Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Christopher Sands, the man who can't stop hiccupping!

ormally a glass of water does the trick. But this bout of the hiccups could never be described as normal.

Christopher Sands has been hiccupping persistently for 15 months and is now considering having an operation to cure his problem.

He has tried all the traditional treatments and many more besides, including hypnotherapy, yoga, reiki, herbal medicine and an oxygen chamber.

But he still hiccups every two seconds for up to 12 hours a day, and believes he may have done so 10million times now since the attack began in February last year.

During intense spells, Mr Sands, 24, from Lincoln, cannot eat or sleep. As a backing singer in a rock band, he has also been disabled professionally.

He has undergone scans of the brain, chest and abdomen to try to trace the source of the problem, but none produced a definitive answer. More...

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