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What are the common causes and symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Cyclic Vomiting: A number of possible causes have been identified. Some have specific food triggers, others have a strong migraine history in their family, others have episodes with of emotional changes or stress. The closer research can get to a consistent cause, the more likely a consensus will form as to treatment options.
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
Psychiatry 29 years experience
See below: Common symptoms of cyclic vomitting syndrome are recurring attacks of intense nausea, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain, headaches or migraines. Causes may include various foods, infections ( such as colds), menstruation, extreme physical exertion, lack of sleep, stress, etc.

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A 17-year-old female asked:

What can cause vomiting episodes besides cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Multiple : There may be a number of conditions which are associated with cyclic or persistent vomiting. Cyclic vomiting syndrome assumes that metabolic, anatomic, biochemical, genetic, structural and nervous system causes have been ruled out, for example. I hope that this helps. Your doctor may order a series of tests to eliminate these entities as possible causes.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can help the symptoms of cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Dr. Cole Livingston
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Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Medication options: While a few studies have linked cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) with migraines (or a family history of migraines), we still don't know what exactly causes a person to develop cvs. Treatment options include anti-nausea medications such as Promethazine (phenergan) or ondansetron (zofran), anti-migraine medications, neuroleptics, and pro-kinetic medications. Many options.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Other than cyclic vomiting syndrome, what can cause vomiting episodes?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Numerous: There are many, many causes of vomiting. Just about anything that irritates or upsets the stomach or gastrointestinal tract can lead to vomiting.
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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