Just found a new HICCUP cure

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    Jan 05, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    I've tried everything before, and no one thing seemed to work. They say to hold your breath and then slowly release it. Rarely works for me.

    So tonight I took a deep breath, exhaled, and immediately took another deep breath before all of the air was out from the first exhale. Did that for 40 seconds and...........hiccups gone.

    So next time you get the hiccups, maybe this will work for you. Oh, the deep breaths were like 3-4 seconds long with a quick exhale.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    smart, good piece of knowledge to know
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    You can also try taking a big breath in and then holding it for 20-30 secs. That works most of the times for me.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    What works well for me is getting a glass of water, then bending right over til your head is upside down and drinking it from the opposite side of the glass continuously for about 5 for six swallows. Don't take in any air. This causes the entire esophagus to swallow/reflex (ok I'm wording this badly, lol) against gravity.

    -Doug
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:43 AM GMT
    the cure that has always worked for me:

    1: pour myself a big glass of water
    2: exhale as much air as i can
    3: drink that glass of water

    poof! hiccup gone!! there is a little challenge in resisting the urge to breathe in when drinking that big glass of water, but i think that's what does it for me.
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    Hmmm...pretty cool! t4p.
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    Jan 05, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    A technique that has never failed me:

    1) Sit your arse on the ground.

    2) Hug your knees really tightly to your chest.

    3) Take a deeeeep breath, holding it in.

    4) Take in a bit more, topping up to be sure.

    This uses external pressure (hugging knees to chest) and internal pressure (filling the lungs with air) to put a great deal of pressure on the spasming diaphragm that is responsible for the hiccoughs.

    5) Have a friend give you a good, hard thump in the centre of the back, right where the diaphragm is. Not so much they knock the wind out of you, but a feeble thump won't do anything.

    I used this trick just last week. 3hrs of hiccoughing had gotten on my nerves, and they were gone instantly after this. All credit goes to my Korean martial arts instructor, who showed me this when I was seven years old.
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    Jan 05, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
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    Jan 05, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    Try taking the deepest breath you can, holding it, and then swallowing four times.
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    Jan 05, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    Upside down drinking - works every time.
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    Jan 05, 2011 6:25 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI've tried everything before, and no one thing seemed to work. They say to hold your breath and then slowly release it. Rarely works for me.

    So tonight I took a deep breath, exhaled, and immediately took another deep breath before all of the air was out from the first exhale. Did that for 40 seconds and...........hiccups gone.

    So next time you get the hiccups, maybe this will work for you. Oh, the deep breaths were like 3-4 seconds long with a quick exhale.


    Thats freaky lol, a friend of mine did the exact same thing like a month ago.
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    Jan 05, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    Hold your breathe and swallow 6 times. Works like a charm.
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    Jan 05, 2011 7:06 AM GMT
    or put a penny on your forehead.. my grandma would always do that to me and theyd go away..
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    Jan 05, 2011 7:14 AM GMT
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    Jan 05, 2011 7:15 AM GMT
    A soup spoon full of red wine vinegar usually does the trick ......
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    Jan 05, 2011 1:45 PM GMT
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    Jan 05, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    MuscleComeBack saidUpside down drinking - works every time.

    No wonder I never have hiccups when I party at the club. icon_redface.gif

    Seriously, breath control methods like those mentioned above sometimes work for me. Although when I was a kid my mother would give me a glass of water with 2 teaspoons of sugar dissolved in it, and that could work, too.

    But consider a more serious problem if they persist. In November I had hiccups for 2 days, with only brief pauses from trying all these tricks, then they'd start all over again.

    The day after they stopped for good I was in the hospital emergency room with severe chest pains, being checked out for a heart attack. Turns out I had a very bad recurrence of my existing acid reflux problem, which was causing the hiccups, a new symptom from it I had never experienced before.

    Everybody gets hiccups at some time, but if they continue for more than a day, or you're getting them frequently, you may have a more serious stomach problem going on.