Cyclic Vomiting

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a condition wherein the affected individual experiences bouts of severe vomiting with no apparent cause. These episodes may last for hours to days with few symptoms and are similar to one another in start and end time.

The most common symptoms resulting from these episodes of severe vomiting include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, dizziness, sensitivity to light, and life-threatening dehydration.

The exact cause of this condition is unknown. However, bouts of severe vomiting are often brought on by colds, allergies, sinus problems, emotional stress, anxiety, panic attacks, overeating, eating before bed, eating chocolate or cheese, hot weather, menstruation, physical exhaustion, or motion sickness.

Notify your doctor or gastroenterologist. There is no cure for cyclic vomiting syndrome. However, the symptoms can be managed by the prescription of anti-nausea drugs, sedatives, stomach acid –suppression medications, and anti-depressants. You can also manage the symptoms by avoiding the triggers listed above in causes.

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  • REMINDER: This information is intended to provide general information and should not be used to base a diagnosis or treatment. Please consult the doctors about your specific condition and the approach for treatment.