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August 03, 2005


My usualy cure all for hiccups....take a drink of water, hang at your waist upside down, and swallow.


You would think the fall would have gotten rid of my hiccups.

Not so much!

Posted by Sissy at August 3, 2005 12:33 AM | TrackBack

my cure, which has never once failed me, is to take as deep a breath as you can, hold it, don't let it out yet, take a further deep breath, keep repeating till you can't breath in any more. then let it out slowly, and in spurts. all this is done through the mouth.

Posted by: Andrew (Aris Ravencroft at August 3, 2005 01:25 AM

I hope you are fine this morning. I hate the hiccups. Will have to try Andrew's cure next time.

Posted by: VW Bug at August 3, 2005 06:22 AM

But I bet the fall was damn funny since you were drinking

Posted by: Princess Cat at August 3, 2005 11:06 AM

My sure fire, never fail cure is to drink a full glass of water, non stop, holding your nose closed, and someone else holding your ears shut
(pressing the ear lobe over the the canal opening). Looks goofy, but it works.

Posted by: Sue at August 3, 2005 11:54 AM

Very similar, Sue. I put my thumbs in my ears and extend my fingers around to pinch my nose shut with my pinkies. Put a straw in a deep glass of water and drink until you have to come up for air.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at August 3, 2005 06:55 PM

I had a teacher in high school who, whenever someone in his class got the hiccups, would proclaim that the hiccups had startled him, and insist the student warn him before the next hiccup.

The student would then concentrate on feeling the hiccup coming on... and it never would. Worked every time.

I tried it on my mom once when she had a particularly insistent case of the hiccups, and what I got from her was a series of half-warnings before the actual (really loud) hiccup emerged: "hic-HICCUP!!!!!"

I've gotten to where I can usually relax my own diaphragm by concentrating like my teacher's trick made us do, within 3 or 4 hiccups. It's pretty spiffy. :)

Posted by: songstress7 at August 3, 2005 09:25 PM

Sue's method is the one I've always used - generally works!

Posted by: Barb at August 3, 2005 11:14 PM

Why are ya'll trying to get rid of hiccups?

I think they are very funny and when I get them I usually walk around the office hiccuping real loud, gets a chuckle out of people and some good comments.

Posted by: Machelle at August 4, 2005 08:50 AM

Because, Machelle, I don't like it when the neighbors call the fire department, the police department, and animal control to my house to investigate the strange noises that are echoing around the neighborhood...

Posted by: Ogre at August 4, 2005 10:21 AM

I find that waiting for the next hiccup helps. Just stop what you are doing, sit or stand there, and wait to hiccup again. Thank goodness I don't have to do that very often.

Posted by: PrimoDonna at August 4, 2005 10:29 AM

"hang at your waist upside down, and swallow."

Have you ever thought about a career in Marriage Guidance counselling?

Posted by: Sally at August 4, 2005 04:58 PM