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  1. 0 Hey, just curious, what is the deal with hiccups and end of life. I was reading something yesterday and that is supposedly one of the signs of approaching death. I know I have seen this twice. Anybody else? And why?
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    Feldner has '15' year(s) of experience. From 'Louisiana'; 44 Years Old; Joined Oct '01; Posts: 9.

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  3. Visit  clemmm78 profile page
    Beats me. I worked in palliative care and before that in medicine where many patients passed away and I can't recall seeing hiccups before death.
  4. Visit  EricJRN profile page
    Here's a link to a brief article:

  5. Visit  clemmm78 profile page
    Ah, that's different. That I have seen. I understood the OP as asking about hiccups just prior to death.
  6. Visit  lovingtheunloved profile page
    I've seen lots of people die, never seen any with hiccups. I'll be sure to watch for that next time.
  7. Visit  Mommy TeleRN profile page
    This topic caught my eye as I had a pt last weekend with hiccups. Doctor prescribed xanax. Now I read that benzos aggravate hiccups!

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