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Girl's 5 weeks of hiccups finally end


Posted on Saturday, 3 March, 2007 | Comment icon 28 comments


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"She sipped pickle juice, held her breath, breathed into a bag, even went to a neurologist, but for more than five weeks nothing would stop a 15-year-old girl's rapid hiccups — until they finally just stopped on their own."

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Comment icon #19 Posted by ladygrim on 9 March, 2007, 20:51
I thought there was that man that had them for 30 years + sure i read it in the guiness book of records :\
Comment icon #20 Posted by SirRedeye on 18 March, 2007, 18:14
hehe-50 a minute,daaaaaaaaaamn. that really sucks!-ive found that drinking water upside down atually works (bending over and drinking from a glass)
Comment icon #21 Posted by ladygrim on 18 March, 2007, 19:14
I read in the paper yesterday that she's got them again
Comment icon #22 Posted by MoonPrincess on 18 March, 2007, 19:23
One day I heard. That they're back! Yes, the hiccups are back. I feel so bad for the girl. And it was her second day back to school.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Raptor X7 on 18 March, 2007, 19:33
Sucks to be her...
Comment icon #24 Posted by MoonPrincess on 18 March, 2007, 19:42
Yeah it does. Stupid hiccups. What did she do to get them back?
Comment icon #25 Posted by Raptor X7 on 18 March, 2007, 19:55
Not sure, I don't think she did anything? I doubt the real problem ever really left. ClickI'd say it's something neurological, but I don't have a clue.
Comment icon #26 Posted by MoonPrincess on 20 March, 2007, 23:10
Ok. Wow. I really feel sorry for the girl. . I have hiccups up right now. O_o;
Comment icon #27 Posted by the rebirth on 23 March, 2007, 23:19
i would suspect one of three possible causes of the problem-as i said before, some sort of stomach injury, causing damage to the diaphram-mild-severe head trauma, injury to the medulla (which controls basic life support functions, such as breathing, circulation, and swallowing) could cause spasms-the problem could be chemical, some nuerotransmitter that i am unaware of. medications or a change in diet could fix thatbut i wouldnt know...


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