Patient Comments: Hiccups - Length of Time


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Comment from: K-low, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 31

Since last night I have had hiccups! I also have flu like symptoms, coughing, fever, aches, and stomach cramps.

Comment from: Opi Stephen, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 03

One time I had hiccups for over ten hours but I came to learn that forced vomiting helps stop hiccups. It works for me and many other friends of mine, so one can try it out.

Comment from: LINYGurl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 20

I get hiccups more often than others in my family. The only thing that has consistently and dependably cured them is a spoonful of creamy peanut butter. It has worked every single time.

Comment from: [email protected], 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

Since 7 days I have been suffering from hiccups. It disturbs my eating and sleeping, and I can't speak continuously.

Comment from: Nosapbat, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 29

I had hiccups as I woke up this morning. While talking they stopped, to resume when I was silent. When I got home in the evening I took a sip of ginger ale. They then stopped. I just did it because I was thirsty.

Comment from: mike hiccup, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I am 37 and I have had hiccups every day since I was 12. I have only had about 6 hours that I haven't been hiccupping since it started. I have tried everything, such as eating glass, mashing potatoes with my fist and a spoon in my pocket and also.

Comment from: AZaki, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I am 24 year old female, weighing 54 kg. I have always had hiccups while eating rice, especially hot rice, and eating chilies, like peri-peri or Asian pakoras filled with green chili. I also hiccup when I eat stale bread or chapatti. Usually my hiccups last twenty minutes and fade themselves. Their frequency falls as I drink water while taking above mentioned meals.

Comment from: astraman, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 19

I've had hiccups on and off for 10 years. When they start they last for 2 to 3 days. I found some remedies on line, so will try them. They make me extremely unwell and drive me mad. I tried many tablets but none have worked.

Comment from: Jones, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 23

I first had persistent hiccups for three days during my student days (31 year ago). The university doctor told me to breathe my own breath by exhaling and inhaling in a paper or plastic bag. It worked. I had persistent hiccups again last week for 6 straight days. After using the plastic bag treatment, the hiccups stopped only for 5 to 10 minutes. I went to the doctor. I was given some medicines via IV. It made me so dizzy I couldn't even sit. I had to lie in bed and fell asleep. When I woke up the next morning, the hiccups were gone. Now, I have hiccups again. It's the second day. It's difficult getting sleep. It disrupts my speech. It's embarrassing especially when explaining/talking in front of my class. I'm going back to the doctor this evening.

Comment from: StevenW, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 20

I had several bouts of hiccups lasting 6 to 7 days each time. I woke in the morning and no hiccups until I stood up. Probable cause was different anti-depressants I was trying at the time. As a side point, baclofen is also used to treat hiccups (at least in Europe where I was living at the time).

Comment from: Jumpy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 18

I had the hiccups for two weeks. After two doctor appointments and a visit to urgent care I was prescribed chlorpromazine. After five days they are finally gone!

Comment from: davfar, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I have had the hiccups for three weeks. I had a surgery before the hiccups started but I can't get rid of them.


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Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 06

I am suffering from hiccups for 24 hours and I am also suffering for chronic diabetes.

Comment from: GrayPoupon, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 16

I have had hiccups every day for most of my 75 years.

Comment from: Israel, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 26

My hiccups last 3 days or more, I have seen a doctor and they prescribed some medication. I don't know the name at this moment, but the pill is very strong and I only can take it at night.

Comment from: John, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I have had hiccups on and off all day.

Comment from: hebblack, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 15

I regularly got hiccoughs all my life and I tried all the suggested methods like drinking from opposite side of glass with arms raised high, fingers in ears, etc. I met my Indonesian husband and he just said to put on a jumper (sweater). It worked and works every time. I was a teacher and it worked every time a kid in my care had hiccoughs (hiccups). I have used other warm clothing but putting it over head seems to work best.

Comment from: Cr77, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

Eat dry saltines or pretzels without drinking anything until they stop. Swallow them hard, it relaxes the diaphragm and stops the hiccups.

Comment from: Rumbi, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I have been having hiccups every day since January 2014.

Comment from: Nasrullah, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 04

I had hiccups for 7 days in 80s. I then had it in 2009 for 12 days.

Comment from: Dan, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 02

I have had hiccups for over 50 years. My father has the same condition.

Comment from: Victoriavkv, 19-24 (Patient) Published: October 31

I have had hiccups for three days now.

Comment from: Bai's, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 19

My step dad had hiccups for over two years, we tried all kind of treatment but is still disturbing him.

Comment from: jobywan, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 23

going on 5 days............. :(

Comment from: Manas, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 09

I have had hiccups for more than two days now!

Comment from: HiccupGirl2013, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

I've had the hiccups for four months, and my doctor says that it's stress related. I take amitriptyline three times a day and it doesn't work. I'm starting to think I'll be stuck with them for the rest of my life.


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