Lisa Doherty has had the hiccups — for nearly five years.
The fed-up 24-year-old first started hiccuping when she was pregnant with her daughter Emily.
And she has shown no signs of stopping ever since — hiccuping up to 100 times a day.
“One doctor even told me I had hiccups because I talked too much and should try talking less."
- Lisa Doherty
Doherty, from Lincoln, in the U.K., has tried all the traditional remedies, but none have done the trick.
“When I first started, the doctors said it was part of pregnancy so I thought nothing of it," Doherty said. "But they didn’t stop"
Doherty said the hiccups can be very loud, and some people have told her she sounds like a dinosaur.
Even giving birth to second daughter Sophie in May this year failed to cure Doherty.
Baffled doctors are now ready to use a fibre-optic camera to examine the inside of Lisa’s stomach to investigate the cause.
“One doctor even told me I had hiccups because I talked too much and should try talking less,” Doherty said.