Review: could Epilepsy cause Hiccups?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 28, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 27,163 people who have Epilepsy. Among them, 16 experience Hiccups. See who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Epilepsy (latest reports from 69,213 patients) is typically treated by Lamictal, Keppra, Dilantin, Lamotrigine, Tegretol, Topamax.
Hiccups (an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a sound like a cough) (latest reports from 15,703 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma, quit smoking, pain.
On Feb, 21, 2014: 27,143 people who have epilepsy are studied. Among them, 16 (0.06%) have Hiccups.
Gender of people who have epilepsy and experienced Hiccups * :
Age of people who have epilepsy and experienced Hiccups * :
Severity of the symptom * :
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Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Epilepsy (16 people, 100.00%)
- Gastric cancer (3 people, 18.75%)
- Convulsion (2 people, 12.50%)
- Headache (1 people, 6.25%)
- Allergic sinusitis (1 people, 6.25%)
- Seizures (1 people, 6.25%)
- Heart disease (1 people, 6.25%)
- Dementia (1 people, 6.25%)
- Ulcer - duodenal or gastric (1 people, 6.25%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Keppra (16 people, 100.00%)
- Folic acid (8 people, 50.00%)
- Lamotrigine (8 people, 50.00%)
- Depakene (7 people, 43.75%)
- Capecitabine (3 people, 18.75%)
- Zarontin (2 people, 12.50%)
- Dexchlorpheniramine maleate (2 people, 12.50%)
- Nubain (2 people, 12.50%)
- Furosemide (2 people, 12.50%)
- Torsemide (2 people, 12.50%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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If I have "phenomenas" and take my dose (400mg in Am, 400mg Pm)a little to early I will get very dizzy where I am still spinning with my eyes close. It does go away, but I would rather be dizzy then have a seizure.
I have noticed over the last 2 years (aprox 5 years after being on lamotrigine) that I get a sporatic hiccup that comes out. It is usually just one and I never have a hiccuping fit. A nurse that I know said it could be from the drugs. I don't take any other prescription medication and most of the time am not eating or doing anything that could disturb my esophagus.
I do get auras early in the morning even if it's before my dosage time. Sometimes I will take an extra pill (very sporadic) and it seems to help.
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