Personally Speaking

The Worst Case of Hiccups

I just got over the worst case of hiccups I have had in my life. My side is still tender and I feel like my ears want to pop, but they just can’t. It is annoying and they lasted for about five hours. For a moment I thought that I was going to have to go to the emergency room. Though I think they would have just laughed at me and gave me a paper bag to breath into. Which did not work. My spasms (hiccups are spasms right?) would come in waves of various intensity. Usually lasting about ten minutes. I tried everything.
  • The trick with putting fingers in your ear and drinking water only made me feel sick
  • Then I tried to tickle the roof of my mouth with q-tip. Nope, it just felt weird and didn’t do anything.
  • Both peanut butter and the sugar trick were no good
  • Bags just made me feel light headed.
The only reason why I contemplated the ER was because I think I felt so bad from trying to treat the hiccups. Now, let’s just hope they stay gone. I had horror visions of that girl that had them for months. I don’t even know how that is possible.