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how come i get hiccups if i drink something when i'm stressed?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Air swallowing: It is likely that you're swallowing air when you are stressed. I would recommend that you see a psychologist to help you deal with your stress level. Drinking through a straw instead of gulping by drinking through a normal glass may help.

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Im a very stressed out person, n need to know how to cope with it? I get physically ill when its high.

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