CURES for the hic-ups!?

@aquarina (172)
United States
September 16, 2008 5:58am CST
Does any one know any good hic-up cures? I came down with the hic up tonight and i'm already sick so i cant breath now i'm REALLY miserable.... :-/
4 responses
• Bahrain
22 Oct 08
If you believe it or not, hiccups are actually quite healthy. Although annoying, they help expand your lungs thus you'd be able to breathe in more air, making you a healthier person. But for when it goes on for too damn long, you can try holding your breath for about a half a minute or as much as you could, while trying to think about something else or distracting yourself. It works most times for me
@stylioJ (403)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I've always thought standing on my head and holding my breath worked, but that's not for everyone. My husband swears by gulping down a big glob of sugar. It's totally disgusting, but it does seem to work pretty well. Good luck!
@ketzah (29)
• United States
16 Sep 08
well lets get technical .... hic-ups is a spasm of your bodies diaphragm what is the opposite of a spasm ... synchronization so drink water in a synchronized fashion ... IE. one sip every 2 sec or something to that nature ... works every time.
• United States
16 Sep 08
The best way for me is to drink water upside down, like you bend over and attempt to drink water. It makes you think or something which should distract you from the hiccups, because all they really are are psychological, so you have to do something that makes you think about something else, some sort of a puzzle or difficult task, or you just have to wait them out. Good luck with your hiccups! And I also hope that you feel better.