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Offline kdlynn

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« on: 19/05/2007 01:42:03 »
I'm going crazy! I've had the hiccups for two hours now. What exactly causes hiccups, and why do they hang around for so long?

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« Reply #1 on: 19/05/2007 04:56:33 »
I cannot remember but I think you have this funny flap down inside your esophagus of just above your stomach and I think that it becomes agitated and acts up weak or something.. I can't remember exactly!
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« Reply #2 on: 19/05/2007 05:00:23 »
they have come and gone all day. that two hour stretch was horrible. they were really loud and started to hurt

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« Reply #3 on: 19/05/2007 05:04:51 »
Yikes did you drink lots of water? I have a child at school who gets them. the child fills his mouth with water then stands knees locked bent head all the way down between his legs, then he slowly begins to swallow his water! When he has swallowed it all in an upside down position, he slowly stands up.. LOL And oddly enough he know longer has the hiccups.. Try it..LOL It couldn't hurt! LOL!

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« Reply #4 on: 19/05/2007 05:13:08 »
i've tried upside down drinking. until second grade i got the hiccups almost every day. nothing seems to work

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« Reply #5 on: 19/05/2007 05:27:51 »
sometimes the diaphragm becomes irritated. When this happens, it pulls down in a jerky way, which makes you suck air into your throat suddenly. When the air rushing in hits your voice box, you're left with a big hiccup.

Some things that irritate the diaphragm are eating too quickly or too much, an irritation in the stomach or the throat, or feeling nervous or excited. Seeing as you are about to go on a long flight, this could be making you nervous and excite! hence your hiccups.

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« Reply #6 on: 19/05/2007 05:35:32 »
yes that might be a factor. i'm scared.

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« Reply #7 on: 19/05/2007 05:46:35 »
Don't be scared Kadie.. I am the pot calling the kettle black..LOL flying scares me also! LOL It will be ok!

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« Reply #8 on: 19/05/2007 14:56:05 »
i'm sure i'll be fine once i do it. i do like the feeling of elevators going up and down, and my dad said it's just like being on an enormous elevator. i just hope he was not lying to me!

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« Reply #9 on: 19/05/2007 15:18:50 »
Is this your first time flying?

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« Reply #10 on: 19/05/2007 15:30:30 »
well when i was two we moved back to ohio from california and we flew... but i don't remember it

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« Reply #11 on: 19/05/2007 15:46:53 »
You lived in California? Where at ?

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« Reply #12 on: 19/05/2007 15:48:27 »
edward's air force base

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« Reply #13 on: 19/05/2007 15:49:30 »
Southern California?

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« Reply #14 on: 19/05/2007 15:53:26 »
yes. in the desert. my mom said the only thing that grew was kiwi

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« Reply #15 on: 19/05/2007 16:01:33 »
YUMMMM!! When did your hiccups go away???

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« Reply #16 on: 19/05/2007 16:04:31 »
sometime overnight. she had never seen a kiwi when she moved there. she thought it was poisonous. lol

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« Reply #17 on: 19/05/2007 16:17:48 »
Oh My LOL! They are wonderful little fruits! Yummmmy..

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« Reply #18 on: 19/05/2007 16:20:23 »
she likes them now. i don't. i think it's the brown fuzzy layer

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« Reply #19 on: 19/05/2007 16:31:45 »
Yeah I hate the fuzzy but you don't eat that part, you take a spoon and scoop them out of their skin! You can peel them sometimes they do not scoop as well as you would like them to!

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« Reply #20 on: 24/05/2007 14:49:24 »
And the feathers get stuck in your teeth  [>:(]
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