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aunti_m
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Hi all,
Looking for anyone who's had chemo hiccups. My husband gets them everytime he has chemo and they can last for days, they continue all through the night as well. The nurse said to take more compozine (sp?) but didn't seem to help. Any advice to get rid of them?
Thanks

Kpup
Posts: 16
Joined: Oct 2009

hi,
I thought you would have multiple responses by now so refrained from commenting last night. I guess hiccups are a lonesome subject! :)
This is strictly personal experience/opinion! I used Compazine only for nausea (due to chemo/radiation). My experience is that hiccups are due to a muscle spasm of the stomach or esophagus. Chemo nurses are very knowledgeable but her recommendation is not working. I would have to speak to the Oncologist responsible for my care if this was happening to me. I've had periods of hiccups prior to my diagnosis and it can become painful as well as very irritating to the esophagus. Sometimes a trip to an emergency room is called for if you can't get to your doctor.
When my children were young I would give them a teaspoon of sugar and it would work everytime.
I don't think that would be recommended in this circumstance however! I hope all quiets down for both of you. I'll be having the first of three surgeries tommorow but will look in on your success with this when back. There's lots of support on this site think positive!

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aunti_m
Posts: 42
Joined: Oct 2009

Thanks for the post, next appointment we'll talk to the Oncologist about them. He had gotten them each time after chemo but this last time they lasted for several days, they have finally stopped.
What type of surgery are you undergoing? I hope you recover quickly from it, I'll be thinking of you. I've read about so many undergoing surgery, it must be frightening to have to go through three. I hope you have loved ones to help care for you.

Kpup
Posts: 16
Joined: Oct 2009

Hi,
glad your hiccups are done! I'm back with one surgery (Carotid Artery) completed.
Next surgery will be on 10/30. Hopefully it will be uncomplicated.
6 weeks later will be the esophagus. God Bless my family for standing by me in all this.

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