Hiccups finally end for St. Pete teen

5:08 PM, Mar 1, 2007   |    comments
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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) - The hiccups have finally stopped for a St. Petersburg girl after more than five weeks of spasms.

Jennifer Mee stopped hiccuping yesterday evening, and no one knows why.

This week, the 15-year-old has been to an infectious disease specialist, a neurologist, a chiropractor, a hypnotist and an acupuncturist. She tried a patented device that is designed to stop hiccups. She is taking a couple of new prescriptions along with Valium prescribed to help her sleep.

Early this morning, Jennifer said she felt a little sick but a lot better than she has in weeks.

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