Stopping Hiccups

ysabel

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How do you stop your hiccups? Is there any solution that works all the time for you? I've tried drinking water, holding breath, or having someone scare me :lol:. Sometimes I do all these and I still hic, hic, hic...perhaps they're just supposed to go on their own without us having to do anything.
 

Mirage

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Wow I haven't had hiccups forever. I guess the way I get rid of them is by chugging water. Just drink some water as fast as you possibly can. Maybe you already tried that though, judging by your post.
 

Boredie

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Well a real scare does work to stop it. It's the intake of a sharp breath unexpectedly that stops the hiccuping.
I find also drinking water from the opposite rim of the glass to help - you're trying to gulp water in the wrong way and while you're doing that you're gulping air in.
Holding the breath helps sometimes but I'm not sure how it works.
 

Vidic15

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It works for me when I drink water, when I don't. It just goes away. I hate hiccups when I have a head splitting headache.
 

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I never heard of that ysabel but I can't see how it would work. At least not scientifically.
 

ysabel

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#7
I find also drinking water from the opposite rim of the glass to help - you're trying to gulp water in the wrong way and while you're doing that you're gulping air in...
Won't that spill the drink on you? Or I'm imagining it incorrectly.... :lol:
 
#9
A method that works for me 100% of the time is to get a full glass of water, take a big deep breath, and start drinking the water without exhaling. I can usually make it halfway though the glass before I need to exhale. I then repeat to finish the glass. It gets rid of my hiccups every time without fail.