My 13 yr old daughter was having trouble with hiccups all day long. Finally, we went on EC and found peanut butter. We only had almond butter so used that instead and within minutes the hiccups stopped! And she was relieved- amazing!
(Tennessee, Usa) on 08/08/2015
My thirteen year old daughter gets terrible hiccups. Loud and violent and hard to get rid of. I was the same way when I was young, and so was my mother. They can be downright exhausting! They can also be embarrassing. One time I was at Carlsbad Caverns, on a tour, in a cave, hiccuping. They echoed!
So this morning my daughter got hiccups. She tried many of her usual things to get rid of them and she could not get rid of them. Finally they abated, only to return in the afternoon for another long round of hiccupping.
Before dinner, they came again. She said, "Well, vinegar will probably work." She poured herself a spoonful of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and took it straight and chased it with water. She hasn't hiccuped since!
~Mama to Many~
Yes! 1 tbsp ACV straight just got rid of my hiccups. Thank you!
An instant cure for hiccups - 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar :)
1 Tbsp ACV saturated with sugar stopped the hiccups. Tried other remedies and nothing worked but this.
Take a slice of lemon, cover it with sugar and (liquid) bitters... Then gnaw on it for a minute or two and the hiccups are gone!
Just force a burp or two. This worked every time for me.
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.s.
Yet another "yay" for drinking water upside-down. I filled my mouth with water, bent waaay over, and then swallowed. I didn't hiccup once after the first swallow, but I did it 3 more times, just in case. I now have a slight... awareness (not even enough to say "discomfort") in my chest, beside my sternum, over my right breast, but I think that's only because I used really cold water :-) Thank you, everyone, for this cure!
The drink upside down technique for hiccups worked amazingly well. My husband was suffering from recurring hiccups for 10 minutes due to fullness. He didn't eat a lot, but felt very full. I suggested this remedy. He hiccuped through the first 2 sips and then completely stopped on the fourth. He said he felt like he was on the verge of hiccuping and took a mouthful, bent at the waist and swallowed one more time. He stopped hiccuping completely or feeling like he was going to hiccup. We could not stop laughing - it was unbelievable!
Another yay! Had a bad case of hiccups I took about three gulps of water out of a cup upside down using a straw (I didnt follow one persons post of upper lip on rim of cup) and worked like a charm. Try it. It works! Sara
I am 56 years old and my grandmother taught me to drink water upside down. It works 100% of the time. As previous posts mentioned you must drink with your upper lip on the rim and drink while bending over and sucking air at the same time. It's weird sounding until you finally figure out that it works every time.
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whenever i have hiccups, i just bend over and drink water, it works every time
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re: Drinking up-side-down- hiccups -- My brother taught it to me a few years ago. It has never failed me yet. Just get as much water in your mouth as you can, put your head between your knees, and swallow. Every once in a while you'll have to do it two or three times, but it usually works on your first try.
Drinking water upside down is the only thing that works for me. It NEVER fails. Just make sure that you bend down at the waist and put your head down, and then drink with the rim of the glass on your upper lip instead of the lower lip, just like the person before me said. I have done this for years and it is the only thing that works. When I tell people to do it they think I am crazy, but when it works they are amazed. :D
I always try holding my breath first, as that is the easiest, but if that doesn't work, I drink upside down. Bend over at the waist and take a drink of water, putting the rim of the cup on your top lip instead of the bottom one. It is important to swallow while still upside down. This has had and almost 100% success rate for me, although it gets me some strange looks :P