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   Posted 8/10/2012 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
During this, my second big flare, the evolving symptoms have brought me lots of hiccups. Whenever I eat or go #2, I get them. I wonder what this means. Anyone else?

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   Posted 8/10/2012 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
You don't happen to have a hernia do you?

I don't get them often, but if what I'm eating is dry and it doesn't go down fast enough, I get hiccups. Drinking water immediately helps.

It's possible that with bms, you're possibly pushing, putting pressure on your diaphragm.

Either way, it seems that something causes spasming of the diaphragm which results in hiccups.

I also heard years ago that too much oxygen can cause it, in the case of anxiety. Hence the breathing in/out of a paper bag, holding one's breath, etc to help cure them .

Maybe taking antispasmodics can help?
Maybe increased peristalsis of a bm can exacerbate the likelihood of them.

Do you have bms after you eat? could be a connection.

*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
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   Posted 8/10/2012 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the hiccups once to twice a day usually. It's horrible. I have always gotten them frequently, long before having UC.
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