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Hiccups

I am experiencing hiccups a lot lately; usually when I start to eat.

I thought it might be heart related as I can feel my heart flutter often. I take blood pressure medication. My b/p has been about 148/88.

I have extremely dry eyes at this time. I want to sleep but I can't.

Hoping someone might know more about why and what I might do.

Thank you! HUGS!

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Meg03,

Worth getting your hiccups checked out with your doctor, it can be the sign of something worth investigating.

Don't want to alarm you though, good luck.

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Hi Meg03,

Have you discussed this with your doctor?

We are not medically trained therefore we can’t state what is causing the hiccups and palpitations of the heart. We published a factsheet on ‘LUPUS: The Heart and Lungs’ which you may like to read here: lupusuk.org.uk/wp-content/u...

Around a third of lupus patients have some sort of eye related matter such as ‘dry eyes’. We published a factsheet on ‘LUPUS: The Mouth, Nose and Eyes’ which I hope will be of help to you: lupusuk.org.uk/wp-content/u...

Regular exercise helps to improve sleep quality. Exercise should be done at least a couple of hours before going to bed; otherwise the mind may be too active, making it more difficult to sleep. We published a blog article on exercising with lupus which you can read here: lupusuk.org.uk/lupus-and-ex...

The NHS Choices’ website provides information on sleep hygiene which I hope you will find useful: nhs.uk/LiveWell/sleep/Pages...

Please keep us updated, wishing you all the best.

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