ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 15-year-old girl who had the hiccups for more than five weeks finally got relief.
After trying countless remedies and attracting national media attention, Jennifer Mee said her hiccups suddenly stopped around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
No one is certain exactly why she was able to breathe freely again. This week, she has been to an infectious disease specialist, a neurologist, a chiropractor, a hypnotist and an acupuncturist. She also tried a patented device that is designed to stop hiccups.
Early Thursday, Jennifer said she felt a little sick.
"Right now, my nose is burning and my throat hurts," she told the St. Petersburg Times. But she said she felt a lot better than she has in weeks.
Jennifer's mother called the Times two weeks ago to try to find help for her daughter, who started hiccuping Jan. 23. That led to national publicity that included an interview on NBC's "Today" show.