A man has had hiccups for two years and fears there’s no cure.
Daniel Clavin, 38, was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and believes the hiccups could be a symptom of the disease.
He is forced to sleep in a separate room to his wife and is concerned about eating normally due to the condition.
Daniel told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “They’ve taken over my life and I don’t know if I’ll ever get rid of them. Now I’ve been diagnosed with MS I think that’s the reason for them.
“The MS Society say they’ve never heard of that happening before, but MS can affect your brain in lots of different ways.
“I’m told I’ve got a high burden of the disease and this is the only symptom so far, so I can’t complain.
“But MS is a progressive disease so I don’t know if I’ll ever be cured of them.”
Daniel has been prescribed chlorpromazine and has reduced it to an on/off pattern.