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How To Get Rid Of Chronic Hiccups
May sound silly but: This sums up 50% of the mission of Headache Medicine. You get rid of chronic migraines by stopping them before they start! "Brilliant you say...but I could've said that!" Ahh..but HOW? You start by recognizing that headaches have parameters that can be analyzed. Such can be DOCUMENTED in DIARIES or LOGS. Find a good one & a good HEADACHE PHYSICIAN & BOOM-- on your way to headache free lifestyle! ...Read more
Lifestyle change +: Start with lifestyle changes that prevent relaxation of the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus. That includes avoiding spicy foods, tomato based foods, chocolates, mints, alcohol, nicotene, etc... Medications such as ppi may be needed. Longstanding heartburn consider undergoing an endoscopy to evaluate your esophagus. Talk to your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiccups: Try the following: baclofen, Reglan (metoclopramide) and thorazine, stimulating the gag reflex. (http://www.Neurology.Org/content/40/3_part_1/531.Abstract). Nifedipine "termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage" odeh et al. Journal of internal medicine, 1990. Iv thorazine over a 2 hr period successfully terminated the hiccups. ...Read more
Receiving treatment: Gastritis is inflammation in the lining of the stomach. Different causes including excessive alcohol, stress, nsaids like aspirin, h pylori, bile reflux and lack of intrinsic factor . Treating the causaltive factor, avoiding alcohol, nsaids, eliminating irritating foods and use proton pump inhibitors, antiacids and. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not easy: Some common sense advice- try drinking lots of liquids daily at least 6- 8 glasses of water, add some prune juice, try some over the counter stool softeners/ laxatives as needed. If constipation gets worse, you may need to see a GI doc. I guess some people just don't have a fast gastro-intestinal motility than others. Make it a habit to poop daily. Otherwise, you will be full of s_ _ _ so they say. ...Read more
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more
Agree with Dr. F.: I would add that in nearly two decades of pediatrics I have yet to see a baby who is as bothered by the hiccups as the mom is. Usually the mom is worried, and the baby is perfectly fine, hiccuping. A good rule of thumb: if it bothers the baby, it needs to be seen to. If it bothers only the parents, it's probably ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insomnia is sleep: Difficulty. It can be difficult to go to sleep or stay asleep. See your doc and perhaps a mental health professional to learn techniques to help. Food plan, exercise, lifestyle change, supplements such as melatonin, etc all can help. Peace and good health. Stop things like using computer, exercise, etc. one hour prior to sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If over a few days,: See a doc. It may not be anything serious, but if it is it can be very bad to let it go on for long. Becoming dehydrated is not at all a good idea and that can happen quickly. For the first day or two, you can try over-the-counter remedies (ask the druggist) and eat or avoid certain foods - eat bananas, blueberries, rice, toast, yogurt, tea - avoid dairy, fatty & sweet foods. But see a doc soon! ...Read more
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