KY Man Dealing With Hiccups For More Than A Year

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.


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  • by Farhana Location: Malaysia on Feb 26, 2010 at 07:23 PM
    usually i'd try this..i'll look up to the ceiling and swallow some water (the amount of water is not too little nor too much) while looking at the ceiling..it doesn't have to be a ceiling though..i just try to look up so that (not really sure how to explain this) i can swallow the water in a stronger manner.. someone taught me this when i was 10..
  • by Terry on Dec 27, 2008 at 09:59 PM
    Sorry for your pain. Vomiting can stop the hiccups. First I strongly recommend a CT scan to rule out stroke risk as hiccups could be symptom of pressure on vagus nerve. God Bless and good luck
  • by Lorna on Nov 15, 2008 at 10:45 AM
    Get in touch with me to try a solution. Thanks, Lorna
  • by Daisy Location: Shangrao City,Jiangxi Province,China, on Nov 14, 2008 at 10:38 PM
    I am a Chinese.Luckily I have a traditional way to treat your hiccups.Please Contact me and I can explain it, call me at 0793-8452515.
  • by Nurse Location: ky on Nov 14, 2008 at 10:18 PM
    as a nursing student, something i have found out that works is to put a pack of sugar under the tongue and let it dissolve.
  • by Lisa Location: Berea on Nov 14, 2008 at 01:18 PM
    I've never had hiccups this long, but when I do get them, I take nine little sips of water. Swallow a sip, then take another. After nine little sips, drink a large drink of water. It usually makes you burp and then the hiccups go away. This has always worked for all of my family. I hope and pray these go away soon.
  • by The Hi-cup Fairy Location: Far Far Away on Nov 14, 2008 at 11:51 AM
    BOOO!!!!!!!!!
  • by kay Location: waco on Nov 14, 2008 at 10:26 AM
    my hiccups are violent and really loud... they hurt! LOL! I'd DIE if I had then for vey long at all!!
  • by ss minnow Location: Richmond on Nov 14, 2008 at 09:04 AM
    And this is news, how? I agree with the post from Jeffrey. The world is going to hell in a hand basket and people are worried about hiccups???
  • by Kim Location: Lexington on Nov 13, 2008 at 02:06 PM
    I have a cure for hiccups that never fails, ever. Contact me and I can explain it. Thanks, Kim.

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