On and off my meds

Days I’ve been hic­cup­ing: 9.

I had my wis­dom teeth removed on May 10th; since then I’ve had on-and-off bouts of hic­cup­ing last­ing, oh, three or four hours at a stretch. It’s real­ly quite dis­tress­ing. Okay, it’s !@#$ing irri­tat­ing. You wormed it out of me.

I’ve been to two doc­tors about it. The first one sug­gest­ed a low dosage of Hal­dol, which is an anti-psy­chot­ic (real­ly). That didn’t seem to make a whit of dif­fer­ence, though, and so the next one pre­scribed some­thing else, a mus­cle relax­ant used to treat mul­ti­ple scel­ro­sis patients. He also pre­scribed a tiger-striped antibi­ot­ic for what appears to be an infec­tion that’s got my right cheek puffed out almost com­i­cal­ly. (Well, oth­ers might find it com­i­cal. Since it’s also ten­der, I’m a lit­tle less amused by it.)

So here’s hop­ing that the new drug stops my hic­cup­ing. It’s had some effect already; right now I’m hic­cup­ing, but for an hour or so while I played Lego Star Wars ear­li­er today, I was fine.