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Second opinion] Severe hiccups. Have contacted you

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Second opinion] Severe hiccups...

Second opinion] Severe hiccups. Have contacted you previously.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Not about this specically, but went to a doctor earlier today for bronchitis.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Had a heart attack some years ago for which I am taking medication.

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

I take Ezetemibe, Ramipril, Rosuvastatin and synthroid. No allergies.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.Hiccups or Singultus occur due to spasm of the diaphragm muscle .This can be quite troublesome ,this can be treated by your doctor using Chlorpromazine/Largactil or Haloperidol.Metoclopramide is another drug worth trying..If there is no response,anticonvulsants like Phenytoin or Valproic Acid can be used .Your doctor will be able to guide you and treat you.Some antacids like TUMS/Digene may also help.Another useful drug is Baclofen if available.Alternative medicine like Acupuncture and Hypnosis may help.You may need to consult a Gastroenterologist if matters do not settle down.

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