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Man won't stop hiccuping after a year

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#1 birdistheword



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Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:12 PM


A Louisville man has been dealing with hiccups for more than a year.

Milton Betts says he suffers from hiccups nearly everyday.
He says he's lost weight and even had to go home from work because of the problem. His wife, Patricia Betts, says it's difficult hearing someone she loves suffer.

Mr. Betts has tried about every home remedy available. None of them have worked. He has visited countless experts. He has a table full of medications that have been prescribed to him.

Mr Betts says it's almost too much to bear. "I believe in God and I trust God," he says, "but I tell my wife sometimes if I got to be like this the rest of my life I'd just rather go on because it's very frustrating."

Milton says he's even willing to go so far as to be part of experimental research.

#2 Finn McCool

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:15 PM

Man, I could cure this dude in a NY minute - take a glass of water, see? Then drink from the far edge of the glass. Yeah. Hiccups-be-gone.
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:28 PM

Saw this story on the local (Lexington) news last night. There are stories of people going decades with incurable hiccups. Poor guy looked absolutely dead tired and said there were times he had trouble breathing, so it's not just an annoyance.

#4 sKinnY


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Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:22 PM

can't they just remove his hiccup valve or something?

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:34 PM

this is probably one of my life's greatest fears.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:44 PM

can't they just remove his hiccup valve or something?

aren't hiccups a throwback to gills? so i guess if we remove the lungs, we won't get hiccups. sounds simple.

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:45 PM

I imagine it's hard to keep a straight face during sex, too.