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help with chronic hiccups!!!!!!

have had hiccups x 6years. doctors laugh at me. have had brain scanned, gallbladder removed, 24 hr ph study for GERD, acupuncture, massage, chiropraction, medication for epilepsy for so called seizure of the diaphragm....no results....i am wondering if anyone has any clues for me to diagnose my hiccups...also have chronic back pain, joint pain on/off, migraines, asthma, IBS, father hx of MS (died 1986) the hiccups exhaust me, and hurt at times. I have them the minute i wake until i lie flat for bed...seem to be triggered by stress, empty or full stomach, nervousness, food or drink passing down my esphogus....most everything...nearly 50-100's a day.....oh i have tired the old wise tricks too...ginger, hold your breath...etc.....any ideas?
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Hi don't know if this helps or not but Ive had a problem with my diaphragm going into spasms which produces hiccup like sound when I,m trying to talk and I agree is exhaustiing .  I can understand how frustraing it must be for you. I can't believe hat medical professionals find it funny because its not at all its awful! I,d say the only differnece between what you describe and I experience is the fact that yours disappear when your asleep whereas mine do not. The only treatment that  worked for me initially was  short courses of diazepam .. Two weeks stopped it all together.  Don't know if youve tried that !!!
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i have tried diazapham, reglan, thorazine, baclofen, valium......every anti seizure medication i could before it made me so dizzy and ill feeling....hiccup continued....anything else let me know...thanks...
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Hi so sorry nothing seems to have worked for you. The only other thing thats helped me is clonazepam which I take all the time now for a neurological disorder . I havent had any episodes since Ive been on it . Hope you find an answer. Take Care.
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I think I found your king...my husband. His have been 5+yrs...worse when sleeping and has been so strong at one point his esophagus was bleeding. He has learned to live with it and the quest for relief is still on. Meds  made no difference and a lot of them had unpleasant, serious side effects. He has had all sorts of testing and even went to a doctor who specialized in hiccups. Bottom line all except our primary have tried ,gotten no results and could only suggest he just learn to live with them and maybe someday they will go away on their own. It is frustrating when people don't understand how dibilitating hiccups can be. I wish you luck in your quest and hope yours disapears
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