IamA 19 year old with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, a rare and painful disease. AMA to raise awareness!
My short bio: My name is Austin J, I'm 19 years old and i've had Cyclic vomiting Syndrome since i was a very young kid. It's a pretty serious illness, and i'm doing this AMA to hopefully raise awareness and educate some people on CVS and what it's like to live with it. from the NDDICH website, here's a description of CVS:
Cyclic vomiting syndrome, sometimes referred to as CVS, is an increasingly recognized disorder with sudden, repeated attacks—also called episodes—of severe nausea, vomiting, and physical exhaustion that occur with no apparent cause. The episodes can last from a few hours to several days. Episodes can be so severe that a person has to stay in bed for days, unable to go to school or work. A person may need treatment at an emergency room or a hospital during episodes. After an episode, a person usually experiences symptom-free periods lasting a few weeks to several months. To people who have the disorder, as well as their family members and friends, cyclic vomiting syndrome can be disruptive and frightening.
My Proof: the medicatons i have been prescribed. i also take paxil every morning to help with CVS, but i left it out to avoid confusion since its main use is for other things.
edit: thanks for all the questions, i had a good time, i'm glad there was interest!