Woman gets rid of hiccups after eight years

A Woman has got rid of her eight-year long hiccups after discovering a muscle relaxant drug which helped her get back to normal.

Danielle Kirkland was diagnosed with the condition in October 2008, which caused her to hiccup every hour and tried to find a cure at numerous hospitals through specialists who failed to help her.

In 2013, Miss Kirkland discovered tizanidine, a drug used as a muscle relaxant, and claims the chemical has helped her get "back to normal."

She told the Metro newspaper: "I start hiccuping straight away. But I'm basically back to normal. No longer do hiccups interfere with my life.

"Now if I do get the hiccups I panic. I always time them. If it goes past an hour I take an acid neutraliser or sugar as it helps."

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