What is Hiccups and Cause of Hiccups
Hiccups are a common symptom among people who smoke pot, especially at first. They are caused by overconsumption of THC coupled with some sort of anxiety or paranoia about being high. The body’s natural homeostasis is disrupted due to THC’s effect on the endocannabinoid system.
You can reduce these effects by consuming a higher amount of fiber and water, making sure to consume them slowly while still enjoying your favorite snack. A lot of times, having a few drinks will help too! If alcohol doesn’t work for you, try hot sauce or spicy foods
If you have ever experienced hiccups before, then I am sure you would feel embarrassed to say it out loud. But its time to say something about those annoying noises we all love to hear but hate having to share.
If you are suffering from unwanted hiccups, then you need to know how to avoid them.
While there are many remedies to stop the hiccups, they may not always work. In fact, some of these methods can actually make your problem worse! So, what should you do?
The first thing you need to do is relax. Try deep breathing exercises to relieve tension and anxiety. You can use visualization techniques, meditation, and even yoga to calm yourself. Additionally, stay away from caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine is a natural diuretic and causes dehydration. Alcohol dehydrates the body and weakens the immune system. Both are bad things to consume when trying to stop hiccups.
You should also try different ways to distract yourself. Maybe watch a funny movie, listen to music, or read a book.
Finally, try taking a hot shower or bath. This makes the water pressure build up inside your mouth, thus relieving the congestion. Also, drinking cold water helps ease the discomfort of hiccups. Cold temperatures constrict blood vessels which increases blood flow to the brain and reduces your chances of hiccups.
How to stop Hiccups
Now that you know how to stop hiccups, you can start using these tips to get rid of them once and for all.
1. First off, I would suggest getting some good quality CBD oil/extract. Most people find that 2-5 mg of THC is enough to get them high (or relaxed), and 10mg or less is enough for pain relief. The best brands out there have lab testing to ensure their product contains what they say it does. Remember that anything over 5 mg of THC could lead to paranoia in some users.
2. You should use a vaporizer that suits your preferences. Personally, I am not fond of smoking marijuana, so I prefer using a pen type vape with a cartridge system. CBD extract is already isolated and ready to go, making it much easier than if you were to smoke the whole plant.
3. Start low. If you experience any anxiety or panic attacks before you even start vaping, then try starting with 0.25% of THC. This will give you a little bit of relaxation without having to worry about the psychoactive effects of too much THC. As long as you don’t feel any side-effects after 20 minutes, increase the dosage gradually.
4. Make sure you aren’t allergic to THC. If you start feeling dizzy or anxious while taking your first dose, cut back to half, wait a few hours, then double the amount again. If you’re still experiencing side effects after increasing the dose twice, then lower the percentage down to 1% and then work your way back up until you find the right balance.
5. Don’t let yourself become dependent on your vaporizer. Every time you take a hit, tell yourself, “This is my last.” Then immediately follow the command with, “I’m never going to do this again!”.
6. Be patient. The body takes longer to adapt to changes than we think. So don’t expect miracles the first few times you try using CBD. Keep at it.
7. Use sublingual drops. Sublingual drops are dissolvable tablets that dissolve under the tongue. Because they are smaller than regular oral doses, they produce a faster effect. They also reduce the likelihood of nausea and vomiting by bypassing the digestive system. Some of the best brands out there include Nature’s Flavors and Endoca.
8. Stay consistent. Staying consistent with your dosage will help keep you on track with your goals of quitting traditional methods.
9. Give yourself rewards. Rewards are meant to motivate you and keep you pushing forward. Giving yourself something small, like a coffee, helps you enjoy the positive results of your hard work.
10. Talk to others who have successfully quit. Talking to someone else who has been able to quit is one of the best ways to stay motivated.
11. Take breaks. If you’ve been struggling to quit for awhile now, it might be time to step away. Taking a break from nicotine or marijuana can allow your body to heal and prepare to kick that habit once more.
12. Get help. There are many different types of addiction counseling services available online.
13. Do not underestimate the power of self control. While quitting may seem impossible at times, the truth is that it is possible! Just remember that you are only human and we all fail sometimes, so don’t beat yourself up. Instead, make a plan B and move on.