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How is cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) typically treated?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Hydration, meds: During a bout of vomiting, a patient might be treated with hydration and anti-emetic medication to decrease nausea and vomiting. No definitive treatment has been proven to be effective in clinical trials. However, because there is an association between cyclic vomiting and migraines, an anti-migraine medication is sometimes effectively used between bouts of vomiting.
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Symptomatic: Symptomatic treatment make sure your child remains hydrated.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are pediatric and adult-onset cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) different conditions?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Not entirely: The clinical presentation might be slightly different, especially in terms of triggers (more common with children) , they are not considered different conditions.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
See your PCP: It will be the typical history of repeated attacks of nausea and vomiting lasting days to weeks followed by normal period for weeks to months and then again attacks. It has a strong association with migraines.

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