Cyclic vomiting syndrome is characterized by recurrent, prolonged episodes of severe nausea, vomiting, and prostration with no apparent cause. These episodes can last for hours or days, and can be so severe that the person must be bed-ridden. Cyclic vomiting syndrome occurs in all age groups but is misdiagnosed or difficult to diagnose because vomiting is a symptom of many disorders. Treatment generally involves managing symptoms and triggers through lifestyle changes and medications, including anti-nausea treatments.
Organizations exist to provide support and resources to individuals experiencing Cyclic vomiting syndrome in their lives.