Hiccups and indigestion

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Hiccups and indigestion

by Luvingwife on Tue Dec 04, 2012 06:08 PM

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Friends:

My dh (diagx GBM 2004) has had increasing problems with indigestion while he is eating.  It usually starts with what sounds like hiccups, then it continues until he can't seem to catch his breath, then he spits up. It could go on for 10 minutes or 60 minutes. It doesn't always happen, and we have not identifed common circumstances or foods that might be the trigger. Any ideas?

thanks,

Laurie

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RE: Hiccups and indigestion

by siblingof on Tue Dec 04, 2012 08:46 PM

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Whoa, eight years with GBM! Wow. I don't know about the hiccups. My sister gets them too but nowhere near as bad as you're describing.

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by Spouseof on Tue Dec 04, 2012 09:21 PM

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My husband gets bad hiccups and belches a lot too. I read somewhere that hiccups are common with cancer. The doctor prescribed Baclofen - 10 mg. It helped tremendously.

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by tpatterson on Thu Dec 06, 2012 06:35 PM

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My husband had hiccups, belching, and indigestion throughout his cancer journey.  I noticed that whenever we went to the Cancer Center for treatment, the patients waiting also had hiccups.  I've never heard of it being as pronounced as losing your breath, but my husbands could last for 30 minutes and go away, only to come back 30 minutes later.  It was constant, but it didn't affect his life too much. 

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by karynk on Thu Dec 06, 2012 09:47 PM

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Laurie -

Does your husband take anything for his stomach?  Prilosec, zantac, Reglan?  My husband was on acid reducers, etc. for years and that helped a lot.  The last few months, he had a lot of problems with hiccups, but Thorazine is the last ditch effort med of choice.  We decided against it as it has it's own side effects and issues.  I did find that if his bowels were sluggish, he was more prone to hiccups.  His hiccups at times would last for days!  I would first start with requesting something for his stomach (acid reflux) and see if that helps at all.

-Karyn

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by tpatterson on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:12 PM

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My husband's stomach never bothered him too much.  His indigestion didn't stop him from eating whatever he wanted.  I couldn't find any pattern to his hiccups like a food trigger, time of day, spiciness.  His bowels remained regular.  He hiccupped every day, though.

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by angel1959 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 03:05 PM

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Mine did the same thing it was strange they said it was that but it seemed he could not breath it only lasted a few weeks before he passed from lung cancer that went to his brain 

RE: Hiccups and indigestion

by Luvingwife on Thu Dec 13, 2012 02:42 AM

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Thanks for all your input. Yes, he takes prilosec (for years before the GBM).  He sees the N/O in January, so I will be curious what the dr. says.

Laurie V 

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