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A young American ikala before the arrival of spring

March 10 2007

15-year-old resident of the town of St. Petersburg, Florida Jennifer Mi started hiccuping Jan. 23 and stopped only with the arrival of the first March day.

Jennifer ikala for 5 weeks about 50 times per minute. Because of the chronic hiccups girl was forced to stop to go school, she also got a problem with sleep. In Jennifer for many days, it was difficult to breath, she felt constant pain in his back and chest. According to her mother, she tried to save his daughter from hiccups popular means. She put sugar under his tongue, gave drink cucumber brine, offered to delay for a while breathing and breathe into a paper bag, but all these efforts were in vain. Even attempt to rid of hiccups with fright, but it did not help. However, waking up the morning of March 1, with Jennifer discovered that ceased hiccup. Her mother called her healing miracle, saying that now her daughter has again become a normal 15-year old child.

Parents of girls have consulted with various doctors and specialists from a house in St. Petersburg and New York, but no one has figured out what caused the hiccups and how to stop it. It is unknown what caused the retreat of hiccups, but as she said Jenifer local radio station, apparently acted at last set of different methods. "This was my method (drinking from a cup in a special way), the efforts of chiropractic, hypnosis and acupuncture," - said Jennifer. Today, she returned to school.

Doctors say that Jennifer is very lucky if chronic hiccups retreat forever. Until now there has never been a case where a hiccup was so continuously and simultaneously as often. In rare cases, persistent hiccups may last only months, but years and even decades, reports AP.

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