plenty of water before you go to bed. Moderation is the key. Staggering around drunk is not cool.

My friends and I are in the middle of our exams. To cheer everyone up, I have decided to throw a post-exam fancy dress party. We are all in a better mood knowing there is light at the end of the tunnel. The only problem is that since the party is the day after the exams, we don't have time to make our own costumes. Where can we buy fancy dress outfits?

Ready to party

write@ttitude says: There is nothing better than letting your hair down after weeks of revision. For a totally outrageous outfit you need a wig. The wig shop on Pottinger Street in Central - between Wellington Street and Stanley Street - has a huge selection, from Goldilocks curls to rebel hair. For fancy dress outfits, try Toys Club (15/F, 8 Queen's Rd, Central. Tel: 2167 8474) which stocks costumes for all ages.