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Just had a POEM procedure for achalasia on Wed. Oct 21 by

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just had a POEM procedure for achalasia on Wed. Oct***** Khashab & at that time I
also had a bout with Hiccups but after the procedure the Hiccups subsided & I was discharged on Thursday ,Oct 22 about 4:30 P.M. Everything was normal until today the 23rd when all of a sudden some Hiccups returned around 1:00 P.M.
I was taking 2 mg. of Valium twice a day for about 2 months before the procedure.
Is there anything I could take any stronger valium or do you have any other suggestions?
Right now as I am writing you they have subsided bit. I don:t know what to think
Thank you for your reply & concern.
My MRN number is *****
I also have a follow up apt with Ashley Salamone,CRNP @ Johns Hopkins @ Green Spring Station on Nov 5,2015 @ 10:30 arrival time.
Thank you& all of your Professional Staff for all the excellent care, Very much appreciated!!!!
Robert StClair
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Blairs Mills, Pa 71213
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

hiccups can come from irritation of the phrenic nerve of the diaphram

this can come from distention of the stomach or from fluid outside of the lungs or other causes.

if the hiccups continue and don't go away, you should ask your doctor for chlorpromazine medication

which can be given 25mg three times a day to help cure hiccups.

try to eat smaller meals and see if that helps.

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