Does anyone else get a lot of hiccups. For a while, my husband has been getting them, not always after eating. He has never been one to eat fast.

The Worlds Longest Attack of Hiccups

The world's longest attack of hiccups lasted a total of 68 years according to the Guinness Book of Records. Charles Osborne (1894-1991) from Iowa, USA was unable to find a cure for a protracted attack of hiccups that started in 1922 and ended suddenly in February 1990. Mr Osborne died just over a year later in May 1991 having led a normal life, marrying twice and fathering 8 children.

The attack began while Mr Osborne was attempting to weigh a hog before slaughtering it. Over the years Mr Osborne hiccupped up to 40 times a minute, slowing down to 20 a minute in later years. It is estimated that he hiccuped about 430 million times during the hiccup attack.

Suffering from the world's longest attack of hiccups had compensations for Charles Osborne. The popular board game Trivial Pursuit featured a question about him. His condition also resulted in guest appearances on Ripley's Believe It or Not! in 1936, ABC's That's Incredible! in 1980, and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1983.


Thanks Kyloe, I can't imagine having hiccups for so long. Just a while is enough to stress OH.

Hi flo,

I also get the hiccups, mine tend to be after I've had an Apomorphine Injection and they can last a while making me feel sick and they become annoying.
I haven't noticed getting them with other meds but can get them after eating.
I'd be interested to know what meds your O/H is taking. Maybe it's a side effect of the Apo?


hi flo,i get hicups,and lot of burpinin goin on.im bein treated for reflux,acid.i wonder if this is wot is causin ur hubby to have hicups,who nows?im on 40mg omeprazole 20mg two times a day,and gaviscon advance,also ive had to cut out alot of foods out of my diet as well.is ur hubby brinin up any thing up in to his mouth at all?not just after food,anytime of the day.and is his hiccups worse soon as he gets up out of bed from lyin down at all?if so thats cus acid been lyin dormant in his tummy all nite,and it sets me off soon as i get up.just a thought flo:smile:

Parkinsons causes movement difficulties . This includes any movement . walking speaking ,breathing , eyee and of course swallowing .

Mucus builds up food takes longer to digest hence hiccups . Its probably not as simple as that lol..

Thank you for your replies. When I first posted my husband was sat with me and was ok about me asking. However, on just talking to him he is very unhappy about me talking about him and has asked me not to.
It would not be fair for me to continue this post against his wishes. Best wishes flo

Hi Flo and husband :grin:

Message to husband, Flo's not talking about you but for you, its helping her to understand your problems and enabling her to care and support you better, surely that benefits you both :question:
Hiccups can be a tad annoying at best of times, one way I get rid of mine is to hold my breathe for about 10 seconds and try to swallow at the same time. Does'nt always work but worth a try ?
I cant amagine what it was like for the world record holder but I hope your hubby does'nt intend trying to beat him :laughing:

I must remember to tell my husband to do that . should have thought of it myself lol.. He often get them during the night

cold spoon down your back

that is a new one to me .. Maybe we will be the ones who eventually come up with the PARKINSONS CURE