Dax Shepard had the hiccups for over two days and it sounds awful

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Dax Shepard recently shared two videos to Instagram where he’s hiccupping. His wife Kristen Bell is taping him and asks him how it’s going. In the first video he’s hiccupping as he explains that he’s been having hiccups for 20 hours almost, with an hour or two that they went away. In the next video Dax looks miserable, says it’s escalated and that he’s been vomiting. In the caption he wrote that he was hiccupping for 50 hours but that he’s been hiccup free for five days. I’m going to let People explain it because I don’t want to transcribe the video and that’s where I first saw this story:

In the first clip, Shepard’s wife Kristen Bell approaches her seemingly uncomfortable husband with a camera and asks, “How’s it going?”

“It’s still funny,” he replies, though he initially doesn’t crack a smile. Bell, 41, begins to giggle behind the camera, and Shepard chuckles in response.

[Shepard] says his hiccups had begun around 9 p.m. nearly 24 hours prior. Bell says she could hear Shepard hiccuping “all night long.”

“They went away for stretches today,” he explains, clearing his throat multiple times as he speaks. “A couple hours in the afternoon, and I want to say there was an hour of freedom [elsewhere].”

In the second clip, Shepard says his condition has “escalated” to the point of doing “a good deal of hiccup-induced puking.”

“Every breath,” he says as he attempts to collect himself.

[From People]

I googled “hiccups side effect of” and the first suggested search term was “steroids.” You know where I’m going with this. Dax has admitted being on “heavy testosterone” to bulk up just because he wanted to, not for a role or anything. The longest I’ve ever had hiccups was probably 45 minutes and it wasn’t fun at all. Watching the videos made me feel sympathetically sick to my stomach. I wouldn’t wish chronic hiccups on anyone (except Trump, Tucker Carlson, Piers Morgan, JK Rowling, Josh Duggar – ok that’s not true), it sounds awful. I’m just saying there might be a reason for it other than it just being random. He’s a podcaster and depending on when he got this it may have kept him from working. Plus, and I mean this sincerely, it’s hard to get medical care now because antivaxxer covid patients are clogging up the hospitals. I’m glad to hear he’s OK now.

The Today Show has some tips from an expert on how to stop hiccupping, including drinking water while trying not to breathe in and breathing into a paper bag. The key is to increase the CO2 in your bloodstream. I’m sure he tried them all.

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