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My Dad's first treatment was yesterday...... cisplatin, taxitire, 5FU. He woke up at 2:30am with hiccups and he still has them. Omg what in the world is this about?

Father, 59 yrs old stage 4 gastroesophageal junction tumor..

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It appears that hiccups with Taxotere are fairly common. Here is a thread that discusses it from another CSN subject area:

Taxotere and hiccups

Your Dad's oncologist should be able to prescribe a medication to reduce the hiccups.

I hope he is feeling better soon.

Best Regards,

Paul Adams
McCormick, South Carolina

DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 Stage IIB
12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
2/8 through 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
Two year survivor

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

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Paul is correct. Hiccups are common. Currently I am on cisplatin, epirubicin, and 5FU and I get the hiccups the day of infusion and they last for a couple days. They are not constant for me, but come and go for a few days.

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I had the hiccups constantly for a week then called the doctor who prescribed Baclofen 3 times a day. Within 12 hours they had stopped and I have not had the problem since. I have been on this for 6 months. Now I take one pill in the morning and one in the evening. Problem solved. Sam Stage IV

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I'll pass on this info to my Dad. He's starting to feel the effects of the chemo already :-(

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