10 months ago
Last edited at 4:28PM on 7/22/2012
This has worked for me since I was about 8.
Get a glass (plastic cup might be easier) of water. Block your ears using your thumbs so you can hold the glass/cup to your mouth. Drink the water while blocking your ears -- don't breathe!
Do this as long for as you can hold your breath. If you're doing it right, your hiccups will go away -- seriously!! Works for everyone I've shown it to, and I still do it myself! "Good-bye, Hiccups!" ;-)
Please let me know if you tried it & it worked for you. As I said, I've never seen it NOT work!! TIP: It's easier if you have a friend there to either block your ears, or hold the cup... but it can definitely be done alone!
You have to reset your breathing. Hold your breath for as long as you possibly can then exhale, and keep holding it. When you have to breath again breath at a steady regular pace with adequate tidal volume. Usually works for me.