Cyclic vomiting syndrome

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What is cyclic vomiting syndrome?

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a disorder characterized by severe, discrete attacks of vomiting or sometimes only nausea that occur at varying intervals, with normal health between episodes.

Common symptoms reported by people with cyclic vomiting syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cyclic vomiting syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zofran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
cyclic vomiting syndrome (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Capsin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cyclic vomiting syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness increased appetite 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zofran)
Perceived effectiveness
for cyclic vomiting syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cyclic vomiting syndrome (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
high blood pressure (hypertension) tachycardia (fast heart rate)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Capsin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
burning sensation in skin
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cyclic vomiting syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cyclic vomiting syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 5
20s 20
30s 43
40s 27
50s 19
60s 9
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

86% Female
14% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 55
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from cyclic vomiting syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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