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Postby natelaugh » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:47 pm


Anyone develop hiccup with premed and chemo? I dad has recently development hiccup. Not sure if dexamethasone cause it. How do you get rid of hiccup?

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Re: Hiccup

Postby boxhill » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:15 pm

IME, take 10 sips of water, swallowing each separately, while holding your breath. Works like a charm. I haven't ever had a persistent hiccup, though.
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Re: Hiccup

Postby Zod » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:29 pm

I tend to get hiccups for 1-2 days after chemo (folfoxiri). Hiccups tend to be persistent during the one day and to restart if I manage to get them stopped. Seems harmless enough although a bother.

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Re: Hiccup

Postby zephyr » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:37 pm

My grandmother always gave me a teaspoon of sugar water (with plenty of sugar, not some mamby-pamby diet-type solution). Worked like a charm. Now, about this next part - I don't think I'm making this up. I dated an ER doc many moons ago and I once mentioned this sugar water thing to him. He said it actually made some sense because (if I remember correctly) ER rooms use glucose for hiccups.
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