I usually get hiccups when I drink water the wrong way - I heard of one girl who had hiccups for several weeks straight and they determined it to be a psychological problem. There are several reasons why we get them. They can even signal kidney failure. Some days I might get them several times and then not have them for weeks. So are you having the hiccups?
This is gross, but I eat a level teaspoon of dry sugar (or a packet of it - the kind you get at a restaurant). I stops them for me (and my kids) every time I get them. There's something about the granules hitting the diaphragm that "snaps" it back to normal.
This is absolutely correct. I naturally breath through my diaphragm because I sing....so to get of them you need to stop the diaphragm from spasming....to do that....take huge breaths into your diaphragm to impede it from spasming, because it can't if its full of air. (you will know if you are breathing into your diaphragm IF your stomach moves outward when you breath in and not your chest). Hold that breath as long as you can....then very very slowly release the breath. THEN, you're not done yet, take a couple more very very deap diaphragm breaths again and slowly release them as well. Another trick and I haven't a clue why this works but I used to also be a bartender and this is a trick we used....Bitters and Lime. Take a piece of some sort of high acid content fruit (grapefruit, lime, lemon)...douse it in bitters and suck on the fruit. It tastes nasty but it works almost every time.
I usually can 'drink upside down' and that works. You do this by drinking from the far side of the cup instead of the near side or usual side. Its a bit messy and tricky but once you get the hang of it it seems to work most of the time
My little girl got the hiccups really bad the other day; first in a long time. For the first ten minutes or so she would hiccup then start giggling after each hiccup. Even I was laughing. Once it started winding up to fifteen minutes she didn't giggle so much and started pouting on verge of tears. So I started a pillow fight and tickle war with her for a good five minutes or so and they were gone!
Some people's theory say the hiccups ended due to the heightened heart rate, others say it's the distraction that does it. Either way- it worked for her!
My Sister gets them more since she had a stroke aged 28, (she is now 44), apparently this is not unusual.
I have been told it is a spasm of the diaphragm, and the best way to cure it (which has always worked for me and for friends of mine, is to lay on the floor on your back, legs together and arms outstretched (crucified position), and then hold your breath as long as you can manage. After this, stand up and your hiccups are gone. (I was given this tip by a singer, and as you probably know, the diaphragm is an important part of singing, so I guess he knew what he was talking about).
I cant say that i know why we get hiccups. But i know that every since i was a Child we we got hiccups are parent would have us get a glass of water and sip it. With each sip they would tell up to hold are breath. it has worked for us....Its funny because after seeing this hub i contacted my siblings to ask what they do for there hiccups and they all said the same thing. I hope this helps.
Hiccups cant be cured in any other means. I feel we can cure them by just start thinking about something else other then the hiccups that should help. Rest others i am not sure. It works for me atleast..! Think about your gf lolz...