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)

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

(Valium)
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)

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

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
cyclic vomiting syndrome (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
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)

(Marinol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (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)

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

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxiety and frustration bowel irritability 16 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Trintellix)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cyclic vomiting syndrome (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
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)

(Marinol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
lethargic in the the morning ringing in ears (tinnitus)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (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?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 81 say cyclic vomiting syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 21
30s 52
40s 36
50s 32
60s 13
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 17
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 23
Female 136

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 67
Not Diagnosed 19

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