Severe nausea, vomiting, and exhaustion are the conditions that shows Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS).
- Doctors diagnose CVS by ruling out other conditions that may have similar symptoms. They include:
- Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), Volvulus or malrotation (twisting of the intestine), UPJ obstruction (a urinary blockage at the point where one of the kidneys attaches to one of the tubes to the bladder [the ureters]).
- A number of different tests to rule out metabolic disorders.
- Further, the doctor will ask questions about your medical and family history.
- Your digestive system and nervous system may be examined.
- Metabolic and liver function tests and tests on the blood and urine may be performed.
- In the early phase, when the first episode of CVS starts, doctors use drugs to control nausea, reduce stomach acid production and relieve migraine symptoms and abdominal pain.
- In the vomiting phase, doctors use medicines to control migraine pain and to reduce stomach acid and anxiety.
- In episodes lasting several days, IV fluids and nutrition may be needed.
- Preventive medicines like amitriptyline (Elavil®) or cyproheptadine (Periactin®) can help to control your future episodes.
- Abortive therapy: This type of therapy is given at the time of an episode and is meant to lessen the intensity or stop (abort) your attack after it starts.
- Preventive therapy: This therapy is used to decrease the severity or stop nausea attacks.
Amitriptyline (Elavil®),Cyproheptadine (Periactin®)
Repeated episodes of severe nausea,Heaving or gagging,Lack of appetite,Sensitivity to light,Pain in the abdomen,Pale appearance to the skin,Severe fatigue,Not wanting to talk,Severe headaches,etc