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Angel079 01-20-2010 09:30 PM

I've had hick-ups well over an hour now and they do NOT want to stop...I'm hurting.....No matter which post I read - stopping breathing - drinking water - Its just ain't stopping.....HELP :|

FrogHerder 01-20-2010 09:36 PM


Didn't help? No? Maybe some alka-seltzer?

aunt kymmie 01-20-2010 09:41 PM

Here's what always works for me:

Step 1: Start by inhaling through your mouth until your lungs feel full (when it feels like you cannot inhale any more.... your lungs will basically stop taking in air).
Step 2: Swallow. You are not really swallowing anything but it seems that without this act, it doesn’t work.
Step 3: Now inhale some more until your lungs feel full again. You may not be able to inhale a lot, but do get some more air in. It will start to get difficult to do this as you go, but keep trying. You obviously can’t suck in as much air as you did initially, but just a little will do (think of it as taking a “sip” of air).
Step 4: Swallow again. This too will start to get difficult as you go.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 (inhale and swallow) until you cannot swallow again. While it seems you can almost always suck in just a little more air, it is the swallowing that gets to be impossible. When you feel like you cannot swallow again, swallow again anyway. It will be hard to do, your face will probably turn red, and you may make squeaking sounds. But you CAN swallow one last time. By this time, your lungs should also be quite full and it should be difficult to get much more air in as well. While you should try not to let any air out, if you have really repeated steps 3 and 4 as many times as you can, you probably will end up letting a little out before you can take that last swallow. If you find that air keeps escaping out of your nose even early in the process, try squeezing it shut with your fingers.
Step 6: Exhale.

mrdemin 01-20-2010 09:44 PM

hahahaha, I'm sorry, everytime myself or someone else has hiccups I find it very amusing. Stopping breathing usually helps, sometimes someone surprising (scaring) me works.
Somtimes when I smoke, and take a pull, a hiccup is to follow. That is both very annoying and very funny at the same time! Hope it goes away, an hour isnt funny any more :)

Angel079 01-21-2010 09:22 AM

Yea my hubby thought it was pretty entertaining too.

After lil over 2hrs last night with drinking water, stop breathing, jumping, hubby's poor attempts to scare finally stopped but boy was my belly hurting by that time hick-upping alll the time like this.

MrBishop 01-21-2010 06:25 PM


bearwithfish 01-22-2010 07:29 AM

aww sorry i wasn't on last night man i have the cure!!!!!!! drink from the opposite side of a cup.... hold the cup as you normally would and bend over the cup to sip from the other side (so your up side down).... i really does not work but its funny as all can be for those around you who are watching..... i did that to my kid once and it worked! every one else though it make them hic-up into the water and looks super funny...

Angel079 01-22-2010 09:25 AM

Dang you're one heck of a parent lol

bearwithfish 01-22-2010 09:28 AM

Hey if you can have fun with family then who can you have fun with???? but like i said it worked for her, really kind of surprised every one.... now when i got my little brother to do it.... wow that was funny he was so busy sputtering and cussing me out he forgot he had them LOL

Angel079 01-22-2010 10:57 AM


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