I recently had a follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant. Overall I am satisfied with the job but last night I started having hiccups that lasted more than an hour. I tried some home remedies that temporarily worked and then I went off to sleep. In the morning, after I had breakfast and my antibiotic, the hiccups came back and keep on coming and going since then.
It has been almost 6 hours now. I spoke to my doctor and he recommended that I change to a different antibiotic, which I will start taking tonight after dinner. I hope that solves the problem.
What I was wondering is if anyone had a similar case and what did you do to end this constant irritating problem? I read somewhere that 5% of hair transplant patients suffer from hiccups after the procedure. Thanks!
Have your hair restoration physician give you a prescription for Thorazine. You can take 25 to 50mg every 2 hours and it will stop the hiccups.
Dr. James DeYarman
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