Friday, March 02, 2007

Hiccups Leave as Mysteriously as They Appeared

Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Mee of St. Petersburg, Florida, had been hiccuping fifty times a minute since January 23 until the hiccups simply stopped on their own around 5:00 p.m. Wednesday:
"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.

. . . .

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.
Link (via Fortean Times). Five weeks is nothing. Jennifer still had forty-four years, ten months and change to catch up to this poor soul.

UPDATE: They're baaack.

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