... 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!
I hope this post finds you over the hiccups.
There are numerous home cures for hiccups.
Methods that cause the body to retain carbon dioxide, which is thought to relax the diaphragm and stop the spasms which cause the hiccups:
•Hold your breath
Techniques that stimulate the nasopharynx and the vagus nerve, which runs from the brain to the stomach, and can decrease hiccupping:
•Drink a glass of water quickly
•Have someone frighten you
•Pull hard on your tongue
•Bite on a lemon
•Gargle with water
•Drink from the far side of a glass
•Use smelling salts
•Place one-half teaspoon of dry sugar on the back of your tongue. (This process can be repeated three times at two-minute intervals. Use corn syrup, not sugar, for young children.)
If the hiccups last more than three hours, it is recommeded that you contact your doctor for medical treatment.
I too hope that your hiccups ended a long time ago, I have always had good success with one of Laurie's suggestions only I open a packet of sugar empty it under my tongue and sit down and sit and after 2-3 packages of the sugar under the tongue allowing it to dissolves then thus far for me I've had it work for me, if this continues after the suggestions then it's time to talk with the prescribing doctor, I've used the fentanyl patches but not experienced that effect, I had other problems and because of my low body fat I could not tolerate an increase in the dose, It is my sincere hope that you are finished with the hiccups, take good care and know that we are here to always try and answer any questions that you may have, take care,
thanks to both of you! the hiccups ended after 2 to 2 1/2 hrs and then came back a little later but didnt last as long. I am trying to get in to see my doc tomorrow but if I can't get in, I will see him Tuesday so I should be able to get some more info.
- Fentanyl Information for Consumers
- Fentanyl Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Fentanyl (detailed)
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