SORRY!! Quick ????

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Registered: 06-15-2004
SORRY!! Quick ????
Sat, 01-07-2006 - 8:00pm

I'm sorry ladies I have been absent for so long. I've been going through some tough times lately and haven't done much of anything.

Quick, silly question maybe someone can help with. Cal gets the hiccups ALL THE TIME! He has had them, no lie, since utero. He will get at least one bout of hiccups a day. They last a long time, too. I'm going to speak with his doctor again and see if it is something medical; however, any tips on things that work?

Please help the poor guy. They make him miserable. The "typical" tricks I use (hold breath, scare, etc) don't work! UGH!

Hope everyone's holidays were as great as mine!

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Registered: 01-08-2004
Sat, 01-07-2006 - 10:25pm
Oh gosh, the poor guy! I've never heard of a remedy that actually works for hiccups. What does his doctor say about this?
Hope things look up for you, and don't be such a stranger, LOL.

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Registered: 09-17-2003
Sun, 01-08-2006 - 10:45am

Hi Amber,

I usually just lurk around here. I have a 14 y/o son with Bi-polar disorder, Tourette's syndrome, Conduct disorder, Severe Anxiety disorder and developing psychotic disorder. He gets hiccups all the time as well. The doctors think it is somehow related to his Tourette's syndrome. Alot of the atypical anti-psychotics work for controlling the hiccups. We were told the best meds for this were Seroquel and Chlorpromazine. Doctors don't like to treat hiccups unless they are considered "intractable", every doctors definition if intractable is different. Some think it is hiccups that never stop and others are more willing to deal with just chronic hiccups. Definately talk to the doctor and see if they have any solutions for you.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 01-08-2006 - 11:32am

I usually lurk here too. I don't know if this will help because we only get the normal type hiccups here, but our way of dealing with them is to tickle fight them out. I get the kids laughing so hard it is like holding thier breath and they forget about the hiccups. I have to do a few tickle sessions sometimes to get them gone but I would say over all I have about an 80% success rate and it is always fun.


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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 01-09-2006 - 8:27am
Amber, can he have sugar?



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Registered: 06-15-2004
Tue, 01-10-2006 - 9:23pm
Thanks a million ladies! At least I have some things to consider the next time they happen!