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Old 03-01-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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15-Year Old Girl's Hiccups Finally Stop

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15-Year Old Florida Girl's Hiccups Stop

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) -- She sipped pickle juice, held her breath, breathed into a bag, even went to a neurologist, but for more than five weeks nothing would stop a 15-year-old girl's rapid hiccups -- until they finally just stopped on their own.

After trying countless remedies and attracting national media attention, Jennifer Mee said her hiccups suddenly stopped around 5 p.m. Wednesday. No one is certain why.

"Right now, my nose is burning and my throat hurts," she told the St. Petersburg Times, but she said she felt a lot better than she has in weeks. (Watch Jennifer Mee hiccup Video)

Jennifer had started hiccupping January 23 close to 50 times a minute and said it only stopped when she was sleeping.

She saw an infectious disease specialist, a neurologist, a chiropractor, a hypnotist and an acupuncturist. She tried a patented device that is designed to stop hiccups, plus all the old remedies. Her mother called the media two weeks ago to try to find more help for her daughter, who ended up on NBC's "Today" show.

According to the National Institutes of Health, hiccups can be triggered by anything from spicy foods to stress, and they can start for no reason at all.

They're caused by involuntary contractions of the diaphragm, which causes the vocal cords to close briefly, making that distinctive sound.

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That would be exhausting. I'm happy for her that they stopped.
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I bet she has great abs right now...
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Thank God
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Glad that they've stopped now.
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she's lucky they finally stopped
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maybe she was getting a lifetime of hiccups out in one go? that'd be pretty sweet if she never got hiccups again.
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I think I would rather get the hiccups every once in a while than go through that.
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I hate to say it but now I'm wondering if it wasn't just a publicity stunt for that Hic-CUP thing she said probably cured her:

http://www.hic-cups.com/
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My cats get hiccups more than I do. It's hilarious.
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I'm glad the hiccups finally stopped. That must have been maddening.
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You know the next time she gets even one hiccup though it's probably going to scare her to death.
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I looked at the title of this thread and I hiccuped


I had the hiccups for a while this afternoon
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Oh no

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Updated: 9:32 a.m. ET March 16, 2007

A 15-year-old girl who hiccuped her way through part of January and all of February is hiccuping once again.

Jennifer Mee, who hiccuped close to 50 times each waking minute for more than five weeks starting Jan. 23, began hiccuping again Thursday morning after a nose bleed, said her mother, Rachel Robidoux.

It occured during Mee's second day back at school since her first bout of hiccups stopped Feb. 28, said Robidoux.

"I'm at my wit's end," Robidoux said.

Mee was taken to the emergency room earlier this month when her hiccups returned. They stopped, though, and Mee felt it was safe to go back to school.

During her first bout of hiccups, Mee saw an infectious disease specialist, a neurologist, a chiropractor, a hypnotist and an acupuncturist. She tried a patented device that is designed to stop hiccups, plus all the old remedies.

According to the National Institutes of Health, hiccups can be triggered by anything from spicy foods to stress, and they can start for no reason at all. They're caused by involuntary contractions of the diaphragm, which causes the vocal cords to close briefly, making that distinctive sound.
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