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21 July 2011 @ 09:54 pm
What's your favorite remedy for hiccups?

Just curious. No, really.
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I'm feeling: indescribableinterrupted
jordanwillow: baby laughsjordanwillow on July 22nd, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Holding a deep breath as long as I possibly can.
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jordanwillowjordanwillow on July 22nd, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
Agreed. It also helps me if I can somehow time the big inhale to correspond with the next hiccup, so I sort of "catch" the hiccup with the inhale, if that makes sense.
veek on July 22nd, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Almost exactly like this for me, but I tend to not take the deepest breath I can--I find it lets me move my diaphragm more.
whynotkaywhynotkay on July 22nd, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on July 22nd, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
This! plus then drinking a full glass of water, while my breath is being held.
stephanie m. clarksonthespian on July 22nd, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
this one's mine.
metagnatmetagnat on July 22nd, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
The only thing that works on my own hiccups is sustained and repeated swallowing of liquid - IE a nice, big glass of water which I would preferably chug right down without taking a breath. Fewer than ten gulps doesn't always do it and then I have to drink another ridiculous amount of water.

It is particularly fun, and by fun I mean "augh" when this happens right before I should be going to sleep.
Doug Orleansdougo on July 22nd, 2011 02:14 pm (UTC)
Ditto. Water fountains (aka "bubblers") work quite well for this (perhaps because it's coupled with leaning your head over?)
metagnatmetagnat on July 22nd, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
Hm. I've never tried a water fountain for this, but I totally will, now.
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Ashrising_moon on July 22nd, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)

I typically distract the sufferer by saying, "look right at me, right in my eyes. Now, hiccup! Really -- hiccup!" Repeat until the hiccup cycle is well and truly over.
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on July 22nd, 2011 02:43 am (UTC)

Sex. Ideally with someone who doesn't have the hiccups.

Beowabbit: Sex: fishnetsbeowabbit on July 22nd, 2011 04:39 am (UTC)
That’s almost ex—*hic*—actly what I was going *hic* to say. By the *hic* way, do you have the *hic* hiccups? Just out of *hic* curiosity.
porpurina: angry birdbloodstones on July 22nd, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
Stand up, touch my toes, and focus on breathing slowly and evenly. Really, I think anything that will call your diaphragm will get rid of them.
Katherinemud_puppy on July 22nd, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Peanut Butter! Seriously, eat a spoonful of peanut butter all at once and in the time it takes to eat it, my hiccups are gone :P Of course, I might be unique in this, but it works every single time.
harimad on July 22nd, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
Take a deep breath, hold it, and try to burp a little burp.

The method that actually works? Patience.
Beahbeah on July 22nd, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
Favorite? Breath-holding. Most effective? Having the crap scared out of me.
viellen on July 22nd, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
Drinking upside down...seriously. My method of choice is to very slowly sip water from the "other" side of the glass (aka the far side, so my head is tipped over). It kind of simulates drowning in a much less scary way and works (for me) every time.
Stunt Double for the Patriarchystarphire on July 27th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Totally. This has always worked for me. Trying to convince other hiccup sufferers that they should try it is often a losing proposition, though.
David Policardpolicar on July 22nd, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
Breathing slowly and deeply into my abdomen.
It doesn't necessarily make the hiccups go away any faster, but it makes me less anxious about them.

Come to think of it, breathing slowly and deeply into my abdomen until it goes away on its own" is my favorite remedy for a lot of things.
Coscos on July 22nd, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
Eat one teaspoonful of plain sugar. For me, it always works, right away.
Chipceo on July 22nd, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)


heinleinfanheinleinfan on July 22nd, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
I typically put a pen/pencil/chopstick/something of that size/shape in my mouth, and then drink a glass of water while that is in my mouth.

I have no idea why it works, but it works for me every time.
sabriel_sabriel_ on July 22nd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Similar to this, my never fail remedy is to drink out of a straw while plugging my ears.
Works every time.
Good Luck!
Ninja Monkey (aka. Noah)wanderyng1 on July 23rd, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Acupressure. I know where to press to interrupt the spasms so I usually go with that.
Kelly J. Cooperkjc on July 24th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
Three quick inhales (with very little exhale) and then holding my breath usually disrupts the spasms in my diaphragm.

I've shared this with a number of people and it seems to work most of the time for them as well.
Martha42itous on July 25th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC)
I ask someone to pound on my back. Usually it helps with the hiccups, but it always feels good.