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I hate hiccups!!!

post #1 of 24
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Grrrr!!! This is the second time today I've had the hiccups. The first time, they lasted about 45 minutes, and I was still at work. Oh yea, that was real great. Answering the phone and talking to customers and I kept having the hiccups.

Anyways, now I have them AGAIN! I don't know how I got them again, but now they've lasted about 20 minutes and I can't get rid of them. I've tried everything I can to get rid of them. I even did a search on here and tried the "secrets" but nothing worked. Anyone have any other ideas? What are your secret remedies to get rid of the hiccups?
post #2 of 24
I usually just try to breathe really deeply, thru your nose though. I get silly from hiccups due to lack of oxygen
post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I usually just try to breathe really deeply, thru your nose though. I get silly from hiccups due to lack of oxygen
Yup tried it, didn't work. Usually if I get something to drink, lay upside down, and swallow it, they go away. Sounds silly, but it usually works. But not this time. I don't even know how I got rid of them this afternoon. I was just drinking water on my way home, and suddenly they were gone.

I'm going crazy from them. I hate having them, they drive me nuts, especially twice in one day.
post #4 of 24
Ah, my dear, you have come to the right place. I posted this awhile back when someone else was having prolonged hiccups, and I promise... New-Agey as it sounds, this very brief little meditation really works:
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It helps to raise both arms up high, lean your head back a little, and take a nice deep breath... then just close your eyes and imagine...

...the warm, liquid light of the sun...

...pouring down like honey into your hands...

...and gently spiraling down through your arms...

...warming you everywhere it touches...

...easing down into your chest...

...sinking deeper, warm and soothing...

...and finally settling into a calm, still pool of golden light in your abdomen.


Sounds silly, even to me... but if you'll give it a sincere try, it'll work -- promise!
post #5 of 24
and if it doesn't......take a tablespoon of sugar, put it in your mouth, and swallow. Don't let it melt, you must swallow it dry! Mind you, this is very hard to do, and I think its the strain of concentrating and trying very hard to do this that makes your body stop hiccing, lol!
post #6 of 24
I know my brother occasionally gets them, lasting several days, and finally has to take a narcotic type of pain pill to get rid of them.
post #7 of 24
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Okay, so I tried the meditation thing, a couple times, and it didn't work. I think it's cause I don't do good with meditation type things lol. And I tried the sugar thing. That didn't work either, but it was fun eating sugar. Yummmm lol.

So I figured to just do what I did earlier when I got them to stop, drink water. I took a bottle of water and just started chugging it, and miraculously, I think they stopped. I'll have to remember all your ideas next time I have them, and nothing will get them to go away. They are very interesting and useful ideas though

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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
I know my brother occasionally gets them, lasting several days, and finally has to take a narcotic type of pain pill to get rid of them.
I rarely ever get them, that's why it was so weird to get them not once, but twice today.
post #8 of 24
I tend to get hiccups when there's too much acid on my stomach or I'm starting to get heart burn. In my case lots of water, eating something small, or even taking some Prilosec helps.
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by yam102284 View Post
Grrrr!!! This is the second time today I've had the hiccups. The first time, they lasted about 45 minutes, and I was still at work. Oh yea, that was real great. Answering the phone and talking to customers and I kept having the hiccups.

Anyways, now I have them AGAIN! I don't know how I got them again, but now they've lasted about 20 minutes and I can't get rid of them. I've tried everything I can to get rid of them. I even did a search on here and tried the "secrets" but nothing worked. Anyone have any other ideas? What are your secret remedies to get rid of the hiccups?
OMG I hear you. I had them yesterday for like 30 minutes. I finally held my breath to make them go away. (usually that doesn't work for me)
post #10 of 24
I like them...it puts spice into my day
post #11 of 24
Oh I hate hiccups! Glad you got rid of yours!

Know the way I tend to get rid of my hiccups? Hubby insists on tickling them out of me! It only works sometimes, but he does it every time...
post #12 of 24
Oooh, I HATE hiccups! Whenever I get them, they usually last a long time and they are very painful. I get them when I eat or drink too fast and swallow air with it, or when I just swallow a lot of air really fast. And then I will burp and hiccup at the same time, and it hurts.

I'm glad you got rid of yours!
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by BelongsToEvie View Post
Oh I hate hiccups! Glad you got rid of yours!

Know the way I tend to get rid of my hiccups? Hubby insists on tickling them out of me! It only works sometimes, but he does it every time...
Haha maybe I should have my boyfriend try that next time. Except I hate to be tickled.
post #14 of 24
OH MY GOSH I HATE THEM TOO!!! 45 MINUTES!!! I would have died!
post #15 of 24
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Haha maybe I should have my boyfriend try that next time. Except I hate to be tickled.
Me too, I hate it! That's why he LOVES to use the hiccups as an excuse...
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by BelongsToEvie View Post
Oh I hate hiccups! Glad you got rid of yours!

Know the way I tend to get rid of my hiccups? Hubby insists on tickling them out of me! It only works sometimes, but he does it every time...
Oh man, my hubby is the same!!! He thinks it's the worlds funniest thing!


Apparently dehydration is one possible cause of hiccups, so drinking lots of water is definitely one good thing to try, especially if you get them a couple of times in a day
post #17 of 24
Ah, I'm sorry my little trick didn't work for you. It had always worked first-time for me until I got my gastric band surgery -- now it takes two or three tries.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I tend to get hiccups when there's too much acid on my stomach or I'm starting to get heart burn. In my case lots of water, eating something small, or even taking some Prilosec helps.
Oh, hiccups with heart burn is the worst! It's "hiccup...ouch, hiccup...ouch!".

Two best things I've found for hiccups is either drinking salt water up-side-down (as in, head between your knees and drink for the other side of the glass) or an old bar remedy is lemon with bitters and sugar. Take a lemon slice, pour bitters on it and cover it with sugar. It looks completely nasty but it will shock your system enough that they usually stop. I think the whole thing is just shocking your system...that's why scaring and tickling sometimes helps.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
Ah, I'm sorry my little trick didn't work for you. It had always worked first-time for me until I got my gastric band surgery -- now it takes two or three tries.
That's okay. I think it's just cause I'm not good at mediation. My mind likes to wander off and it's hard to sit still and not do anything. I really really tried hard to do it too.


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Originally Posted by EnzoLeya View Post
OH MY GOSH I HATE THEM TOO!!! 45 MINUTES!!! I would have died!
OMG I wanted to. The worst part about them is that I was still at work. So I had to answer the phone and talk to customers while hiccuping and apologizing in the middle of what I was saying. It was wicked frustrating.


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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Apparently dehydration is one possible cause of hiccups, so drinking lots of water is definitely one good thing to try, especially if you get them a couple of times in a day
The thing is, I couldn't tell you the last time I got hiccups before those 2 times. It was just really weird to get them, and it was totally out of the blue. And then when I got them again at night, I was really annoyed lol
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
I like them...it puts spice into my day
I always knew cat peeps were rather strange..


Seriously - you're probably gonna laugh at this one, but my son swears that this "remedy" works. He did it while he was here visiting, and he got rid of his hiccups..

Take a couple of matches, burn them, and then put them in a glass of water and drink it fast. I know it sounds kinda gaggy, but apparently the sulfur does something to get rid of hiccups. I haven't tried it yet myself, but I will the next time I get hiccups b/c I get them bad too sometimes.

It's worth a shot, anyway!
post #21 of 24
Oh my gosh, I HATE hiccups. I get them frequently, and usually once I start getting them I get them several times that same day.

The only thing I've ever found that works - and usually only if I can catch it when they first start - is to hold my breath and sip on a glass of water. Sometimes I have to do it several times if I don't catch them right at the first hic or two.
post #22 of 24
I've found that once you hold your breath without hiccuping, they are gone. However, just holding my breath rarely works; I just hiccup straight through my breath-hold-attempt.

A friend of mine taught me an acupuncture technique, and it works for me about 80% of the time. Use both of your index fingers to find the depression behind/below your ears, and push into your head under your ears. You know you've found the right spot, because it hurts!

Stop whatever you are doing, take a big breath, hold it, and press in under your ears. Hold it until you should have hiccuped at least twice, maybe three times. For me, it fails to work mostly when I'm still doing something else, such as walking. I used to hiccup all of the time, and now I only do when I'm too busy to bother to stop hiccuping.
post #23 of 24
1 Tablespoon of Vinegar works EVERY time for me! I seem to be the only one who gets them in my house. My boyfriend thinks it's cute, I tend to think otherwise.

... but yeah, for some reason vinegar works for me and everyone I told about it.
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by yam102284 View Post
Grrrr!!! This is the second time today I've had the hiccups. The first time, they lasted about 45 minutes, and I was still at work. Oh yea, that was real great. Answering the phone and talking to customers and I kept having the hiccups.

Anyways, now I have them AGAIN! I don't know how I got them again, but now they've lasted about 20 minutes and I can't get rid of them. I've tried everything I can to get rid of them. I even did a search on here and tried the "secrets" but nothing worked. Anyone have any other ideas? What are your secret remedies to get rid of the hiccups?
Here is what works EVERY TIME for me:
Take your hand and with your index finger and thumb, totally pinch your nose SHUT. Then close your mouth and put the rest of your hand over your mouth. When you reach the point of becoming very uncomfortable due to lack of air, remove your hand and your hiccups should be gone. There are all kinds of "cures" such as putting your head in a paper sack, but all of these cures rely on shutting off your air supply for a while. This always works for me and I taught DW this because she gets hiccups a lot and it always works for her, too.
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