IamA 19 year old with cyclic vomiting syndrome AMA!
My short bio: I've had this illness since I was young but it got better when I was around 13 and got significantly worse my senior year of high school/when I went to college last year. My episodes are shorter and more severe than when I was young and from the average experience of others with cvs it seems like. Because they are so short (about 2-3 hours to a day or two max). I haven't been hospitalized since I was young and had week long episodes (was hospitalized for dehydration). They generally start at night and I vomit/dry heave approximately 100 times the first hour and then it goes to every few minutes until I fall asleep. This happens once a week to once every couple months on average. Btw I am a girl and the username I'm using is my older brother/a few of my best friends' nickname for me
Medical records from my gastroenterologist as well as my medication list with medications taken for cvs. I'm starting a new one soon as you can see but for my pic I put my generic zofran (an antiemetic) since I'm not getting the new one for a week or so since it's from Medco. My doctor is hesitant for me to be on the new one for very long because it has bad side effects so I'll only take it for about a month and continue if it really really helps. In much larger doses it's used to treat depression and I always hear bad things about side effects from depression meds so I'm nervous about it too. Let me know if I accidentally didn't block out identifying info please!