I was looking for something to watch on BBC I Player and came across this documentary. I couldn't believe how well he coped with having such a debilitating condition. Here is the description of the programme from the site;
To most people hiccups are a temporary minor irritant, but to 25-year-old Christopher Sands his hiccups are a living nightmare. He hasn't stopped hiccupping for over two years. He can't sleep, can't work, can't eat properly and has tried hundreds of remedies that just don't work. His doctors have no idea why they started or how to stop them. This film follows Chris's desperate story as he refuses to give in to his hiccups and goes on an exhaustive search to find a cure. But is there one?
The most amazing thing is he had tried every option that was available to him in the Uk and had endured many tests by NHS doctors who couldn't find anything wrong. Then a Japanese tv programme read about him on the internet and paid for him and his sister to fly to Japan for more tests. While there he was given an mri scan which revealed a tumour on his brain stem. Doctors in the uk didn't think that he required an MRI so he was never given one.