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Sickle Vomiting Syndrome
Hospitalization: Acute chest syndrome (acs) in sickle cell disease is a very serious complication and can be fatal. Generally, acs will require hospitalization of the patient and a long period of observation with supportive care. The best treatments are prompt diagnosis and recognition, IV hydration, broad spectrum antiobitics, oxygen, if necessary an exchange or simple transfusion. ...Read more
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
Rare: Occurs primarily in young adults and teens. Not associated with any structural abnormality to the GI tract. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
Unknown: Cvs has been associated with migraines, some food allergies, problems with metabolism, endocrine problems and problems with a part of our nervous system known as the autonomic nervous system. Child is usually well in between episodes of vomitting, vomitting episodes are a similar: stereotypical. Diagnosis is based on established criteria, other treatable causes haveto be excluded. ...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
I have aspergers syndrome, my girlfriend of 3 years cheated on me and left me, and I vomit everyday and somtimes there is blood?
Sounds dangerous: Sorry to hear of your loss. Your daily vomiting is very worrisome. Please see your primary care physician and tell him/her about this. The blood indicates that you could have irritated/injured your esophagus or stomach. You may also benefit from working with a therapist regarding your asperger's and relationships. If your vomiting is self-induced, you need ongoing care for eating disorder. ...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
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
Yes: Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a difficult problem. Episodes of vomiting can be from many causes, so hopefully you have had a thorough history and physical to identify any other cause before it is called cvs. While many syndromes have a combination of symptoms and signs, not everyone will have all of them. So a headache does not have to be present. ...Read more
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THERE IS NO CURE: There is no cure. Treatment with totirimate and amitrptilin helps prevent attacks. ...Read more
Not likely: Reye's syndrome is generally considered a childhood disease. It comes from giving aspirin to a child during a viral infection. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medications have not been specifically approved for children and frequently carry warnings against using these drugs in children under 16 years of age. Take care. ...Read more
I regularly vomit with no known cause (at least once or twice a week), no other symptoms. Is this cyclical vomiting syndrome?
Cyclic vomiting: Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion, usually entertained after somatic and psychological possible causes for vomiting have been excluded. Diet, supplements and use of recreational substances have been lately found to play a significant role. ...Read more