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Just researching hiccups. I have had them daily on and off

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Just researching hiccups. I have had them daily on and off for around eight years. I have seen multiple specialists nut nothing works. Keep hoping I'm going to come across an article that may help me. Hasn't happened yet...
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I was prescribed Throrazine about a year ago to see if it would help but it did not. I currently take Benicar and Nexium.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I had a fundoplication about two years ago. The physician thought it may have been GERD causing the problem but the hiccups persisted following my surgery.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 7 months ago.

Hi. I amCustomerWelcome to Just Answer and thank you for the question.
I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply.

Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 7 months ago.

Hiccups occur while having irritation of Phrenic nerve , as this is branch of Vagus nerve and in some cases Remides like taking sugar at the time of Hiccup , putting 2-3 drops of Lignocaine in ear can help to overcome hiccups .

Tab Dimendydrinate 25-50 mg three times a day for 2 weeks is also good choice to overcome Hiccups .

Please try above remides .

Good luck .

Let me know if you have further quires .

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Many thanks .

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I've tried every "home" remedy available. Are the drug options you gave me prescription or over the counter medications?
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 7 months ago.

You can have these through prescription .

Regards .