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What do you mean, "the longer you don't take it the less likely it is to work"? What medicine are you talking about?
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I'm sorry, I'm still having trouble understanding your answers.
When you say "start a medication" -- well, I'm already taking Nexium and Baclofen, after having tried and given up on Clonopin. Are you saying to stop Baclofen and take Thorazine? How long should I give the Baclofen to work?
And when you say "maneuvers", do you mean things like the ice-water gargle?
Finally, when you say "any predominant symptom that goes along with these", do you mean you want me to describe my hiccups?
I've heard there is some kind of shot you can get into the phrenic nerve -- do you know anything about that? And I've also read about IV Nefopam. Are either of those realistic options?
Hiccups alternate between small/frequent/quiet (approx 60 per minute) and large/loud/violent/burp-like but not as frequent. No clear reason why sometimes they are so violent and other times not. Both types happen while awake and while asleep. Only other major related symptom is constipation, probably from painkillers. Off Oxycontin now, still taking occasional Percocet. Taking lots of herbal constipation remedies (Cascara Sagrada, magnesium oxide,various digestive stimulators, coffee enemas) but still no natural peristalsis.