Usually, at least ten times a day I will hiccup and it will be painful, but it's not a case of "chronic hiccups' as every says, it's one or two and then nothing until the next time it happens, a couple of hours later. It's gotten to the point that sometimes I taste food that I ate a while ago after one (sorry, gross, I know), or sometimes I have to force whatever comes up down. Now it's beginning to hurt more and it's really bothering me, and I don't know what to do. I know that I'm at risk for acid reflux, but no one seems to think that the two are connected - at least, from school health services.
Right now, my chest hurts with a burning as does my throat and I can't drink anything except water without it hurting. When I hiccup it always freaks everyone out because they are loud and resounding and high pitched. It really does hurt and I don't really know what's wrong. Any help would be useful... I wonder if I do really have acid reflux...
Your hiccups are definitely producing reflux but what's causing the hiccups?
It is a violent muscular spasm generated when the stomach touches the diaphragm. Your persistent hiccups need to be investigated.
It could be you need to lose weight? Perhaps you are overfilling your stomach?
For now, follow all the GERD advice about eating small portions frequently, avoiding fatty foods, not bending or lying down after eating etc. and see if that helps.
Otherwise, your doctor may be able to prescribe a muscle relaxant.