How to cure hiccups?

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How to cure hiccups?

Peggi Peggi
So, my hubby tends to get hiccups on occasion that can last for an hour or more.

He's tried all the tricks in the book from holding his breath to controlling his breathing, to sex, to drinking water! We've even tried all of the really silly ones like a spoon of sugar!

Still, nothing seems to work! Have you found a crazy alternative hiccup cure you'd like to share?
07/20/2012
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GONE! GONE!
I have a three step process.
1. Drink water, but don't swallow it.
2. Bend forward like you're taking a bow while holding your breath.
3. Swallow the water, putting effort into the swallow.
It's never failed for me.
07/20/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
Oh man, I wish I could get them to stop when I get them
07/20/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by GONE!
I have a three step process.
1. Drink water, but don't swallow it.
2. Bend forward like you're taking a bow while holding your breath.
3. Swallow the water, putting effort into the swallow.
It's never failed for me.
I'll tell him to give this a try! He's done the holding his breath and the drinking water, but never like this!
07/20/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
The only scientifically tested, sure-fire way of curing hiccups is a Digital Rectal Massage.
07/20/2012
Rossie Rossie
I drink very warm (almost hot) water and it usually work.
07/20/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
I hate the hiccups. I get only one or two and they stop for an hour then I get one or two again.. they are painful to me.. I just drink water when that happens. My god father always tells me too look at the sun... Idk why
07/20/2012
MnK MnK
This sounds silly, but my neighbor told me to drink a glass of water through a paper towel. I thought she was crazy, but it actually worked! The water doesn't taste too great, but most times it works.
07/20/2012
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Sundae Sparkles
I hate the hiccups. I get only one or two and they stop for an hour then I get one or two again.. they are painful to me.. I just drink water when that happens. My god father always tells me too look at the sun... Idk why
I've never heard of that, but you can look at the sun to sneeze.
07/20/2012
Beck Beck
I usually hold my breath and force myself to burp after. That usually does the trick for me.
07/20/2012
laflauta laflauta
I drink water while holding my breath. I make sure to try to feel a stretch in my diaphragm while doing this to ease the muscle spasms that cause hiccups.
07/20/2012
Ningyo Ningyo
What I do is take three small sips of water in a row, swallowing after each sip and without breathing in between. This seems to stifle the hiccups pretty well. I learned that trick from an anime, of all things.
07/20/2012
Tuesday Tuesday
One time my husband called me while I was hiccuping. Then he told me he just bought a car. I was so stunned that my hiccups stopped immediately. He only said it to scare me and it worked.

It seems like what these techniques have in common is forcing you to focus on something else for enough seconds to short circuit the hiccuping process.
07/20/2012
Eden062112 Eden062112
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
So, my hubby tends to get hiccups on occasion that can last for an hour or more.

He's tried all the tricks in the book from holding his breath to controlling his breathing, to sex, to drinking water! We've even tried all of the really ...
You know what works for me every time?

A spoon-full of jiffy peanut butter.
07/20/2012
G&L G&L
1. Take 11 sips of water without stopping.
2. Eat a tablespoon full of sugar.
3. Eat really sour candy.
07/20/2012
Undecided Undecided
Usually drinking Coke helps me something about the carbonation
07/21/2012
Peggi Peggi
Quote:
Originally posted by Eden062112
You know what works for me every time?

A spoon-full of jiffy peanut butter.
Haha we tried peanut butter it didn't work for him, but he DID enjoy it anyway
07/21/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
So, my hubby tends to get hiccups on occasion that can last for an hour or more.

He's tried all the tricks in the book from holding his breath to controlling his breathing, to sex, to drinking water! We've even tried all of the really ...
Oh Lord have mercy! I have them constantly! Just had them today! It's bad. Mine are so intense it's like they're jerking my insides up my throat. I know how he feels. Mine usually last all day--on and off. It even gives me a headache because my hiccups really jerk my entire body. Ugh! I hate them.

So far, I've found ONE solution. Bend over and drink water. It sometimes doesn't even work for me, but it's the best thing I've tried so far. I hear a spoon of peanut butter, but never feel like downing a sppoon of that stuff when I'm jerking my lungs up. Lol.

The bending over and drinking thing is really tricky! You put your upper lip on the opposite side of the cup that you normally would. This sounds crazy right now. Lol. Then you carefull bend over. Head pointing to the ground and drink. It has stopped mine instantly before and sometimes it just doesn't do the trick. However, it is the only thing that does do it, even if it's not every tiME.

Holding your breath never works for me. My lovie always yells to scare the hiccups out of me. It only makes me jump and scares the daylights out of me, but not the hiccups. I say "all you're doing is making my headache worse!" The yelling and making me jump does not work. Lol. He still tries it each time.

I would definitely try the water thing. There have been times where I've had to do it a few times for it to work, but nothing works like drinking upside down. Lol.
07/21/2012
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