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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Let me just start off with...
Now that I have the outta my system - any suggestions on how to get rid of them? I've been holding my breath ALL day... well not literally but I thought I got rid of the buggers... guess again!
In my job, I'm on the phone constantly (and though I don't get embarrassed easily, cos I'm like the person that does stuff to lighten everyones mood - even if that does mean get laughed at) it's kinda irr*rrrrup*ating <--- use your imagination and that is what it's like!

Eating + hiccups + tongue ring = not a nice thought! LOL! At least I can laugh about it!

I have to order a cab home today, my normal lift is doing something this arvie (nooo I don't have my license) and I don't really wanna walk as I'm sick *cough cough*... OH!!! Update on the sickies - I have exma (I know it's not spelt like that, I'm just soooo lazy today! AH DAMN I CAN'T LEAVE IT LIKE THAT... it's spelt Eczema, correct?) and they have no idea what is wrong with my ear, so it will be fun and games on the flight!

Ok I know this is an abrupt ending but I really have to go as my cabsie is here!

Just remember to keep those smiles on and that I'm thinking of you :)


Wednesday, March 1, 2006 8:25 AM


I usually do a variant on Asarian's cure.

Deep, slow breathing. Very deep, very slow in and out.

I believe the thought is correct that it's that pesky diaphram. (That's the thing that divides your insides in half)

As you breathe in deeply, the diaphram is forced to expand, leaving little room for it to hiccup. So practice your yoga breathing.

Works for me ALL the time.

Remember though, they don't go away right away, you will have them for a minute or two, but I've always found this method to shorten the length of the episode an awful lot.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 7:43 AM


Drink a glass of water upside down. It worked a lot for me when I was a kid.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 6:12 AM


I've used asarian's hiccup cure befor and it usually works but when it doesn't There is another method at my house. Now listen closely 'cause I'm serious when I say this. A spoon full of suger. Not like Mary Poppins, there's no medicine invloved it's just sugar and it really does work.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 11:17 PM


Hi Jessica,

I know, if you want a lot of medical jargon, you'll talk to a doctor. :) And I'm no MD. But in my experience, the way to stop the hiccups, is to try and send an overriding signal to the midriff (as in diaphragm); which is really what the hiccups are, of course; food that "tickles" nerves near your esophagus, causing your midriff to, well, hic up! :) The best way to send such an overriding signal, is not to hold your breath; or at least not in the way people usually do it, but to take in a lot of air, and then to "swallow" it, as it were, and have it press down your midriff (and keep your breath while keeping your midriff pressed down). This active, new, and continuous signal sent to your midriff usually smoothens out the erroneous earlier command sent to it. Remember, what goes for the 'verse, goes for your midriff too: can't stop the signal! :)

As for your ear, I have no clue, lol; but you better keep it functional; cuz I foresee many instances where I will want to tell you that you're so very, very shiny; :) and what good would that do, if you cannot hear me? :) Just in case my own prayers for a quick healing for you fall on deaf ears, let me already take this opportunity to tell you that you're the kind of person that... makes me want to be an MD right now, just so I could heal you on the spot! :) Since I have a problem with my brain missing, don't hold your breath waiting for me to become an MD, though (but hold it long enough for them hiccups; lol). What I can do, though, is send you Love. I have a lot of that. And a lot for you, too. :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 8:58 PM


I have a way that gets rid of my hiccups almost instantly. I just stop whatever I'm doing, take a deep breath, and try to hiccup. Seriously, it works! It's a little more complicated than that.

You have to try to hiccup so that you can try to stop the hiccup. You have to actually want to hiccup, in hopes of smothering the hiccup. Usually when I do this I don't get the chance to stop the hiccup, it just doesn't come.

This makes the whole situation rather disappointing seeing as I actually wanted to hiccup.


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