I'll be d#mned, it does work

  1. So, I wake up at 1:30 am with the hiccups. Lay there for a bit hoping they go away but then it becomes obvious that I'm in it for the long haul. Rather than wake my wife up with them I come into the computer room and hunker down waiting for them to stop.
    I then do a quick google search and read that eating 1 tbsp of granulated sugar worked 19 out of 20 times. I wonder if they would change their study to say 20 out of 21.
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   vamedic4
    Huscarl...good for you!!! Now get back to bed before she thinks you're watching Cinemax after hours!!!:spin:
  4. by   rags
    How funny! And then when they were gone you decided to write Allnurse's followers about it. Too Funny!!! Well... Glad you got rid of `em. I remember in my A&P class our instructor once told us there was no benificial purpose to hick-ups so "stop doing it!" were his words. I got a kick out of that.

    I have always found that drinking water upside down from the wrong side of the glass was a fool proof way for me to rid myself of those non-beneficial hick-ups...

  5. by   moongirl
    a tsp of peanut butter always does the trick for me!
  6. by   bethin
    I stare directly in my eyes in a mirror. No, I'm not that vain. I heard that staring at yourself or others changes your breathing. Works every time.
  7. by   TazziRN
    Holding my breath works for me, or swallowing a large mouthful of soda quickly.
  8. by   Roy Fokker
    Bitters and lime.