How Do I Get Rid Of My Acid Reflux Hiccups?

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Asked by Crystal

How Do I Get Rid Of My Acid Reflux Hiccups?

I am a 15-year-old who has intractable hiccups. I have acid reflux and was diagnosed with it and prescribed medicine for it about a year ago. I get heartburn a lot. My assumption is that acid reflux is the cause. Can someone please give me some helpful advice as of to why I am getting these incessant hiccups and what I can do to get rid of them? Thank you much!

Answer

You're right that hiccups can be a symptom of acid reflux. If I were you I'd start with the gastroenterologist and make sure you are on the best treatment including medication for the acid reflux, then I'd ask for a referral to a Ears, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor or a voice specialist (speech language pathologist) in order to get relief from your random hiccuping.

In the meantime, sucking on peppermints has been known to help people, since it encourages belching and relaxes the esophageal sphincter. That, along with other common hiccup treatments, may help you control your condition until you're able to see a doctor.

Here are some other articles you may find helpful:

5 Drinks to Avoid with Acid Reflux

Heartburn Trigger Foods

7 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Answered by Jan Gambino