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Girl's 10-Week Hiccup Ordeal Baffles Doctors
The Telegraph ^ | 04 Apr 2013

Posted on 04/04/2013 2:40:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Emily Marsh, 13, started hiccupping on her way to a maths lesson in January and has not stopped since.

The teenager from Wallington in Surrey hiccups every two seconds, including when she is asleep, and has had to take afternoons off school to rest because she is so exhausted.

She has undergone a series of tests, including an ultrasound scan, chest X-ray, endoscopy and MRI scan, but doctors have so far been unable to cure her condition. The schoolgirl has also tried osteopathy and hypnosis, as well as a variety of old wives' tale remedies – all to no avail.

"I have tried everything – even the spoonful of vinegar. That was horrible – I refused to do it again," she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 04/04/2013 2:40:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The innermost part of the brain is complete, with a visual cortex and autonomic breathing mechanism appropriate for a tadpole type creature, but larger. It is not hooked into the conscious mind, but otherwise blind people can frequently “see” with the visual cortex. (They know something is there and avoid hitting it, without being able to describe it, for example.) If the breathing section of this brain gets activated, it breaths in a hiccup. There is no cure. You have to somehow override it. We’ve all done it at one time or another.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 2:47:44 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

I swear by this trick. I used to get them all the time. My mom would take an electric cord with its end cut of and stripped back ,She would plug it in and then draw it across my sternum quickly. worked every time


3 posted on 04/04/2013 2:51:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Name your best hiccup solution here!


4 posted on 04/04/2013 2:58:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: al baby

The earliest stune. lol, what a shocking development.


5 posted on 04/04/2013 2:59:14 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hiccups cure:

At the onset of hiccups: begin swallowing your saliva as fast as you can, as many times as you can.
This interferes with the frequency and regularity of the hiccups.

This works for me every time l do it. I’ve used it for the last 40 plus years and it never fails.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 3:12:09 PM PDT by topspinr
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Vinegar works for me every time. I was given that solution by a doc that explained hiccups was a chemical imbalance that vinegar would fix.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 3:15:30 PM PDT by Proud_texan
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To: nickcarraway

A spoonful of peanut butter or a spoonful of sugar work great.


8 posted on 04/04/2013 3:28:43 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: nickcarraway

Get a mouthful of water, plug your ears, swallow slowly and hold your breath as long as you can.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 3:35:25 PM PDT by laker_dad
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To: nickcarraway

Have they tried waterboarding her?


10 posted on 04/04/2013 3:44:34 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Jack Hydrazine

BOO!


11 posted on 04/04/2013 3:44:41 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: jwsea55

Plug ears airtight with fingers, then drink a whole glass of water through a straw.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 4:40:46 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Got a letter from Gov. Palin in reply to my Dad sending her my picture from a TEA party rally.)
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Paregoric (spelling may be off) will stop the spasm. Unless the irritation is on going - usually ends it. It’s an opiate, so may need to get it from a compounding pharmacy.


13 posted on 04/04/2013 4:58:31 PM PDT by vrwconspiracist (The Tax Man cometh)
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To: nickcarraway

When I was a kid, I knew of a man who had jumped about 100 feet from a bridge after his wife left him for another man. He survived the jump with the help of a passerby in a boat, but last I knew, he’d had hiccups for two months straight.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 5:09:29 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: nickcarraway; a fool in paradise

15 posted on 04/04/2013 5:11:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Name your best hiccup solution here!

Evelyn.

16 posted on 04/04/2013 5:16:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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17 posted on 04/04/2013 5:18:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: nickcarraway

magnesium deficiency. plain and simple. the muscles are spasming which is what happens when you don’t get enough mag.


18 posted on 04/04/2013 5:56:40 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: nickcarraway; rdb3

"stolen" from RDB3

19 posted on 04/04/2013 6:35:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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