... annoyence if it werent for the issue that hiccups are extremely painful for me. My severe chest pain is what is being treated by the patch & hiccups, burps & swallowing are all very painful. In the past when I had hiccups, I never had a hard time getting rid of them but these are a different breed. Anyone have a similar experience? I am taking my nitrostat to see if the relaxing effect it has on the esophagus will help at all. Please help! any advice is appreciated!