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Smarter Health: How Do You Stop The Hiccups?

Posted by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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I'm not a doctor, nor have I ever played one on TV, but I feel like this quasi-medical question can be tackled.

Paperbagqueen: Help! We are a family of hiccupers - all five of us get the hiccups often. We have tried a bunch of different remedies. Wondering if you knew of any great ways to get rid of these minor annoyances?

Ah, yes. Those little hics and bips that interrupt sleep sometimes as well as conversations. I get them sometimes as does the kiddo. Our body is such an amazing machine, it is no wonder sometimes it gets a little of- kilter. I have tried everything from the usual holding my breath method to odd ones like eating a lemon with dabs of Tabasco sauce (spicy and sour - not so yummy). I have to say, there isn't one that works every single time, but these familiar and not-so-familiar ideas may give you some new options!

-- Hold your breath and drink a glass of water without letting out that breath.

-- Stick your tongue out really far then bring it back in.

-- Eat some sugar (some say to place it on the very back of your tongue).

-- Hold your breath while lying down or with your head hanging off the side of the bed.

-- Chug (and I do mean chug) a glass of really cold water.

-- Jump up and down while holding your breath with your arms up over your head (this is harder than it sounds).

 What is the best method you have found to stop the hiccups?  

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jendawn1
by Silver Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Hmmm I just hold my breathe. It sometimes works right away and sometimes doesn't. Lol
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Sep. 10, 2012 at 7:12 AM
I always hold my breath... I'll have to try to remember some of these!
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mrswillie
by CeeCee on Sep. 10, 2012 at 7:16 AM

say, "fish". It sounds crazy but it seems to work on most everyone. It does not work with dsd, but it does for everyone else in my family.

wandep
by Pam on Sep. 10, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Usually just hold your breathe.

keeckhardt
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 7:39 AM
I've tried it all and nothing ever works for me. I will try to say fish next time.
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1stpreggers
by on Sep. 10, 2012 at 7:42 AM
Hmm hold your breath while drinking water?? Who can breathe and drink @ the same time without choking!?
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critter_boo
by Sarah on Sep. 10, 2012 at 8:04 AM
Wait it out
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celestegood
by Ruby Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 8:06 AM

 I drink water while holding my breath.  Works every time.

celestegood
by Ruby Member on Sep. 10, 2012 at 8:07 AM

 lol

I do that one.  I hold my breath for a minute or so, and during that time, I drink a cup or two of water.

Quoting 1stpreggers:

Hmm hold your breath while drinking water?? Who can breathe and drink @ the same time without choking!?

 

lasombrs
by Sara on Sep. 10, 2012 at 8:59 AM

water and wiating it out lol

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