Stopping Hiccups

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ysabel, May 6, 2008.

  1. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    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.

  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    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.
  3. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    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.
  4. Vidic15

    Vidic15 No Custom Title Exists V.I.P. Lifetime

    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.
  5. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I've heard of stuff like putting salt or aspirin on your bellybutton. Anyone tried that here? :)
  6. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

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

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    Won't that spill the drink on you? Or I'm imagining it incorrectly.... :lol:
  8. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    No, you got it right - it's hard to do, but once you learn the trick you stop your hiccuping and have water slopped all over you :D
  9. Vincent_Valentine

    Vincent_Valentine Studley-Do-Right

    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.
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  10. LuK3

    LuK3 Registered Member

    Just drink some water or get somebody to scare you. Also, Going upside down and drinking water works.

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