CVS is an unexplained disorder of children and adults that was first described by Dr. S. Gee in 1882. The condition is characterized by recurrent, prolonged attacks of severe nausea, vomiting, prostration with no apparent cause. In some there is severe abdominal pain. Vomiting occurs at frequent intervals for hours or days (1-4 most commonly). The episodes tend to be similar to each other in symptoms and duration and are self-limited with return of normal health between episodes. CVS begins at any age. It can persist for months, years or decades. Episodes may recur several times a month or several times a year.

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Cyclic vomiting syndrome life expectancy

What is the life expectancy of someone with Cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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Is Cyclic vomiting syndrome contagious?

Is Cyclic vomiting syndrome contagious?

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Is Cyclic vomiting syndrome hereditary?

Is Cyclic vomiting syndrome hereditary?

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Severe & persistent nausea
Frequent vomiting and/or retching
Extreme thirst
Cold sweats/hot flashes
Restless legs

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome


Digestive system
Digestive system
Nervous system
Nervous system


  • Severe & persistent nausea
  • Frequent vomiting and/or retching
  • Lethargy
  • Dehydration
  • Extreme thirst
  • Cold sweats/hot flashes
  • Restless legs
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Amitriptyline
  • L-Carnitine
  • CoQ-10
  • Imitrex
  • Anti-nausea meds
  • Specialist who treat it

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    ICD9 and ICD10 codes of Cyclic vomiting syndrome

    ICD10 code of Cyclic vomiting syndrome and ICD9 code

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    Natural treatment of Cyclic vomiting syndrome

    Is there any natural treatment for Cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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    Living with Cyclic vomiting syndrome

    Living with Cyclic vomiting syndrome. How to live with Cyclic vomiting...

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    History of Cyclic vomiting syndrome

    What is the history of Cyclic vomiting syndrome?

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    Stories of Cyclic vomiting syndrome

    Cyclic vomiting syndrome stories
    Living with CVSHow would you feel if you suffered with attacks of...- Severe, constant, unrelenting nausea and vomiting.- Vomiting up to 12 times an hour for days or weeks at a time- Nauseas and/or retching/vomiting daily often violent & incredib...
    Cyclic vomiting syndrome stories
    Hello, I just wanted to let you know there is a Facebook support group for Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome in New Zealand. You are welcome to join us all:  
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    I can remember getting headaches most of my life but nothing could prepare me for severe migraines, Abdominal migraines, fatigue, body pain, vomiting, constant daily nausea, daily aches and pains, horrible irritable bowel syndrome, and othe...
    Cyclic vomiting syndrome stories
    Hi,I am Roxi ,I was born with CVS> as  a new born baby I puked. The drs. all thought itwas formula, or vitamins. But Iwould vomit for a day and it would be done. It carried on into my childhood years.I was always in trouble for vomiting, my m...

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    At CVS Network we aim to raise awareness of cvs, provide information and support sufferers and caregivers. We can also be found on Facebook. Use the links below to visit our various social media sites. Visit our CVS network website   Visit our C...

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    Statistics of Cyclic vomiting syndrome

    28 people with Cyclic vomiting syndrome have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Cyclic vomiting syndrome is 1452 points (40 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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