Patient Comments: Hiccups - Length of Time

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Comment from: Nosapbat, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 29

I had hiccups as I woke up this morning. While talking they stopped, to resume when I was silent. When I got home in the evening I took a sip of ginger ale. They then stopped. I just did it because I was thirsty.

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Comment from: AZaki, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I am 24 year old female, weighing 54 kg. I have always had hiccups while eating rice, especially hot rice, and eating chilies, like peri-peri or Asian pakoras filled with green chili. I also hiccup when I eat stale bread or chapatti. Usually my hiccups last twenty minutes and fade themselves. Their frequency falls as I drink water while taking above mentioned meals.

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Comment from: astraman, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 19

I've had hiccups on and off for 10 years. When they start they last for 2 to 3 days. I found some remedies on line, so will try them. They make me extremely unwell and drive me mad. I tried many tablets but none have worked.

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Comment from: Jones, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 23

I first had persistent hiccups for three days during my student days (31 year ago). The university doctor told me to breathe my own breath by exhaling and inhaling in a paper or plastic bag. It worked. I had persistent hiccups again last week for 6 straight days. After using the plastic bag treatment, the hiccups stopped only for 5 to 10 minutes. I went to the doctor. I was given some medicines via IV. It made me so dizzy I couldn't even sit. I had to lie in bed and fell asleep. When I woke up the next morning, the hiccups were gone. Now, I have hiccups again. It's the second day. It's difficult getting sleep. It disrupts my speech. It's embarrassing especially when explaining/talking in front of my class. I'm going back to the doctor this evening.

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Comment from: StevenW, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 20

I had several bouts of hiccups lasting 6 to 7 days each time. I woke in the morning and no hiccups until I stood up. Probable cause was different anti-depressants I was trying at the time. As a side point, baclofen is also used to treat hiccups (at least in Europe where I was living at the time).

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Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 06

I am suffering from hiccups for 24 hours and I am also suffering for chronic diabetes.

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Comment from: GrayPoupon, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 16

I have had hiccups every day for most of my 75 years.

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Comment from: hebblack, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 15

I regularly got hiccoughs all my life and I tried all the suggested methods like drinking from opposite side of glass with arms raised high, fingers in ears, etc. I met my Indonesian husband and he just said to put on a jumper (sweater). It worked and works every time. I was a teacher and it worked every time a kid in my care had hiccoughs (hiccups). I have used other warm clothing but putting it over head seems to work best.

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Comment from: Jumpy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

I had the hiccups for two weeks. After two doctor appointments and a visit to urgent care I was prescribed chlorpromazine. After five days they are finally gone!

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