Saturday, February 4, 2023


How often do you get hiccups?

Some people, unfortunately, get the hiccups a lot and others hardly get them. What about you?

Hiccups start in the diaphragm, the muscle between your lungs and stomach. When sometimes irritates your diaphragm, it can spasm, forcing you to suck air into your throat where it hits your voice box. This makes your vocal cords close, which creates the “hic!” sound. Now ya know!

According to The Guinness World Records, Charles Osborne holds the record for the longest continuous hiccups. He hiccuped continuously for 68 years, from 1922 to 1990. Yikes!


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Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

I take about half a teaspoon of granulated sugar and swallow it before it dissolves. Always worked for me.

1 year ago

Drinking a soft drink from a can will almost always give me the hiccups.
A teaspoon of peanut butter will almost always cure them. If not, the 2nd teaspoon will do it.

Jeff Craig
1 year ago

Almost never, maybe twice in the last decade.

Joe Cavage
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Craig

Don’t get them often but a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter ususally does the trick

Jerry Simeone
1 year ago

I sometimes get them when I eat first thing in the morning without drinking something. I can feel it coming on and stop and realize and say to myself o yea I didn’t drink anything along with my food. But to get rid of them I will have to hold my breath for 10 to 15 seconds and they generally go away.

Neal Davis
1 year ago

I said “never” because I cannot remember the last time that I had hiccups. They do not last very long if I do get them, if I recall correctly. Have a great weekend!

Robert L Snideman
1 year ago

A trick that seems to work. When you start hiccuping have some one next to you say, “Tell me When You are going to Hiccup Again ! Tell Me !!” Keep repeating, Keep repeating ’till the hiccups stop. Don’t know why. Maybe it takes your mind off the hiccuping.

Wayne Braxton
1 year ago

I hardly ever get hiccups. Can’t remember the last time. My dachshunds on the other hand get them regularly.

Marie Beschen
1 year ago

I get them more often than I like! Only way I can get rid of them is a trick my husband taught me, which is to drink very cold water, holding my breath, with my head tilted way back and drink as much as you can in one long drink. Your supposed to have a spoon in the glass, but it’s not really needed if you hold your head back.

1 year ago

When I was younger, I had the hiccups bad. My mom gave me a big spoonful of apricot brandy, after that I had one flavored hiccup and it stopped.

John Wilkins
1 year ago

I recently had to take the steroid Prednisone, but had to stop. I developed intractable hiccups while on Prednisone. The hiccups went away 2 days after stopping the prednisone.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago
Reply to  John Wilkins

I have the same issue with the chemo pills I take. I’ll get two hiccups at a time. Then none for quite a while. But it’s always two. Doesn’t make sense.

1 year ago

Hardly ever get them, but I will drink from the opposite side of a glass of water, works every time.

1 year ago
Reply to  Jane

That’s the trick I use, too.

Bob p
1 year ago

I always thought hiccups were a result of swallowing air when you eat too fast.

Lazy Q
1 year ago

Spoon full of sugar.

1 year ago

When I get them I hold my breath for at least a count of 20. They usually go away, but not always.

1 year ago

27 years into our marriage, my husband still makes me laugh hard enough to get hiccups every once in a while 🙂 I also get them when I eat certain foods, especially on an empty stomach.

Tom Hodge
1 year ago

Weird. When I read the question I thought it’s been quite some time since I’ve had hiccups. Things you don’t think about 🤔

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