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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Treatment In Adults
THERE IS NO CURE: There is no cure. Treatment with totirimate and amitrptilin helps prevent attacks. ...Read more
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 more
I have cyclic vomiting syndrome and I haven't had an episode in a few months. I want to keep it that way. How can I prevent episodes?
Status quo: Don't make any drastic changes in your life style and hopefully you should do alright. ...Read more
Rare: Occurs primarily in young adults and teens. Not associated with any structural abnormality to the GI tract. ...Read more
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 more
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
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Uncertain cause.: 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. Awareness of this disease is increasing slowly in the medical field, and research is ongoing. Treatment options include anti-nausea medications such as Promethazine (phenergan) or ondansetron (zofran). ...Read more
Vomiting cycles.: Cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs) gets its name from the pattern of vomiting experienced by patients suffering from this condition. Cvs is characterized by 1-2 days of frequent intense vomiting, followed by several weeks with no symptoms. This is in contrast to "chronic" vomiting, where a patient experiences nausea and vomiting almost daily, 1-2 times a day. Diagnosis is by a patient's history. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
How does deep sedation stop refractory vomiting? Like in people with cyclic vomiting syndrome for. Instance who r unresponsive to antiemetics?
Other: One might consider other things first, like phenytoin. Deep sedation tends to turn off everything, by definition. ...Read more
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 more
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. ...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
What would be a reason for a 22 year old to have a bp of 175/125. er visit for cyclic vomiting syndrome. 5 feet 5 inches tall 155 pounds female.
No it's not: Normal. That's a dangerous degree of high blood pressure. Vomiting may be related to the high blood pressure. CVS has a typical pattern, and if you don't fit that pattern, there's something else causing the vomiting. CVS doesn't cause high blood pressure. See a specialist if you need to or seek other opinions. ...Read more
How do I get my doctors to take my cyclic vomiting syndrome seriously and stay out of the hospital for low potassium?
Communication: It is incumbent on you to communicate the issue to your doctor and if you are not satisfied with the outcome, you may try a different doctor. If you have the same problem with more than two doctors, you will need to look inside yourself for the answer. ...Read more
18 year gastroenterology patient. Also Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Appt Fri. Pain constipation, bad heartburn, nausea. What will relieve until?
18 year gastroenterology patient. Also Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Appt Fri. Abdominal pain, constipation&diaherra, bad heartburn. How relieve until app?
Did you get help?: It is hard to help over the net without knowing your history, what you have tried and failed, etc. I hope you got help today at your appt and that you feel better soon! ...Read more
Periods: If the vomiting is happening once a month, it might be related to your menstrual cycle. Like breast tenderness or headaches, nausea with or without vomiting may be related to your menstrual cycle. Sometimes is it because of severe menstrual cramps and sometimes it is because of the hormone fluctuations. ...Read more
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
Eat frequent small m:
Eat small amount of feeds frequently
eat fruits and vegetables
avoid non veg meals. ...Read more
Male 50 years old cyclic vomiting for a good portion of my life. At 45 it snow balled and I am now totally disabled from it. Am allergic to tricylic meds, any suggestions?
Other possibilities: Some feel this disorder may be a migraine equivalent, and treat it with triptan drugs like sumatriptan (imitrex) and zolmitriptan (zomig). You could discuss this possibility with your physicians. Tricyclics like amitriptylene & nortriptylene (that you say you're allergic to) are mainstay treatments. If these don't help, could possibly consider acupuncture or classical homeopathy treatments. ...Read more
Can laxatives trigger cyclic vomiting? I have cvs and laxatives sometimes seem to trigger cyclic vomiting.
Cyclical vomiting: Cvs has various triggers including the use of laxatives. ...Read more