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boates
04-28-2008, 18:12
2 days now......Cures please, pleeeeeeeeeese!:smiley29:

Zyxistal
04-28-2008, 18:16
Yank forcefully on the tongue.
Lift the uvula (that little boxing bag at the back of your mouth) with a spoon.
Tickle the roof of your mouth with a cotton swab at the point where the hard and soft palate meet.
Chew and swallow dry bread.
Suck a lemon wedge soaked with Angostura bitters.
Compress the chest by pulling the knees up or leaning forward.
Gargle with water.
Hold your breath.

reactive
04-28-2008, 18:36
Go night diving in chummed waters full of great whites with no cage and steaks tied to your hands. That ought to scare the poop out of you!

Splitlip
04-28-2008, 18:43
drink a glass of water backwards.

mixahl
04-28-2008, 18:53
Go night diving in chummed waters full of great whites with no cage and steaks tied to your hands. That ought to scare the poop out of you!

I agree...you need some excitement!!

Osprey
04-28-2008, 20:20
Eat a spoonful of sugar. It'll snap you out of hiccups and you'll go the extra mile not to swallow so much air in the future, too ;)

Penguino
04-28-2008, 20:25
No cures, just empathy. I once had the hiccups for 4 and a half days. I feel your pain...

ratown
04-28-2008, 20:27
No cures, just empathy. I once had the hiccups for 4 and a half days. I feel your pain...

I didn't even know that was possible. I don't remember the last time I had the hiccups!

DiverMAN
04-28-2008, 20:56
Do a hand stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, backwards...

Daved
04-28-2008, 20:57
Garlic dill pickles--it will only take one.

mixahl
04-28-2008, 20:59
you need something to catch you offguard....plan it with one of your friends...i promise it works everytime!

Splitlip
04-28-2008, 21:30
if you plan it, you won't be off guard duh...:)

reactive
04-28-2008, 21:41
Go into your bathroom, light a candle, turn off the lights, look into the mirror, and say "Bloody Mary" three times.

moosicman
04-28-2008, 23:03
One spoonful of peanut butter.

BTW....tell us which one of us has given you the magic cure, if we did!

skippy11
04-28-2008, 23:26
Wow, I sympathize. Can't say i have ever had the hiccups that long.

CFDAlden
04-29-2008, 00:13
What, no scary political type comments?

GW for 4 more! :)

President Barak Obama?

President Hillary Clinton?

President John McCain?

(I think I covered them all in there...)

DollFin
04-29-2008, 01:48
OK serious suggestion here - it's a little tricky but really helps in most cases. Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle, so if you able to, press your fingertips up and under your bottom ribs on both sides. Go about 2" outside of the tip of the sternum. Press in and up while taking slow deep breaths - this essentially "massages" the diaphragm and stops the contractions in most cases.

mm_dm
04-29-2008, 07:47
I'd like to take you home to meet my mother.


There, that should do it...:smiley36:

Flatliner
04-29-2008, 08:12
If all else fails, go to the ER and get a thorazine injection. In my personal experience, that has worked with every patient I have given it to.

reactive
04-29-2008, 11:22
Turn your head and cough.

DiverMAN
04-29-2008, 12:00
Go into your bathroom, light a candle, turn off the lights, look into the mirror, and say "Bloody Mary" three times.
No, your suppose to say, "Biggie Smalls, Biggie Smalls, Biggie Smalls"...

drtom437
04-29-2008, 12:19
Go to your chiropractor and get your C3_C5 adjusted.

moosicman
04-29-2008, 13:52
Well???? do you still have them??

boates
04-29-2008, 14:37
Well???? do you still have them??

Well, been free of them for about an hour or two now. Don't know which thing worked 'cause, I been trying almost all. Sure kept me busy! May've been the fingers under the ribs thing. Thanks all:smiley32:

ratown
04-29-2008, 15:30
Congratulations on your success.

DiverMAN
04-29-2008, 15:31
hip hip hurray...

mixahl
04-29-2008, 22:13
Go to your chiropractor and get your C3_C5 adjusted.

are you an MD?

drtom437
04-30-2008, 10:18
I'm a DC

Duckydiver
04-30-2008, 20:23
Even though your through with them, i'll throw my little trick out their anyway. Hold you breath and swallow three times. ( with out taking any other breaths of course) I don't know why but it always works for me.

DollFin
05-01-2008, 23:14
I'm a DC

My first job when I became a massage therapist was working with an awesome DC in Cambridge, MA. Worked with Dr. Simon for 6 years and only left because I decided to move to New Orleans. I learned a lot through working with him! :)

maggs_the
05-04-2008, 16:51
... okay, tell me OUT LOUD when you're going to hiccup next...

tell me right before you hiccup.. just say "now"..

concentrate .. and really try to tell me Just Before You Hiccup

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and you won't hiccup :smiley36: i saw it on an old Abbot and Costello movie and it actually worked!! i've introduced it to all my friends and i've not seen it fail yet. even tho i know kinda how it works, i can still do it to myself and make myself stop hiccuping.

matt151617
05-04-2008, 21:36
Drinking water, swallowing it hard sometimes works. So does Altoids.