Cure for Hiccups

@gifana (4836)
Portugal
November 16, 2006 11:18am CST
I got the idea of this discussion from littlefranciscan. Do you have a home rememdy for getting rid of the hiccups. I do and it is infallible. I had a friend in Ecuador who, when she got the hiccups they would sometimes last for a day or two. I gave her my remedy and they stopped immediately. It is really quite simple......drink a glass of water upside down backwards. That is. fill a glass about 3/4 full. Then place your mouth of the opposite side of the glass you usually use. then slowly bending down as far as you can trying to put your head between your legs drink slowly for about 30 seconds or until you have finished drinking the water. Do not straighten up before then. I told you it sounds silly and to many the first time is the hardest but once you get used to it it's a piece of cake.
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12 responses
@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Hi Gifana, your remedy doesn't sound silly to me at all, because I use a similar method that works for me every time and it has worked on everyone that has tried it for me. Fill a glass with water. Get a friend to hold the glass for you. Stick your index fingers in each ear and the use your middle fingers (or your pinky fingers) to pinch your nose at the same time. Then your friend will tilt the water to your mouth so you can drink it. By closing your ears and nose, it creates a vaccum and smooths out your diaphram. If you don't have a friend around you can use a straw.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Hi there again....sounds screwy but if it works don't knock it. Was thinking about you a short while ago....mind if I add you to my friends list.....like the way you think. Thanks
• United States
16 Nov 06
Thanks Gifana, I would be honored to be added to your friends list. Thanks!
@chance00 (3333)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Drink lots of water all at once.Take a big gulp!
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
17 Nov 06
Thanks for your response.
@neha_80 (311)
• Australia
17 Nov 06
The glass of water really works! But i have got the simplest way to stop hiccups that works for me . I read it some where i dont remeber Just hold your breadth for few seconds & gone are your hiccups.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
17 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. Oft times the simplest is the best.
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
16 Nov 06
i have a cure for them, that has worked everytime ! get a glass of water, put a papertowel over the top, and drink the water through the papertowel. it tastes like paper but it makes those hiccups go away =)
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. Another good one. Will have to try it.
• Philippines
16 Nov 06
just a glass of water works for me and there are no other techniques. and for babies, you'll just have to make them cry so their hiccups will disappear
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for response. Whatever works for you go for it....As for babies...have none so I won't have to make them cry.
@reeseyj (906)
• United States
16 Nov 06
The way we get rid of hiccups is you fill a cup of water and drink it while holding your breath. As long as you don't breath while drinking your hiccups will be gone.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for response. Sounds easy.....I'll give it a try sometime.
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
16 Nov 06
I also have a silly cure for hiccups: you drink 7 little sips of water, one right after the other, without taking a breath in between. Works everytime for me!!
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for response. Gonna try it for sure if I ever have the need to.
• India
16 Nov 06
hey dear thxx 4 ur reply ..... love u 4 dis ...
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Hi. Think your in the wrong discussion but thanks for response just the same. PS: How close was I to guessing your age?
@blueman (16513)
• India
16 Nov 06
a glass of water, or suprise the person.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for the response. Just drinking a glass of water never worked for me. I'm not easily scared so I'm not sure that would work either. But then everyone is different.
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I have cured the hiccups this way many times. Another method I have used is simply taking a tablespoon of granulated sugar and holding it in your mouth for as long as possible. By the time you have swallowed the sugar your hiccups should be gone. This method works great for kids who are not able to drink water upside down.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for response. Another use for the spoon. Will have to try it sometimes.
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
16 Nov 06
This never fails either (and it sounds alot easier) Get a glass of water and a spoon. Put the spoon in the water and the end of the spoon on your temple and drink. Don't know how it does it but it works.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for response. Sure gonna try it just to see if it works so that I can pass it along to those who can't seem to get my way to work. I appreciate it.
@cpamanda (694)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Yeah, my grandparents used to try and make me do that to get rid of my hiccups. I always have them, born with them actually. True. I always ended up spilling the water all over myself and they laughed. For hiccups, if I can drink a bunch of water and burp or use a teaspoon of straight sugar, I can usually get them to go away. So you are honestly coordinated enough to do the upside down thing?
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
16 Nov 06
Thanks for response. Never had a coordination problem of any kind. Maybe its because I used to stand on my head a lot when I was a child.