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To think that you can cure me of my hiccups.

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alistron1 Fri 08-Jul-11 23:18:31

Please help me!! I need them to stop, it's been going on all evening and I would like to go to bed soon.

hester Fri 08-Jul-11 23:20:18

The only thing I've found that works - and it ALWAYS works - is to sit somewhere quiet where you won't be interrupted, breathe slowly and steadily, focus on your internal gut and relax it as much as you can. Just keep thinking about your gut relaxing, resting all soft and gentle inside your body.

Then come back here and tell me it worked grin

alistron1 Fri 08-Jul-11 23:23:24

I am relaxing and thinking and even feckin visualising but I can barely type for the hiccuping. DP went to bed before me and I can't inflict my hiccups on him, they are wakey up body shakers.

Tortoise Fri 08-Jul-11 23:24:58

Spoon of sugar always seems to work on DC.
Drinking out of the wrong side of a cup leaning forwards(if that make sense!) always works for me.

tethersend Fri 08-Jul-11 23:25:18

Stand with feet apart, then bend at the waist so your head is upside down and swallow a few times.

bibbitybobbityhat Fri 08-Jul-11 23:25:43


hairypotter Fri 08-Jul-11 23:26:25

This has never failed! You do need another person or a straw.
Get some one to fold your ears over so your voice is echoey (sp?) then take a drink of water at the same time. Hold you own ears and use straw if alone.

Make sure ears are sealed iykwim.

Seriously never not worked. grin

TheLadyHare Fri 08-Jul-11 23:29:05

I think I saw this on a Columbo once and it always works for me.

Take 7 tiny sips of cold water in very very quick succession, hold your breath for a slow count of ten and hopefully....


hester Fri 08-Jul-11 23:31:24

shock But my method is FOOLPROOF...

MorticiaAddams Fri 08-Jul-11 23:31:52

Hairypotter I'm going to do that and I haven't even got hiccups.

alistron1 Fri 08-Jul-11 23:33:41

I followed tethersends tip and nearly died. People, you can not swallow with yer head betwixt yer legs.

Am now trying the columbo method. Will report back.

Hairypotter, I am alone. I am a rock, I am an island..with hiccups.

LakeFlyPie Fri 08-Jul-11 23:35:33

Press firmly and steadily with fingertip to the point in the centre of your breastbone (midline between your nipples) until hiccups subside.

It's an acupressure point, usually (but not always) works for me.
If it's going to work I can tell as soon as I apply pressure, the hiccup feeling just seems to dissipate.

alistron1 Fri 08-Jul-11 23:37:29





I took 7 sips of coke BTW.

I love mumsnet!! This is why it was invented.

nakedandangry Fri 08-Jul-11 23:38:01

HAIRYPOTTER is RIgHT. Do it. Fingers in ears and a pint of water. It works.

(when I was a student it was a pint of lager and it STILL WORKS).

TheLadyHare Fri 08-Jul-11 23:39:55


oops, forgot to say you don't take a breath in between your tiny sips, take a breath after sipping and then hold your breath for ten.

<smacks self>

TheLadyHare Fri 08-Jul-11 23:41:28

cross post! Sorry! Pleased it worked for you alistron!

I love Columbo.


alistron1 Fri 08-Jul-11 23:43:26

You are a genius. I have been suffering since about 7pm. God bless Peter Falk (RIP)

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