Hiccups

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  1. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

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    Can't remember the last time I had hiccups. Now I've had them for hours and they won't go away. Driving me nuts. How do you get rid of them?
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    It's kind of icky, but I use a teaspoon of dry sugar, swallow it dry. Works every time.
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    Hold your breath for as long as you can, but stay comfortable.

    If that doesn't work, try drinking a glass of water upsidedown.
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    The only known guarantee cure for hiccups is very simple. Sit in a chair that's moved side ways, so you can lean back. Lean back at a 45 degree angle and drink a full glass of water.

    What you're doing is moving the air bubble in your stomach to the top and under the esophagus and when the water hits it, it destroys it. You should burp a little, or it ain't done right.
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    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't think that women can burp.
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    navis128 New Member

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    <Gasp> Tim...instigator!;) We can burp...we just don't do those deep belches that start out at toe level.
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  7. red14

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    You haven't been married long enough. ;) They can do a lot of things, we normally don't notice.:rolleyes::eek:
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    Dry-swallowing the sugar works. Don't let it dissolve in your mouth, just swallow it as fast as you can. Dry-swallowing salt works, too, but sugar tastes better.

    What you are trying to do is disrupt your breathing pattern. Holding your breath works. Breathing into a paper bag works because you start breathing more CO2, which changes your pattern. Scaring works because the "gasp" of being scared changes the pattern. Swallowing the dry crystals makes you gulp them down, which changes your pattern, plus they slightly irritate you swaller-pipe. Drinking soda has the double benefit of the "holding your breath" and the carbonation does the "slightly irritate you swaller-pipe" thing. Taking a swallow of soda, especially room-temp (cause there is more carbonation then) works the best, but dry-swallowing sugar has always worked for me.
  9. TheGunClinger

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    I just heard the Obama has declared himself President and God for life and that he has declared martial law and you must turn in all your guns within 1 week or be executed. You must also buy a prayer rug and do your prayers to allar akburr 12 times a day. I checked it on Snopes.com.

    Well now...Did that cure your hic-cups? I was told as a youth that a good scare will rid you of the hic-cups.:D
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    Well...are they gone yet? :)
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    One method that I heard about involved lots of alcohol,
    sex and a hot tub, but I think it was just a rumor. Good
    luck and get better !
  12. red14

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    Sounds like I need the hiccups.;)
  13. Bobitis

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    Go to the mall and start clapping and waving your arms until you get everyones attention. Tell them you have the hiccups and need a cure.
    Then thank them when they're gone.

    Seriously, it works.:cool:
  14. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    The sugar cure works.

    Pops
  15. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

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    The sugar cure does work! That's the one I used and they are gone! Thanks everyone. And y'all have some pretty weird cures for hiccups.
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