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Chemo Hiccups!!!

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olgrizz
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Wow. Just wrapped up my first chemo session last Saturday on Folfiri and Avastin. Some nausea that pills handled, BUT, severe hiccups for 36 hours straight. Talk about wear you out. Everything from my waist to my chin hurt. They finally stopped about ten hours after my pump was disconnected. Anyne else have this happen? My first chemo was Xeloda and it was not too bad.

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angelsbaby
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he told his dr ,  sorry i dont remember , but they did stop after a while,

my husband would be asleep and huccupng it was tough  good luck to u but i would be calling the dr for sure

 

 

 

michelle

 

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Trubrit
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I get a belch like hiccup which just pops up no matter where I am. I was walking around Wal-Mart this morning and I just burp up this hiccup.

Luckily (VERY luckily) they are sporadic, and don't last long.

I hope your hiccup situation solves itself soon.  Be sure and tell your Oncologist.  

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LivinginNH
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Hi,

This may sound strange, but ask your doctor for a script for Thorazine - it works immediatey, and I simply can't understand why they don't offer this up front.

Take care,

Cynthia

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wawaju04976
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Joined: Dec 2012

I got the hiccups during one of my txs. The nurse gave me a heaping tsp. of peanut butter. I was shocked...it worked. As long as you are allergic, you just eat that in one lump. She said she did learn something in nursing school!!!

Judy

janderson1964
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I have had some severe hiccups az well but not for that long. They would go away after repeatedly holding my breath.

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gizzyluv
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Joined: Feb 2013

My husband got hiccups very bad after his first surgery & also once chemo started....we tried several things & the ONLY thing that worked is Thorazine! I saw someone else telling you about it also, so if I were you I'd get a prescription for it even if you don't have hiccups now, just to have for the future 'just in case'.....Good luck!

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gizzyluv
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Joined: Feb 2013

My husband got hiccups very bad after his first surgery & also once chemo started....we tried several things & the ONLY thing that worked is Thorazine! I saw someone else telling you about it also, so if I were you I'd get a prescription for it even if you don't have hiccups now, just to have for the future 'just in case'.....Good luck!

Meowycat
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Joined: May 2013

My mother just started Folfiri on Wednesday and she too is having severe hiccups for hours on end. She does not have the infusion pump and still has the hiccups along with severe thrush in her mouth. Thanks for listing this. I was racking my brain trying to figure out how to make it stop.

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