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What Is Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Rare: Occurs primarily in young adults and teens. Not associated with any structural abnormality to the GI tract. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
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. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
Look here: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/cvs/index.aspx.Get a more detailed answer ›
THERE IS NO CURE: There is no cure.Treatment with totirimate and amitrptilin helps prevent attacks. ...Read more
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