I have exactly the same symptoms yet your post is the only one that was returned in Google. My reverse hiccups started a good 10 months before the onset of severe Acid Reflux so I would see your Doctor any try to circumvent the inevitable.
Buy a bag of jolly rancher candies. When you have a reverse hiccup allow one Jolly Rancher candy to dissolve in your mouth until the hiccup stops.
Works everytime for me.
Thank you so much. My symptoms exactly. My wife has accused me of faking this as well. This turned the table around and made my weekend!
i have it too!!its crazy---sounds like a big grunt!!--had it for many months--hope it goes soon
So I've had these "reverse hiccups" for a solid 5 years, my best friend has them, her aunt has them, and they've slowly "spread" to other closer friends. We call them meeps; anyways doctors haven't found anything physically wrong with us (no acid reflux issues, lungs problems, anything you might think would attribute to it). They're exactly like what everyone else is describing, a hiccup except its like your body is gasping and you make a weird noise. I have no clue if they're something to be worried about but the fact that my friends are now getting it (and their friends) concerns me a little...if anyone has any ideas on what this is that would be great.
I have had these backwards hiccups for several years, with no other symptoms at all..My granny used to have them, and I remember making fun of her thinking that she was doing them on purpose, and now to my surprise, they weren't on purpose and it's frustrating, because now, everyone else thinks that I do them on purpose, when I can't stop them.
i have the same problem too! they get so loud it hurts my chest sometimes! and its very embarrassing when i am in class or at work and people look at me like i am an alien or something. i have no idea why it happens. i was diganosed with GERD and IBS at 17 years old and sometimes when i get these reverse hiccups stomach acid comes up and sometimes when it happens again no stomach acid. my dad's friend who is a heart surgeon asked me if i snored in my sleep when he heard me do those hiccups and i said yes. he never really got back to me about it lol. but you are not alone. my dad would make fun of me saying shes calling the mother ship! hahaha
yeah it is very embarrassing my reverse hiccups can be heard a block and half away maybe even further, they sound like a hawk. i sometimes get stomach acid that comes up also.
Yes, I've had these about 5-6 years myself. My wife always says they're belches/burps but they are never accompanied by a smell, so we've had endless arguments about what they are...hence finding this thread :)
They almost always come completely by surprise, but do seem to happen more at night or morning.
I do snore, though I have now noticed my 14 year old daughter has them as well (and she is not a snorer)
I've had these loud hiccups for 2 years now. I tried to explain it to a doctor but they just laughed and said it will be fine.
People at work make jokes about calling in a bird catcher and there's a youtube compilation of me doing it called the ptherodactyl. I think it's funny.
I went on a gluten and dairy free diet for a week and i only did it once all week. Maybe it has something to do with the type or amount of food you're eating.
I just breathe in till it's gone and it stops it.
My daughter started with this about 2 years ago. I took her to the doctor who suggested acid reflux meds. When I asked what we should do if that did not work she said she could refer us to the hospital for them to have a laugh. At its peak, she was doing these things 50-60 times a day, all through her GCSE exams. We didn't think it was funny. Having gone to a Chiropractor with no results, we were given the contact details of a Craniosacral Therapist. The results were amazing - after the first session we had a quiet week - only 5 or so quite "hiccup gasps" as day. The second week wasn't so impressive with two good days followed by the remainder of the week being around the 10 a day mark. Still better. We then went on holiday and by the end of the 2nd week we ended up with the paramedics called out due to her chest being so tight she couldn't breath. Tests showed nothing. The GP the following day could find nothing. The next day, she had her next Craniosacral Therapy session and went to around 4-5 quiet ones a day. She had her 5th session 10 days ago. I haven't heard a single one since. I'm just hoping it stays.... Any explanation? Not really, just that it is possibly brain stem/nerve related. Might be worth a try if you're still suffering?
I'm having the pterodactyl (or hawk) squawking noise, involuntary. Last week I was having chest pains. (Not heart related after much testing.) It's not something I can control like a sneeze would give me time for a tissue. This just happens very loud and may involve squeezing of the chest feeling. I may try cranial adjustments as suggested above by someone. I've had GERD for years and because of the RX now have Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease. (Have your GFR checked asap.) I just had Br. Cancer for a second time in 10 years; after years of GERD RXs. (The RXs now found to cause cancer.) OMG. If anyone knows a solution please post here. I'm doing on-line research (peer-reviewed too). On another thread someone called this "diaphragm from spasms." I had to stop all medicine but solved the acid reflux by eating my last meal at lunch. I can sleep laying flat now and it's well worth it.
hi, I have the exact same thing. However, its only when I haven't taken my medication for acid reflux. Speak to your GP if you haven't already. They may just say take Gaviscon advanced and/or prescribe you omeprazole or something like that. Again this all depends on how severe your symptoms are and also depends if you have acid reflux in the first place. stay safe!!
I know you posted this a decade ago, but if you somehow get this notification then all the better. I am 23 and I've been getting those hiccups for quite awhile. I'm the only one in my family who gets them and while no one thinks I'm doing it on purpose they do find it extremely funny.
Laughing, they'll tell me to stop 'squawking'.
Something I've noticed. When I 'squawk' my whole chest jerks inward (similar to trying to force oneself to burp). While normal hiccups tend to be higher in the throat.
My brother thinks it has to do with breathing the hiccup in, instead of out?
I don't know. It's just something I have to deal with.