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Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:47 pm
by natelaugh

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?


Re: Hiccup

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:15 pm
by boxhill
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.

Re: Hiccup

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:29 pm
by Zod
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.

Re: Hiccup

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:37 pm
by zephyr
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.