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Violent Hiccups!
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Violent Hiccups!


  Ok...weird question, but here goes. I've asked questions before, but this
  one just occured to me, & thought I'd ask....
  I"ve been on Betaseron for 4 yrs (probable MS). After I eat, I"d say 40-50%
  of the time, I develop violent hiccups!!!
  Could this be due to MS? Betaseron? Or coincidence?
  Needless to say, I've never seen this asked on your forum!!
  :-)
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Hiccups are actually listed as a side effect of Betaseron in the Physician's Desk Reference but these often list occasional all ill-reported side effects.  It is certainly not a common effect, though GI upset/Nausea has been seen.  Anything affecting the stomach could cause hiccups. As a side effect of Betaserone seems less likely. Is there a correlation between the episodes and the time you were started on the medication?
Hiccups are unusual in Multiple Sclerosis but have been reported several times.  MS plaques imaged in the lower brainstem have been reported in such patients.  Several drugs may help - Drugs like Thorazine and Metaclopramide have been used in intractable hiccups. In one of the cases reported of MS and hiccups, carbamazepine (which helps many paroxysmal symptoms in MS) was reported to help. Ask your doctor about what he thinks the cause is and whether some of these medications would be helpful.





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