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observation - no hiccups since having onset of ME/CFS like illness

Tsukareta

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Used to get them sometimes, wouldn't say a lot but i'm fairly sure I would have had them sometimes in the years prior to getting the illness, maybe its just selective memory, but I am 100% sure that I haven't experienced them during the 7 years since my illness started. Anyone else had this too ? it might be a weird pattern that nobody has picked up on yet.
 

Wishful

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I can't recall having hiccups since ME started in 2001. However, I don't clearly recall having them before that either, though I know I must have, so human memory is not reliable about that. I don't think I'd have bothered to include hiccups in my ME journal either.
 

BrightCandle

Senior Member
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Same. I have friend who would hiccup very often and they haven't hiccuped since contracting Long Covid in 2020! Its super weird but I guess its an autonomic response and dysautonomia sure does disrupt a lot of the bodies normal functions.
 

linusbert

Senior Member
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i get hiccups only when eating too fast and usually something thats dry. like dry bread.
but this didnt change before and after cfs like disease.

hiccups can be for multiple reasons. nerves is one thing.
another is too less acid. acid is a signal to the closing valve on the stomach to close.

so if you get hiccups, try to drink like a spoon of vinegar and see if that helps.
(i got this in a Dr Berg video)
 

Jyoti

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Like you, @Tsukareta, I didn't have hiccups often, but I can't recall getting them except once over the last eleven years. That is certainly not the kind of infrequency I experienced before becoming ill.

Don't have a clue what it could mean.....
 

Springbok1988

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A few months ago I hiccuped a few times and realized I hadn’t had the hiccups in years. Interesting to learn it’s not just me!
 
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