Migraine is a complex disease with myriad possible symptoms, including auditory hallucinations. Some of these symptoms can be frightening; at the least, they’re frustrating. One potential Migraine aura symptom that falls under the heading of frustrating, and perhaps embarrassing, is hiccups. Like Migraine disease, the pathophysiology of hiccups isn’t well understood, but intractable hiccups have been associated with various nervous system causes.
Hiccups were recognized as a Migraine aura symptom only fairly recently, when Chaudry and Friedman presented a research poster at the International Headache Congress in 2013.
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Chaudry P. Friedman D. “Hiccups as a Migraine Aura.” Poster Presentation P279. International Headache Congress. June, 2013.
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.