Hic .. hic .. hic ...
I went on and on for 30 minutes. I gulped down lots of water....swallowed some sugar... drank hot water... still I went on hic... hic...hic...

People working around me were getting disturbed. Few gave me methods of stopping them like - holding the breath, opening mouth wide, talking or getting scared. They even suggested I wear a helmet so that I don't transmit signals. Ha ha ha.

Then I thought google is the best place and searched for "Hiccups remedy"

The first result that came up was
30 Second Cure For Hiccups
A cure for hiccups that takes only 30 seconds and requires no props.

I clicked on the link; there were usual disclaimers from the author and other related stuff. My hiccups were driving me crazy. Where is the 30 second cure????????? I impatiently scrolled down and I found the material.

Later when I went though the page again, I did see a link where it directly leads to the cure.

So this is what I did:
Open your mouth, inhale deeply till the point you feel you cannot inhale anymore. Ensure you don't let air out anytime.
Once you feel full, swallow the air. Ensure you don't let air out.
Do not exhale, again open your mouth and try to inhale as much air as you can. Do not let out any air. You can close your nose if needed.
Keep repeating the step 3, till you cannot hold anymore air.
Then exhale.

It just worked.

I tried this and it just worked!!! My hiccups just vanished.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you can also try swallowing a pinch of salt :-)

- D