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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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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.


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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