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Continuous hiccups even while sleeping post CABG. What can be done for relief?

48 yr old brother in law had cabg last thurs. hiccups started 2 days post op and continue even when he is trying to sleep. he is very tired and just wants them to go away so he can get a good sleep. any suggestions? he has tried several remidies such as sugar, peanut butter, water, holding breath. nothing is working. his md does not seem concerned and has not offered any suggestions. sorry, did not know i had to pay for an answer. please cancel.
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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hiccoughs are usually sign of diaphragmatic irritation, it may be due to some collection under diaphragm, nerve irritation during surgery or simply due to gastritis
you can try tab pantoprazole, tab domperidon( prokinetic agent) under physician guidance, I think symptoms will subside with these medications otherwise consult your operating surgeon once
good luck
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