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   Posted 8/26/2008 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
for about a month now since my dx of having pnuemonia, I've been having this weird hiccup that'll happen for no reason at all.  I'll be talking to whomever an then all of a sudden's almost like a stutter/hiccup/ twitch....I've never ever had this happen before, I'm thinking nmy diaphram was affected by the pnuemonia. i dont knw really.  I'm still doing breathinh exercises off and on thru out the week. my lungs are still kinda sorta weak.  I cant get above 1500mls as far as my lung intake on my little machine. and it goes up to 2500ml
does any one know what I mean?
Diagnosis :Lupus (SLE)- Feb.2005.
Meds: (Since 7/2008)
 Prednisone - 40mg taper from 60mg
Tramadol 50mg
Furosemide 40 mg/Klor-con10(potassium?)
Benadryl 25mg(as needed)
Albuterol Inhaler (prescribed after Pnuemonia, might have Pluerisy)
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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Meeks!
I DO know what you're talking about.  After my bout with pneumonia I had hiccups too.  It was from the intense coughing.  Our diaphram muscles work together with our intercostal muscles (rib cage). If the two are out of sync, we get hiccups.  That's why holding our breath for as long as you can, will stop hiccups. It resets the muscles to work together.
When we're coughing constantly and really hard, it upsets the "rythm".
Annoying isn't it!!!
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