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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Treatment In Adults
Possibly: Cvs in children has much more study behind it than in adults, and therefore, less information to draw from. Recent studies suggest that many of the characteristics of cvs are independent of age. As the cause is still unknown, treatment consists of mainly managing the symptoms. As with all conditions, seek the advice of your physician and internal medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endometriosis : Usually symptoms which are cyclical may be associated with menstrual cycle. If you are having pain with periods in addition to episodes of vomiting and or diarrhea with your menstrual cycle then consider continuous birth control pills or Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) if there is no association with periods then i would get a GI work up. ...Read more
Numerous: There are many, many causes of vomiting. Just about anything that irritates or upsets the stomach or gastrointestinal tract can lead to vomiting. ...Read more
How does deep sedation stop refractory vomiting? Like in people with cyclic vomiting syndrome for.Instance who r unresponsive to antiemetics?
Prognosis?: Each person with cyclic vomiting syndrome has different triggers, different levels of severity, some with more and others less episodes, and some with other issues related to the cvs, or as a result. Some episodes are severe and may need IV fluids and other supportive care, others may become disabled from the syndrome. More studies, a clearer source will help treatments and prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cyclic vomiting syn: Hello dear. There are not a lot of statistics for frequency. Somewhere bn 1.5-2% of population under age 18, depending on the study & location. It is likely not as "uncommon" as we think & may represent a condition that is easily forgotten & under diagnosed. Sadly, its ambiguous nature can cause emotional stress for both provider & patient. All that...It is out there & exists;). Good luck! ...Read more
Great Question : Serotonin syndrome is an acute toxicity due to medications which enhance serotonin in the brain. The treatment is supportive and requires stopping the offending drugs. I have not seen anything in the medical literature linking this syndrome with the development of dementia. Usually the syndrome resolves with appropriate treatment resulting in a favorable prognosis. ...Read more
? stress; ? hormones: Stress, emotions, conditioning, psychologic traits, bacteria contribute to development of ibs. Brainstem reflexes induced by eating are sometimes exaggerated in ibs. Gut tone & sensation, as well as GI transit, are influenced by hormones & neurotransmitters. In ibs patients alteration in brain-gut pathways can affect perception of bowel distension, cause painful spasm, & modify transit of food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon age: The "most common" cause of epilepsy depends upon the age of the person. In the first years of life, birth injury, genetic causes, etc. Middle years of life--head trauma. Later in life, strokes and dementia. There is no age group for which brain tumor is the most common cause of new-onset epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm in hour 52 of dealing with periodic stomach cramping and diarrhea. Is this typical for a virus?
Virus: A viral gastroenteritis often takes several days to a week to resolve. Treatment is symptomatic with rest, good room temperature fluid intake, avoidance of harsh roughage, drinking flat ginger ale to settle nausea, and taking kaopectate or imodium as needed for continuing diarrhea control. See a physician if diarrhea persists for longer than a week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a major illness cause/trigger periodic fever syndrome in an adult who was otherwise healthy before the illness?
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