• Has anyone had a case of never-ending hiccups that were caused by chemo?

    Asked by GregP_WN on Sunday, May 19, 2019

    Has anyone had a case of never-ending hiccups that were caused by chemo?

    I have read about a few that have, I'm just wondering if it's a wide-spread side effect. Who has had this as a side effect?

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • Richardc's Avatar

      Part way through chemo I developed a bad case of hiccups. They were constant and kept me awake most of the time. The doctor tried a few medications but none of them worked. I finally got relief after several months when the doctor put me on Marinol to help my appetite. Within a short period of time (an hour) my hiccups and nausea disappeared. Coincidental? I don’t know and I didn’t argue with the results. I was just grateful for the relief!

      over 1 year ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      I have a friend who has just experienced non-stop hiccups. His oncologist gave him Thorazine and it stopped them. I can't imagine how tired a patient would get with non-stop hiccups.

      over 1 year ago
    • vjt558's Avatar

      After my second treatment I would randomly get hiccups the first day but would go away.

      over 1 year ago
    • BudBandit's Avatar

      I would get them,and also a little gurgle in my my throat,sounded like somebody turned on a tap water faucet and drool would literally pour out from under my tongue.I have to carry a spit cup wherever I go.

      over 1 year ago
    • mcornwall's Avatar

      Yes I did and still get it from time to time. I just drink fluids as none of the meds they gave me worked. I can definitely relate !!

      over 1 year ago

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