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Girl's 5 weeks of hiccups finally end

Posted on Saturday, 3 March, 2007 | Comment icon 27 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 #18 Posted by the rebirth on 6 March, 2007, 23:20
*hic* Nooooooooooooooo!!!
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
What did she do to get them back? Not sure, I don't think she did anything? I doubt the real problem ever really left. A Florida teenager's intractable hiccups are back, just when she thought it was safe to return to school after the almost uninterrupted diaphragm spasm that had plagued her for five weeks subsided. On her second day back at school since the unusual condition started on January 15, Jennifer Mee had to leave class again, as her nose started to bleed and the almost non-stop hiccups set in again, the St Petersburg Times newspaper reported on Friday. Mee had started hiccuping on Ja... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by MoonPrincess on 20 March, 2007, 23:10
Not sure, I don't think she did anything? I doubt the real problem ever really left. Click I'd say it's something neurological, but I don't have a clue. 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 that but i wouldnt know...

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