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Old 05-07-2014, 11:12 AM   #11
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The minute I saw this subject I knew this was one thread that would a gazillion replies!

My favorite is one that's almost impossible to describe. (It works for me every time!)

Fill a glass with water.
Bend over the sink with the glass of water in your hand AND sip 10 times from the opposite side of the glass than that you would normally.

You might think it's impossible until you try it.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #12
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I asked Mamma of this. She is a very odd person with an odd sense of humor.

She said she used to scare me very badly and that would stop the hiccups. She said if it didn't stop the hiccups, at least it would prevent me from having any more episodes of this.

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Old 05-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #13
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Scaring or startling someone is a well known, old hiccough remedy.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:41 AM   #14
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The only time I ever got hiccups was when I drank too much.

No drinking, no hiccups, problem solved!

An old bartender taught me to cure my hiccups by taking a new book of matches and a rocks glass half filled with water. Light the entire book of matches and immediately douse it in the water, then drink the water in one gulp. I'm sure this is a very unhealthy cure for hiccups and I cannot recommend it to anyone, but it worked every time for me. Remember book matches, I'm not sure where you would go to find them these days!
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:46 PM   #15
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Glass of water, a big one.
Take a deep breath.
Drink the water with small swallows, holding your breath, until you have to breathe.
Has worked for me 100%.
My granny showed me this, and it always works - maybe psychosomatic, but the results the same!
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:53 PM   #16
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When I see a kid with hiccups, I get them to look me in the eye, and then I tell them to hiccup. Usually, they cannot. It works for some adults, too.

I think the key is getting them to focus on something else, and then their diaphram can relax.
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:55 PM   #17
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When I see a kid with hiccups, I get them to look me in the eye, and then I tell them to hiccup. Usually, they cannot. It works for some adults, too.

I think the key is getting them to focus on something else, and then their diaphram can relax.
Interesting, I'm going to try that with Shrek! He gets hiccups anytime he eats chocolate.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:56 PM   #18
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Increasing the pressure in my chest for a moment works for me. -I learned quick when my father was getting angry with me for hiccuping.
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Interesting, I'm going to try that with Shrek! He gets hiccups anytime he eats chocolate.
That's better than an alarm, you always know when he's raiding your stash!
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That's better than an alarm, you always know when he's raiding your stash!
He's spoiled, he has his own stash...
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